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Buying Guides

Published in 1974, the first edition of Sir Terence Conran’s revolutionary The House Book covers every aspect of home décor from choosing suitable storage to correctly laying out a cutlery drawer. Providing new techniques and supportive advice on how to improve the aesthetic of one’s home remains central to the service we offer here at The Conran Shop. We continue to build upon Sir Terence’s legacy, offering interiors hints and tips, and buying guides for sofas, lighting, beds, and more.

The Conran Shop Build Your Own Collection

How to Buy a Sofa

From size and shape, to style and upholstery, here's everything you need to inform your sofa purchase.

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Explore Our Upholstery Edit

Discover how to select your upholstery and further information about our exclusive fabric collection.

The LC4 Lounge Chair in black against a traditional backdrop.

How to Buy a Lounge Chair

Select the perfect chair for your space by considering upholstery choices, frames and placement.

Lighting at The Conran Shop

How to Buy Lighting

Decipher key lighting terms and how to select the right lighting for your hallway, lounge and kitchen.

The Conran Shop rug collection

How to Buy a Rug

Find the perfect rug for your home and learn key terms, materials and different types of rugs.

Storage at The Conran Shop

How to Buy Storage

From measuring up to installation and delivery, learn how to select the perfect storage for your home.

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How to Buy a Bed & Mattress

From tension and size to care instructions, this guide will help you find the ideal bed and mattress.

Arne Jacobsen's grey-hued Egg Sofa on a woven rug and white wall background.

How to Measure for an Access Check

Use this helpful guide to ensure your new furniture will fit seamlessly into your home when it arrives.