A sofa is an indispensable piece of living room furniture that can change the entire look and feel of a room. It’s also a piece of furniture in which we lounge, read, eat and drink, watch TV, and even sleep. So it makes sense that we invest the time to find one that’s going to last for years to come. But with endless options when choosing a sofa set, it can all get a little overwhelming the moment you step into the shop or start browsing images of different styles and shapes if you’re looking to buy a sofa online. From taking measurements to ensuring the style matches your home decor, here are a few things you should consider before buying a new sofa.
Consider your lifestyle
Consider what you would mostly be using the sofa set for. Would it be for occasional entertaining? Is it where you spend time with your little ones? Or is it somewhere you like to lie down at the end of a long day and catch up on some Netflix? How you plan to use the sofa will determine the sofa set you need. If the space is dedicated to relaxing, then you will need a comfortable sofa with bigger cushions, maybe even one that converts into a bed. But if you often invite friends over and the room combines the dining and living area, then you will likely need a sleeker design and more seating space.
Measure your living space before making your purchase
Size should be one of the primary considerations when getting a new sofa set. Measure where you’re going to put it in order to ensure it will fit in your living space well.
You might find it helpful to map out exactly where your new piece of furniture is going to be placed with masking tape or newspaper, as this will help you to envision exactly what it’s going to look like and how much space it’ll take up. You’ll be able to check that you still have plenty of room to move around your space, and that you’ll have no issues when it comes to opening doors and drawers once your furniture is in place.
It is also important to get accurate measurements for entries and passages, because these are where your furniture will have to pass through to get where you plan to have it placed ultimately.
Test the seat cushion to see if the firmness matches your preferences
It’s easy to get caught up with how a sofa looks, but what’s inside a sofa is just as important as what’s used on the outside. If you are shopping for a livable comfort piece for your living room, you will want one that’s more of a comfy, “sink-right-in” feel. But if you are shopping for a formal sitting area, you may want to go with a firm, structured cushion that retains its shape. Seat cushions come in many different shapes and sizes, and it’s important to remember that a good sofa needs to be a comfortable one too.
We hope these tips have been helpful in guiding you in the right direction of shopping for a new sofa set. F31 carries a range of high quality yet cheap sofas in Singapore that won’t burst your budget. For more information or advice on how to choose a sofa for your home, reach out to us at +65 6924 7732 or visit F31 to see our full range of living room furniture!