Published at Monday, October 23rd 2017. by Nynette in Sofas Center.
After acknowledging the right size of the sofa, you need to have a frame check. The frame of that sofa should be sturdy and strong. The frames are generally made of either wood, metal or plastic. If it is made up of wood, then ensure that it is made up of solid wood. The sofa should not wobble on the corners. You also need to check how the edges of the frame are held together. They should not be glued but attached with the help of screws and bolts. This will make the joints stronger and more reliable.
A sofa with chunkier or heavier overall proportions will appear larger in the room, whilst a sofa that is raised from the floor and has slim arms and seat proportions will appear lighter and visually consume less space. Use this to your advantage, look for heavier styles if you are looking to fill a large room and vice versa, and be aware of the impact the showroom has on the look of the sofa, in general showrooms will be very open and have high ceilings, making all sofas look smaller than they are.
Cotton Fabric: Although cotton fabric can be the best choice if you are not planning to make the heavy daily use of the fabric sofa, it can be prone to wearing and tearing like none other. Cotton has a breathing quality which makes it even more comfortable and the beautiful designs and patterns can make the room more alluring on the whole. Placing the pure cotton fabricated sofa in the highly trafficked room is a big no-no because it can accumulate dirt and dust, eventually causing dark stains. There is no denying the fact that the cotton material upholstery looks the most adorable, but it will be sagacious if we keep it in a room which is visited the least frequently.
Leather. This timelessly eloquent and the ever-trending fiber is the leather that can make a very durable upholstery for your fabric sofas. Although it is the most costly material to go for, it can be the perfect choice for the people who have toddlers or pets using the sofas. However, using the sharp object is a big no-no in their case. Despite all that, the interior padding of the sofa can be the most damage proof and water repellent in case of the leather upholstery. Being ultra durable, leather sofas are a handsome choice.
You can not buy a comfortable fabric sofa until and unless you know the ABC about the various upholstery or designs that are available in the market. You have to be a savvy shopper who knows all that he wants and has a brief of his requirements and space options so that you do not end up using the sofa as an exercise in frustration.
Covers for your sofa would be recommended if your sofa is a light color, you have kids or if you occasionally have dinner on your sofa. Having a spare cover could save you money and humiliation rather than having to replace your sofa after a while. Covers are not that expensive and could be handy if you change the color scheme of the room and just need to get a new matching sofa cover instead of buying an entire new sofa.