How To Choose Your New Sofa
To help you choose the perfect size, style, comfort and practicality of your new sofa we have created this helpful guide packed with tips and helpful ideas to make your shopping experience a little easier.
Choosing the size of your new sofa
When thinking of choosing your new sofa and you are shopping around and spot the perfect sofa you must ensure the first thing you do is check the dimensions, after all if it does not fit in your desired location you are simply wasting your time.
If you have a small area or living space then it maybe more practical to choose a small sofa so the room does not look cramped and the new sofa doesn’t overpower the area.
If you have a large area or living space you will still have to think about the amount of space you want to use for your new sofa, this will all depend on the room design you want to achieve and taking into consideration other furniture in the room such as coffee table, bookcase, tv stand and other seating.
Think about how you are going to be using your sofa space before you commit to any purchase. Do you want to be able to sleep on it or put your feet up? Do you have a lot of visitor that will need to be seated? All these things will help you choose the right sofa for you.
Choosing the style and comfort of your new sofa
When all said and done the most important thing about your new sofa is that it looks and feels good, so please bare in mind that you are going to be sitting and looking at it for a long time to come.
Obviously, you and only you know what style and overall design you are trying to achieve and you will want to choose a sofa design that’s right for you, combined with the space you have and function you desire.
There are many designs for you to choose from for example the market is full of great options including leather of fabric sofas, reclining sofas, corner sofas and even sofa beds. You can choose from pillow back to full cushion back designs and foam filled cushions or feather wrapped foam cushions, the choice is vast and it all depends on your personal choice and needs.
Day to day practicality of your new sofa
We all use our sofas every day so before you choose your next sofa think about how you will be using it on a daily basis. Practicality is key and there are a few questions you will need to ask yourself for example, do you have children or pets? Will you need a sofa that is easy to keep clean?
You will find that most leather sofas are really practical when it comes to cleaning as you will be able to see and wipe the mess clean with ease. With most fabric sofas, you will find that the cushions and pillows can be removed for washing/ dry cleaning which helps to prolong the life of your sofa and keeps it looking clean.
Obviously, you will only be able to fit a limited number of seats into your living space and you will need to consider how many people live in the house and how many people you have visiting on a regular basis. You may want to choose a large corner sofa or maybe a three-piece suite depending on the space available and other furniture within the room.
Sofas can be one of the bigger investments made around the home and it is important to choose wisely and to make sure it ticks all the right boxes for you and your home before you make your purchase.
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