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Buying guide

How To Customise Your Wunders Pieces

Choosing our handmade furniture for your home is an investment that deserves time and consideration. There is a lot to consider, in terms of styles you like, sizing, fabric choices and colours. We have created this guide to make your furniture buying journey a little easier. 

These are key points to consider when buying large furniture pieces

Sofas
Your sofa / sofa’s will probably be one of your biggest soft furnishing investments in your home. Choose the perfect sofa for your space and lifestyle with Wunders custom designs.
Armchair
All our Wunders sofa designs can be made into armchairs ideal for seating alongside a sofa or to tuck into a nook in a bedroom or study.
Two-Seater sofas
A two-seater sofa is the ideal size for smaller spaces and apartments. It can have two seat cushions as well as two back cushions, or one long bottom cushion with a fixed back cushion. Seats two people.
Three-Seater Sofa
A three-seater sofa is ideal for two people who want to spread out comfortably on their sofa, or for seating three people in a more formal setting. You can choose three seat and back cushions, or fixed cushions moulded into shape.
Modular Sofa
A three-seater sofa is ideal for two people who want to spread out comfortably on their sofa, or for seating three people in a more formal setting. You can choose three seat and back cushions, or fixed cushions moulded into shape.
Corner Sofa
A corner sofa usually has two seating areas perpendicular to each other, and often comes in an L-shape or symmetrical formation. They’re great for bigger families who want to save space in their living areas, as they’re designed to tuck into corners.
Chaise Sofa
A chaise sofa can be made up in any size. Made by extending one end seat longer than the others. Perfect for those who like to lounge and stretch their legs out.
Chaise Lounge
An occasional chair with a sense of luxury, perfect for lounging. The back of the chair scoops round to make a corner detail. These can be made with no arms or arms. It has an extended seat design and is used as a statement or create a cosy reading corner in a home.
Sofa Bed
This style is a sofa by day, bed by night. There are a few different ways a sofa bed can function – metal action and click-clack are the two most common and refer to the mechanism used to change between setups. Most of our sofa styles except for fixed seat styles can be made into sofa beds.

How to measure for your new purchase

To measure for your new Wunders piece, make sure to clear a space in the room where your new piece will be placed. Measure the width and length of the space to give you an idea of the furniture size you need. Remember the importance of scale when decorating a space. Make sure the size and shape functions within the space and its not too large that you cannot adequately move around, oversized furniture can have an adverse affect and make a room appear small and undersized pieces will appear to be floating and misplaced.  

Tip: make sure you measure the doors, ceilings and walkways to guarantee your furniture will fit once delivered, don’t forget to allow for a few centimetres for the packaging.

What’s the best sofa for a small living room?

If you have a small living room or space, there are a few things you can do to create the illusion of space. Try to get a sofa style that has a low back or taller legs like our Mckinley Sofa. This will allow more light to flow around it, making your living room feel more spacious.

What are the different fabric types?

Wunders have a wide range of fabric swatches at our showrooms, you can browse and match the look and tone to your space before you commit to buying. There are many options, if you wish to purchase a sofa online, please see our core fabric range below.

Cotton
A natural fibre that is breathable and soft. On the more expensive side. Cotton upholstered sofas have a comfortable and relaxed feel. We suggest opting for removable cushion covers so that you can easily clean your cotton sofa. This fabric is prone to wrinkling, so it needs specific care to keep it looking fresh and new.
Linen
Another natural fibre, more durable than cotton – great for homes with children and pets. Linen sofas can have a lived-in feel, as the fabric has natural creases that soften over time. Linen is hypoallergenic as it has a neutral pH. Linen is breathable which means you’re more likely to feel cool on hot summer days lounging on your sofa. The linen surface might ‘fuzz’ over time, however, it is resistant to fading caused by sunlight. We suggest sofas with removable cushion covers for convenient cleaning.
Wool
Is made up of woven fibres from a sheep’s coat. Even though wool is natural, it is often blended with synthetics. Wool comes in various colours, it’s adaptable for every aesthetic. The thick pile creates a sense of cosiness while still being cool and breathable.
Polyester
Is a synthetic fibre, manufactured to be durable and long-lasting. This fabric is great for families with pets, available in a wide range of colours. It makes a great base for every sofa style.
Velvet
Is known for having a very deep pile. It is woven, from cotton or polyester. Velvet can add luxury and warmth to your space. Do take note that it needs a little more TLC than other fabric options to keep it in good condition.
Leather
Sofas are the easiest to look after, as leather is durable and long-lasting. Leather’s is a natural fabric that gets better with age. Great for homes with children and pets.

What are the different types of leathers are available for sofas?

Leathers are treated during the production phase for different finishes. If you’re considering purchasing a leather sofa, read Wunders guide to picking the right leather to suit your aesthetic and lifestyle.

Full-Grain / Aniline leather
Is soft, with a natural feel characterised by its visible natural marks giving it a more authentic look. This type of leather is dyed but doesn’t have a topcoat, making it softer and more breathable. Aniline leathers do age over time, giving them a beautiful weathered look.
Semi-Aniline Leather
Is dyed and a thin finishing coat is added to offer further protection, making it more durable than full aniline leather. It is soft and has visible marks depending on the leather’s natural patina. Semi-aniline leathers do age over time, giving them a beautiful weathered look.
Corrected Grain Leather
This leather is treated and buffed to get rid of any natural blemishes, and then embossed for a more uniform look and feel. This process results in a smoother finish. Because this corrected grain leather is treated it is more durable long term and resistant to fading.
Bonded Leather
Is a manmade product: this fabric is composed of leather fibres bonded together to create a uniform texture. This is durable and fully fade resistant.

What Finish Do You Want On Your Sofa Legs?

All Wunders sofas can be finished off with the legs of your choosing. You can choose a wood or metal leg/base, with metal you can go for chrome or a matt black finish. With the wooden options, you can choose a wood stain of your from subtle Scandinavian blonde wood to rich Ebony black.

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