DFS got in touch recently to ask if I'd take a look at their range of sofas. Sure, I said, then realised, I'd never actually been to the website before, never mind stepped in store. So, beyond the few seconds of advert that I'd seen, I didn't have many preconceptions.
I wanted to keep a couple of things in mind while I browsed - firstly would the sofas be the type of thing I'd want in my home? Secondly, would they even work in my home as I have a family who certainly aren't precious about using sofas as launchpads or trampolines and thirdly, would the range stand up to similarly priced competitors?
Here's what I found:
Now fabric might not be on the top of many family's lists but you know what sold me on this one? The low profile of the base. If, like me, you've spent many hours pulling toys out that have been kicked under a sofa you'll know what I mean, when I say, thank you low profile sofa.
On first glance, this sofa might not look particularly exciting but it looks like the type of leather that only looks better with age and is a strong neutral that would work well in a family home. The solid feet really sold it for me.
Something I might be in the market for soon is a sofa bed. Every so often I need a place for visitors to sleep over but I just don't have anywhere; all the space in this inn is full. I kept coming back to this one. It has a pretty strong look with the swirl detail and contrasting materials in a smoky grey/black that I wouldn't want to overshadow with other furniture so it would work really well as an occasional sofa, perhaps in a study/spare room.
The prices of the sofas here are, from the top, £1745, £949 and £699. Do you have a dfs sofa? What is on your list when you're buying a sofa?
*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.*