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The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology’s Autumn 2020 Collections

September 25, 2020

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The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology’s Autumn 2020 Collections

Whilst we’ve all perhaps become more accustomed to surfing the web than usual during 2020, there’s something to be said about actually venturing into a shop and exploring the choices available in real life. I would say it’s even more important with long term investments such as sofas and chairs. Shopping in person definitely takes away the gamble on quality and the ambiguous comfort that we all seek when it comes to our personal seating desires.

Seating for your living spaces is such a personal choice don’t you think? We all have very different lifestyles and tastes. So checking to see if a sofa meets your requirements and more importantly stands the test of time is much easier to judge in person than online. Not only do you get to see them up close and personal, but you also can gauge the quality and feel of a sofa. There’s also experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge to help navigate the vast array of seating available.

The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology’s Autumn 2020 Collections

It’s been over 10 years since we undertook such an exercise and have to say my visit to Sofology didn’t disappoint. In fact, I ended up spending over three hours viewing and more importantly testing out their latest collections and a few others for good measure. Mainly because I wanted to be able to share with you an honest experience and also because it was actually fun to be out in a safe environment testing out furniture for our upcoming living room makeover.

Sofology’s invitation to view their latest Autumn Collections at their huge Farnborough store in Surrey.

The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology’s Autumn 2020 Collections

Safety In-store at Sofology

Sofology Farnborough Store _ The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

First up, I can completely understand that you might be feeling a little apprehensive in these crazy times to attempt to go shopping for sofas and or any form of seating for your home. Sofology has literally gone that extra mile to ensure your visit is as safe as possible when it comes to COVID. For a start their stores are huge so it’s incredibly easy to socially distance from other shoppers.

From the moment you arrive, there are signs to help remind you and others of the need to adhere to the rules and regulations when it comes to shopping in-store safely.

In store safety at Sofology provides peace of mind when visiting if you're concerned about COVID | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

There’re even videos about staying safe whilst in store. And if you’re worried about visiting with other shoppers, you can book an appointment with your choice of store at less busy times.

The Best Choice of Sofas – Sofology’s Autumn 2020 Collections

The Interior Editor visiting Sofology and testing out their Autumn 2020 sofa collections | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Sofology’s new Autumn collections are easily spotted around the store. Each with a placard describing the style and detail of each range

In-store, you’ll find all of Sofology’s latest Autumn collections as well as, the largest range of sofas I’ve ever set eyes upon. There’s literally something for every style and personal choice when it comes to seating for your living room spaces. Considering it was my first ever visit to a Sofology store, I was literally blown away by their huge selection of sofas and armchairs.

Ready to discover Sofology’s fantastic Autumn ranges?…

The Weekend – Sofology Autumn Collection

The Weekend - Sofology modular sofa  perfect for open plan cinema rooms | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

One that’s hard to miss in-store is the Weekend collection. Influenced by the Modernist movement, this modular sofa provides you with all the relaxed vibes. The perfect excuse to indulge in some you time or hang out with family and friends, whilst retaining an air of glamour and style. Rich vibrant fabrics such as deep indigo velvet to muted leathers are available in this range.

The Interior Editor testing out the Weekend collection from Sofology | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

Completely customisable the Weekend can be changed to suit your sitting habits. From the sloucher, (my personal favourite), to those that like to put their feet up and sit back. Of course, there’s always the normal upright sitting position for when granny’s over for tea. Regardless of your sofa habits, the Weekend, allows you to relax in pure comfort.

The Weekend modular sofa from Sofology is customisable and ideal for open plan and cinema rooms | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

The Oxford style cushions are filled with feathers for the ultimate in relaxation whilst the back cushions provide the ultimate support. I personally love how you can move them around to suit your needs as and when you want to.

The Weekend modular sofa from Sofology is customisable and ideal for open plan and cinema rooms | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
The base back cushion was surprisingly supportive and doesn’t move once you’ve positioned it to where you’d like.

Although this sofa would be too large and not in keeping with our own cottage, it would be fantastic for those of you that have large open plan spaces. Ideal if you have a large family or entertain a lot. Each modular seating allows you to create a number of different seating configurations to suit your needs as and when you wish. It would also help absorb noise in open-plan spaces if you opt for the fabric version too!

And if you are lucky enough to have a cinema room, (they’re seemingly on the increase), the Weekend would be the perfect addition to your popcorn and favourite film.

The Islington – Big On Style Compact in Size

The compact Islington sofa colllection - Sofology ideal for small living rooms | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Deep wide seating but compact in size, the Islington is perfect for smaller living spaces.

If you’re looking for a sofa that delivers big on style but your living space is lacking in size, then the compact Islington design will definitely tick all your boxes.

Narrow arms not only add personality to the sofa design but helps create the illusion of space as well as providing more seating area than those sofas with wider arms.

Another design element that helps the eye travel further making a room feel larger than it is are raised legs. Larger pieces of furniture such as sofas and chairs definitely benefit from them in smaller abodes. I have to say the Islington perches on a set of rather elegant ones.

