Sofas are basic furniture pieces found in all homes. No exceptions. People who don’t own one eventually get one as soon as space is freed up for it. This kind of furniture makes lounging around such a pleasurable experience while also making guests comfortably seated when dropping by for a visit to your home. Aside from that, you along with thousands of other people have sought solace on a sofa from your bed when ill and then go on back to bed after some time. That’s some real sofa love right there. Sofas get occupied (sat on) a minimum of 500 times a year so it will come as no surprise to you if your sofa needs to be replaced from wear and tear.
Here’s how to choose the right sofa for your room.
- Space. Take a look around your room and choose a spot that will hold your sofa. Get a retractable measuring tape and measure the dimensions necessary for picking out a new sofa. Include the measurement for legroom – the space people and you will need to navigate to sit down on the sofa. Write these down.
- Size. This is entirely up to you as long as you can afford it and you have the space for it, the size of your couch won’t be an issue. However, if you live in a cramped apartment or a small home, a two-seater or a couch that can be pulled out as a makeshift bed at most is what you can go for.
- Function. This is actually a no-brainer if all you want to do is crash into it when you don’t want to lie in bed but if you have friends, siblings, and family over to your place on a regular basis, and then you’ll have to buy one that can function as an extra bed during sleepovers.
- Material. Sofas come in leather, fabric, rattan, bamboo, and other material. You should go for something that is easy to clean and can withstand minor accidents like scratches, stains, and spills. Sofas intended for the garden or patio must be swathed in material that is weatherproof and durable.
- Design. Definitely something lightweight, shaped perfectly according to your taste, and fits perfectly into the design elements, colors, and furniture in the room.
- Shape. Chunky or streamlined? At the Ikea store, you can choose from a wide selection of sofas that are quirky, modern, classic, and conservatively shaped. Choose something that is shapely and eye-catching. Something that complements the design.
- Color. Play with contrasting colors but do it tastefully. If you have plain walls and neutral colors all around, get a printed or dark-color sofa to add some pizzazz into the room. If you choose a plain sofa in safe colors like cream or beige for example, play around with pastel throw pillows.
- Placement. Of course where you plan to place the sofa also impacts your decision-making when it comes to the design of your sofa. Do you intend to place it in the living room where people are bound to see it immediately after you welcome them at the door or in your bedroom where you like to do your reading? The placement of the sofa has to fit the design of the room like second skin.
You might be thinking that buying a sofa is going to cost you a thick wad of cash. This will depend on how much you have, of course. Splurge for a handsome one if you have the means but if you don’t, Ikea or Home Depot are perfectly fine stores to shop for a sofa.