Take a seat. Here are six things to consider when buying living room on which you undoubtedly spend a good chunk of time snoozing, socializing, snacking and watching TV.
Set a Budget
Decorating can easily blow your budget if you’re not careful. Before you even begin shopping, decide exactly how much money you want to spend on a new sofa. This will really help to keep your search under control and save you tons of time.
Be Honest How you Live
If you’re the type who spends a lot of time lounging around your living room, you’ll want a sofa that’s deep and comfortable. If you have kids or pets, consider a durable fabric. Not really a couch potato? Go ahead and spring for that less-comfy, modern sofa. Have overnight guests often? Try a sleeper.
Pay Attention to Proportions
Consider the size of the room and the other pieces of furniture that your sofa will share space with. The last thing you want is to overcrowd a room or find out that the sofa you chose fails to maximize the space you’re working with. Before you purchase the sofa, make sure its dimensions work with your room.
Think About Fabrics
Along with selecting a sofa that coincides with your color scheme, choose a design upholstered in a fabric that suits your lifestyle. For those with small children or pets, leather or a washable slipcover is ideal. You want a material that is durable and still holds it shape after food spills and everyday wear and tear. Neutral-colored sofas are safe bets and can be spruced up with throw pillows in vivid patterns for a fun look. If you’re more on the adventurous side, you can go for a bold color and balance out the look with a rather neutral room.
Dig for Treasures
Sometimes treasure can be found in the most unexpected places. Instead of going to the same mass retailer you always count on for furniture, try shopping in new places. From online vendors to your local antique fair, unique sofas are everywhere. Look through magazines to find the companies who make designs you love.
Don’t Rush It
Don’t rush through the process of shopping for a sofa. Finding one that suits both your style and budget can take a bit of time. The good thing is, it’s worth the effort since you’ll likely have your sofa for at least a few years. It’s not impossible to find the perfect sofa that suits your taste and fits into your budget. If you give yourself plenty of time to search and pick the right design for the way you live, you’ll find a sofa worth treasuring for years to come
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