Thinking to buy a new sofa for your home! Fret not; we have got a list of sofa buying advice for you that will help you take the right decision. Read on and have a safe buy.
A Sofa is like that piece of furniture in your living room which not only takes the maximum space but also anchors the aesthetics of the room. It can actually make or break the whole look of the room. Sofa once invested stays on for years, so it is important to nail that one perfect piece which is the optimum mix of quality, size, style, design etc. There are endless parameters to a perfect sofa and it is difficult to meet them all, so you need to prioritize your requirement and freeze the one that suits you the most.
Size – One of the most important parameters is buying the right size modern sofa for home and the size of the room is an important consideration to make while taking this decision. An ideal piece should be in tandem with the size of the room. Neither too overpowering nor too congesting, leaving enough space to move around. So, take the measurement of the sofa you are considering and proportionate it to the overall size of the room and then take a decision.
Use – Next important parameter is the use of Sofa you are going to put to. Are you looking for a lounge-worthy sofa for an entertainment room or a comfortable one for a living room or a basic armchair one for your bedroom? Decide and act. How many people are going to use it is another thing to consider as they are available as 3-seaters, 2-seaters, sofa beds, love seats or corner seats. You can go for an L-shaped sofa or a sofa with a bench cushion if it is expected to be used for many and a loveseat if it is expected to be used just for two lovebirds.
Shape/ Style – Since the sofa defines your room, it is important to choose a shape and style that complements the rest of the decor and suits your lifestyle as well. While a sofa with clean lines, simple feel and minimalistic design is a good choice for a modern look, an elaborate styled sofa is good for an aristocratic look and carved sofas make a good fit for a traditional or vintage look. Consider other things like the arm style, the leg style, the cushion style and the back style as well. Rolled arms, straight arms, Steel legs, Ornate wood legs, traditional look or modern look, choose what works best for you.
Comfort – While looking for that best sectional sofa with perfect style and shape, please for god sake, don’t compromise on the comfort of the sofa. Any highly priced stylish sofa with sleek features is of no good if it is not comfortable. If you decide to make way with such a piece, you will never be able to use it the way you intended and you would finally repent on your decision once you realize what a waste it has turned out to be.
Fabric/ Upholstery – The colour and the fabric of the Upholstery of the sofa would ideally depend on your lifestyle. If leather is classy, low on maintenance and known for its longevity, synthetic fabrics are more for being colourfast, cleanable and durable. On the other hand, fabrics like velvet, satin, brocade or silk lend an element of aristocracy and elegance but are high on maintenance and should be considered only for grown-up sophisticated spaces. Whatever you wish to decide, first ask for a sample of the fabric so that you can match it with the other furniture pieces, curtains and walls at home before you buy.
Similarly, colour of the Sofa is another important criteria. Neutral undoubtedly seems fashionable and versatile but not a practical choice when you have kids or pets at home whereas dark colours with a subtle overall pattern or textured fabric are good to make a bold statement and would help show less of wear and tear. To sum it up, high maintenance fabric and light subtle colours should be avoided if the Sofa is a daily used thing at your home.