One of the most important decisions in home décor involves choose the perfect sofa. After all, this one piece of furniture is the heart of your life at home. There are many ways to unwind after a long day at work or on the weekend, such as watching movies, having guests, or taking a good nap. So, before you invest in a new sofa, there are a few essential things to consider.
How do you tell whether the option you’re considering is the best one when there’s a seemingly infinite number of possibilities? And where do you even begin to hunt for the perfect sofa for your home?
It’s easy to believe you know exactly what you want until you step into a store or look at pictures online and realise there are so many different designs, shapes, and personalisation options.
Instead of wasting time, money, and maybe experiencing buyer’s remorse, follow these guidelines to have a clear understanding of what you REALLY want (and what you need!) before you begin your search.
First things first, consider your lifestyle
We know you must be super excited about buying a new sofa, but it is essential to take a step back (a deep breath) and think about your daily routine before making a final decision.
With a large family, consider a sectional sofa for your living room. Stain-resistant performance fabric sofa is an excellent choice if you have pets or children. A few crucial “must-haves” can save you time and effort while shopping for a new sofa.
If you have a large living room, you’ll need to consider how much of the area your sofa should occupy. Do you need a table for your coffee? You may want to go with an L-shape sofa, or at the very least, a plain sofa. It is best to opt for rounder couch forms that take up more space and give plenty of seating when you’re searching for a central focus in your living room.
Assuming you have a small living room, a smaller couch is likely to be needed. Because of the limited amount of floor space, it’s critical to choose a sofa that not only functions well but also has a great design that ties into and enhances the rest of the room.
Type of sofa back and arm
Various components that go into a sofa help shape its overall appearance and feel. Explore the variety of sofa base, arms, feet, and back cushions and start to observe what features appeal to you in a piece of furniture. Type of sofa back includes Fixed back sofas, Scatter back sofas, and Cushion back sofas.
Low arms are typically associated with a classic look, whilst high and narrow arms are more commonly seen on contemporary and modern sofas. Some of the popular sofa arm shapes are Flared arms, Scroll arms, Howard arms, and Square arms.
Be selective with Leather/Fabric type
It is imperative to select the most appropriate sofa fabric or leather type for your lifestyle. As previously said, if you have pets or young children, choosing high-performance clothing is a sensible decision.
Also important is to examine the quality of any sofa fabric or leather type that you are considering purchasing and the cleaning instructions and maintenance recommendations for that particular sofa.
Consider the sofa’s shape
The sofa’s shape is also an important factor to keep in mind. A low-back sofa will maintain the design in proportion to the space’s height if you have a room with a low ceiling. Therefore, having a low back sofa can provide the impression of greater space even if the ceiling is lower than usual.
The lines of a sofa could be curved or angular depending on the design. In some cases, the former option may be better depending on the other furniture selections in the space. Sofas with curved elements can be used in spaces to break up too much angularity and introduce some tenderness.
Consider the sofa filling
When it comes to purchasing a new sofa, the filling is sometimes downplayed in favour of the design and size of the sofa. Choosing colours, shapes, and patterns is considerably more interesting than contemplating what’s within!
However, it is critical that you take the filling into consideration as well. Foam, fibre, and feathers are the three types of couch fillings. If you want the best of both worlds, consider a foam-feather combination.
Choose a trusted sofa brand or retailer
It is not inexpensive to buy a sofa, thus having faith in the brand is critical when purchasing your next sofa. Read the reviews, make sure they offer a wide selection and compare pricing before purchasing.
Find a retailer that has a wide selection of products at reasonable prices. Make sure they’ve included all the information you need to know about the product in their product description.
Choose The Complete Design Lab For the best sofa
If you are feeling motivated to begin your hunt for a new sofa, we recommend that you have a look at our new sofa selection.
We design and manufacture sofas in a variety of styles, sizes, colours, and materials. We have a dynamic array of sofa designs here at The Complete Design Lab. We can design and manufacture a specific type of sofa to meet your specifications and deliver it within a given time frame. The majority of our focus is on high-end. luxury sofas.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about our sofa collection.
What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book and a cup of coffee?