How to Choose a Sofa

Here is how to choose a sofa for your home to help make sure you get the perfect sofa for any and every room where you want it.

With so many styles and shapes available, choosing your perfect sofa can seem like a daunting task. With this in mind, my team and I have made a simple guide to finding your perfect sofa. My range of high quality furniture (sofas, chairs, footstool and headboards) can all be covered in any of my fabrics and I have taken great care in choosing classic designs that will last for years to come. So, put your feet up, grab a cuppa and have a read…

For a Smaller Sofa – the Chedworth

The Chedworth sofa can be ordered with a narrower seat depth (80cm) and has very neat arms meaning it doesn’t take up too much room.

Chedworth sofa drawing Chedworth sofa with designer fabric cushions

Dimensions – 80cm/90cm depth x 89cm height x 150cm/170cm/190cm/210cm width. Seat height: 50cm. The sofa is available in a fabric of your choice.

The All Rounder – the Traditional Sofa

Timelessly elegant and wonderfully comfortable, our Traditional Sofa is our most popular model and looks perfect in any style home. Add turned legs with our without castors for an extra touch of sophistication. *We offer this style with or without back cushions, as seen above.

Traditional sofa drawing The Traditional Sofa in pink upholstery fabric


Dimensions – 102cm depth x 86cm height x 150cm/180cm/210cm width. Seat height: 50cm

The Most Luxurious – Cirencester Sofa

The Cirencester sofa is a very smart sofa with a modern design that comes with four complimentary 20″ x 20″ scatter cushions for extra comfort.

Cirencester sofa drawingCirencester sofa in sow and scatter cornflower

Dimensions -100cm depth x 93cm height x 180cm / 200cm / 220cm width. Seat height: 55cm

A Contemporary Sofa – The Fairford

The Fairford sofa comes on a plinth with square tapered legs for a modern contemporary design.

Fairford sofa drawing the Fairford sofa in wild fern moss fabric

Dimensions: Medium – Height: 70cm x Width: 181cm x Depth: 101cm / Large – Height: 70cm x Width: 211cm x Depth: 101cm / Extra Large – Height: 70cm x Width: 231cm x Depth: 101cm

For a Sofa with Extra Comfort –  The Bibury Sofa

With a depth of 110cm, the Bibury sofa is truly one of our cosiest and most comfortable sofas. Made with a loose cover only in Plain Linen Union fabric, it also comes with two 20″ x 20″ complimentary scatter cushions.

Bibury sofa drawingBibury sofa in plain linen union cream

Dimensions: Small – Height: 78cm / Depth: 110cm / Width: 160cm / Medium – Height: 78cm / Depth: 110cm / Width: 187cm / Large – Height: 78cm / Depth: 110cm / Width: 210cm / Extra Large – Height: 78cm / Depth: 110cm / Width: 225cm / Super Grand Sofa – Height: 78cm / Depth: 110cm / Width: 250cm


Why buy your sofa from Vanessa Arbuthnott?

I am very proud of my sofa range! Here are a few reasons to buy from us…

Most of my sofa frames are traditionally made here in Gloucestershire using solid beech from managed forests, and jointed with dowels and screws.

All items are expertly upholstered in small workrooms, so each item is quality assured.

They are a good height to make getting in and out of them easy.

All are unique – choose the fabric, leg type, colour and cushion filling of your choice.

Buy a sofa online from Vanessa Arbuthnott today.