Top Ten Tips For Choosing The Perfect Sofa

 At the end of a busy day, nothing beats curling up on a comfy couch. However, buying one of your most used pieces of furniture is a big decision and an investment and therefore careful consideration is necessary. You will spend many years with your sofa, so choose the right one. Here are some useful tips.

  1. Sofas should provide style, comfort and value for money. Other factors to consider include space, use and ease of movement.

  2. Measurements are essential – the amount of space that you have in a room is going to determine what you buy. Measure the room that you intend to use the furniture in and keep in mind what other items (TV stand, table etc.) that you have already got in the room so that you know how much space that you have to play around with.

  3. What kind of use will the furniture get? In this era of Open Plan living, the idea of a ‘good room’ is disappearing. However, if your sofa is going to be used every day (and throw kids and pets in to the equation too perhaps), then it is essential that you look for something that is both durable and easy to clean.

  4. Fabrics – the choice of a fabric for your sofa comes down to both your personal style and also durability and the amount of use. Leather is easy to wipe clean from a spill, for example.

  5. The choice of furniture that you add to your abode does reflect your personal aestethics and there is an unlimited amount of styles and pieces to choose from. The notion that everything has to match is also disappearing – feel free to experment and mix different pieces and fabric and colours within the one room.

  6. Sofas with wide pillow top arms, combinations with extended seats and chaise longues are all becoming increasingly popular choices. People work long hours and want to chill out on their couch in the evenings – so comfort is an important factor.

  7. The most modern couches tend to have chrome feet. However, a lot depends on the flooring in your room and what matches or co-ordinates well.

  8. The filling used in a couch and the type of upholstery will have an effect on the comfort factor – so do feel free to try out different combinations to find what works best for you. 

  9. Choose a reputable company that offers a manufacturer’s guarantee and is also available for repairs or reupholstery in future years if the need arises.

  10. Sofa, so simple? We have given you lots of food for thought. Now get your ideas together and call to our showrooms in Navan and we will help you to create your favorite piece of furniture. We promise to take the ouch out of choosing a great couch.