Picking The Perfect Sofa For Your Home
Picking the perfect sofa that both fits your style and fits your home might be a Herculean task, especially when you’re sharing the home with children, in-laws or pets. Some people even admit that more often than not, luck played a bigger role when a certain sofa fits a room so perfectly.
So is choosing the perfect seating solution really something to lose sleep over? Maybe you’re looking at the wrong places. We have compiled 6 steps that have been proven to work all the time, and has probably been around since the Stone Age (no, maybe not really).
Picking The Perfect Sofa For Your Home
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Bigger rooms require bigger sofas. You can decorate a large room with either a single of multiple sofas, around a coffee table or before a fireplace. Round sofas are naturally eye-catching and can seat a lot of people. Be careful though, because large sofas can draw a lot of attention, and they can easily become the focal point of a room.
Designing a smaller room, it is preferable to purchase a small sofa with legs. Elevated sofas are said to make the sofa itself feel lighter; this makes the room feel more spacious. You can put a legged sofa over a carpet, and with a few accent pillows your sofa is sure to look both cozy and beautiful.
Smaller rooms also mean your sofa will be very noticeable, so it is useful to pick a sofa with either a strong color or an elaborate pattern– if you don’t have a lot of furniture in your living area to prevent the room from looking either bare or cramped.
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Orientation defines what you best do with a sofa. Sofas arranged in the middle of a coffee table means late night talks or evening parties; sofas with a lot of pillows mean afternoon reading or lounging; a single or multiple sofas before a television set means that you like to spend your evenings cooped around watching the latest movie or TV series; while a sofa before a large window means peaceful napping or reading.
Easy chairs are nice too!
Shape also matters in the way you want to complement or decorate a room. L-shaped sofas are good dividers in large, wall-less rooms. They also provide a lot of space, and they are elegant and pleasing to the eye.
Round sofas can be used in smaller rooms because they do not take as much space as L-shaped sofas do, but they provide the same seating capacity.
Chaise or daybeds can be good alternatives in small or disjoint rooms because of their multiple function and size. Add a few pillows and they are sure to attract attention!
Now doesn’t a Tub Chair look super comfortable? Compound that with an ottoman and you’re in for a world of relaxation.
Aesthetics in a sofa is very important, but always overlooked is the role of materials in durability and function. Maintaining a sofa to be usable and beautiful can be an experience quite close to wiping glass using a dirty rag if the wrong upholstery is brought into the wrong environment. Leather is obviously more preferable than suede for homes with pets and children.
Leather is a generally durable material and its elegance and beauty has always been unquestionable in furniture, but a moist and damp environment can ruin it alarmingly fast.
An option for homes with lots of little ones is durable fabric. Fabric that resist stains and wear are the craze now, and justifiably so: they’re not as expensive and difficult to maintain. These sofas can also be used outdoors.
Fabric Sofa Beds are multi-functional and beautiful.
Style is very important in choosing the sofa that will complement your home. Sofas with sleek and clean lines fit a minimal home, while bold and vintage sofas perfectly fit colorful or ethnic-themed homes. A traditionally-structured sofa is very neutral, and can fit any living space.
When it comes to choosing a particular style, you can pretty much go crazy (at least not literally) in mixing or matching concepts, colors and patterns– just don’t go too over the top, if you know what I mean.
Truly, nothing beats traditional. Comes in two and three-seaters.
6. Print & Color
Who says bold and beautiful can’t go hand-in-hand? Colorful sofas can go well with neutral-colored rooms and they easily become the pièce de résistance of a home– if you want it to be. Living rooms are easy targets for the eyes and carefully planning the colors for each pillow and lampstand will well be worth it, as the living room usually contributes the most in a home’s look and feel.
If prints are more your style, you can add your personal touch to a room by having a sofa re-upholstered to a pattern of your liking. In designing your home, you can choose from a plethora of styles: from minimal, ethnic, vintage or homey.
Go crazy with colors with this festive Sapphire Sofa Bed. Also available in red.
Designing your living room–or even the house in general– has always been intended to be enjoyable, rather than taxing. There are always a lot to choose from, and a lot of factors to consider, because you want occupiable, not ostentatious. What comes first is not how black should be complemented by white, or how this fabric goes well with that coffee table, but how much a space contributes to the feeling we all allude to as “being at home.”
Nothing quite compares to priceless moments spend huddled, lost in conversation. If your living room is enough to welcome instances like that then why not. But if you can have comely and cozy at the same time, what’s a little effort worth?
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