You’ve finally realized part of the great American dream. You just bought a home. Exciting, right? Now you need to furnish it.
You walk into a furniture store, ready to pick out the pieces for your dream living room. Like most people, you quickly become overwhelmed. With over 20 different types of sofas, how can you choose what works best for you? Don’t despair. We can help you determine how to choose a sofa.
Let’s demystify the world of sofas.
Types of Sofas
When it comes to sofas, there are many types to choose from. Loveseats, sectionals, modular sofas, chaises, sleeper sofa, reclining sofa, settee, and more.
The traditional sofa typically seats 3 people. You see these in the living room of a typical house, and they are generally between 6 and 8 feet long.
One popular type of sofa is a loveseat. The loveseat is so named because it seats two people, invoking the image of a couple sitting together. Loveseats work well in a small space or a larger space combined with a larger sofa.
Sectional sofas come in parts that can be arranged to your liking. Sectionals work well in bigger spaces such as basements or large family rooms. They come in both L and U shapes left arm facing or right arm facing with chaise so you can find one that fits your space.
If you regularly have company and need extra sleeping space, sleeper sofas are the way to go. They’re a sofa by day and bed by night. Sleeper sofas have come a long way through the years and are more stylish and more comfortable than the hide-a-beds of the past.
Things to Consider
Sofas are not one-size-fits-all pieces of furniture. You may find a beautiful and comfortable sofa but it won’t work for your house. To pick the best sofa for your home, consider your specific needs.
Children and pets mean more opportunities for messes. If you plan on hosting many parties, guests may spill wine or food on your couch. When you select your sofa and fabric, pay attention to the cleaning instructions. Certain fabrics are easier to clean than others. Some fabrics can repel stains, while others are water-resistant.
Cotton, leather, and wool are durable and more suitable for sofas that will see a lot of use. Some fabric blends are less subject to wear and tear, as well.
Silk and linen are luxurious fabrics that can make your high end sofa a conversation piece. However, both fabrics are delicate and need professional cleaning.
The location where you wish to place your sofa is important. A couch too large for your space will give your room a cramped feeling. A sofa that’s too small will make your room seem as though something is missing.
It’s best to measure the space where you intend to place your sofa. This way, you will know exactly what size couch will fit in your space.
Pick Your Perfect Sofa
Don’t let furniture shopping be an overwhelming experience for you. If you need help choosing from the types of sofas, we can help.
Contact us today. We would love to help you find the perfect sofa for your home.