Important Sofa Buying Guide
When you are in the process of buying a sofa, you may feel somewhat overwhelmed. After all, between sizes, brands, types, features, and options, it is easy to find yourself a bit lost. At the end of the day, you just want to buy a comfortable sofa that you like, looks good in your room, and within your budget.
To ensure that you choose the right sofa, you just need to follow the next steps:
Step #1: Measuring:
In what comes to all types of furniture, sofas included, you need to measure the space you have available.
Overall speaking, you don't want the sofa to take all the space but you need to have enough room for you and your family to sit.
When you are measuring the room you have available, you also need to consider the sofa length as well as the depth.
Step #2: The Materials:
As you probably already know, sofas can be made from a wide range of materials. But let's start at the beginning.
Sofas require frames. The most common ones are made of wood such as walnut, cherry, oak, and beech, and others are made of hard metal. These are both durable.
The next thing to consider is the seat cushion type. They can be mainly divided into three categories: low-density foam, high-density foam, and down cushions. The most affordable option is the first one. While these tend to be very soft, they also wear faster. So, if you want your cushions to maintain their shape for a bit longer, you can go for the high-density foam. As you can imagine, this type of seat cushion tends to be a bit more expensive. In case you need an ultra-comfortable sofa, then you should go with the third option. However, there are two catches: the first one is that this is the most expensive option. The second is that you need to fluff your cushions every 2 to 3 weeks.
Now, it is time to consider the back cushion. In case you don't know, you can either buy a sofa with removable cushions or you can buy one with pillows that are sewn onto the frame. While the first ones allow you to easily clean them and even adjust them when you want to sleep on the sofa, with the second ones you don't need to worry about maintaining them every time in their place.
Finally, you need to look at the upholstery. And again, you have a whole new world ahead of you between natural and synthetic upholstery. Overall speaking, you have 3 different upholstery types to choose from: real or top grain leather which is extremely durable but more expensive, bonded leather or faux leather which adds the same look like leather but doesn't last so long, and fabric, which is the more affordable option and you can pick from a wide range of colors and patterns.
#3: Your Personal Preferences:
When you think that you just went through all the options when you're buying a new sofa, you still need to consider your own preferences. After all, sofas come in many different styles and shapes. From modern to contemporary, or maybe you prefer a more traditional sofa. It's all about fitting your preferences and the rest of the room.
Notice that it is also important to think about how you will be using your sofa. For example, some people like to fall asleep on the couch or maybe use it as a guests' bed. If this is your case, you should look for a sofa that can be converted into a bed. Maybe you just love to recline a bit while your partner likes to sit up straight. In this case, you can look for a sofa that comes with independent reclining seats. This way, you can both sit on the sofa and be comfortable.
While buying a sofa may be a bit overwhelming, the truth is that it pays off to go through all these steps. After all, you are covering all the options and you are making your decision based on the things you like and need.
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