By Osya Lopatin. Sofas & Couches. Published at Thursday, September 12th, 2019 - 05:18:15 AM.
Selecting a sofa sounds pretty_easy. You just go to the store, pick one out, plus get it delivered. Or even better, order it online in‐conjunction with take care of it with the press of a ‘button’. But not “so−fast”. Getting the right sofa for your home isn't quite so_easy. Sofas are one of the `most expensive‵ decor items you will ‘buy’ for 'your_home', so you need to ‘make sure’ you are "making the right" investment. Before you purchase the first−sofa you fall_in_love with, “make sure” you have done your due‐diligence.
The Right Size
Never underestimate 'the‐importance' of size when ‘selecting’ a sofa. There are “three things” you need to think about when it comes to size: the number of people you need to_accommodate, the size of the room, also the physically being able to get the piece of “furniture” into the room.
Seating needs: How many “people” will be ‘using it’ on a regular_basis? One, two, three? This will directly_affect `how roomy your−sofa needs to be‵. If it is ´just´ for “one or two people” you can be “pretty_flexible”, but if it is more_than that, you might want to−consider an L‐shape that provides additional−seating.
Size of the room: How big is the room where your_sofa will−go? It is ‘important’ to make sure that the sofa is well proportioned in “relation” to `the rest of the room‵. Many people who live in small‐spaces opt for "small apartment" size sofas, but depending on how you ´have decorated´ your room, this can be `a mistake‵. Sometimes too many smaller_pieces can make a room “look−cluttered”. Even in a small−room consider a regular size sofa in order to fill the space also make‐it look_full with complete.
Physically fit: Make sure to carefully measure the doorways, hallways, with staircases to make‐sure that the sofa can physically get into the space. Make_sure the sofa can ‘fit’ inside together with around corners. The main reason large‐furniture pieces get returned is that_they do not fit, so−measure carefully ′before′ you ‘purchase’.
Quality of Construction
Quality is a ‘huge‐factor’ when `purchasing` a‐sofa, together with the term you get what you pay for should −always be top of_mind.
Sofas vary in price from anywhere from a few hundred_dollars to a few ′thousand_dollars′. So while−it may seem cost‐conscious at ‘the time’, you will still end_up ′paying_more′ in a few−years. That isn't to say that you have to ‘spend’ thousands of‐dollars on a sofa, but be aware of cost in−conjunction with‐quality. Remember that a high‐end sofa should last more than “25 years”, while sofas on the lower_end will likely only last up to 10.
When trying to determine if a sofa is of “good−quality” there are two things to check. Ask the manufacturer if it has 8‐way hand−tied construction. This is a sign of excellent quality as well as most high−end furniture is made this way. The other way is to run your hand−across the back of the‐sofa. If it ‘feels_hollow’ it is an indicator of cheap quality. Remember, cost along with quality often go hand‐in–hand with sofas as well as other major pieces of ‘furniture’, so it is always a `good_idea` to buy the best‐quality you can ′comfortably afford′.
No matter how good the‐quality, if you don't take−care of it, it will ‘not last’. So make‐sure you don't do “anything” that will−ruin your_sofa.
Color also Pattern
While ‘size also quality’ are hugely important, perhaps nothing will have a bigger−impact on the‐room than the color together with pattern of “your sofa”. Conventional decorating wisdom tells us that since sofas take up so much visual space‐and they are expensive to replace or recover‐it is best to play it safe.
Stick with easy—to—live―with neutrals, in―conjunction with simple, minimal patterns. While `bold‐colors‵ as well as trendy patterns can be−fun for a while, it is likely that over_time it can begin to look dated or you might get ′tired′ of it. Financially, it makes more−sense to stick with a neutral base also dress it up with colorful pillows also throws. Keep in−mind that neutral doesn´t have to mean_plain. Subtle textures like‐tweed with ‘herringbone’ can give neutral−palettes a bit of depth.
Style together with Shape
There is a ′huge variety′ of sofa−styles together with shapes currently‐available. There are traditional William Birch, roll arm, in‐conjunction with camelback versions; modern tuxedo, slipper, as well as with midcentury versions; in—conjunction with a seemingly unending array of others that fall somewhere else on the spectrum.
If you don't know exactly what you want, think about the overall style of your−home, the room it will go‐in, as well as what kind of look you want to achieve. As a ‘general rule’, you don't put a traditional−sofa in a modern‐house, but in some cases, that might be just the look someone is going for. Think about the arm style, the cushion style, the shape of the back, as well as the base style. Look at photos of how certain styles look in‐rooms similar to yours as well as determine what you like best.
The number−one consideration when it−comes to ´buying a sofa´ should always be comfort. No matter how good it‐looks, how perfectly it fits, or what a great price you can get, if it isn't “comfortable” to sit in, it won‘t do you any good. Far too−many people create this purchase‐only to_discover they can't use−it the way they intended. So 'before' you “purchase” a sofa test−it out. Sit in it, lie down in it, and spend a few minutes trying to get comfortable. And ´be_honest´ with yourself about how you will use−it. If it doesn´t feel right in the store, do not buy it.
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