Sofa Buying Tips for Your Best Sofa
Today, let’s talk about buying a sofa!
Did you know that the average person sits on their sofa for four hours every day? With such a big. Investment of time, you should probably look into ways of buying a sofa: that will be comfortable and long-lasting so you can enjoy every minute of those four hours. Therefore, here are the five most important. Tips to look for when you’re investing in a new sofa.
Tip №1 Fit and Comfort
When you’re spending anywhere between 15 and 30 percent of your living room furniture budget on a sofa, and yes, that’s a good number to use when planning your budget you’ll want to test it out. If you’re going to be using your sofa for watching TV, then you’ll want to sit and curl up on the sofa, this might mean you should look for a sofa that is deeper, maybe with a low arm so you can lie down and rest your head on it.
If you’re looking for a more formal couch than you’ll want a sofa that supports your back, has a shorter depth, and keeps you in a more upright position. However, you want to use your sofa to test it out.
Tip №2 Start with the Frame.
For a good investment, you’ll want to purchase a sofa with a strong, and well-built frame. The upholstery and fabric may wear away, but you can always reupholster the sofa. If that is the frame of the sofa is worth upholstering.
Look for a manufacturer that uses kiln-dried hardwood. Preferably oak, beech or ash. Stay away from sofas that are made with plywood, particleboard plastic, and/or metal. Look for feet that are attached to the frame with screws or dowels, not just simply glued in place.
These are all signs of how long-lasting your sofa will be.
Tip №3 Fill and Cushions
A true test of a good sofa is padded and filling. It’s what most people comment on as soon as they sit on a sofa. It’s either too soft or too hard. So something in between is your best bet. You’ll want support when you sit with a little give for comfort, and most importantly, you’ll want that cushion to spring back to its original position as well.
Overtime cushions that don’t spring back make the sofa looks launched old and you.
A great combination is to have the seat cushions filled with dense foam and the back cushions in a Down fill. That means that you’ll have good comfortable support. One thing to remember is that downfall cushions will need to be fluffed often. Like pretty much every time you get up from the sofa.
So if you’re not a fan of fluffing, look for foam-filled cushions throughout.
Tip №4 Fabric Type and Upholstery.
Aside from the actual look and style of the fabric on the sofa. You’ll want to take a closer look at the fabric, and its construction, as well.
Natural fabrics fade over time and in the sunlight. So look for synthetic or blended fabrics. Also, a higher double rub count means the fabric is more durable and therefore will look better for longer.
The leather on couches are easier to clean, but the leather does stretch over time and may get marked up if you have pets and little ones. You’ll also want to look at how the fabric is applied to the sofa. Patterns should be evenly spaced and line up at the seams. If you’ve got button tufting make sure the buttons are all firmly secured to the sofa.
Tip №5 Measure.
Last but not least, you must measure. Before you even go out to look for a sofa. Measure the space for your sofa, and measure the width and height of every door hallway. And stairwell into your roof.
Take into account any light fixtures that might hang low as well. Once you have all of that noted on a piece of paper to measure the height within the length of the sofa to make sure it will make it inside.
If things are looking a little tight, see if the feet on the sofa can be removed. That might give you a couple of extra inches. Also, if things are tight, considers a modular sofa like a sectional instant.
The sofa is the most used piece of furniture in your home, except for your bed. Also, a good well-built sofa will cost you between 15 and 30 percent of your living room furniture budget. So take time, and test out the sofa. Making sure you find it comfortable. Then take a closer look at the frame. Also, the cushions make up the structure and support of your sofa.
Look for fabrics that are high performing and then measure.