When we think of creating an interior design for our living room space, there is one piece of furniture that needs a bit more care and consideration than the other pieces. In fact, this is the piece that your entire room will revolve around and picking the right one is arguably the most important decision you’ll make when it comes to purchasing décor. If you haven’t already guessed, this piece is your sofa.
With so much importance revolving around your sofa selection, you will want to consider several factors before making a choice. But how do you know if the decision you make will be the right one? Well, here are some things you will want to think about.
Take Measurements: Before selecting a couch, take measurements to find out what size you need to suit your room. Don’t just think about how it will fit wall to wall, consider the depth of the seating and how that will go with your décor as well as how high the back comes up to ensure it won’t block any art you are trying to display. Also, make sure it will fit through doors and stairways when being delivered. If access is limited, you may want to opt for a sofa that can be delivered in pieces.
Upholstery: Upholstery is important for so many reasons. You want to choose a fabric that is both comfortable and durable. Natural materials may fade in sunlight, so go for a synthetic fabric if the couch is going to be placed near a window. You should also choose a fabric that’s easy to clean, especially if you have pets or small children. A sofa with removable upholstery is ideal as it can be taken off and put in the washing machine or washed by hand. When it comes to color and print, choose something that complements your room and is not so trendy that you will grow tired of it over the years. A neutral tone can be ideal as you can layer with pillows and blankets to change up color schemes.
Invest in A Good Frame: A sofa with a sturdy frame will last for years to come. As a rule, a solid hardwood frame is a good option whereas particleboard or metal construction can wear out quickly. Take note of manufacturer warranties as well. A manufacturer that is confident in their product will offer a lifetime guarantee.
Get the Right Cushions: What’s on the inside of the sofa is just as important as what’s on the outside. Feather filled cushions offer optimal comfort but require regular plumping. Foam or fiber filling can flatten out over time. Experts recommend a combination of foam and feather so you can enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and structure. Back cushions filled with feathers and seat cushions filled with foam and fiber is ideal.
Your sofa is such an important part of your décor. Make sure the one you purchase is attractive, durable and has what it takes to stand up to the test of time. Good luck choosing a sofa that will elevate your interior design.
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