Before you buy

Living room buying guide

Living room furniture buying guide

At ScS, we’re pretty passionate about sofas. They’re the most used piece of furniture in our homes, and it’s the one place you want to be after a long day at work. But, even sofas need some company to make your house into a home, and living room furniture is the best place to start.

Choosing your new living room furniture should be fun, which is why we believe in making the process as easy as possible for our customers. To help you get started, we’ve put together a handy buying guide to answer all of your need-to-know questions, including measuring your home for your new furniture, what style to choose and what material you should go for – oak wood, marble, high gloss or glass.

Our easy-to-use guide covers the basics, from choosing the right sized furniture to the best material to suit your lifestyle. Along with this useful advice, we cover all you need to know about paying for your new furniture, and how to spread the cost of your purchase with our interest free finance offers. Finally, we walk you through the delivery process, including Saturday delivery and delivery to the Isle of Man and the Isle of White.

Finding the perfect fit

Before deciding on the different types of furniture you want, start by measuring your living room, including the size of your sofa. Space is often the biggest restriction when it comes to purchasing living room furniture, so having this information before you start shopping is essential.

When measuring, it’s best to think about your furniture in relation to the layout of your room. Measure the spot where your new furniture will go, taking into account the amount of room you’ll need to sit comfortably and move around the furniture with ease. Our website features a breakdown of all of the dimensions of our furniture, allowing you to accurately calculate the space it will take up in your living room. Lastly, don’t forget to take your living room door into consideration – make sure you can open it comfortably without it hitting your new furniture.

When selecting your storage solution, make sure you carefully measure its depth to ensure you have enough room to walk unopposed around your living room.

Don’t forget to account for cupboards and drawers so that you can open these with ease.

Choosing the right furniture for your lifestyle

Once you’ve measured the space for your new living room furniture and found the perfect fit, it’s time to decide which type of furniture is best for your home. At ScS, we offer a wide range of marble topped, oak wood, glass and high gloss living room furniture, many of which feature additional storage solutions.

The benefits of additional storage in a modern home cannot be under estimated. From coffee tables with drawers to store TV and console controllers, to bookcases for your book and record collections and cherished family picture frames; storage solutions are essential. With a selection of stylish sideboards, display units and TV units in a range of colours and sizes, you’re guaranteed to find the right piece of furniture to help keep your home clutter free.

Fingerprints will show up on glass furniture, so you may want to reconsider if you’ve got young children who are beginning to explore their surroundings.

Marble topped and high gloss furniture is perfect for busy homes that are likely to experience a lot of spillages. Both materials are easy to clean, so simple spills can be wiped clean before they stain. These durable styles are available in a range of colours including black and white, and are often suited to modern décor.

If you’re looking for furniture that is highly adaptable to changing styles and décor, wood options are ideal. Due to their simple designs, wooden furniture can work with whatever style you choose – modern or traditional. Similarly, glass tables are highly adaptable, and their easy to clean design ensures they stay looking new for a long time.

Remember to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when cleaning and treating your new living room furniture.

Paying for your living room furniture

We offer up to 4 years free credit, 0% APR representative on all purchases over £250, allowing you to pay for your new living room furniture in affordable monthly payments that suit you.

To find out more about our finance offer, read our Pay Monthly terms and conditions.