There are so many sofa and sectional options in stores that it can be overwhelming. Custom furniture allows for even more options. Sometimes the more choice you have, the harder it can be to make a decision.
Here are some expert tips on what to consider when looking for a new sofa:
Sofa buying tip #1
Measure your space. It sound obvious, but how many times have you gone shopping for furniture or decor and stretched out your arms to measure the length?
Take the necessary time to measure the size of your room, including its width and length — and measure any openings, like doorways, so you can account for the open spaces in your design.
Sofa buying tip #2
Take photos. If you are unsure what to do with your decorating, then it’s best to take photos to show the experts, so they can guide your selections. Smitty’s in-house interior decorators love looking at real life photos, so they can help pick the best sofas for your space.
Sofa buying tip #3
Decide how you want to use the sofa. Consider the following questions:
- Will you stretch out on it to watch TV or snuggle?
- Do you want a L-shape or sectional to allow you to fully extend your legs?
- Do you have pets or children?
- Do you eat on your sofa?
- Will it be used sparingly in an extra room or guest room?
- Does it need to fold out into a bed?
Sofa buying tip #4
Consider the type of fabric you prefer. There are many fabric options including leather, microfibre, cotton, polyester, wool, and more.
Consider if you prefer solid colours or patterns, as this will impact your fabric selection. Leathers are generally solid colours, whereas synthetic and natural fibres come in a huge variety of colours and patterns.
Sofa buying tip #5
Decide if your new sofa should blend in with your current decor and style, or if it is the first step on your journey to redo your entire room.
If you aren’t updating all your furniture and decor at once, then we recommend starting with the sofa and branching out. A new sofa will make a big impact, as it is generally the centre of your living room, and this makes it a great place to start.
On the other hand, if you are looking to update all the elements of your space, then the sofa is a great item to ground the rest of your design.
Visit Smitty’s to check out our impressive array of sofas. Our team will help you find the perfect sofa for your space.