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We are pleased to open our front doors again. Our design consultants are ready to assist with your design decisions wherever you are comfortable.  Shop online now, book a Virtual Appointment or Private In-Store Appointment.  As we adapt to new health and safety guidelines, we are experiencing extended home delivery dates - we appreciate your patience and understanding.  Safety is paramount, and we invite you to learn more about what we're doing to follow health guidelines in our stores and home deliveries.  READ MORE.

Custom Sofas

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Shop Custom Sofas at Bassett Furniture

For many people, finding the right sofa for their home involves hours of research on the internet and countless visits to furniture showrooms. For others, the perfect sofa is something they have a hand in designing themselves. 

If you prefer the latter, you're in luck. At Bassett Furniture, you have the freedom to create a custom sofa tailored to your preferred style and taste. 

Let our team of designers help you bring your vision to life. To get started on your custom sofa from Bassett, schedule a design consultation appointment today. 

How to Personalize Your Bassett Custom Sofa

What goes into making a great sofa? As with a great work of art, a beautiful piece of furniture can seem like an effortless production. But, there's a lot that goes into creating a memorable living room centerpiece. A sturdy frame, durable cushions and top notch upholstery are just the start.

Choose the Right Size

The first step to creating your design is choosing the appropriate size for the space your custom sofa will fill. Knowing the exact dimensions of the available space is a must. After all, it does no good creating an impressively large sofa if you don't have the room to accommodate it. 

Arm and Cushion Style

After size, the next consideration is the arm and cushion style. Seating cushions typically come in two general styles: straight cushion and a T-cushion.

The straight cushion covers the seating area and is boxed in by the sofa arm.

The T-cushion, on the other hand, extends over the sofa arm, which itself stops short of the sofa's front edge. Two T-cushions placed side by side form a stocky iteration of the letter "T."  

Arm styles offer a bit more choice, with the English (or London), Lawson and rolled arm styles satisfying the more traditional tastes. Sock arms and track arms are often selected for more contemporary styles. 

Back Cushion Styles

The back of the sofa is another area that offers a multitude of choices. The back cushions in a loose back sofa are not attached at all, and can be rotated to help the cushions maintain their proper shape.

If you like the loose back look but have kids or pets, you might consider the semi-attached back cushion style. These cushions are actually attached to the back of the sofa, but look like they could come right off.  

The tight back option is also fully attached to the back of the sofa and tends to have a more firm feel, compared to the semi-attaches style. The advantage of the tight back cushion is that you'll never need to fluff it.  

Base Style 

Lastly, you'll need to decide on how you'll want the front of your sofa. There are just two general base styles: skirted or legged.

As the name suggests, the skirted base has a fabric "skirt" that extends from below the seating cushions down to floor level. A skirt base goes well with the more traditional styles of sofa. 

The legged style, on the other hand, is more suited to contemporary tastes. The upholstered base is pretty straight-forward. But, while there's isn't much to do with the base itself, you can have a lot of fun deciding on the type of leg and foot styles you'd want – as these are absolutely appropriate vehicles for your creativity. 

Visit Bassett Furniture

Before you start designing, get inspiration for your custom sofa by visiting one of our stores. Find the Bassett Furniture store nearest you and come on in today. 

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