U Shaped Sofas

U-Shaped Sofa Buying Guide

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U-Shaped Sofa Buying Guide

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Babille Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Truffle
Babille Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Truffle
Furniture in Fashion

£1,399.95

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Harry U shape corner sofa with chaise
Harry U shape corner sofa with chaise
Darlings of Chelsea

£2,995.00 £4,929.00

Virto Scatterback Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Silver Grey
Virto Scatterback Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Silver Grey
Furniture in Fashion

£1,099.95 - £1,499.95

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Large Galloway U shaped corner with chaise
Large Galloway U shaped corner with chaise
Darlings of Chelsea

£3,100.00 £8,546.00

Virto Fullback Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Silver And Grey
Virto Fullback Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Silver And Grey
Furniture in Fashion

£1,139.95 - £1,499.95

Virto Fullback Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Beige And Mink
Virto Fullback Fabric U Shape Corner Sofa In Beige And Mink
Furniture in Fashion

£1,139.95 - £1,499.95

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U shaped Alice corner sofa in SMOOTH VELVET - BELLAGIO 626
U shaped Alice corner sofa in SMOOTH VELVET - BELLAGIO 626
Darlings of Chelsea

£2,195.00 £5,305.00

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Large u shaped sloane corner sofa in Crystal Hazel
Large u shaped sloane corner sofa in Crystal Hazel
Darlings of Chelsea

£3,350.00 £7,528.00

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Francesca U Shaped Sofa in 10BY with Electric Recliner
Francesca U Shaped Sofa in 10BY with Electric Recliner
Darlings of Chelsea

£3,598.40 £6,300.00

U-Shaped Sofa Buying Guide

Undoubtedly, the sofa is the centrepiece of your living room. It is the eye-catcher and one of your more expensive furniture investments, it is where you entertain your guests, catch up with family or lounge by yourself.

There is no dearth of sofas you can choose from, but the sectional sofa is a popular choice these days. If you are inclined to a sectional sofa (pun intended), this blog will help you to consider buying a U-shaped one.

What is a U-Shaped Sectional Sofa?

A sectional sofa consists of two or more interlocking components, in various shapes and sizes that can be joined together in myriad assemblies. Unlike a traditional sofa, sectionals are versatile and adjustable to suit the layout of your room, keeping in mind your family's needs and preferences.

They come in various configurations, one of which is a U-shaped sectional sofa. The name comes from the fact that it looks like the letter “U”. Unlike the classic L-shape or chaise sectional sofa, the U-shape sofa has two extended arms that face each other.

Ideally, they are suited for large spaces, large families, lots of guests and to maximise seating. The “U” design inherently creates a friendly, warm seating space where everyone faces each other, bringing people together, encouraging long hours of conversation and relaxation.

Tips for Choosing the Best U-Shaped Sofa

Shape, Size and Function of Your Space – The shape and size of your living room are important factors to decide whether a U-shaped sofa will suit your space. Always choose a sofa that’s shaped like your living room, so you can maximise space. Measure exact dimensions before you buy; you should have enough space to fit the sofa and at least 18” of area left over to allow unobstructed movement. Keep in mind the function of your space before you buy a modular sofa. They are best suited if you have larger families or social circles.

Design of the U-Shaped Sofa – Once you’ve decided to buy a U-shaped sectional sofa, you now have to deep dive into what design of U-shaped sofa is ideal for you. You will be spoilt for choice as designs vary in terms of the shape – rectangular or curved; the “U” seating – shallow or deep; the style – chaise or couch. Some of the U shaped sofas, which are modular in nature, come with backrest, arm rest etc, so pick your seating to suit your needs. Think through and visualise before you make your purchase decision.

The Finer Details – With a range of options, the details to consider are many. Choose the kind of upholstery – leather (or faux leather), chenille, velvet, linen and more – and consider the type of seat cushions and back cushions. Removable covers make your sofa easy to clean.

The sofa material affects the overall seating comfort. Would you prefer down or memory foam seats? And what fun extras would you like to have – recliners, cup holders, USB chargers, lumbar support, headrests? Pay attention to these finer points, because once the choices are made, it’s unlikely you can make changes.

Other things to Consider

  • Think Long-term - Don’t just think of your current space and use, but make your decision future proof by considering if your family would be growing.
  • Be Guest-friendly – Not everyone likes to huddle. Is there enough space if people want to sit opposite each other and not on the same side? Can you have coffee tables/side tables, so your guests aren’t balancing their food and drinks on their laps?
  • Size and Space – The U-shaped sofa may make your room look smaller and limit your movements. It will also become the focal point and take away from other elements. So, before you invest in one, make sure the space you have warrants a U-shaped sectional. The idea is to enhance your living room, not take away from it.

Pointers for buying U-Shaped Sofas online

Sofa Measurements: Make sure you double check all the measurements and map them to your floor plan. There should be enough clearance from your walls, doorways, and other pieces of furniture.

Important Dates: Note the important dates and choose accordingly. The “in-stock date” or “ship-date” is what matters. Sofas can take anywhere from 8-12 weeks to ship, especially if they are custom-made.

Return Policy: Go through this section with a fine-tooth comb. Check for the company’s specific Terms & Conditions, who pays for return shipping, costs involved, etc. Clarify your doubts before you place the order.

Customer Reviews and Photos: These give you a perspective from someone who has bought and used the sofa – did it work for them, ease of use, assembly, quality, maintenance, etc. Real pics from real people in their real living spaces are priceless. If possible, reach out to the reviewer and clarify any queries.

And COMPARE!: You might be able to find similar looking U-shaped sofas from other retailers at competitive pricing if you keep looking. Our furniture comparison platform, helps you compare similar options from across the retailers and help you make informed choices. WIth the price history feature, you will also be able to learn the pricing fluctuations the product’s been through which help you decide whether to wait or not, before buying a product.

Armed with all this information, go ahead, and buy the U-shaped sectional sofa that enhances your living room, stamped with your personal style.