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Advice from our designers: how to choose the sofa

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The articles in the "tips from our designers" section help you choose the best product to buy, how to furnish your home, some design ideas and other useful tips for your home

Choosing the right sofa to buy takes time and evaluations, the sofa is the point focal point of the whole house, where you can experience moments of sociability or pure relaxation.

You must therefore think that it must adapt to the style of furniture already present in the house, it must have measures proportionate to the space and a color which completes the color palette already used in the environment.

Evaluating all of these conditions could be confusing, but below you will find a number of tips to help you find the perfect sofa.

Why choose the right sofa

As written before, the sofa is not a simple piece of furniture, but it is the main element of the living area , of the living room . The sofa is the central fulcrum of our home life, we use it to converse with friends or family, to read a book, to watch TV and why not, even for a nap.

Sofa styles

The first step in making an informed purchase is choosing the style of the sofa. There are five main styles: free-standing , modular , mid-century , traditional , Chesterfield .


The sofa with free-standing backrest is perfect to furnish the living area . The element that distinguishes this style are the free-standing backrests, they are not fixed to the seats of the sofa , you can then move them according to current usage.


The modular sofa allows you to create large sofas. You can compose the sofa according to your needs and your spaces. They are perfect for furnishing large spaces, it is possible to compose the U-shaped sofa, with peninsula, corner, you can also add pouff or coffee tables to create a more complete and functional composition. 


The mid-century sofa is inspired by the 50's lines, simple, rigorous, clean. The ideal upholstery is velvet, which makes the sofa sophisticated and elegant.

Ideal for formal settings with retro charm.


The traditional sofa has lower armrests than the backrest, a more classic line with rounded shapes. The wooden or metal feet support the sofa. Inspired by the British line, they are perfect in a home with a classic, clean style.


A style that is also an icon of sofas : usually made of leather, it is a classic, formal, rigorous model, covered with capitonnè work.

A must in sophisticated environments, both for residential and contract use.

Don't miss the next blog on fabrics / leathers and upholstery of sofas

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