It goes without saying that sofas are among the biggest furniture investments any homeowner will make. In fact, they may cost you an arm and a leg, consume much space and on top of that, it is the furniture piece, which you and your family like to spend most of the time on. That is why it is very important to know exactly what you are doing before shopping for one. Check out the following sofa rules to be proud of your choices.
Determine the way you are going to use your sofa, and be honest!
Will you use your sofa for watching TV, lying on it while reading a good book or formal entertaining? If you intend to watch TV, entertain yourself or put your feet up, there is no absolute need to go for a formal sofa.
Aim for the best, yet affordable sofa quality.
As mentioned previously, your sofa is one of the biggest investments. As a result, it should last for a long time. Be mindful that the average quality sofa can last for 10 years. However, the high-end one can last for at least 25.
Bear in mind to check the back of the sofa before buying it.
If you find out a hollow on its back, it refers to how poor it is constructed. Instead, it should be padded.
Remember to test the sofa before buying it.
Make sure you fully test the sofa in all possible positions; sit down, lie down, put your feet up. Simply consider yourself at home and do exactly what you are going to do as if you are there (moderately).
Take note of the measures.
Remember to write down the width, depth, height, seat and arm heights. Take into account that it will go through doorways, around corners, and even up the stairs.
Make sure it is covered in suitable fabric.
Believe me, if you have kids and pets, you should be aware of the fabric cover you will choose for your sofa. You should go for an easy-to-clean, yet sturdy fabric to bear wear and tear.
Be familiar with other various sofa styles before choosing.
There is a bunch of sofa styles out there and each of them has its own unique characteristics. For instance, tuxedo sofas have high arms, Lawson sofas have medium arms, bridgewater sofas have low arms and slipper sofas have no arms at all. It all depends on your requirements and needs whether you want curvy, round or straight and streamlined. How many cushions do you want? Make up your mind before you go shopping.