Buying a new sofa can be a little overwhelming. With so many options available, where do you start? We want your sofa to bring you many years of pleasure, so we're on hand to help you decide on the best design for you and your home before you buy.
A Habitat bestseller, this is a really easy-to-live-with range. It offers comfort with a compact, modern look due to the slim arms and raised legs.
Chester has our widest range of fabric and leather options and also comes with light or dark legs to suit your interior.
A totally unique design statement.
Designed by in-house designer Naoko Kanehira it has a clean but cosy aesthetic with oversized pillow cushions that are as inviting to sit on as they are to look at.
A Habitat classic.
A real statement piece with retro Scandinavian style and formal upright seating. This range is great for a
number of different living spaces from the living room to bedroom.
The armchair can be used as an accent piece alongside other sofas.
This Italian made sofa is a really unique choice amongst our sofas. A luxurious 100% linen upholstered sofa with very generous proportions; it's relaxed, casual and
This is the sofa you want when you're watching an entire DVD box set!
A low, lean, casual modular range. You can match the colour or mix up to 3 different shades of grey.
There's an added level of sophistication in the quilted seam detailing.
This is a unique look within our range with a contrasting low, large arms and slim seat cushion - the deep seating is perfect for lounging.
A distinctive modular range, Sidney is available in a wide range of colours and fabric; it also comes with storage options making it ideal for hiding clutter.
Although not a sofa, this is a great design and a Habitat office favourite! It costs £100 and is available in a range of colours - an affordable accent piece to add colour and fun into a room.
It is knitted in India by ladies in beautiful saris with GIANT knitting needles!
A retro looking range with lots of feminine curves. The compact sofa would be a great addition for bedrooms as well as living rooms.
The delicate contrast piping adds to the 50's feel. A future classic.
This stylish range is super sleek with an on-trend exposed metal frame that gives it a serious and masculine feel.
It looks as good from the back as from the front, so makes a great range for open plan spaces, where
a sofa may be used as a room divider.
A luxurious, soft, high back sofa range, it comes with a choice of 2 materials and 4 colours. Generous proportions and fibre and feather-mix cushions make for an ultra-comfortable sofa (the linen and wool-mix fabric make it smart to look at, too).
A sofa with a classic look - the distinctive style comes from turned oak legs and low, set back arms.
This traditional sofa was designed with comfort in mind and features a high back and sumptuous feather/fibre mix cushions.
Your choice of sofa will depend on the size of your room and how many people you want to seat at any one time. Many of our ranges offer both 2 seat and 3 seat options, and we also have compact sofas that provide an oversized chair for one or a cosy sofa for a couple.
Armchairs and footstools allow you the option of mixing and matching colours and styles; consider an accent chair to co-ordinate with rather than match your sofa for something that's uniquely yours.
Modular ranges can be helpful in a number of situations, allowing you to create a sofa in the shape and size you need, while sofa beds are not just for living rooms – these versatile designs are perfect for studies and spare bedrooms, too.
Confused about whether the piece you need is a left- or right-arm option? We assume customers are standing facing the sofa, so that the left-arm option corresponds with their own left-hand side and the right-arm option is on their right-hand side.
If you're looking for flexibility, modular sofas are a practical option for both large and small homes: large configurations can be created to suit the scale of open-plan rooms, while components in a variety of sizes allow you to tailor your design to fit smaller spaces.
When it comes to designing unique, contemporary sofas, Habitat leads the way. Our modular systems offer an extensive choice of shapes and styles, allowing you to customise your sofa to suit your home and style.
From the classic Porto to the ultra-modern Reiko, the sleek and streamlined Newman to the generously cushioned Rupert, the choice is yours, in a variety of colours and materials, from chic black leather to jewel-toned velvet.
Know your space. Know your sides
Our modular sofas are sold as individual modules that combine to create different shapes, allowing you to build
a sofa that perfectly fits the available space. The combinations are almost endless, providing sitting and lounging options, and even a bed for overnight guests.
When you move home, the modules can be added to or re-configured, while the removal itself is made easier by taking the sofa's components apart.
Confused about whether the piece you need is a left- or right-arm option? We assume customers are standing facing the sofa, so that the left-arm option corresponds with their own left-hand side and the right-arm option is
on their right-hand side.
Simply select your range and combine the individual pieces that suit your needs to build your own sofa.
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Does the material match the function? Choose the material that best suits your sofa's purpose to ensure relaxed, low-maintenance lounging.
A new sofa is a major investment so it's worth spending some time considering not only the design, but also the material in which it's covered, so that your choice is both beautiful to look at and fit for the purpose.
