How to Choose the Best Sofa for Your Home June 12, 2015 10:54

There are few home decor pieces more critical to a room’s overall look than the sofa. A sofa is an anchor for any room, something from which the rest of the decor often takes a cue. Not only is it a big part of a room’s decor but it is frequently one of the biggest home decor investments made so you want to be sure you are making the right choice. With so much at stake, how do you decide what sofa is right for your home? While the decision may seem daunting, it does not have to be. With some carefully consideration, and by following some basic tips, you can find the best sofa to enhance the style of your home and suit your individual needs.

  • Consider Size
    • Begin by considering the size of the sofa you will need first. This will be determined by a few things. First and foremost, how much space do you have to work with? Begin by taking dimensions of the room and determining how much furniture you intend to put in the room. Will you have chairs in the room? A coffee table? Side table? Other furniture? You do not want a sofa to look either too small or too large in the space you have so consider balance and proportion carefully.
  • Consider Function
    • How will you use your sofa? Do you like to have movie nights in? Lounge around or have children that sit on the sofa a lot? All of these things will determine the type of sofa you choose. If you lounge on the sofa a lot, or even nap there on occasion, you want something that is comfortable such as a pillowback sofa but if you are not home much or like a clean and understated look you may choose something that has more clean and simple lines. Additionally, the function of the sofa will help you determine what material is best. Need something that wipes down easily? Leather may be the way to go. Like a soft, warm feel, an upholstery fabric may be better..
  • Consider Shape
    • This may be determined by what room you have but also by how you want to use the couch, what looks best in the space and what your personal preference is. Do you like a loveseat? Prefer something larger for additional seating? Want a sectional that fits perfectly in a corner? Or want to accentuate the architecture of your home with a round sofa. There are as many options as there are personal preferences and design aesthetics.
  • Consider Style
    • When choosing a sofa it is important to consider your personal style and the existing style of the rest of your furniture and decor. There are sofas to suit any style but the one you choose will be sure to set the tone for the room so consider carefully. A classic and timeless sofa can often be accentuated with other decor to give it a unique flair while still standing the test of time. Or, if you are looking to make an impact or bold statement, choose a unique and eye-catching design that will be sure to be a topic of conversation for all who visit your home.

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