A comfortable sofa is really important if you want your family members and all the guests to feel good while sitting on it. Here are some tips, which should help you pick the best sofa for your home!
Why is a good choice of the sofa so important?
The sofa, which will be placed in your living room is a crucial part of this space. Thus, you should pay some attention to this choice: A sofa bought on impulse may not only be uncomfortable but also impractical or too small!
1. Figure out the size
First of all, sit (well, not on THE sofa, obviously) and think how many people will be using the sofa on an everyday basis. If it’s just you and your second half – you don’t really need big furniture. However, if you have kids or other family members living with you or visiting on an everyday basis – the sofa for two will not be enough. In such a case, a modern corner sofa bed might be a good choice: first of all, it will give you enough sitting space and secondly, it will not take much of your living space thanks to its shape.
When we are mentioning the size – you should consider not only how many people will be able to sit on the sofa, but also – how much of the space in your living room you can spare on it. Try to balance those, especially if your living room is quite small.
2. Test them!
You can’t really pick a good sofa without testing it. Touch the fabric and sit on the sofa. Consider, whether you feel comfortable or not and try different positions: sitting, lying down and something in between as well. Do you feel comfortable when sitting on it? Is standing up from the sofa easy for you? Does the fabric of the furniture feel good under touch? Those are just some of the questions you should ask yourself before buying the sofa.
3. Think about the fabric
The fabric of the sofa is a crucial part of your decision. Not only because of the aesthetic part but also – even more importantly – due to the fact it should be practical. For example, even the most beautiful sofa made of fabric which cannot be washed will not be a good choice for you, if you have a small kid or animals, that can besmirch it. Can you imagine your new sofa covered in some paintings, which you can’t even remove without destroying the look of the furniture? It will be painful – not only to your wallet but, most importantly, to your heart!
4. How will you use it?
If you know, what size of sofa and what kind of fabric will be the best choice for you – you can figure out the use of the furniture. If you only want to spend time on it during the daytime, you can stop on point three. However, if your living room is also your bedroom or a space, where your guests will take their night’s rest – you need a sofa, that can also become a comfortable bed. Check the size of it, the way it unfolds, and how comfortable the sofa is when prepared to sleep on it. If you don’t have any extra space to put your bedclothes during the day – the presence of a bedding container is also crucial if you want to make the best possible choice.