Whether you’re buying your first sofa or replacing the old faithful one, it’s always hard to find the right sofa.
You can measure the floor space time and time again, but there are so many other factors to think about when you’re on the great hunt for that ‘Perfect’ sofa for your living room. Consider the small details like height, fabric, armrest thickness, the leg style, colour and overall style. With all these details, it’s bound to confuse you. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick guide to help you get a start on finding the right sofa for you.
Do Your Research
Evaluating your old sofa or that one sofa you’ve seen on Pinterest will help guide you through the process. Have a look at your space too and take the decor, colours, and existing furnishings into consideration when you start narrowing down your choices. The more you know what you want and need, the easier it’ll be when you start looking through the endless selections online or in-store.
Take a Seat
Trying out your new prospective sofa is important, so be absolutely thorough with this step! Your new sofa will be with you for a very long time, so it’s very vital that you love it. It gives you a clue into what cushion density you prefer and if you like the overall design of the sofa.
Don’t stress. Choosing what fabric your new sofa will have is not the hardest part (surprisingly). If you have pets or kids, then velvet, suede, and leather are out of the question. These fabrics require plenty of care and maintenance and are prone to damage from, well, pets and kids. Velvet or leather are perfect for homes not afraid to experiment with textures and are willing to put in the extra effort to maintain their chic sofa. Opt for more durable fabrics made from polyester or Dacron if your sofa will see tons of use.
Pick a Colour
Not afraid of colours and a stylish impact? Great! Then vibrant coloured sofas are your perfect match. Pairing coloured sofas with chic textures like velvet or leather will add that “oomph” your space needs.
Prefer a more easy and versatile colour? We suggest the neutrals: greys, blacks, whites, and creams. These everyday colours will seamlessly suit any decor without you having to think too much about it. If you’re feeling adventurous but still want a versatile colour, then look towards your blues for something colourful yet easy on the eyes for your home.