5 Things You Should Pay Attention To When Buying A Sofa

Buying a sofa is an important step when decorating your home. It’s usually the focal point of the living room and there are lots of aspects to take into consideration before deciding on a particular design. We’ve only selected five of the most important ones and we leave you to figure out the rest.

1. The color.

The color of the sofa is very important. It’s usually on this level that it connects to the rest of the décor. If you’re not sure where exactly will the sofa be used or if it will remain there forever, it would be best to opt for a neutral color that would work in a variety of different spaces and decors. However, if you really love a color you should not be afraid to use it.

2. The size.

The color is important but it’s not everything. Having a sofa in a color that you like but that is either too small or too big for your home would be useless. So pay attention to the size as well. It should fit perfectly in your home this means it should neither overwhelm nor underwhelm.

3. The shape.

Assuming that the color and the size are appropriate for your space, you should now focus on the shape. Try to imagine how the sofa you are looking at would fit in your room. It’s important to have a shape that matches with your décor. The shape could easily make the difference between a modern or a traditional sofa.

4. The fabric.

The material is also very important. Some fabrics such as silk or velvet would make your sofa look sophisticated, even glamorous whereas other types of fabric could give it a more casual or rustic look. Decide on the effect you want your sofa to have and on the way you want it to influence your interior design.

5. The comfort.

Of course, being beautiful is not everything you should look for at a sofa. Don’t be fooled by something that looks good because it also needs to be comfortable. Make sure it’s a nice balance between these two aspects and that one doesn’t prevail over the other.{picture sources:1,2,3,4 and 5}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on August 8th, 2012


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