6 Important Things to Contemplate Before You Buy a Sofa

A sofa set is more than just a piece of furniture in your living room, it adds a dynamic element to the entire look, and many of us make it a focal point of the room. If you moving to your place or giving your existing home a makeover, here are some important things to keep in mind before you buy a new shining sofa for your living room.

1. Consider Space

This is the most impactful parameter while purchasing any furniture. Go ahead and measure the place you wish to place the sofa, this making exploring options easy. For a long rectangular living room, an L-shape sofa looks good, because it helps in diving the room into two sections. While for small living rooms, a tiny back sofa or love seat should do the trick. Consider even placing a trundle bed in the living room, yes you read that correct, it’s an amazing way to create additional sleeping space when you have guests at home. 

2. Consider the Material

Choosing the right sofa material can be tricky, especially if you have limited knowledge of it. Fabric is the most popular choice of sofa set material, as they have diverse styles, patterns, and colors available that can magically transform your living room. Fabrics are pocket-friendly but are high on maintenance. Leather materials on the other hand are durable, low on maintenance, and match almost all kinds of décor. However, they can make you go a little over the budget. Leatherette is an artificial leather that is used commonly. It looks like leather but is not as durable and starts peeling after few years.

3. Source of Purchase

You can decide to purchase the sofa set online or even from a local store. Both of them have their pros and cons. While purchasing online will fetch you additional discounts, purchasing it from the store gives you the option to touch and feel before you buy it.

4. Frame of the Sofa

Establish a goal to buy only a good-quality framework sofa. Cheaper sofa set frames are often made from plastic, metal, or even particleboard. While a superior quality sofa is made out of a solid wooden frame of teak or ash. 

5. Understand the Springs Used

The spring work in the inside of the sofa is what makes it cushiony and comfortable to sit. Good quality sofa set will have springs that are hand-knotted and tightly fitted to give firm support, while low-quality sofa sets may just have meshwork or webbing that sags over some time. 

6.Check the Cushions

Most people are so engrossed in checking the sturdiness of the sofa, that we often miss the cushions that come along with it. Cushions that look nice and fluffy in the beginning, slowly start to become flat making the sofa look unsightly. The best cushion material has been debated for a long. A mix of HR foam wrapped in feathers makes the best choice that keeps the cushions plumped for a long time. 

We are sure with the insights shared above, you would be able to make an informed buying decision.

Sophia Andrew

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