Published at Tuesday, April 11th 2017. by Lundy in Sofas Center.
The most important factor to take into consideration is the size of the sofa and the space you have available for it in your living room or the area where it would be standing, especially the width and the depth. Start by measuring the room and remember to also measure the doorframes and staircases your sofa should fit through when you bring your sofa home.
When purchasing a sofa, it is easy to get confused or frustrated at the sheer range of colours, materials and styles, not to mention the various levels of quality and pricing. Be careful not to make a decision on impulse or out of frustration. Here are a few tips to make the process simple and ensure that you don`t end up regretting your purchase.
It is crucial that you measure your space and work out the ideal size that your sofa needs to be. Think about how many people you need to seat regularly and where the best placement in the room would be (keeping in mind doorways and other furniture pieces). It`s a great idea to measure your current sofa to get an idea or alternatively, measure out on the ground with masking tape or newspaper different sizes. This will help you visualise the item in the room and how you move around it. Secondly, even though it may fit within your required space the overall proportion will impact the look within the room.
Before you plan to buy any sofa you need to note down the dimensions of the area where you are planning to designate it and then accordingly buy one piece that can efficiently utilize that space. The width, length, and height should be measured carefully. Corner sofas usually come in two or three pieces so getting them in through the door won`t be an issue. But, if you plan to buy a sofa that can`t be dismantled, then you need to ensure that the piece easily gets in through the doors of that room. If you try to get it forcefully in then, the fabric or material of it can be prone to get affected.
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.
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.