- Consider the size of the room.
In order to select the perfect sofa for your space, you need to first of all consider the size of the room. If you have a bigger living room, you’ll need to decide exactly how much of the living room you want your couch to fill. In addition to this, you also have to consider other furniture that you want to include in the space the sofa will be in.
If you’re looking for a sofa that will be the focal point of your living room, look for rounder couch shapes that take up a bit more room and provide a lot of seating.
- Determine the shape that will be perfect for the room
Now that you’ve considered the size of the room, it’s time to figure out which shape of sofa will fill the room and achieve your purpose. A clean L-shape is great for open areas that need to be divided — such as separating the living room from the dining room.
- Decide on how the sofa will be oriented
Deciding where the sofa will be placed based on your favorite activity in the living room will help determine exactly the type of sofa to get. If you usually enjoy sitting in front of the TV then that’s where you should place the sofa. But perhaps you enjoy entertaining guests and chatting with them in which case you should create a cozy lounge area facing the bar.
- Consider Color
The color of the space has a major role to play when selecting the type and color of sofa to buy. The color of the couch should compliment the color of the room.
- Find the right upholstery material
Finding the right upholstery material should be based on how you want the room to look. For example, if you want the living room to look elegant and classy, you can get a leather sofa. Fabric is considered more casual. The most durable fabric options include cotton, linen and synthetic microfiber. If you have pets or small kids, stay away from materials that stain easily or are difficult to maintain.
- Go for quality
Sofa’s is a furniture that is not frequently changed. Therefore, when buying a sofa, it is paramount that you go for quality. Choose a sofa that comes with a warranty of at least 5 years.
- Sit on it to check how comfortable it is
Sitting on it, testing how comfortable it is and seeing the quality for yourself should be one of the factors that influence your choice of sofa. Sit on it as you would at home. You really want to get a feel for how it will work for you. If you tend to lie down on your sofa, test that in the showroom too
- Give it Prominence
The sofa is usually the most substantial item in the room, choose it first. The centre table and the elements facing the couch can be considered afterwards.
- Check the frame
This is an extra tip that will help you get a sofa that’s durable and well built. Check the frame to make sure it’s sturdy. Lift up one of the front legs and see if the other one lifts as well. If it’s still touching the ground then the frame is weak.
- Ask about delivery
Sofas are usually huge and bulky hence they might not fit into the back of your car. Also, the upholstery material used to make the furniture is fragile thus transporting it from the showroom to your house should be considered. It is therefore important to find out if the company has a delivery team that will assist you with the logistics involved when purchasing a sofa.
Louis Valentino is your one-stop shop for home furnishing and finishing. Our sofa collection is of top quality and they come in different colors, shapes and designs. Therefore, if you are about to acquire a new sofa, do not hesitate to come to our experience centre.