Tips on Buying a Sofa for 2017

March 07, 2017

Tips on Buying a Sofa for 2017

Picking a sofa for your home should just be picked based on what you want.

Sofa is one of the home's investment piece that's the owner must really take considerations before buying a certain one.

There are different types of sofas that can meet your design preferences but keep in mind to consider some of these few things if you want your sofa to last for years to come.



Your lifestyle needs and personal preferences will determine your choice of sofa style. Are you an empty nester looking for an upgraded living room? Or a couple with young children looking for a perfect family sofa?



Consider your space before settling on your preferred option. How big the room is and which space in particular do you plan to place it? Sectional sofas are ideal for large rooms while most consider two-seater sofas for smaller spaces.



Go for sofas which frames are made from solid hardwood that has been kiln-dried to prevent warping, with legs that are either part of the frame or wooden dowels attached by metal screws and brackets.



Every sofa contains coils, webbing, or ties that support the cushions. Sinuous wire suspensions with "s" shaped coils placed closed together distribute weight more evenly providing a more comfortable sit.



 you'll need to test out different foam cushions an fillings to determine whether you want a sink-in-and-stay feeling or firm support. Find out what materials make up the core and what's wrapped in. For a quick test: place your hands in the center of each side of  a cushion and press; the closer your hands get to each other can indicate the quality of foam used. A foam that's soft enough for a comfortable sit, or a foam firm enough so you don't feel the seat deck underneath.



Consider your lifestyle and how you need the fabric or leather to perform. Those who needs low maintenance care can consider synthetic microfibers (polyester,nylon,acrylic) or blended fabrics that are inherently stain resistant and woven tightly to keep spills at the surface rather than soaking into the cushion cores. Outdoor fabrics are also great for families and high-traffic areas because they're easy to clean and fade-resistant. If you want a soft, lived-in look, consider cotton and linen. All natural leather sofas will patina and become more supple as the years pass.


Do your research well and keep an open mind to find the ideal type of sofa that will live well for the years to come.


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