August 22, 2020

Sofa hire special: Top 10 reasons to hire sofas from Rio Lounge

Sofa hire: London wedding

Sofa hire is at the heart of most things we do at Rio Lounge.  With more than a decade of experience and expertise, hiring sofas is where we started in business, back in 2009. Even though we have expanded our range over the years, our range of sofas remain our ultimate best sellers. So plump up the cushions, get yourself comfy, and read our top ten reasons about why you should hire sofas from Rio Lounge!

1. Our rattan sofa hire range looks great indoors or outdoors

white rattan sofa hire in tentWhilst most people associate rattan furniture with outdoors, that needn’t always be the case. Yes, our rattan sofa sets do look gorgeous out on a lawn or patio on a sunny day; however they can look just as good in a marquee or even in an indoor venue.  Depending on how you choose to accessorise, they can look perfect in any venue style, from a funky club lounge to a serene country mansion. sofa hire: Rio Lounge

2. You can mix and match to your heart’s content

Just because you’ve hired rattan furniture doesn’t mean that you can’t mix and match a little with our faux leather range. For example, our handy cube-shaped ottomans (available in a range of colours) are ideal when you need versatile additional seating. Made of high quality faux leather, these are light and can be easily moved around your venue.  Alternatively, why not mix up styles and textures by hiring our faux leather Club Sofas alongside some from our rattan range?

All of our sofa hire ranges are available in neutral colours, which means it’s really simple to co-ordinate with any colour theme. Add pops of colour to match your theme in a choice of brights, pastels or metallics with our extensive range of scatter cushions; an easy and affordable way to completely transform the look of the furniture. 

3. We have sofa hire ranges suitable for all ages

white curved rattan sofa hireWhilst our funky, low-level Ibiza-style chill out sofas are our most popular range, that’s not the only style we have.  We’ve found that older guests are often more comfortable on styles with slightly higher seating.  Check out our beautiful Bulgari sets in rattan, or our stylish faux leather Club Sofas, if you require something with a little more height!

4. Modular ranges can be placed in any format you like

funky modular sofasOur fabulous Ana Mandara indoor range, in faux leather, gives you the ultimate freedom in sofa design. Because we hire it out in individual modules, customers can simply choose the pieces they require to fit their available space. With co-ordinating sofa, corner, ottoman and table modules, the possibilities are endless.

Our rattan sofas are also modular in design, so these can also be arranged in different ways. For example, our signature Marrakesh sofa comes in 5 separate pieces.  The majority of customers tend to place it in the traditional L-shaped format, but this is not the only option. Modules can be split and arranged however you like; why not create a different look by separating them with some funky mirror cubes or ottomans? Great for social distancing too, where this is required.

5. Shower-proof cushions are ideal for the unreliable British weather!

curved white rattan sofaIf there’s one thing we can’t ever rely on here in the UK, it’s the good old British weather. Having experienced blazing sunshine, rain, hail and gale force winds all in one day during August, it shows you never can tell what it has in store! So, you’ll be pleased to hear that the cushions on our rattan range are shower proof; they can withstand light rain or a quick downpour.  However, in the event of prolonged heavy rain, we do advise that cushions are moved indoors or undercover. The rattan bases themselves are hard wearing and completely weather proof, so may be left outdoors in any weather conditions. We do request that our faux leather items are not used outdoors at all unless weather can be guaranteed to stay completely dry.

6. Our rattan furniture is manufactured ethically and to a high standard 

We regularly invest in containers of furniture from our trusted manufacturer in China. All of our rattan sofas are hand-woven from high-endurance synthetic rattan. Aluminium frames ensure that the furniture is not unnecessarily heavy, and will not corrode over time. Jo, our managing director and founder, has paid regular visits to the factory in China to ensure that not only that manufacturing standards are being met, but also that their employees are working in fair and ethical conditions. You can read more about this in our blog from last year.

7. Our faux leather sofas are re-upholstered regularly

white sofa hire at weddingHire furniture can be subject to quite a bit of wear and tear. However, we don’t like our furniture looking tatty, and neither do our customers! This is why we invest in regular re-upholstery of our faux leather stock to keeping it looking as good as new. Our trusted supplier, a family business based in the UK, has been upholstering sofas for around 80 years. We pride ourselves in our dedication to keeping our hire sofas looking as good as they possibly can; this means regularly investing in their upkeep and maintenance. 

Need your hire sofas upholstered in a custom colour?  We may be able to help! Take a look at these Club Sofas, re-upholstered in gold faux leather for a rich club lounge look.

8. We have a thorough cleaning and hygiene regime to keep our sofa hire Covid-safe

When you hire furniture from Rio Lounge, you can be assured that you will receive hygienically clean items each and every time. Clearly, the Covid pandemic has had an impact on our business this year, so we are even more alert to keeping our furniture clean and safe for all our clients. Why not read more about our detailed cleaning process?  

Additionally, you can be assured that our crew are well informed; they will arrive wearing protective face coverings and gloves.  They will also be happy to comply with any other requirements or policies you may have ( just let us know in advance so they can be prepared)  – and will avoid entering indoor spaces unless this is completely unavoidable.

9.We pride ourselves on appearance!

Of course, appearances are important; we want you to always receive the best-looking furniture possible for your event. Our warehouse team have a great system in place to ensure that hire stock is rotated systematically. Thus ensuring even usage of each item, so we don’t end up with some items that are more heavily used than others. 

10. Our laundry process ensures fragrant, freshly laundered cushions for every hire

Rio Lounge - cleaning staffWhat could be nicer than the smell of fresh laundry? When you hire rattan items from Rio Lounge, you will immediately notice how blissfully fresh and fragrant the cushions smell.  This is because every single cushion cover is removed and washed after each and every hire, (even if they are returned in pristine condition.) 

Feeling inspired for sofa hire? Get in touch!

We hope you are now feeling inspired to hire! If you’re planning ahead for a party or event next year, (or even if it’s a last minute impromptu garden party), we want to hear from you. Have a good look around our products: sofas for hire is a good place to start! Add your favourite items to your basket and then ‘check out’ to request a quote.  No payment will be taken until you confirm your booking with us.  Happy browsing!