Here at Famous Furniture in France we want you to be happy with your purchase and so have put together this brief buying guide to help you make the right choice.

If you are thinking about buying a new sofa, ask yourself, what will it be like in five year’s time ? How about after ten year’s ?  Will it still be stylish and a pleasure to sit on ? Will it offer the cosines and comfort you are accustomed to ?

At Famous Furniture in France we believe that there is no substitute for quality and believe with quality comes the ultimate in comfort and for this reason we stock only Handcrafted G-Plan craftsman built sofas and chairs and each piece carries the signature of the upholsterer who Handcrafted it.


One of the first things you will need to consider before buying a sofa is the size of your living room. You don’t want your sofa to overpower your existing furniture and accessories, or to look lost in a larger room.

We recommend that you measure your room and jot down on a pad the measurements before you visit our showroom to be sure that your chosen sofas and chairs will fit your room without overpowering it. its also a good idea to measure any obstacles such as doorways,window openings and hallways to be sure your new sofa will actually fit.

Remember a lighter colour will make a otherwise darker room appear brighter and bigger. Darker colours give a cosiness to a light sun filled room and will help to draw it in and give it a smaller cosier feel. 


When making a long term investment, you need a sofa that will meet your needs for years to come. Consider the function of your sofa before deciding.

How many people will actually be sitting on your sofa? Do you have pets ? Do you have young children or grandchildren, and if so do you need a sofa that’s easier to clean? maybe a darker colour, less likely to show the dirt. If you have young children, or eat on your sofa, a darker fabric may be more practical. 

If you entertain or have your family over often, you may prefer a larger sofa or suite


You will spend a great deal of time sitting on your sofa and chairs so it should offer you the ultimate in comfort Having a beautiful sofa that perfectly complements your décor is important, but unless it really does offer you superb comfort you may as well be sitting on a box.

At Famous Furniture in France we believe that there is no substitute for quality and believe with quality comes the ultimate in comfort. So when you visit us to try out our sofa's and chairs, we want you to try as if they were in your own living room, take off your coat  Don’t be shy about taking off your shoes, putting your feet up and recreating the way you would use your sofa at home.

Head and Back support 

If it's support for your head and back that you are after we would recommend a high back model, Many of these models have built in lumbar support and a head-roll for added comfort.