When choosing a sofa for your home do you think about the design or the material? Well that’s what we are talking about in today’s post Choosing the right sofa for your house.
A sofa is one of the biggest furniture investments you make and one of the most permanent. Even if you are just buying one for a temporary fix, it will finally get demoted from the living room to the storage or even to the basement at worst. Before you know it a decade or more has passed and that impulse purchase has become part of your life. So give some thought to it before you buy then buy the best quality sofa that you can afford.
To spot the right sofa, you have to test whether it’s sturdy. Quality sofas should feel solid and heavy. Look for a frame made of hardwood such as oak, birch, maple or alternatively high quality hard wood plywood. According to leading designers, the right sofa should be made of the correct wood, have identity cushions and fiber pillows for comfort.
Before you purchase a sofa, you need to ensure it will work for you as different designs have different appeals. If your interior is traditional, look for a sofa with rolled arms, a contoured back and tufted cushions. Contemporary sofas tend to have cleaner lines, fewer flourishes and understated upholstery.
Consider the proportions of your living room and determine what height, length and depth of sofa would look best in the room. In choosing the right sofa for your house, think critically about the size of the space that you have. If you are short on space, consider buying a sofa with low arms or no arms. It will make your room look larger.
Since sofas are such a big investment, you will want yours to remain fashionable as long as possible. Given that it is always best to stick with a neutral fabric, go through different fabrics as recommended by interiors designers to make sure you choose what is right. As a rule, synthetic fabrics are more durable, colorfast and cleanable. Tadley woven fabrics and heavy fabrics will resist wear and tear better as will leather. A sofa is the most expensive piece of upholstered furniture in the living room and also the largest therefore careful consideration should be paid but don’t drive yourself crazy with the design and material. If you stick with the right designers and carpenters, you will get value for your money.
Don’t forget that you will be using your sofa daily for the foreseeable future so make sure your sofa reflects your personal style by crowning it with the best pillows and cushions.