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Fabric Sofas Buying Guide: All You Need to Know

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Fabric Sofas Buying Guide: All You Need to Know

Attractive, family-friendly and versatile, fabric sofas can make a fantastic addition to your living space. Selecting a fabric finish for your new sofa gives you a huge range of colours and textures to choose from. Add a touch of luxury with irresistible velvet or create a clean, contemporary finish with stylish linen.

Whether you’re looking for a fabric corner sofa, a sofa bed or a spacious 3-seater, our fabric sofas buying guide will help you get it just right. Here’s how to find the perfect piece for your home.

What fabric are sofas made from?

Fabric sofas can be made from a range of textiles. Our Model 01, 02 and 03 sofas are available in either sumptuous velvet or beautiful linen. Both of these materials, while stylish and tactile, are very hard wearing. This means they’re able to withstand the hustle and bustle of your busy home and are perfectly suited to family life.

Velvet or linen?

Choosing between velvet and linen can be difficult. Both fabrics offer a classic, timeless aesthetic as well as a choice of contemporary colours. As the fabrics we use for our upholstery are specially selected for their durability and resilience – as well as their good looks – you don’t have to worry about either textile fading or wearing away.

Swyft Mid-Century Modern Sofas

In fact, with both linen and velvet offering similar benefits when it comes to longevity, maintenance and style, the choice between the two really comes down to you. If you still can’t decide which fabric you like best, request one of our swatch boxes and get a real feel for these fabulous fabrics.

Swyft Grey Linen Mid-Century Modern Sofas

What are fabric sofas made from on the inside?

Although the fabric finish of your sofa is what gives the piece its distinctive look, it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. The foam, feathers and frame that make up the core structure of your fabric sofa determine how it feels when you collapse on the cushions at the end of a busy day.

The seat cushions on all of our sofas have a double foam core. The Model 01 also has double foam core back cushions while the Model 02 has feather-filled back cushions. All of our fabric sofas come with a 15-year frame guarantee, so you can be confident your new piece of furniture is durable as well as comfortable.

Buying a fabric corner sofa

Fabric corner sofas are perfect for rooms of all shapes and sizes. L-shaped sofas help to maximise seating space and create a fantastic area for socialising and relaxation. Ideal for small cosy spaces as well as large, well-proportioned homes, fabric corner & chaise sofas can help you to make the most of your living area.

Swyft Corner Sofa

Invest in one of our Model 03 modular & section sofas and you can create the fabric corner sofa that perfectly fits your space. Modular sofas can be made into L or U-shaped sofas or transformed into chaise sofa designs.

Fabric sofa beds

You can make your new fabric furnishing even more versatile by opting for a sofa bed. Practical and stylish, sofa beds give guests somewhere comfortable to sleep and help you to maximise the usability of your living space. Fabric is the ideal choice for sofa beds as the tactile, warm material will make your guest feel even more at home.

Choosing the perfect colour for your fabric sofa

When selecting a Swyft fabric sofa, you have seven different colours to choose from. Velvet colours are bold, rich and full of character while linen colours are cool, neutral and effortlessly attractive.

Swyft Sofa Fabrics

If you can’t decide which colour is right for your home, request one of our swatch boxes. These contain four swatches of velvet and three of linen. Looking at the swatches at home, surrounded by your existing décor and furnishings, should make it easier to pick your favourite fabric.

Caring for your fabric sofa

Despite their classic good looks, fabric sofas are incredibly hardwearing and easy to care for. Our sofas are made with FibreGuard fabrics. These innovative textiles are precision engineered to repel stains and take anything daily life can throw at them.

Most spills and spots will simply wipe clean and you can use gentle stain removing products if you need a little extra cleaning power. Our Model 01 sofa also comes with removable and washable covers, making it easier to keep your sofa looking like new.

Find out more about our beautiful range of fabric sofas, explore our models, textiles and accessories and learn how to clean a fabric sofa by taking a look around our site today.

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