Buying a sofa or armchair online
Shopping online can be convenient for many things, but how does it work when you’re buying something of high value like a sofa or armchair? There are so many options to choose from, and you’ll no doubt have a million questions spinning around your head.
Don’t worry though – we’ve got you covered, so you’ll be sitting comfortably in no time. Choosing your dream seating option isn’t a decision you’ll make lightly, and it’s probably not the easiest choice you’ll ever make. But for starters, our sofa buying guide will give you a good steer on what’ll work for you and your home.
And keep reading for some quick tips on choosing the sofa or armchair you need, and how to be sure you’re making the right decision.
What size of sofa do you need?
First job; measure up. To save yourself time, energy and hassle, make sure you’re certain that your new sofa will fit where you want it to. Don’t go ordering a huge 4 seater if the space available is tiny. And consider whether a solitary armchair will be lost to a massive expanse of floor in an open plan living area.
Habitat’s sofa collections come in a plethora of different sizes; you’ll find 2, 3, and 4 seater options all available. For covering two walls, you’ll find our L-shaped and corner sofas are perfect statement pieces, and these can be customised to suit the space you’re filling.
For tiny spaces, our compact sofas can fill the gap perfectly, whilst our armchairs are also ideal for those little spots where a sofa simply won’t fit. And don’t rule out a combination of the two; sofas and armchairs can be great as a collection in a living room.
All our sofa and armchair product pages contain height, width and depth dimensions, so you’ll be sure that it’ll fit where it should. It might also be worth checking the diagonal depth and diagonal height, to be certain the new seating will fit through the door.
Check out our sofa measuring guide for more on how to get the sizing right.
Leather or fabric; what material should you go for?
Now we’re getting to the good stuff! Once the fiddly bit is out of the way, it’s time to choose your style. Again, Habitat sofas come in many different guises – although with one thing in common; fabulous design. From contemporary modern to retro inspired pieces, we defy you not to find one suitable for your space.
When it comes to material, there are several options available. Most of our collections come in leather and fabric, while some are also available in materials like wool or velvet. Leather sofas are perhaps easier to wipe clean if, say, you have small children or pets. Fabric sofas are a little more temperature friendly, so you can sink into them comfortably during winter, summer, or anywhere in between. If you’re after a more statement look, a plush velvet or wool might be your bag.
And don’t forget the colour; all our collections and sofas can be filtered down based on your preference. So, if you fancy a 2 seater sofa in brown leather, or an armchair in classy grey fabric, just use the ‘shop by’ filters to narrow your options.
Taking delivery and styling your sofa
Once you’ve placed your order, we’ll be in touch to arrange a delivery date that’s convenient to you; we’re nice like that. Some of our ready to go collections can be with you within two weeks, though you might have to wait a little longer for some of our bespoke suites – it takes time to look this good you know.