BUYING A 4 SEATER SOFA ONLINE
A sofa made for four - that pretty much describes the 4 seater sofa. Although, if we're being honest, this extra large sofa can probably handle a little extra weight. After all, sofas are made for lounging, and they don't come more ready for action than a sofa fit for a large living room. A statement piece of furniture, it is designed for all the family; the bigger the better in fact.
This size sofa is an incredibly inviting addition to any home, yet before buying online, there are one or two things to consider. On one hand the process couldn't be easier; all the information regarding dimensions is accessible via the product page, with all accompanying imagery clearly and beautifully shot. But if you can see that you like the look of it, then we imagine the next step is that you'll want to know what it feels like too. Are we right?
In this case, it's always a good idea to make sure that you pay attention to the type of 'fill' that you can potentially find in each sofa (more details on our while also paying attention to the external fabric. Think about what it is you are looking for: some people like soft, bouncy cushions, while others prefer their sofa to a little more supportive, even stiff to the touch. People also vary on the types of texture they prefer to sit on.
For added peace of mind, we recommend ordering fabric swatches from Habitat. A picture tells a thousand words, but nothing compares to how the fabric feels to touch, or seeing firsthand the way it changes in varied shades of light. It's a big decision, literally, so take all the time you need in order to make sure you get it right.
WHAT STYLES, COLOURS, AND FABRICS CAN YOU CHOOSE FROM?
With an extensive range of 4 seater sofas to choose from, you'll find the one you're looking for at Habitat. If you aren't yet sure what that is, don't worry; we're here to help, advise and inspire.
To begin, ask yourself if you prefer a traditional aesthetic, something that's beautifully timeless, elegant and strong? A leather 4 seater would certainly work to this end. Natural and soft, leather is breathable, meaning it feels warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Highly distinguished in design, you can always be assured of its quality - all Habitat leather is crafted in Italian tanneries, renowned for producing premium materials.
If something a little softer is more for you, then a fabric sofa could tempt you to relax, or maybe velvet. Both relatively modern options, the latter has enjoyed something of a surge in popularity over the last few years, perhaps due to its intriguing blend of old meets new - the texture is a contemporary choice, yet the vibe is decidedly vintage.
And here's where we throw you a curveball: have your ever thought about investing in a corner sofa? Corner sofas are an effortless way to serve up extra seating arrangements - the label may claim it's a 4 seater, but there's certainly more room than that, namely in the very corner itself. Or this could be a prime position for the household cat. Practical in terms of space, a corner sofa also offers something unique on the style front.
Speaking of style, our 4 seater sofas come in many shades, shapes and forms. From minimalist, clean lines to modern designs that are boxy or sculptural. On the colour scale, we have classic black, contemporary grey and blue or neutral cream. Green, red and yellow are also on offer if you prefer to inject pops of colour - perfect for effortlessly enhancing the mood.
MEASURING YOUR SPACE FOR YOUR 4 SEATER SOFA
So you've chosen your favourite 4 seater sofa - all you need to do now is make sure it actually fits. First up, have a think about where you want the sofa to go. Will it be up against a wall, or stand in the middle of the room? Both are viable options, yet the common denominator is the factor of space. Do you have enough?
It may technically fit between your side table and sideboard, but tightly squeezed furniture can make a room look unprepared and ill thought through - the opposite of warm and inviting.
The best way to figure out what works for your room is to consider the other pieces that will also sit within that setting. Think back to that side table and sideboard. Is there ample space to move around them? Here's a tip to try: buy a ball of string and pop it onto the floor, following the lines along which the sofa will go. This will help you see things a little more clearly. If that doesn't help, take a peek at the Habitat Sofa Measuring Guide.
HOW CAN YOU STYLE YOUR 4 SEATER SOFA?
When it comes to creating the perfect living room, there are many factors to consider - it doesn't start and end with your stunning new 4 seater. (We presume a sofa this big is destined for the family room but, if not, the following rules still apply.)
To help set the mood for comfort, start with decorating said sofa with various assorted cushions. A mixture of shapes and sizes always works well together, not to mention colours that complement the sofa itself. For added luxe, artfully drape a cashmere throw alongside - ideal to cosy up with on cold winter nights.
Study the space around your sofa. Is it sitting in front of a rug? If not, try a few designs on for size. A striking print or plush texture can really help to enhance the chic factor. Likewise, a sofa should always sit underneath a tall, elegant floor lamp, preferably dimmable - turn it down when the main lights go out. Place the light in the right spot, and the wall art behind will really stand to attention. No art to speak of? We can help there too; from artfully decorated rooms to artwork itself, Habitat has all the ingredients to make your house a home.