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How to Pick the Right Sofa For Your Space

by Smitty's Fine Furniture

If you are in the market for buying a sofa, you may find that there are many pieces of furniture to choose from. It can be overwhelming to try to find the best sofa for your family. Smitty's Fine Furniture has some great tips and tricks that will make choosing a sofa easier.

Measure & Plan Your Living Room

Your new sofa should fit the shape and size of the room that you want to put it in. Take the time to measure the area of your living space. The size of the area should guide what sofas you are shopping for.

If you have an open concept living room that flows into your dining room, you could consider a sectional. The large sofa would have enough seating for all of your guests and a bit of room to stretch your legs.

A loveseat is a great idea for those with a small layout. Despite the smaller styles of a loveseat, they still fit two people comfortably. A loveseat can also be as versatile as any regular sofa without taking up as much space in your home.

The existing furniture in your living room like your coffee table or other chairs will play an important part in the process. Everything in the room should act as guides to determine the size of your new sofa so you don't have to shift one piece of furniture out for another.

Consider Its Seat Depth

A sofa's intended use should be a determining factor of what fabric or style of sofa you buy. Each family should pick a couch that fits best with their lifestyle and personal style.

Comfort is many peoples' top priority when buying a couch. If lounging and watching TV on your sofa is something important to you, a sofa with deep seat cushions and easy-to-clean fabric may be the right choice for your lifestyle.

Those who use their sofas for extra seating and hosting may favour elegance and a larger size. A grey sectional frame couch would allow your guests to sit in a semi-circle facing one another. This would make it easy to host guests in your family home.

Match Or Contrast Your Interior Design

One of the things to consider when buying a couch is the design of your living room. Any interior designer will give you the advice to create a cohesive colour palette throughout your home and living room. The style of your sofa will matter in making your design feel connected. Choose a beige, white or grey couch/loveseat as its neutral colours will match most styles.

You can also introduce different colours and patterns with accessories. A tip that designers often keep secret is that you can bring contrasting shapes and colours to your space through the use of accessories. Products like accent pillows and throws are great options for easily changing the way your couch looks. Rather than buying a colourful sofa, choose to use colourful velvet pillows, circle pillows, or patterned throws instead.

Choose Your Perfect Sofa

The sofa is arguably often the most important element in any room, so make sure to consider all important aspects before you buy your dream sofa. Remember to:

  • Measure and plan your space
  • Consider your family's lifestyle
  • Weigh the pros and cons of all couches
  • Determine whether you want it to blend in or stand out