Hallie Chapman Sofa July 11th, 2018 - 02:58:05
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.
Furniture consumers today are fast becoming sophisticated and stylish savvy when it comes to their home furnishings and large international furniture makers and retailers such as IKEA have been cashing in on the trend.
Although you may be tempted by large sofas, stop yourself from buying the first L-shaped leather couch you see. Consider the size of the living room first; do you want to eventually fill it with other sofas, chairs and possibly a stylish coffee table? If so, then it might not be a good idea to get a piece that takes up too much room.
A corner sofa is considered as a good piece of furniture that will compliment the living room. Thanks to its flexibility, you will have no trouble looking for additional furniture pieces to match with it. You can simply add up a vase, coffee table or an ottoman and you will already have a new look to your old living room.
A great way to get some idea of what types of colours and shades will perfectly go with the existing decor and lighting of your living room is to take a few photos of your living space in a number of different light settings.
Make sure you sit on as many of the sofas as possible to get a good idea of what you find most comfortable. Don't just visit one showroom either, look around and get a good idea of what the best prices and offers available are. Go online and look at specialist sofa websites. Print off any information you find on special offer and take it to every showroom you visit so they can price match and offer equally good deals.