How to choose the right sofa for your living room

The living room just like the other rooms in the house needs special attention when you plan to do home improvement. The family room is where we entertain visitors and the center of family activities. Sitting in a comfortable sofa with a cozy and warm ambiance will provide relaxation and comfort.

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There are several things to think about when shopping for a new sofa.

First thing to consider is the size of the living room. Shop for a sofa set that will fit the dimension of the space.

Second, think about the upholstery of the sofa that you will buy. If you have kids, do not forget to consider their ages as kids may draw colorful markings or may accidentally spill their choco drink or milk on it. In this case, fabric upholstery is a big no!

Third, if you have pets inside your home, you must look for a sofa that is easier to clean and maintain.

Fourth, Cotton and Linen sofas are soft and come in lovely colors.  However, it is also harder to maintain and do tend to fade.

Fifth, if you love to accessorize like using a slipcover, opt for sofas with solid colors. Slipcovers can give your seating a quick design lift, it can easily go with your selection of pillows, rugs and curtains.  Neutral shades are recommended if you’re putting together a clean contemporary scheme.

Sixth, examine the frame of the sofa.  It is necessary to make sure it is sturdy and made of high quality materials. Do not forget to check on the type of foam used to ensure that it will not sag after a couple of months.   A well-constructed piece will save you money in the long run.

Lastly, sit on it before you buy it. Sit testing will guarantee if it will give you and your family a comfy and restful feel.




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  1. oh gosh!!! perfect for our upcoming housE!! WERE ACTUALLY looking for furniture now so we can save for it as early as possible 😉

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