How to Choose the Right Sofa for You
When shopping for a sofa, it is important to consider your lifestyle and needs. You don’t want to end up with a sofa that is not comfortable or clashes with your décor. With so many styles available, it can be difficult to pick the right one for you. Luckily, there are a few factors you can consider to help narrow down your search.
What is your budget?
Be advised that a sofa is an investment. The cost of a good-quality sofa can vary greatly depending on the material and construction used. For example, a leather sofa will cost more than a fabric one. However, if you take good care of your sofa it should last you for many years.
What are the dimensions of your space?
Make sure to measure your space. Take note of the largest width and depth your new sofa can be. Take the dimensions with you when you go shopping. Don’t forget to consider proportions of the room and the other furniture that shares the space.
What kind of daily functions will it serve?
Will it be in the TV room, family room or formal living room? A formal sofa with rolled arms and firm cushions or a casual sofa with deep seats? Will you be mostly sitting on the sofa or do you plan to lie down and take naps too? If so, you might want to consider a sofa with a chaise. Do you have pets and/or kids? Considering all of this beforehand will help you decide which style of sofa bests suits you and your lifestyle.
How many people would you like to accommodate?
Have photos of the space handy.
Take pictures of the space where you intend to put the sofa. It’s good to have at least 4 pictures that give a sense of the room. This helps the designer better assist you in choosing the right color and style of your sofa. Is there a rug in the space? If so take a detailed picture of the rug so you can decide which color fabric or leather will compliment your space.