The perfect sofa!

I’ve been looking for the perfect striped sofa for a long time.  I had in my head exactly what I wanted, a relaxed deck chair striped look in blue and white to continue the beachy theme in my living room.  Something that was comfy
and didn’t look like it was trying too hard.  Finding the right sofa at the right price proved a lot harder than I thought.  Then, as if by magic, I received an email from sofasofa a family company based in Wales who have been hand crafting sofas since 1981.  They asked me which sofa I would choose from their range and although their website is packed with beautiful sofas in every shape, size and budget, I had no hesitation.  I was in love with the Newport, it was perfect !

Two very friendly men turned up in a big orange lorry and very quickly unloaded the sofa.  They were amused when I asked if I could take pictures of them for my blog but were more than happy to oblige.  Sorry chaps in my excitement over my sofa I forgot to ask your names !

They manoeuvred the sofa quickly and painlessly into the front room and unpacked it.  The whole delivery process was super fast and efficient and the delivery men a credit to their company.

Its a perfect fit for the space.  We moved our large corner sofa out of the living room into the new Kitchen/Dining room. You can see the transformation HERE  we wanted the big corner comfy sofa in the new space but also because we are planning to reclaim the living room as an adult space.  The new newport sofa is the first piece of furniture in my plan to finally have a gorgeous seaside living room.

Today, I put away the boys chairs that are used to sit at their computers (hidden away in the bureau/bookcase my hubby built).  Although its important to us to allow the boys their computer time somewhere where we can monitor them, it can also be a bit of challenge of an evening if we are also trying to watch the TV.  So the plan is sometime in the near future to move the computers out of the living room.

The newport sofa  has loose covers which is always a bonus with children in the house.  They are made from cotton polyester blend but honestly look and feel like linen.  I was amazed to discover that there is a whole range of different coloured loose covers to fit the sofa for the bargain price of £125 !   I am going to buy a set in the beautiful capri duck egg for when I fancy a change.

If you are looking for a new sofa I would strongly recommend you pop over to their website HERE and take a look, last orders in time for Christmas approx the 2nd week in November.  I am so impressed with the quality of the newport.  As they manufacture in their own workshops and sell direct to the public, they are able to keep costs down.  I was amazed by the value of the furniture and accessories on their website.

All of the furniture the company sells goes through rigorous testing and has to pass all the British Standards for general domestic use.  All the materials and construction are guaranteed for two years and the hardwood frames have a standard five year guarantee.  Not bad for such great value for money products.  I am a massive advocate of British companies and sofasofa is a wonderful example of Great British craftsmanship.

I am so thrilled with the perfect match to my living room.  Hubby is even relieved to know he hasn’t got to fork out for new curtains just yet !

Review post – sofasofa kindly sent me the Newport Sofa.



  1. helen
    October 20, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    I love that sofa, and it's perfect for your room. The fabric looks like great quality too.

  2. karen jones
    October 20, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Thank you Helen. It really is great quality. I thought it was linen at first but its cotton /polyester so perfect to wash xx

  3. Marcel
    October 20, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    Wow, the sofa looks great Karen.The blue and white colour scheme is really relaxing and adds a sort of boat feel (to me anyway) to the place.Very nice!

    • karen jones
      October 20, 2015 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you Marcel and thank you for taking the time to comment.

  4. janm
    October 20, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    Absolutely fantastic your home looks amazing and all on a budget income well done xxxx

    • karen jones
      October 20, 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you Janm. xx

  5. Rachel Newcombe
    October 20, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    It looks great and an absolute perfect fit for your living room!

    • karen jones
      October 20, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you Rachel. I am really pleased with it. Just need to find a few more pieces to complete the look. x

  6. Stacey Sheppard
    October 21, 2015 / 7:59 am

    Such a great look for the living room Karen and the sofa is the perfect choice!

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2015 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you Stacey, I love it ! xx

  7. Katy Orme
    October 21, 2015 / 8:51 am

    Perfect for your room, Karen! Looks great and picks out the blues in the rest of the room so well. Enjoy x

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2015 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you Katy, its been a long time coming. I have been looking for a blue and white striped sofa FOREVER ! XX

  8. Old Fashioned Susie
    October 21, 2015 / 9:00 am

    What a lovely sofa and bonus points for having removable covers!!

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2015 / 12:19 pm

      Absolutely Susie. Essential in a houseful of boys xx

  9. Maxine Brady
    October 21, 2015 / 10:55 am

    You home looks so fresh and bright and summery. Making me forget this awful rain today

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2015 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you Maxine. Another reason I love my white home. It always looks bright even on the most miserable of days xx

  10. Midlife Singlemum
    October 21, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    I love the look and the sofa but I have to ask – did you go round the house just taking the blue books to put on the shleves in that room. Or do you only buy books with blue or white covers?

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      HAHAHA! You are the only person to comment on the books. I realised a few years ago I was only buying blue and white books ! I have issues ! xxx

  11. Hannah Trickett
    October 22, 2015 / 9:38 am

    That fits and looks so perfect for the space. So exciting when a new piece of furniture arrives!

  12. kateonthinice
    October 23, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    I like it very much. Have never considered blue as a theme for a lounge but I think it looks freat

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