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3 Things to Consider When Buying a Sofa 
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We all know that the focal point of any living room is the sofa. From sports games, family movie nights, and afternoon naps, your sofa sees it all!

Picking the best sofa for your home is a huge decision. In fact, solid wood furniture is usually only purchased every seven to fifteen years! Your sofa needs to evolve with your style and be durable enough to last. 

The best way to ensure your custom wood sofa will work for your room is to opt for good quality, solid wood furniture. Custom furniture is a great solution to match your unique style and size requirements. 

At Home Envy, we help you design the best Canadian made furniture to fit your home – from custom sectional sofas for large families to space-saving stylish pieces! Serving customers in Fraser Valley and the Greater Vancouver area, we create custom made sectionals, accent chairs, and sofas designed for you.

 How do you determine the right size sofa for a room?

The size of your sofa, sectional, or sleeper sofa plays a large role in creating a cohesive look. 

While different configurations of sofas vary in size, a three-seater sofa is typically eighty four inches in length. Depending on your room’s dimensions, you may want to consider a large sectional or a space-saving accent chair.

Equally as important is the depth of your sofa. It’s important to consider what function your sofa will have in your living room. Is it to host movie nights? Family game time? Afternoon tea? Whatever its purpose is, this will decide how much depth you will need.

If you’re having a hard time deciding what size your custom sectional or sofa should be for your room, use painter’s tape to block out the space in your living room! Our experts at Home Envy will help you to select the perfect custom built wood furniture for your home.

Don’t forget to consider any doorway, stairway, or elevator dimensions to create a stress-free moving experience. 

 Which type of sofa is best?

The type of custom wood sofa fit for your home depends on the amount of seating you need and what you plan to use it for. With custom made furniture, you can design your sofa to be functional and reflect your unique style. Here are some of the most common types:

Sectional Sofas

Typically, custom made sectional sofas are made in an ‘L’ or ‘U’ shape and fit around four to six people. Some are made with reclining features and storage compartments. Sectionals are great for busy areas of the home like rec rooms and movie rooms because of the space it has!

Our Alexis sectional is a great starting point if you’re looking for a modern look or browse our Memories sectional with a deep frame for ultimate comfort. 

Accent Chairs

Looking for a pop of style without sacrificing comfort? Accent chairs can be used in your living room or bedroom for extra seating while also adding to your room’s aesthetic.

Our Emily Fan chair is perfect if you’re looking for a more modern accent chair, or cozy up in our oversized Nestle Chair!


Custom made sofas can be designed in a loveseat or three-seat configuration. If you’re looking for comfort, you should opt for a deeper and wider variation like our customizable  Havana Cuddle. If space is your priority, smaller accent sofas like our popular Bay Sofa are a great option for your room.

 What is the best fabric for my sofa?

Choosing a fabric for your custom designed sofa isn’t just about looks! Sofas often come in a range of textures from custom fabric sectionals to leather accent chairs. The material you choose can also influence it’s longevity in your home. Here are a few common fabric styles:

Genuine Leather Sofas

Leather accent chairs or sofas are a timeless staple in your living room and can withstand the wear, tear, and messes of pets and kids! leatherLeather is easy to clean and gains more and more character as it ages. 

Chenille Sofas

Another great option for families and pets, is chenille fabric. This is a thick and very durable fabric, while also soft to touch. Plus, there’s no pilling!

Linen Inspired Sofas

These sofas are very easy to clean while also being a great affordable option if you’re looking to spice up your living room.

If you need inspiration, we recommend  Van Gogh Designs for their wide selection of fabric styles and colours to spark your inner furniture designer!

Creating custom made furniture can feel overwhelming, that’s why we offer a stress-free experience by helping you every step of the way from selecting a design, to fabric choice and throw pillows! 

Stroll through our store rooms for inspiration located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.