To Buy Sofa

To Buy Sofa

When buying a sofa, the first thing to do is to measure your space. You want to make sure that your sofa doesn’t take up the whole room or that the room doesn’t swallow your sofa. Get out the measuring tape to get an idea of what kind of footprint your sofa will be taking up. **Keep seat depth and sofa length in mind. You may like to lie down on your sofa, so make sure you have enough room! Overall length is good to consider, but what’s really important is what’s between the arms!** What if I live in an apartment? You’ll also find that these sofa types come in apartment sizes which means that it’s scaled down to fit in smaller spaces. Like coups are smaller versions of sedans, apartment sofas are smaller than their regular sized counterparts. Typically, they’ll still sit the same amount of people, it just won’t be quite as spacious. Here’s an example of an apartment-sized 3-seater sofa versus a regular sized 3-seater sofa.
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To Buy Sofa

To Move or Not to Move, that is the question. Awesome Shakespear references aside, this is the last big decision you’ll need to make about your new sofa. Do you want the ability to lean back and relax? Do you want it to double as a guest bed? Check out these three options: Motion Means the sofa moves; has one or more seats that can recline. Static Sofa has frame that stays still. No bells and whistles. Sleeper Sofa either converts into a bed or has a pull-out sleeping surface.
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To Buy Sofa

Tobi Fairley Interior Design How to Make It Work With Your RoomIf your interior is traditional, look for a sofa with rolled arms, a contoured back, skirting or tufted cushions. Contemporary sofas tend to have cleaner lines, fewer flourishes and understated upholstery.Consider the proportions of the room and determine what height, length and depth of sofa would look best in the space. If you’re uncertain, mock up a footprint on the floor using masking tape or blue painter’s tape. Or consider “building” a sofa out of empty boxes — then live with it for a few days to see how it feels.If you plan to spend a lot of time lying on the sofa for reading or naps, make sure it has enough space between the arms. Don’t rely on overall length alone, as the width of the arms will affect the space between.
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To Buy Sofa

How to Make It Work With Your RoomIf your interior is traditional, look for a sofa with rolled arms, a contoured back, skirting or tufted cushions. Contemporary sofas tend to have cleaner lines, fewer flourishes and understated upholstery.Consider the proportions of the room and determine what height, length and depth of sofa would look best in the space. If you’re uncertain, mock up a footprint on the floor using masking tape or blue painter’s tape. Or consider “building” a sofa out of empty boxes — then live with it for a few days to see how it feels.If you plan to spend a lot of time lying on the sofa for reading or naps, make sure it has enough space between the arms. Don’t rely on overall length alone, as the width of the arms will affect the space between.
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To Buy Sofa

Next, you’ll need to measure your space. I find it’s helpful to use some masking tape and actually tape out the footprint of the sofa you’re envisioning on the floor. If you already have a sofa there that you need to replace, measure your existing sofa and take note of any additional space you might have to add to the length or width. If your sofa is going up against a wall, it’s helpful to measure the wall.
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To Buy Sofa

Kendall Wilkinson Design When it comes to sofas, one size does not fit all. The depth of the seat and the angle of the back will influence how comfortable you feel. How do you know what depth is right for you? Let experience be your guide. If there’s a sofa or chair that you find particularly comfortable, measure the distance from the inside of your knee to the spot where your lower back hits the back of the sofa, then buy a sofa that has similar dimensions.

To Buy Sofa

When it comes to sofas, one size does not fit all. The depth of the seat and the angle of the back will influence how comfortable you feel. How do you know what depth is right for you? Let experience be your guide. If there’s a sofa or chair that you find particularly comfortable, measure the distance from the inside of your knee to the spot where your lower back hits the back of the sofa, then buy a sofa that has similar dimensions.
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To Buy Sofa

A sofa is one of the biggest furniture investments you’ll make — and one of the most permanent. Even if you’re just buying one for a temporary fix, it’ll eventually get demoted from the living room to the family room to the basement and, finally, the dorm. Before you know it, a decade or more has passed, and that impulse purchase has become part of your life. So give some thought to it before you buy. Then buy the best-quality sofa that you can afford. Your purchase will be amortized over many years.
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Whatever fabric you choose, ask the store for a sample or cutting that you can take home on approval before you buy. (If no sample is available, ask for a cushion.) That way you can see the material under the light in your room and with other pieces of furniture. When you’re spending this kind of money, the last thing you want is a surprise.Browse sofas of every size and style in the Houzz Shop sectionMoreHow to Buy a Sleep SofaHow to Buy a SectionalHow to Buy a Mattress
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Consider how many people you need to seat. You’re going to get a very different kind of sofa to frame the communal space of a family room with five kids from the one you’d get if you were setting up an intimate reading nook in a personal library. Most people don’t want to squish up or sit on the crack between cushions; unless the sofa has a bench cushion, a good rule of thumb is one person per couch cushion. If you have many people to seat, consider a big sectional sofa with lots of options for spreading out or snuggling up.
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We have a sales team that will be more than happy to help you find the perfect sofa for your preferences, style, and budget. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help narrow down your options and send you free fabric samples so that you can feel and touch the upholstery before you commit to it. Buying a sofa is a big purchase, and it’s a decision that you’ll have to live with for years. That’s why we want to make sure that you know all of these sofa nuances before hand, so that you go into the purchasing process empowered and knowledgeable!
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How to Find the Perfect Sofa A guide by Smart Furniture Buying a new sofa is a lot like buying a new car. There are tons of different styles, options, brands, types, and features. Muddling through all of the unfamiliar jargon can be overwhelming, and we understand how you feel. That’s why we’ve created this sofa buying guide to help you narrow down your options and understand exactly what you’re purchasing.
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What if I live in an apartment? You’ll also find that these sofa types come in apartment sizes which means that it’s scaled down to fit in smaller spaces. Like coups are smaller versions of sedans, apartment sofas are smaller than their regular sized counterparts. Typically, they’ll still sit the same amount of people, it just won’t be quite as spacious. Here’s an example of an apartment-sized 3-seater sofa versus a regular sized 3-seater sofa.
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Oakley Home Builders How Many People Do You Want to Seat?That might sound like a silly question, but the truth is, nobody likes sitting on the crack. So if you get a sofa with two cushions, expect just two people to use it. To accommodate more people, get a sofa with three cushions or a single long cushion, called a bench cushion.Sofas generally come with one of two types of backs: a pillow back, which has removable cushions or pillows along the rear; or a tight back, in which the upholstery is tailored to the contours of the sofa’s back.
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How Many People Do You Want to Seat?That might sound like a silly question, but the truth is, nobody likes sitting on the crack. So if you get a sofa with two cushions, expect just two people to use it. To accommodate more people, get a sofa with three cushions or a single long cushion, called a bench cushion.Sofas generally come with one of two types of backs: a pillow back, which has removable cushions or pillows along the rear; or a tight back, in which the upholstery is tailored to the contours of the sofa’s back.