We normally recommend modular sofas to our interior design clients. Not only these sofas are flexible and adapt to many rooms, but they are also usually very comfortable and practical.
Modular sofas can make the most of any space. They are an important piece of furniture in any home and we feel that investing in the perfect sofa for you will make a huge difference in your daily life.
Many times we find our clients struggling with the selection of the right sofa for them. They don’t really know what is best for their space and they feel overwhelmed. This is very understandable as there are so many sofa options out there. It makes the whole process quite difficult!
That’s why we have selected the 10 best modular sofas that you can find in the UK right now:
This selection of modular sofas is based on quality, function and aesthetics. We have chosen the most comfortable sofas, the ones that offer more flexibility and the ones that are more visually pleasing.
In the White Interior we love minimal and neutral aesthetics and this is reflected in our selection of furniture and materials in all our projects. The modular sofas on the list offer this Scandinavian style but they can be combined and integrated into many room styles and decorations. We strongly believe that neutral aesthetics are timeless and we are convinced that these modular sofas will perfectly stand the test of time.
It might seem obvious, but the first step to start the search for the perfect sofa is to analyse your room. Measure up your space and make a simple sketch to understand the size and proportions. The shape of the room is very important. Is it a square or is it long and narrow? The shape will define the possibilities of the sofa and its position.
You should also pay attention to the other elements in this room. Leave enough space to move around and create a comfortable flow. Sometimes our clients want a really big sofa and they measure up their room and believe that the sofa fits. However, they forget about other elements or don’t really visualise the proportions and the distances between the furniture. This is a common mistake that can be avoided if you think about the design of the room as a whole.
When in doubt you can always use tape to mark the size of the sofa on the floor. Not only for your sofa, but you can also mark the rest of the elements in the room. This is very helpful to understand proportions and to walk around while thinking about the final design.
Once you have analysed your space then you’ll need to analyse yourself. In order to select the modular sofa combination that works better for you, think about how you are going to use it. How many people need seating space? Would you like a corner sofa to snuggle? a chaise long where you can lay down? or you prefer a wide and deep seating area?
Thinking about how to use it comes hand in hand with how you want it to look. As you have analysed your room, you already know the possibilities. You may love corner sofas, but maybe your room is not appropriate for this shape, and maybe a chaise long is the right solution for you and your space.
Imagine yourself using your future modular sofa and discover what you want to achieve with it.
Another important thing to have into account is the colour palette of your room. If you are changing or renovating the whole room then you can start fresh and select the colours that you want to use. If you are just adding a new sofa into your room, then you will need to have in mind the colours that are already there.
As interior designers, we always recommend neutral colours to our clients. A neutral colour palette brings harmony and peace to any interior. A grey or cream sofa will be always on trend and will be easy to combine with the rest of the furniture in your room, even if you change it with time.
However, it is important to note that neutral colours are not only greys. There is a huge variety of tones with nuances of different colours that are inside the neutral spectrum.
If you are looking for a cosy and moody room, and you love warm colours and hints of colour, you could select a yellow sofa combined with other warm brownish tones like in the picture below. You will have colour, but the aesthetic will still be neutral.
First of all think about your preferences: fabric or leather? There is no correct answer here. It all depends on your preferences and also how you want to use your sofa.
If you have children or pets, maybe the best option for you would be polyester or some hard fabric. Also, in this case, consider a sofa with removable fabric to wash from time to time. On the contrary, if you are looking for a fancy and glamorous touch, then you would prefer velvet. There are some options in the market that are not as hard to maintain. A nice leather would be a good option as well, easy to clean and visually pleasing.
We recommend our clients always select different fabrics and take some time analysing the swatches in the room where the sofa will be placed. This is crucial because the light plays an important role and changes the colour of the fabric/leather depending on the reflections of the room, natural light or artificial lighting. Consider that sunlight can fade the colour of your fabric or leather sofa over time.
We all know how convenient it is to buy online. A few clicks and that lovely piece of furniture in your laptop will arrive at your door soon. However, as much as we like buying online, it is true that some items need more of our attention.
The same way you try a new mattress for your bed, we recommend you try your new sofa before you buy it. This is because even it looks great on the screen, it may be a bit different when you are sitting on it or in real life. Pictures look most of the time really good, but sometimes the sofa is not as beautiful, not as comfy as it appears.
Now that you have a better understanding of the things to consider when selecting your sofa, it is good to have in mind some additional tips to select the right sofa for your room.
Sometimes we want a big sofa and we don’t really consider if it is appropriate for the size of our room. Sure, it can fit in your room. However, if the sofa is too big for the size of your room, this will create the sense of a smaller room. The same with small sofas that are placed in huge rooms. A small sofa looks out of place in a big room and big sofas will make a smaller room look crowded.
If your room is not too big, or if you want to make it feel larger, then select legs instead of bulky sofas. When you see the floor of your room it creates the feeling of a larger room.
This comes with analysing how you want to use your room. Do you like to snuggle on your sofa? then think about a deeper seat option. The standard size is 60 cm which gives you plenty of room for different positions but maybe you are thinking about something more spacious.
You have analysed your space and how you want to use your room. Now it’s time to put everything together and to think about the best layout for your living room.
Do you want to use this room to watch tv? then select a corner or lounge sofa that faces that direction. Do you love hosting friends and family? then consider having more than one sofa or seating areas facing each other. If you want to use the living room with your family and individually maybe one big sofa, 2 armchairs and one central coffee table are perfect for you.
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