Photo by: Sidekix Media on UnsplashBuying a sofa is exciting yet challenging. You may ask yourself – will it fit in the living room? Will it match my home style? Will it provide enough seating space? Will it be comfortable enough for the whole family? These are just some questions you need to answer. Luckily, we have some tips for you to make sure you get the perfect couch for your living room.
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Start by making a room layout
Even if you can’t draw something on the scale, you can make a room layout using a ruler. A bird’s eye view can help you plan what possible furniture to get for your room layout. With a room plan, you can see the traffic flow that will help you decide on the size and shape of the sofa you need. A layout can also help you see other fixtures and adjacent living spaces, which are important considerations when picking the right sofa for your living room. These fixtures and spaces include doors, windows, walls, and maybe a hallway, a dining area, and more.
Don’t forget your room space
Another thing you need to consider is your room space. The area you have in your room can dictate the size, shape, and number of sofa pieces you can accommodate in your living room. You need to make sure that your furniture pieces give you ample space to walk around. Also, some items can help make your room look bigger or seem smaller. So it would help if you considered those, too.
If you have a small living room, you may want to avoid cumbersome furniture pieces like couches with wide arms. Instead, choose modular sofa pieces that can utilize the space in your room.
On the other hand, if you have a big open space, you may fill your living room with the main sitting area in the middle and additional seating spaces on the sides or corners. For example, you can add a window seat, a corner couch, or a lounge chair on one of the corners.
Consider your home style
Your living room is one of the main features of your house that can convey your style. Whether you have a traditional, contemporary, industrial, or farmhouse home design, you need to pick the right sofa to match your style. The good thing nowadays is that many furniture sets combine different elements that fit different home styles.
Try sitting on the sofa
One tip I would highly recommend before you buy a sofa is to try sitting on it. Doing this will ensure that the couch is comfortable enough for you and your family. For example, is the foam too soft? Does the fabric feel right? Does the sofa give you the back support you need?
Lounging on the sofa can also help you determine if the height and depth fit you. Imagine, for instance, you want your feet flat on the floor as you lean, but the chair may be too high or too deep for you to do that.
Check for after-sales
The service of furniture shops does not end with the delivery of items. What if something happens after five days of using your couch? That’s why it is crucial to check on after-sales. Does the store have good customer service? Does it offer a product warranty? If yes, ask how long. Different furniture items and stores provide different warranty periods, so remember to ask about it.
You may also want to ask if the shop offers reupholstery and furniture cleaning services for proper maintenance and care.
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So there you have it. Remember these guidelines before shopping for furniture items to make the best of your home investment. I hope you get to pick the right sofa, couch, or lounge for your living room with these tips.
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