For some, choosing a sofa is a simple task. You just walk in a furniture store and you buy the one you like, have it delivered to your home and enjoy the comforts of a plush furniture piece.
Yet for some other people, it is more than that. It is a crucial decision that goes much deeper than what people see. Ensuring that you buy the right sofa for your own space is important in more ways than you think.
Do not be overwhelmed by the number of choices presented to you. Choose wisely. Choose one that suits your personality. Choose one that will be functional and pleasing as well. Remember, a good sofa set would bring your room together in perfect unity.
Let’s now see some tips that will help you to choose the right sofa piece for your living room (or any other room in your house that you intent to enhance with a couch in the area).
Sofa choosing fundamentals
It is a given that a sofa should be comfortable to sit in. It should have a soft mattress or foam to keep you slouched. It is also a given that it should be sturdy and lasting. It should not break at the slightest pressure from jumping children or energetic adults. It should be built to last.
A sofa should also be good to look at. It is a centerpiece for your living room. It should not be an eyesore, but a complement to your overall design perspective. Choose the one that suits your personality, and you will have a grand time using it.
Sofa buying tips
Here are some important sofa buying tips. You should consider these when you are out buying a centerpiece for your living room.
- Size matters. Make sure that your sofa would fit your designated space. It would be for naught if you buy a great sofa and it does not fit your space, wouldn’t it? Measure the space that you will put the furniture in. Look for the one that would fit the area.
- In terms of sofa size, make sure that the cushions would be thick and comfortable. The length should be enough so that you can lay on it without trouble. Your sofa can double as a bed as you very well know.
- Proportions and number also matter. How many pieces is the sofa set? Will the design fit your space? Visualize it in the space and try to find different stylistic arrangements for it. Decide on the proper orientation of the piece/s. Make sure there will be enough room to move. If it fits, you found a good piece. If not, you have to move on to another set.
- Test the frame. Ask the salespersons to let you look at the frame. Make sure that it is made of sturdy wood or resource material. Otherwise, what is the reason for buying a sofa that would not carry the weight of a few adults at the same time?
- Complementary colors. You can choose neutral, warm colors. You can choose bold, vivid colors if you want. Or you can settle for patterns. Choose a sofa that will complement your room aesthetic. While you can use the sofa as the highlight and the centerpiece, do not stray too far from the visual aesthetic. You want a room that is united, not chaotic in design.
- Fabric and texture. Make sure you choose the right fabric for your sofa. Sit on it to test it. Make sure you will be comfortable with the texture and the feel of the fabric. The feel on the skin, is it harsh or just right? You want it as comfortable as much as possible.
- Repair options. Should the fabric or the sofa get damaged, can you find a good upholstery shop? Some ornate sofas would not get accepted by some shops as a huge risk for their business. Can they find the same fabric for your piece? Or will you have a different fabric for next time?
Choosing a sofa is not as easy as it seems. With the number of options available, it is important you get to choose the best one to suit your personal space. Do not settle for something that will give you second thoughts. Settle for the best. Weigh all options so you will be satisfied with your choice.