Comfort Guide: How to choose a perfect sofa

Comfort guide – what’s the right choice for me?

When choosing a sofa, you instinctively go for those that catch your eye, or what you imagine will go best with your existing décor. However, you also want to feel comfortable! We offer a wide range of seat interiors to choose from, so with us, you can have it all – a beautiful sofa and comfort that is tailored to your exact, personal requirements. Talk about having your cake and eating it!

  • Foam

Our standard density foam is the most popular choice for those that prefer a firmer, more supportive seat. In addition, foam provides a slightly springier sit compared to other interiors.

Providing slimmer, less plush seats, foam naturally takes on a smarter, more elegant appearance, especially when compared to softer and more sumptuous counterparts. This elegance lends itself well to more contemporary and modern styles, in particular, I-shaped sofas or those with straight lines.

Foam seats hold their shape very well and as such, we consider them fairly low maintenance. However, flipping and turning them intermittently will ensure they are kept in the best condition possible.

 

  • Foam Wrap Fibre Cushions

Our most popular interior, these are a great alternative to foam, providing a plumper cushion that will hold its shape amazingly well for years to come. The cushions are made up of a medium-density foam core that springs effortless back into shape, enhanced by a layer of soft fibre, giving it a rounded and more relaxed appearance, while at the same time providing superior comfort.

Not only does the plush fibre enrich comfort levels, but it also prevents the inner foam core from flattening. This means that there are no extensive maintenance routines required other than the odd bit of plumping along with a little turning every now and again, both of which will help extend the cushions’ lifespan.

The foam wrap fibre cushions are medium-soft and are best suited to more traditional sofas and are great for corner, sectional or leather sofas.

 

  • Foam Wrap Feather Seats

If you long for a touch of luxury and imagine yourself sinking into a yielding, squishy sofa, but also realise that you require a little support, then foam wrap feather seats are just what you are looking for.

The springy, supportive interior foam gives structure to the cushion, allowing it to retain its shape completely, while at the same time, the soft feathers offer satisfying opulence and optimal comfort. Maintenance is very low, especially for two-seater sofas with smaller cushions, although daily plumping is essential to ensure that the outer layer remains soft and full.

Foam wrap feather seats are perfect for those that like the supportive feeling of sitting on top of a cushion, but also love the sensation of sinking deep into their sofa. They are ideally suited to those that enjoy the luxurious feel of feathers, but aren’t so keen on how flat they can look at the end of the day. They are a flexible option and are featured over a wide range of designs, including leather and small modular sofas.

 

  • Hollow Fibre

Hollow fibre is the most luxurious type of man-made fibre on the market today. The cushions are incredibly soft and comfortable, especially when compared to foam or fibre wrap cushions, which means you can sink deeply into the sofa, and way off into the realms of relaxation.

A great alternative to feathers, hollow fibre cushions are super resistant to compression. They include a mechanical crimp which provides excellent loft and resilience, and also ensures that the cushions hold their shape really well. However, unlike feathers, they have the added advantage of being able to quickly spring back into shape as well as providing more support.

Taking care of hollow fibre is relatively straightforward. They need some occasional, vigorous plumping, just to fluff up the cushion when it starts to flatten slightly. Their softer, fluffier appearance makes them best suited to more laid-back styles and are perfect for the shabby chic vibe as well as more casual leather sofas.

For other options see our Comfort Guide at www.eclecticoasis.co.uk