Choosing a new sofa isn’t an easy feat. If you’re planning to skimp on this one, by all means, don’t! It is, in many ways, the anchor of a living room. It’s where people gather the most, where you spend lazy weekends, and usually the first thing you see when you enter the living room.
You see, your sofa is an investment, as it is something you’ll keep for many years. So, you better choose one that you’ll be happy with for a decade—if not for the rest of your life.
To determine which sofa is right for your modern prefab home, as well as your family’s lifestyle, you must understand certain factors and ask the right questions.
Longevity and Practicality: First off, you have to ensure that a certain sofa can last for years to get your money’s worth. Here are some questions you can ask before purchasing one:
· What’s the frame made of?
· Can they be removed and washed?
· Does it need any maintenance?
· How many persons can fit at the same time?
· What kind of warranty does it have?
· What fabric or leather will be best for your home and the way you use your sofa?
· Is it durable enough to withstand a home full of pets (if you have one) or your children, who will most likely than not, jump over it?
Size: Another major consideration when buying sofa is size! Since sofa is a chunky furniture, make sure you measure the dimensions of your entertainment area such that there will still be enough space to walk past and around the sofa.
Color: Take into account the color of your existing floor and other living room furnishings. Think of how they will all be seen together.
If you’re into basics, then a neutral-colored sofa with minimal or no pattern would be a good choice. It is flexible and will go with most décor styles.
Style: What kind of look are you going for? Does your room have a beachy vibe or is it more industrial? Is it sleek and modern?
Your sofa’s design and style will set the living room’s mood and can make or break the look of the entire space. Choose a sofa that will not only fit into your living room but also fit in with your living room.
These are just a few of the factors you should consider when choosing a sofa for your home. The next time you go sofa shopping, keep these things in mind to have the perfect couch that you and your family can enjoy.