Well, so, moved in and about to take the first furniture decision? It could be the most strenuous moment ever. With multiple options and colours, does the favourite piece fit in the budget shopping for a sofa is no joke! Undeniably furniture is one significant and necessary investment to make, but one has to make sure if they’re a one-time investment too!
What’s the point about investing several bucks on a couch that would turn all weary in some years? Not just the quality, there are so many other things to look for when buying sofas for home. Also, do not forget to avoid the common mistakes, been made all these days. But what are they? So, how about some pointers that one can always skim through?
Things to Look for When Buying a Sofa
To make sure the purchase is worth every penny, remember to follow these four-pointers. So, here is a quick checklist to save for later,
- Figures Are It!
Well, this has to be done before going furniture shopping. Buy a measuring tape if there’s none at home. Start by measuring the dimensions of the living room. Alternatively, for anyone looking to replace their old couch, they can even estimate that! Jot down the figures and, here’s where the trick is! Do not go for accurate measurements because that does not work! Remember to add three or four feet extra to every dimension and then go for it! Why? The additional feet are indeed the breathing space needed to have chaos free movement in and out!
And, that is not all. Get the tape to measure the dimensions of the doorway! There’s no point in buying a couch that perfectly fits the living room but cannot move through the doors to get in there! So, it is equally necessary to jot down the doorway measurement to cross-check!
- Comfort Check
Getting amazed with the colour and style is all fine until the comfort check is done! Take a trial, sit, feel and experience the comfort, then buy! Remember that when seated, the feet must touch the floor. And the seats should be neither too shallow nor too stiff! Check the arms by pushing it hard to see if it gives complete support when rested. Lastly, also check if the padding is even throughout the piece by quickly running the hands over the surface.
- Quick Choice With Upholstery Fabric
When it comes to furniture, there are flooding options with fabrics. And choosing the perfect one could be clogged. Though the upholstery material varies with style opinion, the basics are the same! In that case, if the sofa is going to be in a sunny living room, then a UV resistant fabric would be the right choice. These materials effectively resist sun rays and keep the furniture away from quick fading and other damage. Alternatively, for homes with kids, a stain-resistant fabric like synthetic polyester can best suit. For couches with long life, going with high-quality yet affordable leather can help.
- Colour and Styling preference
Making mistakes with the style or colour choices can cost too much! While it sounds like an easy goal, a majority group sadly fails here. For instance, dark-toned couches can complement a light coloured wall. But sometimes, too much of a contrasting choice can turn into a disaster. On the flip side, a light tone couch can turn way too dirty soon. So, make quick choices between colour shades. And also, the styles of the arms or legs match the characteristics of the other interiors.
The race doesn’t end here but buying the right stuffed cushions also matters! Also, remember to check for firm springs and frames so that the sofas come away longer than ever!