Guide to selecting the perfect sofa

Guide To Selecting The Perfect Sofa

Once you start shopping for a new sofa, you quickly realise that there are more options than you ever thought possible. With so many different fabrics, shapes, colours, and sizes, selecting the perfect sofa might be a bit trickier than you think.

At the same time, there are some practical tips to make sofa shopping easier. In this post, we’ll discuss what you should keep in mind as you browse the selection at your nearest furniture store.


Consider the dimensions of your room

It may appear obvious, but it’s important to choose a sofa that fits comfortably within your room. Otherwise, if your sofa is too small or too large, it can make the entire room look awkward and poorly designed.

Before you start looking for a new sofa, measure the room where you’ll be putting it. If you already have a sofa there, you can measure that as well to get an idea of how a bigger or smaller one would fit in that space.


Decide the purpose of your sofa

Of course, any sofa you buy should serve as a comfortable and stylish place for you to sit. However, some sofas are designed for maximum comfort, while others are intended as more of a decorative piece.

If your sofa will be getting a lot of use, you might want to choose a fabric that’s easy to clean (especially if you have kids or pets). It’s also advisable to pick a darker colour that can hide spills and stains if you have little ones or furry friends.

On the other hand, if your sofa will serve as decor in a guestroom or formal sitting room that isn’t often used, you should be fine choosing something more upscale, like linen or velvet. If it’s used less, then it’s easier to justify a lighter colour as well.


Think about your other furniture and decor

You may be set on buying a one-of-a-kind antique daybed, but before taking the leap, you should consider how well it would fit in with your other furniture and decor. Unless you’re willing to update all of your furniture, you should stick with a sofa that blends in nicely with everything else in your home.

It depends on the style of your home, but neutral colours are typically a safe bet. Shades of cream and grey generally look good with other colours. The exception will be if you’re looking for a bold, trendy sofa that will be used more for style than comfort.


Make sure there’s enough space for everyone

If your household is small, you don’t have to worry too much about finding a sofa that comfortably accommodates everyone. But if you have kids or animals, be sure to buy a sofa that will allow everyone to stretch out and relax. In this case, modular or L-shaped sofas can be a great way to add space without taking up too much room.


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