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Choosing a Sofa that Balances Comfort & Style

By ercol on 31 March 2020

Forli snuggler and footstool
Forli snuggler and footstool

Comfort and style are at the top of the list for any sofa. However, it’s also important to choose a sofa that fits your home – in terms of both practicality and appearance.

So, how do you find the right balance? That’s where we can help. Read on as we take a closer look at four distinct types of sofa that can provide both comfort and style in your home.


With some living spaces, the biggest challenge is finding a sofa that fits in the space you have. After all, every home is different. A modular sofa is the perfect solution. The Trieste collection offers a wide range of pieces that can be combined to create whichever sofa shape you require.

Trieste corner sofa
Trieste corner sofa

Curved corner or square corner. Petite, small, medium or large unit. Right hand facing or left hand facing. It’s up to you. This is complemented by classic options like the armchair, snuggler, footstool and standard sofa sizes so that you can create beautiful and space-saving combinations in your home.

Open plan

Alternatively, you might be comparing sofas for an open plan space. If that’s the case, a chaise end sofa is ideal. Cutting into the living space, the chaise end acts as a partial barrier, creating a more enclosed atmosphere within an open plan design. On top of that, it gives you additional seating for guests and gatherings, or just the option to put your feet up and relax.

Forli collection with Marino chair
Forli collection with Marino chair

The Forli collection features both left-hand and right-hand facing options, which can be paired with a chair, snuggler, footstool and three sofa sizes. All feature slim profiles, plush fabrics and beautifully turned solid oak legs, which from the front or the back, act as a stunning backdrop within your living space.


If you’re looking for something truly classic, the Enna collection provides timeless elegance. The Enna armchair, medium sofa and large sofa all have the option of either static or recliner, so you can choose the right combination for your living space.

Enna large sofa
Enna large sofa

These are complemented by a choice of luxurious yet practical leathers or fabrics in a range of colours to match your style. The classic design with curved solid legs and a comfortable high back with lumbar support is paired with the ultimate convenience from a built-in USB charger.  


Perhaps you prefer a contemporary look. With a stunning angled leg design, tailored cushioning and a sleek profile, the Favara collection allows you to combine comfort with modern styling.

From the armchair and footstool to a grand sofa seating four people, Favara is complete with a slim profile so that you can get more comfortable seating into your living space while still looking stylish and sophisticated.

Favara collection from ercol
Favara collection

Variety within each choice

At ercol, we offer a wide variety of sofa shapes, styles and sizes. However, the choice doesn’t end there for our customers. All of our chairs and sofas are available in a selection of stunning fabric options, no matter the collection or number of seats.

Choose from over 30 fabrics with Trieste, plus a choice of clear matt or dark wood on Forli sofas. Or, combine different fabrics with the body and scatter cushions on Favara. The Enna collection even allows you to decide between leather and fabric, with various options for both materials.

Whatever your preference, we can offer you an extra dimension when it comes to finding a sofa that fits perfectly with your home. Put simply, you can choose a sofa style based on comfort and practicality, which allows you to tailor your choices to make the sofa truly perfect for your home.

Choose from a wide range of stunning sofa collections in our catalogue then find a stockist to take a closer look and order your sofa.


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