Have you ever gone for buying a sofa alone? Or do you want to shop for a new couch? Well, if answer to these questions is yes, then you know how tedious actually the task is. Most of the people don’t know what to look before shopping. Well, the first and foremost thing that you need to know before buying a couch is to keep into consideration factors like comfort and style. Here we have mentioned some tips on how to buy a new sofa.
Measurements are handy- Measure the sofa space, as it is important. Bulky or extra sofa can mar the overall look of the room, hence it is important to ensure the length, height and depth of the sofa. Ideally, the couple of inches on both sides of sofa should be left free. The height and depth of the sofa are purely based on comfort and choice. The average dimension of the seater is 76” in terms of length, 30” inches in term of thickness. So, it is important to see what complements the space. Decide whether you require three seater sofa or a two seater sofa. Next, determine the use of sofa. Living room sofa need to be comfortable, but sofa in the living room should be lounge. A sofa in the bedroom should be comfortable and elegant.
Check the size- While you are searching for a sofa in a store, the size may confuse. Many a times, one goes ahead buying a sofa thinking it is of perfect size and it is not too bulky for home space. Ask for the dimensions or get the tape to measure the length of sofa itself. The length has to be measured arm to arm, and the outer edge. Measure the height of the sofa from the bottom to the highest point of the sofa. The depth of the sofa is measured from the outside edge of the seat to the right back. The diagonal depth is measured from the top back of the frame to the bottom front. The diagonal depth is important; if you have a narrow doorway lift or stairs.
Stick to measurements- When you know the exact length, depth and height of the sofa, the selection becomes easy. Now, select the theme that complements with the decor. Elaborately styled or carved sofa requires plenty of space, while contemporary sofa is generally ideal for all themes. Go for L-shaped sofa if searching for a space that is not too large. Go for a fabric that is easy to maintain and clean. Synthetic fabrics like rexin can be problematic in summer. Some people like to indulge in smart throws in organic fabric to counter the problem. Consider it if you have found a sofa that meet all consideration, but is made from rexin or art leather. Some stores reupholster the sofa in a desired fabric, but unless you are sure about the workmanship, you should avoid it. Also, plain fabrics works best for elaborately styled sofa.
Workmanship- The workmanship of the sofa is an important thing to consider. The frame of the sofa should be sturdy and it is shocking how even the best stores, go for inferior quality of wood. The frames and all corners should be padded well. Check the back of the sofa and tap along the length to check the hollow spaces of the sofa. A regular incliner must have smooth mechanism to bring it forth and backward. The arms should not jiggle and the cushions should be upholstered well without being too hard. Check the patterns of fabric. The seams and welt should always be straight. Sometimes the fabric is nailed to the frame and rusted nails spell disaster. Go for metal staples that are put firmly without stretching the fabric.
Hence, buying a perfect sofa or a couch is not at all a difficult task. All you need to do is a bit of research and measurement. To avail discount, you can buy the furniture from online stores. These stores offer you hassle free way of shopping and cash on delivery. So, if you are not comfortable with the sofa or couch that you have bought, you may return it immediately.