After a long day, most people like to relax in front of the TV. Since we spend so many hours on the sofa, it makes sense that choosing the right one for your home is vital. A good looking, comfortable sofa should blend beautifully into the room and not overwhelm it.
Think about who will be using the sofa most and consider if there are any special requirements. For example, if you are taller, you should consider getting a sofa with deep seating. For someone with bad knees, shallow seating and a tight back would make it easier to get up. Some sofas have extra plump cushions with loose pillows which is great for relaxation, or there are sofas with firmer, straighter backs and cushions which are more traditional. Also, some sofas will have reclining chairs which is great for relaxing but make sure you allow for the additional space required when in the reclined position. Personally, I’ve always wanted a corner sofa and managed to convince hubby that we needed a green leather one! I think these contemporary sofas offer the best option for style, comfort and relaxation.
The size of the sofa is somewhat dependent on the size of your room. It shouldn’t overpower the room or impede footfall around it. If space is at a premium, a tight back sofa would work better and also a lower sofa would seem smaller too.
When choosing the colour, fabric and pattern, this is largely down to individual tastes but in general textured fabrics show less wear and tear than smooth ones. Consider any pre-existing patterns or colours in the room. Leather is a good option for longevity and comes in many different colours nowadays as we can attest to with our green one! For sofas, with bold colours it is generally recommended to go for one with simpler lines.
So, if you are ready to choose a new sofa, why not shop around and check if any furniture shops have something suitable, especially if they are able to custom made the sofa for you. Get a bespoke sofa to exactly how you want it with a good price from velvet to real leather from cow hides.