Katelyn Mullen Sofa July 11th, 2018 - 03:02:25
It is crucial that you measure your space and work out the ideal size that your sofa needs to be. Think about how many people you need to seat regularly and where the best placement in the room would be (keeping in mind doorways and other furniture pieces). It's a great idea to measure your current sofa to get an idea or alternatively, measure out on the ground with masking tape or newspaper different sizes. This will help you visualise the item in the room and how you move around it. Secondly, even though it may fit within your required space the overall proportion will impact the look within the room. A sofa with chunkier or heavier overall proportions will appear larger in the room, whilst a sofa that is raised from the floor and has slim arms and seat proportions will appear lighter and visually consume less space. Use this to your advantage, look for heavier styles if you are looking to fill a large room and vice versa, and be aware of the impact the showroom has on the look of the sofa, in general showrooms will be very open and have high ceilings, making all sofas look smaller than they are.
Second hand sofas aren't at the pinnacle of interior design. However, it's something that a lot of people have in their homes. This is something that you might have inherited when you first got an apartment. It might have even been in the apartment when you moved in. You can still get a very specific design style just by paying attention to a few design principles.
To put it simply, straight lines are out and curves are in when it comes to our lounge rooms and living spaces in order to create a more relaxed and naturally appealing environment.
Also check with sofas can be split up and put in various sections so you have an idea what you can actually do with it and whether that would be an advantage to you. Even whether the long 'bed-like' part should be on the left or the right is obviously important too. It all depends on your space.
Another good tip is to measure your living area and even roughly draw a scaled floor plan of your living area so when you spot that perfect curved sofa, it's just a matter measuring the dimensions of the sofa to get an accurate idea if you have plenty of space to showcase your beautiful new sofa in your living room as well as having a good idea if the shape of the curved sofa that you have just fell in love with compliments the shape of your living room.
The texture of your sofa is another important aspect of your potential purchase and your current soft furnishings of your living room should have an influence in what texture or material your sofa will be made of as well as the climate in the area you live.