Top Tips on purchasing a new sofa

At Cookes, we pride ourselves on being your trusted independent furniture retailer.

We are here to guide you every step of the way as you embark on the exciting journey of selecting the perfect sofa to elevate your living space.  

Our well-informed team of experts are dedicated to providing you with a wealth of knowledge, tailored recommendations, and friendly support to ensure that your sofa-buying experience is not only seamless but also filled with joy and satisfaction.  

Let us take you through some tip tips to assist you in making the important decision to enhance your home with a new sofa. 

1. Consider the size of the room:

Make sure to measure the space where you plan to place the sofa, to ensure it fits perfectly!  

2. Determine the style:

We have a huge collection of sofa styles and fabrics/leathers on display, so you can be assured your new sofa will complement your existing décor or newly decorated room. Consider the overall aesthetic you want to achieve, such as modern, traditional, eclectic, etc. or explore our inspirational showrooms, our Sales Specialists will walk you through the options.  

3. Evaluate comfort:

Sit on the sofa to test its comfort level, it's as important as it looks! Consider factors like cushion firmness, seat depth, and back support to ensure it suits your preferences. 

4. Check the quality:

Look for a sofa made of durable materials like hardwood frames, high-quality upholstery fabrics, and sturdy construction to ensure longevity. You can be assured of the quality of all of our sofas but our Sales Specialists will discuss the variations for you to understand.  

5. Budget wisely:

Set a budget, it really does help to narrow down your search and enables our Sales Specialists to showcase all your options. Keep in mind that quality usually comes with a higher price tag, but there are also affordable options available. We are pleased to offer Interest Free Credit or Low Cost Finance, it's quick and simple – just ask our Sales Specialists for more information.  

6. Test the mechanisms:

If you're considering a reclining sofa, we will encourage you to test the mechanisms, to ensure they are easy and convenient for you to operate. 

7. Consider maintenance:

  It's an important factor to consider, our Sales Specialists will offer all their expert advice and knowledge. Some sofa styles require more maintenance than others and some fabrics/leathers need more care.  We will ensure you pick the right option to fit your lifestyle. 

8. Look for warranties:

Accidents sadly do happen and because of that, we offer an extensive Warranty package – Our Sales Specialists can give you all the details and ensure you will enjoy your purchase for a long time to come! It's always better to have peace of mind.  

We hope these top tips have helped you with the first part of your sofa purchasing journey!  

Our experts are always on hand to help, so please give us a call or visit one of your local showrooms! We look forward to welcoming you into one of our inspirational showrooms soon! 

Posted by Hayley Allen
6th May 2024

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