Don't choose the WRONG sofa! Do this instead …
Buying a sofa but don’t know what to look for? Here are a few tips to keep in mind while searching for your perfect sofa. There are a lot of elements to your living room or your television room that you need to think about before buying a sofa. Being the center of all the other furniture, sofas play an important role in setting the tone for a room. So make sure you don’t choose the wrong sofa by keeping these four factors in mind.
A key factor to making your room look pretty and spacious. Selecting the wrong size can end up making your room look too cramped or even too empty. For a small space, a two-seater sofa is the best way to go, you can even add an ottoman to complete the look. If you need additional seating space in a small area, the L-shaped sectional sofa is compact and can accommodate more people. Make sure you always measure your room to be sure that there is space around your sofa in case you want to move it around. Bigger isn’t always the better.
Pro-tip: adding a coffee table will help style your room better.
You need to have a rough idea of the functions of the sofa if you want to find the perfect shape. There are L-shaped sectional sofas that help divide a room and also create clean spaces, round sofas, great for tv or media rooms, etc. Each sofa shape has a unique function.
Pro-tip: Instead of buying 2 or 3 identical sofas, mix and match them. Pair your sofa with recliners, ottomans, or armchairs.
It is very important to identify the aesthetics you want for your space. With this, keep in mind that your sofa should be practical, stylish, and work well with your other furniture. If you want to play it safe, look at more classic or contemporary sofas.
Classic sofas cater to families and people of any age group, therefore they never run out of style. Contemporary furniture on the other hand uses more neutral and natural tones, a lot of whites and greys, which work well with minimalistic setups.
Selecting the right material is your last step. Leather and fabrics are two of the more common materials used to upholster sofas. Leather sofas are a great investment, they rarely absorb smells and liquids, are easy to clean up, and are very durable. They are also associated with warmth and luxury, but too much exposure to sunlight can cause drying and cracking of the material. Fabric on the other hand is associated with softness and fun. It’s found in a range of colors, but the material is prone to stains and marks and needs regular cleaning.
There are so many sizes, styles, colors, shapes, and materials of sofas out there that picking one might seem too difficult. Just keep our 4 factors in mind while buying a sofa and your shopping won’t go wrong. Check out the variety of sofas we offer and find your perfect sofa today!