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How to choose a sofa

How to choose the perfect sofa for your home? In this article, we will offer five practical and useful tips to avoid mistakes.

The sofa is one of the most identifiable furnishing elements of any space: it is synonymous with comfort, relaxation, conviviality, and style and for this reason, it should be chosen after a careful assessment of the aesthetics and functionality criteria it must respect. Avoiding imprecisions is mandatory to purchase a sofa that guarantees maximum functionality and, at the same time, the style and design perfect for the living area in which it will be placed.

The first step To choose a sofa, is to evaluate the size of the room in which the couch will be placed. Volumetric dimensions are one of the most important purchase criteria, and any possible repositioning should also be considered.

You will also have to think about the performance guaranteed by the product, especially in terms of durability and resistance, the option of accessories or additional equipment and the general design of the home.

Now, let’s take a look at five essential tips to choose the right sofa for your home:

  1. Find the perfect location: do you want your couch to lean against a wall or a free-standing solution? Whatever the answer, you must take into consideration the position of radiators or power outlets or the presence of other constraints that might restrict the overall space and, therefore, condition the dimension and size of the sofa.
  2. Start by discarding the models that do not work: an excellent tip for choosing a sofa that is perfect for you is to discard beforehand all the solutions that do not match to your style or the dimensions of your room. This way, you will not be influenced by products that, for aesthetic or functional reasons, would not work for you anyway.
  3. Pay attention to the upholstery: style and size are essential, but so is the material that covers your sofa. Leather or fabric? Cotton or polyester? A mixed composition or anti-stain upholstery? The decision should be made according to the solicitations your sofa will be subject to. If you have children or pets, we suggest you opt for a highly resistant, easily washable solution that requires little maintenance.
  4. Select the color: what color should the perfect sofa for your home have? Choose the color paying particular attention to your real needs and without being too influenced by passing trends or sudden enthusiasm, and keep in mind that the sofa is an element of style that will stay in your home for a very long time. Ask for the advice of an expert consultant if you’re unsure about what color fits best with your spaces, if bright colors or delicate nuances might work or if you should direct your choice to graphic patterns instead of solid colors.
  5. The importance of accessories: choosing a the perfect sofa means understanding that this piece of furniture will be used for specific reasons. In this sense, the availability of accessories such as openable compartments foldaway beds, can make a difference when it comes to choosing one model instead of another.

What about you? How did you choose the perfect sofa for your home?