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A Great Range
Member Name: kat1234
Advantages: look good, lots of choice, comfortable
We purchased our sofas from DFS 3 years ago when we had just moved in to our house. I was very impressed with the range and selection available in DFS, as well as the store itself. Having never previously purchased sofas, but having a very definite idea of what we were looking for, the store was well laid out with colour schemes as the theme as well as having the fabric book on each sofa showing what other colours they were available besides the colour of the display model.
We opted for our sofas - cream cushion backed fabric sofas (2 and 3 seaters). These were quite expensive at over £1,000 each - which is a lot of money to me and, looking back, it was rather extravagant to spend so much, but we had been saving up for ages and wanted to treat ourselves. The sofas themselves were delivered very quickly and we purchased then with one years free credit (disappointed that there was no advantage offered to paying up front).
Three years on, we still have the sofas and I have been very pleased with their quality. We paid a little extra to have them chemically coated so that spillages would wipe off easily and not stain and this has seemed to be a wise decision as they have remained stain free despite the addition of a toddler to our family. We have noticed that the fabric has discoloured slightly over time and the seat cushions have 'given' slightly, but I would expect this from a sofa. The cushions are filled with feathers and do require a lot of plumping - and a lot of feathers seem to make their way over my lounge - but they do look and feel good when plumped. I don't think I would buy feather filled cushions again, despite the comfort factor, as it is annoying finding the feathers everywhere - on the floor straight after hoovering or attached to your clothes.
I think that, when I next purchase sofas, I will definitely look in DFS but I do think their ranges can work out expensive - and the next sofas we purchase will definitely come from a tighter budget. There is some truth in the adage that you get what you pay for as I really can't fault the design or quality and we do often get comments from guests on how lovely they are. For me though, there are other sofas that would do the job just as well and look just as nice at a fraction of the cost. Our sofas were somewhat of an extravagence, but I can't whole heartedly say I regret spending the money as we have had such good use from them.
Summary: good range of sofas
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