How to choose the right couch for your space

For more than 20 years, renowned South African furnishing brand, Coricraft, has embraced the relaxed lifestyle we love. Here are a few tips from Coricraft for choosing the right couch for your space

Size matters

Before buying a couch, measure the area you want to put it in. You might fall in love with a couch and think it will fit, but when it arrives, there’s no space for it. Or it looks lost in a large open plan area. Also consider what other furniture needs to fit into the room – a coffee table? Other chairs? Although the couch should be the main feature, it shouldn’t dominate the room. Draw up a floor plan on paper and establish whether your new couch will suit the proportions.

Choose the right shape

Before buying a couch decide on how you will use it. If you’re planning to lie down on it, then the armrests should be low. If you have family movie nights then a modular sofa that seats a number of people is a good option.

Try it out

This is essential. You need to sit on it and test it out – everyone is different – some people like firmer couches, others soft… the only way to decide is to sit down, lie on it and picture yourself at home.

The finish

Your choice of fabric is very important. If you like to change your look every year then choose a neutral fabric that you can dress up with new scatter cushions and accessories. If you have children and pets, a slipcovered sofa will be the most practical choice. Ask the sales assistant to advise you.

For Coricraft’s full range of couches, click here.

Read more on what to look for when buying a leather couch here.

To pull the scheme together, introduce other furniture and accessories in the same style. Here are three classic pieces that’ll complement this couch:

Oval table lamp, R1 695.

Oval table lamp, R1 695.

Juliana occasional chair, R3 995.

Juliana occasional chair, R3 995.

Classic coffee table, R5 995

Classic coffee table, R5 995

Coricraft’s extensive collection of stylish designs and customisable colourways combined with quality couches delivers what South Africans have come to love. And now, with new fabrics and couch styles there’s even more choice and value than before. For a timeless look that’ll never date, pair your couch with the elegant, dark wood of the Classic furniture range, ideal for living and dining areas. Complete the look with interesting and affordable decor accessories, lamps and textured scatter cushions from our range.


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