Your guide to measuring for your sofa

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Measuring for your sofa can feel a little daunting – but we go the extra mile to make sure your perfect sofa fits just right. From useful tips and our handy room planner so you can design your space to our expert delivery team, we'll make sure it all comes together on the big day. Here's our experts' measuring guide to help you get started.

Giving your sofa the space it deserves

Your first step is to look at the room where you plan to put your sofa. Decide where it’s going and if any doors or radiators will get in the way. Then search for a sofa style that works with your space. Do you have room for a big 4 seater or perhaps a corner sofa would fit perfectly?

3 seater sofas

3 seater sofas

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Corner sofas

Corner sofas

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Although corner sofas are designed to fit neatly in a corner, every room is different so it’s important to choose your size carefully. Begin by measuring your floor space and consider how many seats you’ll need, as well as how wide and deep you want the sofa. Our So Simple range is perfect for those who are short on space.

Measuring your sofa

Attention to detail

It’s important to note both the width (the measurement across the back of the sofa) and the depth (the measurement from the back of the sofa, to the front). Take note of the depth of the sofa if you’re buying for a smaller room, as the depth of the seat rarely changes from the larger to smaller size sofas and consider the height of the sofa, particularly if your room has radiators or shelving. One tip for making sure that your sofa will fit in your space is to cut out the shape of your sofa from newspaper and place it on the floor in the room. This allows you to check that you have enough space to walk around it with ease and that you’ve left enough room for shelves, radiators and other pieces of furniture, as well as the opening of cupboards, doors and windows. Finally, check the dimensions of any doors and stairways the sofa will have to pass through on delivery. If access is limited, you may need to opt for a low-back style, one with removable legs or even a modular design that can be delivered in sections. Or if you have a small room, consider a two-seater or a snuggler....
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Design your space

Design your space

Plan a 3D living room online using true to scale furniture to see how our ranges would look in your home with our easy to use room designer functionality.
Measuring your sofa

Found the one you love

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Where’s there a will, there’s a way

Don’t worry about getting your sofa into your space – we’ll take care of it. We have lots of ways to work around tricky access. From sofas with bolt-on arms that can be fixed once your sofas are in place to smaller, modular pieces. You can even talk to your store team about taking a look at your home’s access or doing a trial run after you’ve ordered.

From the moment you order your sofa right through to sinking into it for the very first time, we’re working hard to make delivery simple and stress-free. We’ve been delivering to homes for nearly five decades and understand how important yours is.

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