Selecting the Perfect Sofa
Shopping for the perfect sofa can be stressful, after all, there are so many options for you to consider. Selecting the right fabric, color, length, depth, and brand is just the beginning. With so many decisions to be made here are a few helpful tips from our in-house designers.
Location: This is a big one, knowing exactly where the sofa will go is essential. Is this a sofa for the family room? Maybe the game room, study or formal living space? Each one of these rooms has an individual purpose, knowing where the sofa will live is the first step and the most important.
Take All The Time You Need: Don’t rush into a purchase, please, we beg you! Do the research on what you like and what you don’t like. If you have kids or pets maybe selecting a durable or stain resistance fabric is a necessity. If you need extra sleeping space then a sleeper sofa option is something to consider.. Use tools such as Pinterest to collect pictures of sofas, spaces, and styles that you like, this will help narrow down the selection and allow you not to feel overwhelmed. Plus, it’s always helpful to take a few fabric swatches home to see how they look in your lighting. It’s amazing how wall colors, rugs and carpet will enhance ( or not) your fabric choices.
Test Them Out: We mean it when we say test them out, sit on the floor model (when possible) just like you would at home. Get comfortable, lay down on it, lounge as if you were watching the big game or working on your laptop. It is important to simulate these activities, so you know if this is the sofa for your lifestyle. There is nothing worse than getting a piece of furniture home and not being able to “live” in it like you normally do.
Budget: We are all on budgets, that is certain, however, this is not the piece to skimp on. The sofa is the centerpiece to your room and most of the time your entire home. It needs to work for your overall lifestyle needs. Chances are you will have this piece of furniture for many years to come; it is a commitment that you make and is not one to be taken lightly.
Enlist the Help of a Designer: Partnering with a professional will allow your vision to become a reality. Discuss your needs, wants, and special considerations with them. Allowing them to do the research, place the order and organize the selection process from start to finish will allow you to enjoy the process in a stress-free way.
While these tips are not inclusive by any means, they will start you in the right direction. Overall selecting a sofa can seem like a daunting task, just remember to have fun. At the end of the day, it should be a fun and memorable experience, whether you are selecting it on your own, with your spouse, for a family member or organization.