5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Sofa

The worn, sagging seats, the stains and tears, that sharp coil you feel in your rear—it’s time to buy a new sofa. But not so fast. Purchasing a sofa is an investment in your living room (or playroom or office) to last for years to come. That’s why it’s essential you know what to look for when shopping for one. We’re here to help.

These are the five things to consider when buying a new sofa:

1. One size does not fit all. Selecting a sofa is personal, so make sure you try it on for size before you make the purchase. Consider how often the sofa will be used, your desired seat depth, and how you like to lounge.
2. Select a high-quality fabric. Choosing a high-quality fabric will keep your sofa looking new over time. Tightly woven, heavy fabrics and leather are durable materials that can sustain high usage. It’s best to avoid satin fabrics or brocades if the sofa is used frequently.
3. Consider the back style. Typically you have two choices in back style—pillow or tight back. A pillow back has loose, removable cushions, whereas the tight back is upholstered for a clean look and feel.
4. Choose a good frame. A sturdy frame will provide quality seat support and keep the sofa from sagging over time.
5. Measure your space. There’s nothing more frustrating than a new piece of furniture that won’t fit through your doors. Plan ahead! Make sure you know the dimensions of the room and the entry point.

No matter what you select, purchasing a sofa is a long-term commitment—you want to feel supported, secure, and cozy. Still not sure? Call or visit our showroom! Our staff would love to help you choose just the right piece for you and your family.