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30 July, 2019

Beginners Guide: Things To Consider Before Buying A Sofa

When it comes to purchasing a sofa for your home, there are different reasons regarding exactly which one you should select. These can include which specific style may be best suited for the room in which it will be placed and how the sofa itself will actually be used. It’s also a good idea to take the time to learn as much as possible about the quality of a sofa before determining the exact budget that you have available for purchasing one.

Here are some of the most basic things to consider before making the decision to purchase a sofa.

Determining How Your Sofa Will Be Used

Perhaps the most important step to consider first is how you plan to use your sofa. For instance, decide if it will be used for the following reasons:
❤ Watching television
❤ Reading
❤ Relaxing with friends and family
❤ Used in a more formal setting

Additionally, you will also want to think about who would be using the sofa the most, as well as figuring out if you will need any special considerations in order for the sofa to be a good fit for your home. This means that if anyone in your family has physical issues such as bad knees, you may want to invest in a sofa with a tight back and shallow seating, as this will help them get up to their feet much easier as opposed to a more traditional sofa.

Selecting Fabric, Quality, and Style

In terms of selecting both the fabric and quality of a sofa, this involves not just personal preference, but it should also involve the overall design of the space in which the sofa will occupy. Quality and style are both especially important, as the more sturdy the frame of a sofa is, the longer it will last. 

When it comes to Chesterfield sofas, Jamie Fielden from SW James says that they must be made and stitched by hand. This is just one of many examples of what goes into constructing a good quality sofa of any style. The same type of hard work also goes into the fabric as well, as you will typically want to look for a sofa with fabric that is not only easy to clean, but that is also textured, as you will experience fewer amounts of wear and tear than you would with smoother fabrics.

Figuring Out the Right Size

The best way to decide what size sofa you should purchase is to first take measurements of the room that you want to place the sofa into. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t want the sofa itself to take up too much space in the room, nor do you want to impede traffic flow. No matter what, always take the time to measure the entire room, including the wall that the sofa is expected to be placed against.

Budgeting For the Purchase

This is perhaps one of the most important things to consider, and it’s typically one of the first things that many people start to think about before purchasing a sofa. Generally, a sofa can cost anywhere between $700 and $2,500. However, if you find that you are on a tighter budget, there are a couple of different options that you can consider:
❤ Visit your nearest furniture clearance center
❤ Ask to view floor models of sofas

Two Words: Fabric Samples

This is one of the key things to make note of before purchasing a sofa. In fact, there are many companies who offer these samples for no charge at all, while others only require a small fee for them. By requesting fabric samples, you will literally be able to feel and look at how certain materials would feel on a sofa before you make any kind of a final decision. Even better is the fact that there are many fabric samples that are available in rather generous sizes and quantities. If you are unable to find an option that enables you to request fabric samples from a retailer, simply contact them your self and ask them if it’s possible to receive some, as there is a good chance that they will gladly send you some.

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These are only a select few of the many things to consider before buying a sofa. This type of furniture piece can actually be a decent investment, and while it may seem like an easy choice at first thanks to the many different selections available, you’ll end up discovering that there is more that goes into the process. Thankfully, in the end, you’ll be able to invest in the exact sofa that you want.

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