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Your Living Room Sofa: Tips for Making a Tough Decision

by Support Team .

Sunday, May 1, 2016

When you walk into the living room of your own home or someone else’s home, you expect to sit on a plush, comfortable couch that takes you to paradise. But, what if you sit down on a couch that feels like a bag of rocks? It hurts and it makes you keep looking at the clock, so you can finally make your beeline for the door. You don’t want this to happen to you and to prevent that from happening, we will go over some tips below to help you choose the right couch for your living room.

1. Look at the Room and Consider the Couch Size

One of the first things you need to do before even looking at a couch is consider the size couch you desire and whether or not it will fit in the room. If you choose a couch that is too big, you will find that it overpowers the room and causes your living room to feel cluttered.

A couch that is too small will look awkward within the living room and leave empty space all around it. When you do try to determine the right size, take measurements and consider the best couch shape for the room as well.

2. Consider the Material of your Living Room Sofa

The next thing you need to do is consider the type of material you want your living room sofa to be made from. Many people simply assume they want leather, but this is not always a good choice, especially if you have pets or kids who climb on the couch with their shoes on.

You do have a variety of material options including leather, microfiber, cloth, suede, and more. Choose wisely and consider your lifestyle when you make the choice.

3. Pick the Right Color for Your Living Room Sofa

When it comes to your sofa, you want to make sure that it is going to match the décor within your home and any theme you may have. One way to choose your couch color is to look at the colors within the décor of your room. For example, if you have a portrait as the focal point and one of the colors you want to pull out is forest green, then consider a forest green couch.

You should avoid choosing colors that do not match to something within the living room as this will only cause the room to look unbalanced.

4. Sit Down on the Sofa You Are Considering

The last part is the best part. Sit down on the sofa that you want to purchase for your living room. You need to make sure that the sofa is comfortable and does not hurt your back when sitting. You should remain on the sofa for a few minutes to truly test it out and of course, try some different reclining positions.

If you are looking to purchase a new sofa for your living room, make sure that you choose one that is comfortable and relaxing. In addition to your sofa, you need to also make sure that your living room is decorated properly and that you do not make any of the top design mistakes.

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