When it comes to living room furniture, a sturdy couch is a staple. Not only does this need to be a comfortable and functional spot to unwind and entertain guests, but it also needs to fit into the overall style of your room. Here we share a few professional tips for buying a sofa!
Consider the structure:
Besides aesthetics, the frame and filling of a sofa are key to whether or not it will last in your interior. A hardwood structure is always better and more durable than chipboard. For the ultimate in comfortable couches, the filling should also be 100% down-filled – for a softer, more luxurious seat! Foam or foam cores are far less durable. As such, consider the frame and structure of your sofa before purchasing it. Buy the best that you can afford. A quality sofa will last much longer than an inferior couch.
For the upholstery, select fabrics that are good quality, stain-resistant textiles that will withstand day-to-day wear and tear. We love natural fabrics that are far more durable – think cotton and even leather for a quality upholstery. Keep in mind that the higher the thread count, the tighter the weave, and the better it will wear.
Test it before buying!
When purchasing a couch, like a bed, it is always best to test it out. Visit the sofa section of a furniture store and have a seat. Is it comfy, soft, durable and hard-wearing? Do the dimensions of the couch work on your body? If not, it may not be the best fit for you!
Consider your space
A sofa may tick all the right boxes in terms of comfort and style but if it doesn’t quite fit the space in your home, then it may not be the ideal choice! Always consider the size of the sofa in the space you plan to use it. How will it fit in the room together with other furniture?
Things to remember:
A sofa is an investment – for many, this is the one seat that is most used within the home; a place where the entire family can unwind. So, choose wisely!
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