Rainbow Furniture Store Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne, IN 46802


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So it’s finally time to buy a new sofa. Your old one is well-loved, but it’s time to replace it and get something new and comfortable for your living room. Are you ready?

Buying a soda is trickier than it seems, and you don’t want to make the wrong decision. We’re here to help. Read on to learn a few common mistakes people make when they’re shopping for a new sofa.

Not Measuring Your Space

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they’re buying a sofa is forgetting to measure (or measuring by eye rather than with a measuring tool). 

Measuring might be tedious, but it’s important. You want to know how much room you have to work with. Even if a sofa looks like it’s the right size, looks can be deceiving. 

You should measure the space you have in your home, your doorways, and the sofa itself. It’s better to be overly careful. This is an important purchase!

Price Shopping

You should never choose a sofa based only on its price. Yes, it’s okay to have a budget, but don’t let that lead you to low-quality furniture. 

High-quality furniture will look better, be sturdier, and last longer. Buying a cheap sofa just means that you’ll be buying another one sooner than you’d like. You owe yourself something nice!

This isn’t to say that the most expensive sofa will be the best one. You just shouldn’t make the cost your top consideration.

Choosing the Wrong Fabric

Your sofa’s fabric is more important than you think. Make sure you put a lot of consideration into it. 

First, consider your household and lifestyle. If you have pets, you’ll want to avoid any fabrics that attract fur or that are difficult to clean. You may also want to choose a fabric that hides damage well.

If you have children, stain-resistant fabric is best. You may also want to choose something softer.

You also want to choose a fabric that’s durable. Often, affordable sofas are made from cheap synthetic fabrics that damage easily. 

It’s a good idea to visit a store and touch a sofa before committing to it if possible. 

Not Considering How It Will Fit In With Your Interior Design

How do you plan on arranging furniture and other decor around your soda?  Sofas are large pieces of furniture and they often turn into focal points in the home. You need to make sure that it fits into the rest of your interior design (or that you’re able to design around it).

You may find a unique and beautiful sofa that just doesn’t suit your home’s aesthetic, and that will make it more difficult to decorate your living room around it. 

Buying a Sofa? Keep These Mistakes in Mind

Buying a sofa can be tricky. This is a big purchase and you want it to be a perfect addition to your home! If you keep these common mistakes in mind, you’ll have a far easier time finding the sofa that’s right for your home.

Are you ready to find your perfect new sofa? Come visit our store in Ft. Wayne! Buy one of the floor models or create your own custom design today.