Choosing the perfect sofa

Tips to help you find the perfect seating for your space

15 February 2024

You’d better sit down for this one... we’re delighted to be launching a brand new range of Pebble designed and produced sofas, armchairs and upholstered beds.

The exclusive new collection is now available to order in-store and online, with a current lead time of around 8 - 10 weeks.

This collection has it all: modern and classic styles in standard and bespoke sizes PLUS they all come in a range of stunning fabrics. What’s not to love?

When we say you’re spoilt for choice, we’re not kidding, so we thought we’d put a handy guide together for you when you’re picking the perfect sofa for your space. Oh and there's a very valuable treat at the end of this blog, so make sure you keep reading!

Size matters

Do not, we repeat, do not compromise when it comes to the size of your seating.

Having a sofa or armchair that is too big or small can make or break a space. If you’re ordering a standard size piece, then mark out its footprint with tape to ensure your furniture is the right fit.

But if the standard sizes aren’t quite right for your room, always order bespoke to avoid ordering something that will either feel under or oversized.

TOP TIP: If you already have an area rug in the room, take the cue from the size of the rug to make sure the sofa is in proportion with the rest of the room.

Shop The Bloomsbury

Think about the styling first

Choosing a fabric for your upholstered furniture often feels like the biggest decision to make.

Our advice would be to choose a fabric you can style in a number of different ways to give yourself as
much versatility as possible.

Does the fabric and colour you’ve chosen allow you to change up other colours and tones in your front room? Can you dress it differently throughout the year to keeps things fresh for summer and rich and cosy for the wintry months?

If you answered ‘yes’ to those questions, then we think you’re onto a winner!

TOP TIP: Take a fabric sample home and see what it looks like in the natural light of your living room.

Shop The Cavendish

Be realistic...

Now, here at Pebble we obviously think the aesthetic is a major priority. But you’ve also got to make sure that your seating completely works for you.

Emphasis on the completely.

There’s no point having a totally beautiful sofa which doesn’t have enough room to seat the regulars in your household.

Do you have a feet up on the sofa approach? Then an ‘L’ shaped or corner coach might be best for you. If you’re used to more formal seating arrangements, then adjust your sofa vision accordingly.

TOP TIP: Bring the people you live with into our flagship store to try out the sofa range in person.

Shop The Berkeley

It's all about the details

The shape and style of your seating makes a huge difference to your space.

Modern or traditional? High or low back? On legs or flush to the ground?

Even something as simple as the shape of the armrests can make a big difference to the room’s look and feel. 

Our new collection has a range of timelessly classic or modern statement styles to fit your space.

TOP TIP: Unless you're completely making over your space, try to go for a style that's in-keeping with the furniture you already have to create a cohesive look.

Shop The Hoxton

Don't be afraid to ask for help...

Buying a sofa is a big investment and a big decision, so don't worry if you need a bit of guidance.

If you're needing a design sounding board or some fresh eyes on your seating dilemma, the Pebble team is here to help.

Why not book a FREE personal styling consultation with one of our team so you can get a new perspective on what your space needs? Click the button below to arrange a time...

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To celebrate the launch of this new collection, we're giving away a Pebble shopping spree on us for every purchase.

When you order one sofa, armchair or upholstered bed from the new collection, you'll get a FREE £100 Pebble gift voucher to spend on anything in-store or online. If you order two pieces from the new range, we'll give you a FREE £150 Pebble gift voucher.

Order before the end of April 2024 to bag yourself a free gift voucher.

Terms and conditions: This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion of offer code from Pebble Home & Lifestyle. It is only redeemable with purchases from the new Pebble range of furniture including the following styles: The Bloomsbury, The Cavendish, The Berkeley, The Hoxton, The Sloane, The Grosvenor and The Buckingham. Gift vouchers expire after 12 months and cannot be extended.

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