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Do you need to add more seating to your living space but don’t have the room for another sofa? A loveseat is a great option. So how do you choose a new loveseat that you’ll love? Choosing a new loveseat isn’t easy; you want the perfect combination of comfort and aesthetics. You want to be able to fall asleep curled up with a good book on it, while also loving the way it ties your living room together.

Keep reading to learn how to choose the best loveseat for your newly designed living room.

Sizing Your Loveseat

They call it a loveseat for a reason. It’s designed to be the perfect size for two to snuggle up on, and no larger. The minute you can seat three, you’re bordering on couch territory.

First, you need to measure the space you plan to put your new loveseat. Loveseats are typically between 50 and 70 inches long. It’s not a bad idea to build in space for an end table on either side, too.

For instance, if you have 70 inches of space to place a loveseat, you might want to save 10 inches at each end for a small end table. That leaves 50 inches for the loveseat.

Planning ahead like this will ensure that you’re designing the whole room to flow the way you want it, not just buying a piece of furniture.

Choosing Your Style

What’s your living room’s vibe? Is it low-key and casual, or maybe French country with plenty of fine leather? Do you love the idea of a reclining loveseat?

Regardless of your taste, just make sure you’re buying a loveseat to match it. A squashy, comfy loveseat will look out of place in a modern industrial living room, just as a mid-century modern loveseat wouldn’t look at home in a more contemporary living room.

Color comes into play here, too. Although you might love loud, bright colors, ask yourself if you’ll still love a lime green loveseat in five years. If you’re unsure, stick to neutrals– they’re always a safe bet.

Picking Your Material

While the material of your new loveseat will definitely play a hand in its style, the main focus on your fabric should be on its functionality.

Do you have pets that you allow on the furniture? Do you like to eat and drink in the living room? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should probably stick to something that’s easy to clean, like vinyl or leather, or a more durable fabric.

If you dig the coastal aesthetic, wicker will make your living room feel like its oceanside. Regular fabric will offer the most in terms of style choices.

Your New Loveseat

Now that you know the ins and outs of choosing the perfect loveseat for your living room, you need to find the best quality loveseat possible to ensure it’ll last forever.

Check out our selection ofAmerican-made, high-quality loveseats. If you don’t find the perfect one, don’t worry– we can custom make it for you in almost any size, style, or fabric you choose! Get in touch to talk details!