In family homes, for example, leather upholstery or removable covers in a dark-coloured fabric are the practical choice for a sofa that combines good looks with low maintenance. Velvet, however, is probably most suited to child- and pet-free homes – or used on a sofa in the bedroom.
Find out whether leather or fabric is the best option for you:
Italian leather is renowned for its high quality; that's why we use it for all of our leather upholstery.
Leather is a breathable material that adjusts to your body temperature, making it comfortable to sit on all year round and, because dust cannot penetrate its surface, it is a good choice for those with asthma or allergies.
The 3 main types of leather used in our range are:
This is a good choice for those who want a natural leather look, but with added durability: it has a light surface coating with a small amount of pigment, producing a leather that remains soft to the touch while offering some stain resistance.
This is a hard-wearing leather that combines an application of pigment with a protective surface, resulting in
a uniform colour that resists scuffing and fading.
Few hides are perfect, but buffing the surface of the leather to remove blemishes or scratches before applying pigment creates an extremely durable finish that is evenly coloured, fade-resistant and easy-to-clean, making it
the most practical choice for families.
Fabric upholstery offers a wide choice of materials and a larger range of colour options than leather. Before choosing the colour of your sofa or armchair, consider how it will fit with existing furniture, curtains, rugs etc –
and whether you want your sofa or chair to be the colourful focal point that inspires a decorating scheme or a
neutral backdrop for accessories that can be updated from year to year.
We use a wide variety of materials, many in a mix of fabrics for added strength or texture – such as cotton with viscose, wool or linen; all of our fabric covers are tested to the European standard for durability.
Our sofas have fitted or loose covers, according to their suitability for a particular design. Loose (ie removable) covers are great if you want to be able to change or clean them (although you should always attend to spills immediately). Lightly patterned fabrics can help to disguise small marks caused by everyday family life.
Wool is a strong, handsome material that we usually combine with other materials, such as cotton, to make it even more durable. It's resistant to wrinkles and sagging, making it perfect for fixed covers.
Comfortable to sit on and soft to the touch, viscose is a breathable, man-made fibre derived from wood pulp. It can mimic other fabrics in look and feel and is often mixed with cotton and linen.
Velvet is a luxurious and historic fabric, long associated with royalty, and has a soft, dense pile. Our velvet is made from cotton mixed with a small amount of modal to create a surprisingly hard-wearing fabric that takes colour well (but should not be spot-cleaned).
Hard wearing and easy to clean, cotton-mix fabrics are the perfect choice for homes with children, pets or accident-prone adults. Mixing cotton with other materials enhances its qualities: adding polyester, for example, reduces wrinkling, while viscose makes it softer and adds a sheen.
Ordering a swatch is the best way of ensuring you've chosen the perfect fabric and colour option for your design. Simply email the product's details along with your name and address to email@example.com and we'll send you the requested materials and colours free of charge.
Make sure your new sofa is going to fit through the door.
It is important to consider how your new sofa will fit into your home – both in terms of how it will look once in place and how it will get there.
We provide full measurements for all of our sofas and armchairs (and other large items) on our website and in our stores to ensure that you choose the best fit for your space. Some of our sofas have removable arms and others are modular designs, perfect for smaller rooms and easier to deliver into complicated spaces.
Please check the following measurements before you place your order:
The essential checklist
1. Have you checked the dimensions of the sofa you've ordered?
All of our sofa measurements are displayed on our website. To be sure that your new sofa will fit into your room, make a template from newspaper or wallpaper, or use masking tape to mark out the amount of space it requires – and check that you will have enough room to move around your sofa, open doors etc once it's in place.
2. Will your sofa fit through all of the relevant doors, staircases and corridors?
Please pay special attention to the areas of your home that may prevent your sofa from being delivered. Consider the ceiling height and the space that you have when coming through a doorway, and whether there are tight corners to navigate in order to gain access to the room.
3. Will we be able to park outside your home?Please contact Habitat Home Delivery if you are aware of any factors that may prevent your order being delivered, such as narrow roads, low bridges or parking restrictions.
4. Have you read our Terms and Conditions of sale?Please be sure to contact us within 14 days of making the order if you need to cancel or amend it, otherwise you will be subject to a cancellation charge of 20% of their value.
5. Will somebody be at home during the agreed time slot to sign for your sofa?
The delivery team are happy to unwrap and dispose of any packaging from your sofa. Please inspect your order thoroughly before signing the delivery paperwork. Any flaws, defects or signs of transit damage should also be documented alongside your signature; in this event, please contact us immediately - call 0844 499 4686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.