Buying a sofa is a big investment, and for that reason, we want to make sure we do not miss it. Here are 5 tips to help you make the right choice.
The size of the sofa
Take into account the maximum size that it can have, so you leave as much latitude as possible to choose one as large as possible or a smaller one, without ever running the risk of it not going into the room.
Will you also add chairs in the room, a coffee table? All of these things are crucial when it comes to choosing the right size for this piece of resistance. Do not forget to consider entering the house. Do you have narrow stairs or corner entrances that can limit you in your sofa choices?
The place where you will put your furniture has an importance in the selection of it for a few reasons. First of all, if you’re going to “float” it in the center of the room, you want to make sure it’s as good from behind as it is from the front. If you select a sectional, the “L” must face the right place.
In addition, are you a fan of TV or evenings with friends where the conversation is the main activity of the play? If listening to the TV is the reason for your purchase and well it should be that your sofa is facing it for maximum comfort. If on the other hand you want to encourage conversation then a provision in “opposite” with a second one or armchairs is appropriate.
The shape of the sofa
As mentioned above, the shape depends on how you use the room. Also consider that a large sofa can serve as a separator between a dining room and a living room for example and choose your furniture accordingly.
The cover of the sofa
Here is the creative part! Choose a fabric that is neutral enough to pass the time test but with some visual interest to satisfy your taste for trends. There is nothing that a small decorative pillow can not showcase so it’s better to choose a solid color and let them put designs on it.
The look of the sofa
Finally the look, what do you want to convey as a style in the room? To create a contemporary look, think of a rectilinear and refined form. For a more romantic look go to a style “Chesterfield” or a sofa with bold round. A cover gives the sofa a more casual look and a high back a more formal look.