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 ...and thanks for stopping by. I'm Claire Douglas,  DIY and home interiors writer specialising in money-saving and creative home interior projects. I've spent years developing my 'bespoke on a budget' approach to DIY and home interiors and I love sharing all my tips and tricks in tutorials and posts here on my blog, in articles I write for some of the leading titles, in the press, on Instagram, Tiktok and my online course

Dusk Sofas...are they worth it?

Updated: Nov 4, 2023

Time to spill the tea on Dusk sofas...

I thought I would put together a blog post all about my Dusk (Soho 2-seater) sofa as I get asked so many questions about it. The main areas people seem to be interested in are; how comfy it is, what the material is like, how big it is and whether it's worth the money, but I'll share as much other info that I can think of in case it's useful.

Before we start, full disclosure, this sofa was a PR product that I received some months ago on the agreement that I would create some user-generated content (UGC) for Dusk to use. I wasn’t paid, Dusk have no input on any content that I create and I haven’t been asked to write this post, in fact, they don’t know I’m writing it, yet!

The fact it was a PR product won't affect the information that I share, and you know you can rely on me to provide an honest review sharing the good, the bad (if there is any) and the ugly ha ha. Spoiler alert… there isn't any ugly on this one!

Let’s get to it…

Is there a good selection of Dusk sofas?

Dusk soho 2-seater sofa in a neutral front room

Yes, I was really impressed with the selection of sofas, and in fact, Dusk have recently expanded their product range to include all manner of furniture, home accessories, bedding home fragrance and there are quite a few items that I've got my eye on!

Looking at sofas specifically, there was a great selection that would suit most homes regardless of the size or style. The space I was looking to fill this time round was really quite small, so I wasn't sure if there would be a sofa compact enough to fit into this little gap. Happily, there was, as the Soho two-seater is perfectly compact at a total width of only 161cm centimetres. And the good news is, it's really well designed so despite its small size it comfortably seats two people.

I noticed some really stylish corner sofas and lots of larger, three-seater models too. They also have a great selection of sofa beds which come into categories. Sofa beds that are based on the sofa ranges and click-clack sofa beds which are very simple and minimalist and basically fold down to create a temporary sofa bed. The former is ideal for long-term use as you have a beautiful, fully functioning sofa as well as a well-designed pull-out sofa bed that's large enough to sleep two people and would be great for a spare room or occasional use in a living room. The latter would be a fantastic purchase for those with a light with a small budget as they are extremely competitively priced.

Did you have to build your Dusk sofa?

Dusk sofa leg before being attached to the sofe

Attaching leg to base of sofa

No, not really! I was really impressed at how well-packaged the sofa was upon arrival. It came in a very secure and sturdy cardboard box. There was very little in the way of construction required. And all I had to do was screw the feet on and put the cushions in place. I actually used the cut the large cardboard box in part of a DIY project that I'm looking forward to sharing with you soon.

What's the colour like?

Textured neutral material swatch

I opted for the neutral beige shade of fabric and I absolutely love it. I'm a bit fan of mutuals at the moment, and this sofa fits perfectly into our home and colour palette. There is a good range of colours available. If you aren't a fan of NHLs, many of the ranges have bolder colourways and there is a classic grey option for most as well. The material has a lovely texture to it and looks far more expensive than it actually was overall, I'm super happy with the colour and texture of the fabric.

Is your Dusk sofa comfy?

Dusk soho sofa in neutral living room with built-in shelves

Okay, so this is the question I get asked the most which isn’t surprising seeing as it’s a pretty important one! As I mentioned, I’m super honest with reviews and usually chat with the person first to find out what kind of safe they are looking for before deciding whether to recommend or not.

We wanted a really firm sofa that would hold its shape against the daily barrage of abuse thrown at it by my kids! The good news is this sofa is able to do that. We've had it a few months now and it still looks exactly the same time as the date arrived. (one caveat is that I do cover with a throw when the kids are eating snacks on it as they are super messy!)

If you want a super soft and squishy sofa to snuggle right into, then this is not the best model for you as the seat cushions are firm (from what I can see, the Hampshire looks like a more suitable style for snugglers!) It's not uncomfortable though as the back cushions on the Soho are soft, so you can relax back into it and I personally find it lovely and comfy but I'm always keen to flag the firmness in case it's an issue for people.

Are Dusk sofas good value?

Ok, so now I've fully tested one of the sofas I can confirm it's a definite yes. Before the sofa arrived, I must admit I was intrigued as I couldn't imagine how a sofa that was so cheap could also be good quality but they really are. I guess the Dusk business model has lower overheads than some of the large chains that have to fund bricks and mortar stores and all their associated costs. Whereas, being online only as Dusk is must make it easier to keep costs down. Whatever the reason is, Dusk are currently selling my Soho sofa for £449 compared to the Izzy sofa from that it's based on which is £1780.

As an aside, there are often sales and discount codes to be found on the Dusk website, so if you are planning a purchase it's worth checking to see if there are any deals to benefit from.

Let me know if you have any other questions you want me to answer. Thanks for reading.

Claire x


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