5-Point Checklist to Picking the Perfect Sofa

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One of the most important items in the living room has to be the sofa, right? It’s the place where you will gather with your family to relax after hectic days at work and school. You’ll all come together to watch your favorite movies and TV shows, and it’s super important that it’s the comfiest that a sofa can be. So, wouldn’t it be heartbreaking if you bought a new sofa that wasn’t quite up to scratch? Well, you don’t have to ever worry about choosing the wrong sofa ever again after you’ve read this blog post. Here are the 5 must-dos for how to shop for a sofa!


how to shop for a sofa


Size Is Everything


One of the main things you need to consider when looking for a new sofa is its size. After all, if you accidentally by one that is too big, you might struggle to get it into your home let alone your living room! So, you need to remember to measure the space where your sofa will be going. Then you have an idea of how big your new one can be. It’s a good idea to take your measuring tape with you when you head to your nearest furniture showroom!


Take A Seat


If you are in a shop and think that you have spotted the perfect sofa for your home, you need to sit on it before you commit to buying it. This will give you an idea of just how soft or firm the cushions are. This is especially important if anyone in your family suffers from back problems. They may need a slightly firm sofa to provide their back with plenty of support.


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Check Reviews


If you aren’t too sure which sofa brand to go with, it’s worth taking a look online to see customer reviews. You’ll be able to read them here as well as on consumer sites like Yelp, Google, and Amazon. It might also be worth reading some recent interior design magazines as they often include reviews from professional interior designers.


Think About The Upholstery


What type of upholstery do you want on your sofa? The answer to this might depend on your home situation. For instance, if you have young children in your family, then you will no doubt want a sofa that is upholstered in materials that are easy to clean and stain-proofed. If it is just you and your partner in the house, then you will be safe to go with a slightly fancier material, like velvet or suede.

And don’t forget about your pets! Hair accumulates much easier on fabrics vs leather. Also take into account the nails of your pet. Some leathers are easily scratched, and that’s a pricey thing to have repaired.


Find Out About The Frame


Don’t forget to look into the frame as well. The better quality the frame is, then the longer your sofa will last for. So, even if you do end up paying slightly over the odds for a sofa with a solid frame, at least you know that you won’t need to replace it any time soon. The best frames are made from kiln-dried hardwood, and have 8-way tied spring construction. 


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As you can see, there are lots of considerations when buying a sofa. Hopefully, all of these golden rules help you make the right choice!


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Lost when it comes to shopping for the perfect sofa? Here are 5 tips for choosing a good quality sofa that will fit your room, plus be comfy and gorgeous for your family!