Are you looking to upgrade your living room furniture? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We have written a list of tips that will help make this process easier for you. So, here are some buying tips when it comes to purchasing a new sofa…
1. Do your research
Before you go out and start looking at sofas, take the time to do some research. Read up on sofa models online, search for ideas on Comfy Sofa Studio and check out the different styles that are available. This will give you a better idea of what’s on offer, and it’ll help you narrow down your choices.
Also, it’s important to know how long and wide the sofa will be before you head into the store. This will help you compare dimensions of different sofas. You may have a specific idea of how big your sofa needs to be, but you need to consider the size of the room as well.
2. What type of sofa do you need?
When it comes to choosing a sofa, there are three main types that you can choose from. You’ve got three-seater sofas, two-seater sofas and single-seaters. A lot of people opt for a two-seater sofa because it’s ideal if you only have one or two guests over at any one time.
That way, everyone can sit down together on an equal level, rather than having to face each other across the sofa. However, some people prefer the more open feeling that comes with having three chairs next to each other instead of sitting elbow-to-elbow on one settee.
3. What style do you want?
The style is another important factor when it comes to choosing your new sofa (or indeed any piece of furniture). To a certain extent, this is going to be down to personal preference. However, there are some questions that you need to ask yourself when it comes to style. For example: do you want the sofa to fit in with your existing decor? Or would you prefer something completely different?
A lot of people choose a traditional-looking fabric design for their sofas because it complements their existing furnishings and living room. This can look really nice if everything in your living room has been chosen from one era — for example, a Victorian-era couch alongside a wooden cabinet and antique carpet.
4. Do you want leather?
If you’re looking for a new sofa, then it’s worth giving some serious thought to the material that you want it to be made from. Apart from the style of the sofa, this is one of the most important things that you need to consider.
You’ve got a lot of different options on offer here, but leather sofas are some of the most popular out there among people who are looking for new furniture. What’s more, leather sofas look great in almost any room — they really complement your existing decor if you have lots of wooden or glass furniture around them.
5. Where will you place it?
Depending on where you live and how much space is available in your home, will depend on where your sofa should go once it’s installed into your living area. If space is an issue in your home, then you need to make sure that the sofa doesn’t take up all available space in your living room.
Instead, opt for a smaller version of an armchair and place this to one side of the sofa. This will leave enough room for people to walk around without bumping into it or knocking into other things on their way through. This is also important if you have pets in the house.
6. Will you decorate around it?
When you’ve made your choice for a sofa, then you need to consider how much you’re going to decorate around it. You may already have a color scheme or design that you want to stick to, and making sure your sofa fits in with this is crucial.
This doesn’t only apply to the style and looks of the sofa, but also how big it is and where it’s going in relation to other furniture items. For example, you don’t want a three-seater sofa positioned right in front of a window, thanks to its size, this would squeeze out all other rooms from using that area effectively.
A lot of people don’t think about these things when they’re buying a new sofa — but it’s important to know this information before you make your final decision. You’ve got lots of options out there, and you need to decide which one is going to work best for you. If you take the time to consider each element above, then you’re going to find it a lot easier rather than rushing into buying something that you’re not sure of.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.