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4 Tips To Find The Perfect Sofa for Your Home

Castlery   |   Dec 16, 2019

The sofa is often the focal point of most households. It’s where we gather to enjoy quality time with family and spend our time hosting guests. The right sofa sets the tone for how you live, play and unwind!

Here are four useful tips as you search for the perfect sofa:

1. Go Beyond Standard Measurements

Most of us know that a sofa’s measurements are crucial for the right fit. Standard measurements like width, depth and height ensure there’s sufficient wall space for furnished room to breathe. A 3 seater sofa will fit most living rooms in Singapore while a 2 seater sofa is great for smaller spaces or a guest room.

However, lesser-known measurements can affect your enjoyment of the couch. For instance, a sofa's leg height can affect how spacious the room looks. Longer legs elevate the sofa and give an illusion of a roomier interior.

The-Perfect-Sofa Pictured: Wayne Sofa Collection

Secondly, make sure the sofa's seating depth and height complements your seating style. Some like having their feet dangle while others prefer their feet grounded. For those who enjoy propping their legs up, an ottoman or pouf does the trick!

Lastly, the actual seating width of a sofa varies depending on its design. Ensure there's sufficient lounging space for you and your family to unwind.

The-Perfect-Sofa2 Pictured: Sectional Sofa Collection. For the ultimate lounging experience, browse our selection of L-shape, sectional and modular sofas.

2. Pick the Right Sofa Material

From leather and velvet to polyester and linen, each material has its unique strengths. Leather sofas are hypoallergenic and great for those with sensitive noses. They are resistant to spills and stains, making them ideal for a household with toddlers.

Brown leather sofa styled in a modern contemporary living room The Mateo Leather Sofa is low to the ground with a sumptuous form. Its deep seats invite you to unwind in comfort.

On the other hand, pet lovers may prefer velvet sofas because its short, dense pile makes it hard for claws to cling onto.

3. Keep an Open Mind with Different Décor Styles

Half the fun in sofa shopping is to browse what's out there! You may have had your heart set on a classic design only to chance upon a vibrantly-hued couch too gorgeous to resist. Why not add a splash of colour to your home instead?

Décor Styles Pictured: Adams Collection in Deep Teal Velvet

With our range of designs, you could be inspired to pick something you’ve never considered. Approach shopping with a thirst for discovery and you’ll be surprised at the plethora of styles available!

4. Look Out for Customisable Options

Customisable Options

Most Castlery sofas offer the option to have your sofa made from a range of custom fabric colours. Having a particular sofa design upholstered in a different colour can create a whole new look and vibe.

Some couches also offer different leg finishes so your favourite sofa can complement accompanying furniture. Plus, it means you won’t have the same cookie-cutter couch as everyone else!


If you’re planning a visual mood board, simply add a Castlery fabric swatch to your cart at product page. You can request up to three fabric swatches to be delivered to your door for free!

Browse our wide selection of sofas to find the perfect one for you.