The Interior Editor testing out the Islington compact sofa ideal for small living rooms from Sofology | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

This compact collection also offers elements of versatility with design features such as an additional moveable headrest that provides extra support to the neck. Great if you have taller members of family/friends.

This compact green velvet Islington sofa is ideal for small living rooms | The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

There’s also a range of handy storage footstools. They’re great at doubling up as a table that you can hide away magazines, or even your secret chocolate stash particularly good for those who have found themselves working at home with their respective partners.

Esme – All About The Feels – Sofology Autumn Collection

Esme mid century inspired sofa in Boucle textured fabric  - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Back cushions filled with a foam core wrapped in Dacron fibre give the perfect balance of comfort and support, holding you in all the right places from your lower back to your shoulders as you relax.

If you’re a lover of texture, then the Esme is a treat for all you touchy feelies out there (myself included). Inspired by mid-century design the Esme is available in a unique cosy textured fabric. Let’s just say this collection is like one big hug for the soul as well as your body.

Esme Sofa collection The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

If you opt for the wonderful Boucle fabric (think teddy bear soft), you’ll probably find you won’t be wanting to give up your seat for anyone. Deep seats feature a foam filling that provides you with great support whilst the solid steel serpentine springs align with silent wire to help distribute your weight evenly across the sofa. This helps with durability and sagging. Particularly great if you or your family have a tendency to sit in one spot over a long period of time. The result of which is dipping and sagging. The Hubs is particularly prone to what I call his executive chair and it shows.

Esme sofa maximises seating space - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
For all you arm huggers, you won’t feel cheated with the Esme. And because of it’s open arm shape design, you’ll find it maximises on seating space too.

There’s no doubt the Esme is as visually inviting as it is comfortable. It’s subtle curves flow across the arms and backs that would definitely create a welcoming feel to a room.

Esme sofa collection works well with patterned pieces such as statement chairs or stools - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
The Esme works so well with contrasting patterned pieces such as statement chairs or stools.

If you love the shape but not the Boucle (teddy bear) fabric, the Esme is available in luxurious on-trend plush velvets too. Of course, you’ll get a completely different look with velvet, but that said it’s such an accommodating design that it will fit in with whatever your decor tastes are.

Shimmer – Sofology Autumn 2020 Collection

The Shimmer sofa collection includes large rotating footstool - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
The Shimmer Collection includes this large rotating footstool

Elegant and graceful in its appearance, the Shimmer is all about intricate subtle details. Perfect if you err on neutral colour palettes that require interest to make a room stand out.

With a range of stunning, luxurious velvet fabrics to chose from, the Shimmer comes in a wide range of colours. And, as with all my efforts on testing in-store, (not a difficult one to perform admittedly) the Shimmer got a massive thumbs up on the comfort factor too.

The Shimmer sofa collection at The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

You’ve also a choice of optional full back cushions for a more formal look or opt for the scatter back design for a more relaxed vibe. I also like how the flowing shape of the Shimmer helps soften sharp angles in a room. Ultimately, making it feel more inviting too.

Shimmer sofa has quilted panels and contrasting metallic trim - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

If you’re looking for a sofa that is all about the details, the Shimmer might be the one for you. From quilted sides that also run along the front of the base of the sofa, to the subtle metallic accent trim that is available to suit your personal preference of silver or gold effect metal.

Shimmer sofa has quilted panels and contrasting metallic trim - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

I personally loved the sightly scrolled open arms as they don’t intrude on the space around it. Important if you’re making the most out of a room’s dimensions.

Banbury – Sofology Autumn 2020 Collections

Banbury contemporary sofa collection in supple leather - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

The Banbury is a sharp looking contemporary stylish number, perfect for smaller living spaces. Made from 100% supple leather and available in a range of colours and leather types. It’s practical range that has all the looks. Ideal for those of you that live with an accident-prone spiller of drinks whether they be large or small. And, like all of Sofology’s sofa’s the Banbury didn’t disappoint when it came to comfort factor either.

And if you’ve struggled to find a sofa that is in proportion for those of us that have shorter legs, you’ll be pleased to note that this sofa is duly suited.

Banbury contemporary sofa collection in supple leather - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

The Banbury might appear compact in design but it definitely provides a punch when it comes to being able to stretch out and relax.

Banbury contemporary sofa collection in supple leather -The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Totally unique front panelling design sets the Banbury apart for an individual look. The soft fibre-filled back cushions will mould to your shape, giving you figure-hugging comfort you won’t want to leave.

As with the Islington, the Banbury offers you the potential to visually make your living rooms feel more spacious; set high on metallic feet that add to its modern contemporary looks, the sofa is lifted off the ground allowing your eye to travel further.

Banbury contemporary sofa collection in supple leather with hidden pocket- The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

Gemma my store guide for the day even showed a secret hidden pocket between the seat and the base. Great for stashing your favourite interiors magazines without having to admit you’ve bought yet another one.

