A Finline’s Guide to Buying a Corner Sofa

corner sofas l shaped sofa Buying a Corner Sofa

Corner sofas; there’s nothing like coming home from a long week, and being able to sink right into a comfy corner sofa  with a glass of wine in one hand and the remote in the other. Corner sofas or L shaped sofas are rapidly growing in popularity, competing with the best three or two seater sofas.

Shopping for a new corner sofa can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Buying a corner sofa is a big investment, so always be sure to measure and do your homework. There are many things to think about before you purchase your new furniture, here at Finline we have put together a little guide to help you choose the perfect corner sofa for your home.

First Consider the Following Few Thingscorner sofas l shaped sofa

  • Are you after a luxurious corner sofa or something a bit more practical?
  • Do you have any pets in the house?
  • How many people will be using the sofa?

Once you have answered all the above, it’s time to start browsing at one of our showrooms, in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Laois.


corner sofas l shaped sofa Finline offer a wide range of styles and sizes to choose from, but take into account the size of your home. Corner sofas are great for a larger living space – obliviously they can fit into a corner with ease and free up space – they can also form a divide in an open area plan.





Measure Twice & Then Measure Again…

You have decided to treat yourself and buy a new sofa. You have started to look and all the numerous styles, so now it’s time to measure. Measure the area you are going to have your sofa, taking into account any doors and windows, the furniture will be passing through. Be sure to measure a couple of times.


Right Hand or Left Hand Facing?corner sofas l shaped sofa

Looking though our website, you may have noticed next to some of our sofas, RHF or LHF. This simple means Right Hand Facing or Left Hand Facing, it shows you where the longest part of the corner sofa will be.


corner sofas l shaped sofa Match to you Interiors

Your corner sofa will be a focal point in you living area, its good to buy furniture that’s fits around the décor of you room or add some accessories to tie into a colour scheme. Opting for those neutral colors like beige & grey, then adding a splash of a bold colour with the scatter cushions can create a cozy feel. If you’re after something a bit more modern, try darker colors, like strong navy blues, blacks or deep greys.


Giving The Illusion of a Bigger Roomcorner sofas l shaped sofa

A great advantage of a corner sofa is that it sits quite comfortably and discretely, into a corner freeing up some valuable real estate in the living area. From a decoration point of view, a corner sofa will not take over the room like a sofa of the same size.


corner sofas l shaped sofa More Seating

You can think of a corner sofa as two, as a one and a half sofa, it’s like an expansion of a sofa. A large sofa, seats three people while a corner sofa can seat a lot more. It’s ideal for bigger families or if you entertain people frequently.



More Natural Lightl shaped sofa bespoke furniture fabric sofa

Nothing is better then natural light pouring into you living room. The difficulty with large sofas in the middle of the living room is that it can block this light coming in to the room. Placed flawlessly into that ideal corner, still providing that bit of comfort with plenty of seating, a corner sofa gives you all frill but none of its shade.



sofabed corner sofa bespoke furnitureSleep Space

A corner sofa is an ideal piece of furniture. It can easily be substituted for a bed, either for yourself for a bit of a nap or for those extra guest over a long weekend, it’s a perfect solution. You can also get a corner sofa bed, see our Klaus



If your worried wether or not your corner sofa will fit into your home, check out “Making Sure your Finline Sofa Fits” Blog

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For all your queries, please ask any of our sales staff & interior décor specialists who are up to date with the latest trends in the market and to know what fashions are coming down the line. 

Please visit any of our our Showrooms in Dublin, Cork, Galway or our Factory Showrooms in Emo, Co Laois.

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