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5 Mistakes to Avoid While Choosing A Sofa For Your Living Room

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:51
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When you enter the living room, the sofa is the first thing that everyone notices. The sofa is one piece of furniture that brings together the entire set of the room. Every other piece of furniture and decorative items are designed to give that centre of attention to your sofa.

A small mistake in choosing the sofa and all other efforts you took in decorating the living room will go futile. Hence, it is important to choose the right kind of sofa for your living room to ensure that it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb in the midst of a well-organized living room. Here are of the common mistakes to avoid when picking out a new sofa for the living room.

Mistake #1: Incorrect Proportions

As you are checking out the living room sofas in a store, you may love a certain sofa and immediately make the purchase. Only when you get it delivered you realize that the sofa is too large or too tiny in proportion with your living room. This is one of the common mistakes most people make. Very large or very small size sofas could spoil the living room setting. Therefore, it is important to have a rough idea of what size your sofa can be.

The very first thing you need to do before you go for picking out your sofa is to take the measurements of the room with you. You may even have an idea of where you want the sofa to be. So you can also have an approximate range of the sofa size within which the sofa will fit in just well with your living room décor.

Mistake #2: Preferring Designs Over Comfort

A sofa may look really attractive; it may even be the perfect match with your living room decorations and wall colour. But don’t just jump in and buy it yet! Sit down on the sofa and get a feel of it.

It is important to remember that the sofa is not just another decorative piece to look at and enjoy. The comfort of a sofa is more important than the looks of it. Even if you think you have found that ‘one’, do not sacrifice the comfort just for the style. Remember that the uncomfortable sofa can get your guests talking more than the mundane sofa.

Mistake #3: The Wrong Sofa Shape or Colour

Sofa Shape

When deciding on the kind of sofa you want to buy, decide the sofa shape, colour and design you wish to go with. Have a list of a few shapes and colours that will fit in with the placement of the sofa in your living room before you visit the store to ensure that you don’t get confused at the store by seeing so many options.

If you have a small or a normal sized living room, you can go for thin and sleek sofas with small cushions. For a sofa to relax on at the end of a hectic day, you can choose the Lawson sofa or a recliner seater with nice cushions. Similarly, you can go for contrasting sofa colours for light coloured walls or a simple nude coloured sofa for a wall with abstract designs.

Mistake #4: The Wrong Sofa Material

Sofa Material

There are a lot of sofa materials out there but leather and fabric are the most common ones. Do not go for the silky fabric sofas unless the sofa is used occasionally or if you are ready to tend to its high maintenance needs.

The fabric sofas can be used for heavy usage and they show less wear and tear than the other ones. The leather sofas have the highest life of all and are also an affordable option. If you have children in the house, then leather sofas are the best option as any kind of spills or stains can be removed easily.

Mistake #5: Choosing A Poor Quality Brand

The market is filled with furniture companies and it can be quite easy to fall prey to the extensive advertising of poor quality brands. These brands have sofas that are trendy, looks good with great colours but wouldn’t provide the longevity as the sofas you purchase from premium brands.

It is essential to research the brand of the sofa before purchasing. You can search the online reviews and ask around for recommendations to choose a sofa from a good brand that not only looks good but also is a great catch for the money!

A sofa can make or break your living room design. Keep these pointers in mind before making that all important purchase for your home.

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