SOFA SO GOOD // our snuggly saturday night in

DFS collage

DFS collage

DFS sofa

DFS collage

DFS collage

Everywhere I go recently, people have been complaining about the dark evenings, and the plunging temperatures. But I’ll let you into a little secret…

I kinda love that winter is on its way.

Because cold weather and dark nights mean I have the perfect excuse to turn up the central heating, snuggle up on the sofa and forget about the world outside.

Saturdays nights are brilliant now the girls are a bit older, and can really join in with everything OH and I do. Don’t get me wrong – I still love the odd night out, but these days my idea of heaven is staying in with a bottle of sauvignon blanc (New Zealand, of course), a thick ribeye steak and X-Factor cued up on the telly.

The girls put on their fluffy onesies while I pop some popcorn and OH turns on the surround sound. We used to have a corner sofa, but it had seen better days and wasn’t particularly comfy, so OH and I would sit up there while the girls stretched out on the floor in front of us.

But then DFS invited us to try a sofa from their amazing range; there were so many great styles, but as soon as I saw this Flint 4-seater sofa in charcoal, I knew it was perfect for our family and our home.

A couple of weeks later (they’re hand made to order) our fabulous fabric sofa arrived. Then, a hiccup – our internal door frames were too narrow to fit the sofa through. Sigh. But then our wonderful delivery men went completely above and beyond, and actually lifted it up and over our garage roof and into the back garden so they could carry it through the bifold doors at the back. Phew. 

Straight away it looked amazing – I adored the contemporary geometric shape, and the charcoal looked great against the lighter grey of our walls. It even matched the yellow cushions I already had. Fate.

It was incredibly comfortable, and I loved the way we could adjust the two bolster cushions that came with the sofa (I preferred it as extra arm support, while OH liked it behind his back). You could even take them away altogether to make even more room.

Not that we needed it, as this had plenty of space to easily fit all four of us.

So last Saturday night we all snuggled up together to watch X-Factor. We munched on popcorn, sang along to the songs, laughed at Honey G’s antics and shouted at the judges. Best night ever. 

‘The only thing that could make this better,’ I said to OH afterwards, when the girls were in bed and we were stretching out, ‘Would be the matching footstool.’

He looked at me and I looked at him. Then we went online and ordered the matching footstool. Roll on the next weekend! 

• our gorgeous sofa was provided to us as part of our collaboration with DFS

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29 Comments

  1. Ooh very nice. We bought our previous sofa from DFS and it lasted us 11 years, we LOVED it. This time around we ordered through Harveys and was disappointed with the customer service then the sofa had to be replaced because it was faulty and the new one is ‘ok’ but it also has a fault. I can’t be bothered to go through it all again. We did have lovely delivery guys both times though so I’m grateful for that. Should have stuck with DFS!
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    • Our last DFS sofa lasted us 12 years so it did us proud too! What a bummer about your new sofa though – you’ve had a run of bad luck with your homewares haven’t you, young lady?!

  2. That sofa looks so comfortable and like you could just sink into it! I don’t mind that it gets dark earlier, very cosy xo
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  3. I need a new sofa, we have a large corner one and I will buy a new corner one but am going to change from the leather now as it’s so cold, unlike this that looks so snugly.

  4. What an amazing looking sofa, I have to say a good one can really make a big difference to the home, when it comes to comfort and relaxation. I have never tried DFS for one before though, next time I’ll have to check them out.
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  5. I bought my sofa from DFS years ago and it is still as comfy as the day I got it! xx

  6. What a lovely looking sofa I love cosy nights in on the sofa after busy day.
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  7. Oh how wonderful, great looking sofa. We could really do with a new sofa but just can’t afford one at the mo!
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  8. oh wow now lusting after new lounge lol I see a whole new post coming haha !
    lovely choice of sofa looks nice and snuggly in them onesies

  9. Love your sofa! I’m going to check out the DFS website as we’ve been after a new sofa. I agree, I love cosy winter nights in!

  10. What a great looking sofa, I am actually in the market for a sofa as my leather sofa bed is cold and uncomfortable
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  11. Looks like a very comfortable, I have a DFS sofa and its just great and lasted me for years
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  12. when a sofa is comfortable, that’s it. that’s when you know you’ve accomplished in life. that’s how i always feel haha

  13. Our previous sofa was from DFS and it lasted for ages. This one looks really comfy!
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  14. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy - November 23, 2016 reply

    That sofa looks super comfy. We love a super cosy night in, especially at this time of year.

  15. Having the perfect sofa does make a huge difference to being comfortable on a snuggly saturday night x
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  16. I’m one of those people who loves winter too – I love the evenings getting darker early. And there’s nothing better than a new sofa in time for those cold, dark evenings.

  17. We always brought from DFS because we know that their sofas are always brilliant. Your sofa looks lovely!

  18. Ooh that sofa looks so comfortable and I love that you’ve displayed pictures behind it 😀 xxx

  19. Nothing beats a comfy sofa a blanket popcorn and a glass of wine to have a cosy nite in. Your sofa looks lovely.
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  20. What a gorgeous sofa! I wonder if DFS deliver to Shetland? We literally have a burst couch in our living room and trying to find a company who will deliver a new suite to the remote highlands and islands is proving to be a nightmare!
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  21. If you have one of those sofas that is just comfy whenever you sit on it, you are onto a really winner x

  22. This is such an amazing opportunity! I’m really loving grey sofas at the moment, so that’ll definitely be my pick when I come to buy one. This one looks really comfortable, and the kids sure look like they’re enjoying it too, so cute! x

  23. I’m like you and love it when the night get darker and we can all snuggle up together on a beautiful comfy sofa. We’ve had a few sofa’s from DFS over the years and have always been really pleased with everything from the showroom, deliver and longevity. Really great quality

  24. What a comfy looking sofa – I’m looking for sofa’s at the moment but not seen one I love yet x
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  25. I love to snuggle up on the sofa in this time of year, with a good movie and my favourite snack:) this sofa looks great for you and your family!

  26. Wow, it’s absolutely amazing how the delivery guy have found a way to get your sofa in. Incredible!
    The sofa looks perfect and the kids are so happy on it 🙂
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  27. We were utterly delighted with our sofa and have made a pact to spent much of the winter months cuddling up on it together, eating chocolate and watching movies. Just for the blog you understand 🙂

  28. […] image for a triptych I had planned for the lounge room (PS: doesn’t the artwork suit our new DFS sofa […]

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