Buying a new sofa is a major purchase. It will last for years and cost you several hundred dollars so its not a purchase to be taken lightly. The living room is usually the social center of any household and therefore the sofa is guaranteed constant use.
Of course there are so many things to consider. Price, comfort, style, durability, color... Price will of course be the deciding factor and this will dictate the quality of the sofa. More expensive sofas will have a well-made frame, quality stuffing in the cushions, and are less likely to use coil springs therefore it wont sag over time like a cheaper make.
Buying a cheap and nasty sofa is really a false economic decision. A well-made one should last you a decade.
Buy the Correct Size and Shape Furniture
Depending on how large your family is will determine the actual style you choose. If you have a large family and entertain often theres no point buying a two seater. For extra bodies you can purchase armchairs, love seats, and pouffes.
L-shaped sofas can fit into corners and seat twice as many people as your average sofa. They also look incredibly contemporary and can add a touch of class to any living room.
Usage Determines the Type of Upholstery
Do you have children or pets? This will dictate the fabric you choose. Leather sofas are a good choice classy, easy to clean, and never out of style.
Leather is also pretty hard-wearing as opposed to fabrics that can be stained and are harder to keep clean. Similarly, light colors will show up dirt and after a while will look old and worn. Dark colors are better for hiding stains.
Youll also have to consider the color and design style of your living room. Is it clean and minimal? If so, a chunky square sofa may not look right. Is your living room cosy and traditional? Therefore a low, funky-shaped model would look out of place.
Also consider who needs to use the sofa. Do you have a bad back? If so, a sofa which you sink into and struggle to get up from may aggravate matters. If you have bad knees, something with shallower cushions may suit better. Make sure the sofa is comfortable but test a few before making a choice. As we said before, its an expensive purchase and youll need to make it right!