Torrington – Sofology Autumn 2020 Collections

The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

A classic, open sofa design, the Torrington is a joy to sit back and relax in. Handcrafted from the softest of supple leathers, this range may be subtle in style but it has all the comfort and durability you could want from a long term investment for your homes.

Torrington classic sofa in supply leather - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

As someone who suffers from lower back pain, the additional lumber support was a welcome one. It was surprising what a difference it actually made when sitting. Fibre-filled back cushions and soft arm pads add to this figure-hugging sofa range. Supporting you in all the right places.

Torrington classic sofa in supply leather - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
The Torrington was a personal favourite of the hubs who came along for the visit.
Space saving Torrington sofa - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

Sofology has really given thought and consideration to the impact of sofa design when it comes to smaller living spaces. And the Torrington doesn’t disappoint. Neat narrow arms with a distinct angle design, flow from the front to the back of the sofa. Which means this design takes up less space than most.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this sofa may not be for you if you’re a colour lover either. There’s a whole range of bright or muted shades that allow you to indulge in pops of colour to your living spaces too.

Torrington space saving classic sofa The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Available in a choice of leather types, the aniline leather allows the natural character of the hide to show its quality. Super soft and warm to the touch, this leather type is better for families who can take a little extra care.

Torrington space saving classic sofa collection The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

Enchant – Sofology Autumn 2020 Collections

Enchant sofa collection - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
The Enchant is available in a range of beautiful colours, from popping pink to neutral grey, to perfectly match your decor scheme.

The Enchant offers you something that little bit different for your living rooms. If you’re not keen on velvet then this tactile chenille fabric is a great alternative. Adding a unique look and feel to this range the chenille fabric feels just as soft as velvet but without the upkeep.

Enchant statement sofa The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Sitting on angled solid wooden feet, they give the sofa an appearance of floating on air.

Unlike the Shimmer with its subtle detail, the Enchant is definitely more of a statement design. Optional metallic trim on the sides of the sofa in silver or gold compliment the crescent moon shaped mirrored side panels.

Enchant sofa mirrored and metalic detail The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

I like the additional reflective qualities that they add. Definitely worth considering if your room errs on the dark side just for their light reflective qualities alone. Mirrored details are great at bouncing light around a room whilst adding that luxe look and feel to a space.

If you love the overall look of the Enchant but aren’t necessary a lover of the metallic detail, you can order it without.

Enchant features deep supportive seats with mirrored sides and metallic trim The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
The seats feature a deep foam filling that will support you as you relax in your favourite spot.

The Enchant’s has a more dominant look and feel to its overall design. Ideal if you have a larger living room or open-plan space.

The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology’s Autumn 2020 Collections

Other Styles To Consider with Sofology….

The Interior Editor testing out sofa's in store - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Alchemist Love Seat & Footstool – Sofology

There are, of course, a hundred and one other designs to consider on a visit to Sofology in-store or on the web. For us, our search for the perfect fireside statement chair for our living room makeover was complete. We fell in love with their Alchemist range and cannot wait to show you when it arrives.

Alchemist Accent Chair - Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections
Alchemist accent chair – Sofology

Complete Your Living Rooms Look

The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

We also discovered that Sofology not only designs the most comfortable range of sofas and chairs, but they also have a range of in-store products that help complete your rooms look too. From lamps to rugs and to coffee tables and cushions, you may just find all you are looking for when it comes to adorning your living rooms with the finest of design quality pieces. I know we did.

The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology’s Autumn 2020 Collections

20-year Guarantee on All Sofology’s Sofa Ranges

If I haven’t convinced you that all of Sofology’s sofa’s exuded comfort and quality, then you might find it reassuring, that they offer a 20-year guarantee on all of their sofa ranges. It’s mind-boggling to think twenty years down the line, but buying a sofa from Sofology means you’ll be guaranteed 20 years of comfortable seating. An investment that will last the test of time. And notably, a good one for our environment too don’t you think?

After Care Products

After care products for yoour sofas and chairs - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

And to help keep your sofas and chairs looking their best they also offer a Leather/Velvet Care kit that you can purchase. We’ve opted for the Velvet care kit to ensure our chair will look great for years to come.

Staying Safe In Your Home & Store

Sofa sanitiser available from Sofology - The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections

With us all taking the precautions we need in these dare I say it unprecedented times, Sofology have come up with their own branded sanitiser. To be used with either their leather or fabric sofas, you can have peace of mind after visitors have left by spraying your sofas and chairs. It’s what Sofology use in store as part of their COVID precautions.

The Best Experience!

The Best Choice of Sofas & Sofology's Autumn 2020 Collections - In-store assistant

I’d like to say a massive thank you to not only Sofology for inviting me along to their fabulous Farnborough store, but also to their amazing in-store team. Particularly Gemma who’s advice, knowledge and experience was second to none. Her cheerful, happy demeanour didn’t falter even after three hours of my questioning (I had a lot of questions) and my erratic backwards and forwards around the store. Thank you!

If you concerned about visiting but loved the collections above, you can find Sofology’s Autumn collection and other ranges here.

Maria xx

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