You won’t do it again. When you know what is wrong, you will no longer stumble. Remember that when you go to buy your new sofa. You have to look at aesthetics, but also in aspects such as measurement, durability and, of course, comfort. Basically, choosing a sofa requires some kind of special research, just like when you design a research paper outline.
The sofa can’t look too big in the living room or too small. The dimensions are important and here there are no rules, but it is a matter of thinking about the balance, that space does not look empty but is not crammed, taking into account that besides the sofa there will be furniture and other additional equipment.
Make sure the sofa shape is right for you
If space is not possible, because it is not large enough, you should not insist that your sofa from your home has a recliner. Sometimes a chaise longue is preferred over an angular model or one of these types but with only one arm to make it lighter. Think about your particular situation.
Adjustment to decoration
Always choose a sofa that matches the decor of your living room, otherwise, you won’t like anything that looks. This lightweight fabric is timeless, easily integrated and suitable for small rooms. If the living room is not too large, the best choice for the sofa is light cloth. The expanded space will be visible and will reflect light.
Children and pets sit on the sofa
The dark color for the sofa is perfect if there are children or pets at home because they better resist the hustle and bustle from day to day scratches and small spots. You can also choose colors of moderate intensity and coating with special anti-stain treatments and special care for pets.
The sofa must be tested. This is furniture that will accompany us for years so it is very important for us to feel comfortable. Remember that your hips should not be more than your knees and your arms should be placed comfortably on the armrest, which should be at the level of your elbows, never lower.
Ask about coating resistance and structure
It’s about knowing what material the structure or frame is made of (what you don’t see), what is the quality of foam or fillings and, of course, coatings (what you see). One trick to knowing whether the sofa has a resistant structure is to lift it from the floor 15 cm with one leg and if the other leg is separated from the floor evenly and the sofa is not tilted, it means the structure is quite strong.
With or without armrests?
Do you always have to have it? A common mistake when choosing a sofa is “just accept”. That is, don’t think that one or both armrests can be removed. In this way you get space and a light feeling. Consider the height because you usually lie down or lie on the couch and put your head on it. The ideal size of the armrest is 15-20 cm.