A sofa is not just a piece of furniture; it’s a central element in your living space where you relax, entertain guests, and create lasting memories. Choosing the right sofa for your home involves considering various factors such as size, style, comfort, and durability. In this comprehensive buying guide, we will walk you through the essential aspects to consider when purchasing a sofa, ensuring you find the perfect piece that meets your needs and complements your interior decor.

Sofa size and purpose

Consider how the sofa will be used—whether it’s for lounging, entertaining, or accommodating guests. Measure the space where you plan to place the sofa, taking into account doorways, hallways, and other furniture in the room. This information will help you determine the appropriate size and configuration for your sofa.

Style and design

Explore various sofa styles and designs to find the one that matches your aesthetic preferences and fits seamlessly with your existing décor. Popular options include traditional, contemporary, mid-century modern, sectional, loveseat, or sleeper sofa. Consider the overall style of your home and choose a sofa that complements it harmoniously.


One of the important factors to consider when buying a sofa is the upholstery. It can change the whole look and feel of the space. 

Sofa upholstery not only affects the overall look but also influences durability and maintenance. Consider factors such as ease of cleaning, resistance to stains and pet hair, and the desired level of softness or texture.

  • Leather sofas are highly durable and gets even better as it ages and develops a unique patina, making your sofa one of a kind.  Sophisticated, luxurious, and timeless, the genuine leather sofas are the perfect way to infuse a sense of grandeur into homes.
  • Leatherette is a vegan alternative to leather with a close resemblance to it. Being anti-peel and easy to maintain, this family-friendly material makes leatherette sofas a popular choice amongst active families with kids and pets.
  • Fabric sofas offer casual comfort. Available in an unmatched range of styles, colours, textures and patterns to choose from, fabric sofas compliments any living room.


Another important factor to consider is the quality of the sofa. A well-made sofa will last for many years, while a poorly made one may need to be replaced much sooner. Look for a sofa with a sturdy frame, high-quality upholstery and comfortable cushions. You may also want to consider the reputation of the manufacturer and read reviews from other customers to get an idea of the quality of their products.

Buying a sofa is a big decision, but by considering these key factors, you’ll be well on your way to making the right choice for your home. Consider your options carefully to find a sofa you’ll love for a long time.

Check out the wide coveted range of sofas online or at your nearest Durian store and bring home the lasting luxury.