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5 tips to choose a perfect sofa for your room

One of the most herculean tasks of home decoration is selecting the furniture for your home. There are numerous amazing designs of sofas available at the stores as well as online and this could well leave you in a confused state of mind. Each style is unique and different from each other and it is up to you to make the right choice to suit the interiors of your home. The following few tips would help you choosing the right type of sofa for your warm nest.

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Determine the size: the sofa you choose should be neither too small nor large for your living room. You need to primarily determine the size of sofa you intend to purchase. Whether you are also looking at accommodating a few other chairs and a coffee table must also be determined before you make the purchase.  When you have a big living room, you could choose a sofa that occupies a major portion of the room or even an L shaped sofa would look remarkable and provide for a lot of seating space. In case your living area is small, you should choose a sofa that is of a smaller size yet very well designed. The couch in this case would be the defining point of the room hence an ideal size sofa with strong sense of design would perfectly sink into your limited living area.

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Arrangement: once you have decided the type of couch for your living room the next step would be to organize the sofa to suit your needs. In case you would like to use the living room as a space to unwind and relax watching television then it would be ideal to place the couch facing the TV.  In case you would also like to host some games or small wine sessions with friends and family then you could place the sofa in a circular or semi circular arrangement with a nice centre table in between.  If you would like to use the living room to relax with family, yet want some separate space for peaceful reading sessions then you could set up your couch with comfortable cushions and spread out many chairs with mushy pillows or cushions.

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Shape up the best couch for your living room: once you have decided the convenience of the couch and utility of the living room you would next have to decide the perfect shape that fits into your living space. An L shaped would look neat and organized in any living room. It would also provide as a perfect divider between the living and dining in case the space is fully open. When your living room is smaller, you could choose the circular shape sofa, which would be perfect for small gatherings and time with family. Another idea for small rooms would be to use a daybed as a couch and throw in a few chairs around with comfortable cushions.

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Pick the perfect material for that couch: next step would be to analyze the material you want the couch to be made in. a dream sofa for many would be that neat white suede couch but restrain from picking it up when you have tiny tots or pets jumping all over the place as cleaning can be a nightmare. Leather is lovely choice, which looks majestic as well as dark colored to hide those intricate stains. They can also be cleaned easily. When you are looking at some nice furniture for your lounge area you could pick up the couches custom made for outdoor use which are water and stain resistant.

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Style to suit your home: each home is distinct and unique in its own way so do not just blindly pick one couch because you saw it at your friend’s house. The couch should be able to reflect your taste and still perfectly sink in with the other interiors of the room. So depending on the type of person you are select the couch, which would best blend in, to your living area.{pics from crateandbarrel,potterybarn,roomandboard,westelm and designpublic}

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on January 11, 2012

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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