How To's

Sebastien's Sofa Selector

I’ve prepared 6 tips to help you select the perfect sofa that is just for you. Plus, all custom upholstery and rugs are 15% off until May 12, so you can make it all your own! See our custom experts in store to learn more.

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#1 – Beauty is more than fabric deep: Ask about the quality of the construction, the frame, joints, springs and the filling.

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#2 – Does your couch have coverage? Urban Barn offers a great extended warranty, by Diamond Kote, that covers accidental spills, tears and burns at no extra cost. Ask one of our sales associates for complete details about the Diamond Kote Warranty.

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#3 – Size does matter. Think of those who might sit on your sofa. If your husband is 6’6″ you may want a sofa in nap-size… or not. Get design and sizing help with our Room Planner.

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#4 – The fabric of your lifestyle. Kids? Dogs? Clumsy red wine drinking friends? Think about your life and the fabric will follow.  When you’ve narrowed down your fabrics and colours, bring them home overnight. Look at the fabric at different times of the day and evening.

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#6 – Do anything for love. If you fall in love with a fabric that does not match your walls – repaint. There are more paint colours than fabric options so do it for love.

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  1. I am really disappointed in the custom couch fabric I chose; It was supposed to wear well, but it is pilling and it is shedding fine fibres that stick out no matter how much I vacuum it; also it is like velcro, and the cat hair sticks to it. I complained to the company but they didn’t bother to call me back.

  2. We just ordered a custom ottoman but did not receive the 15% discount as the offer came out after we placed our order. Can we still get a discount?


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