If you're in search of a new sofa it is time to consider a sofa in a box. Forget screaming “Pivot!” à la Ross from Friends and say hello to a genius solution for getting sofas up and down the stairs.
Companies have answered the prayers of those living in first-floor flats or those with tiny hallways, and they've invented seriously chic sofas which come in handy, carry-able boxes. Here's everything you need to know...
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Why should I buy a sofa in a box?
If you need to get your sofa up or down the stairs to get it to your desired location, then you should definitely consider a sofa in a box, which can easily be transported.
If you're a renter and may be moving frequently, having a sofa in a box will make the whole relocation process so much easier.
If you're in a hurry and don't want to wait for your sofa to be made at a factory, a sofa in a box could be a speedy solution.
The best sofa in a box companies
Swyft have a range of different styles available
Swyft sofa in a box
Clever sofas from Swyft are the epitome of ease, but they don’t compromise on style either. Once assembled, you wouldn’t tell the difference between that and one on a showroom floor - and all of the designs are totally Instagram worthy. Their new Model 03 design looks and feels like sitting on a cloud.
What's even more mind-blowing is the fact that you can get next-day delivery, which means you don’t have to order your dream sofa and then wait a full moon or five for it to be made. You just click and it can be with you the very next day!
The easy assemble videos make it look like a doddle, and it really is that easy. You don’t need any tools and the pieces just slot together like magic.
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With any new sofa, it's completely normal to be paranoid about the slightest spillage (clumsy uncles we are looking at you) but fear not, as the clever stain-resistant technology will mean any messes just dab right out. Even red wine!
Model 03 three-seater, £2,385, Swyft
Snug sofa in a box
With a range of modular sofas which promise to also be comfy as well as practical, Snug knows exactly what the customer wants. You can choose from a cool sofa bed, a deluxe corner sofa or even a snuggly chair. Don't know what you want? The free 30-minute virtual consultation with a sofa pro should help with that.
The big chill sofa in a box, £1,159, Snug
Argos sofa in a box
Any new homeowner will know that Argos is a godsend - a one-stop-shop for every home item you could possibly ever imagine. They've jumped on the sofa in a box hype too, and as you would expect, it won’t break the bank either!
Evie charcoal sofa in a box, £200, Argos
Habitat pink sofa in a box, £200, Argos
DFS sofa in a box
Longstanding furniture experts DFS have expanded into sofas in a box with their Boxit range. Looking at the gorgeous designs, you would have no idea that these are flatpack sofas and you can choose from a luxury three-seater or a cosy two-seater.
Boxit three-seater sofa in a box, £549, DFS
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John Lewis sofa in a box
Even retail giant John Lewis has produced a sofa in a box range and the styles in their Sofi collection are simple and sophisticated. Plus, you can make the assembly even easier by getting the free assemble service - result!
Sofi two-seater sofa in a box, £687, John Lewis
Corner sofa in a box, £1,005, John Lewis
Next sofa in a box
This compact yet super-stylish sofa will fit into any snug room and it's available in chic navy or wow-factor yellow.
Mila 2 seater sofa in a box, £435, Next
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