Buying a new sofa for your home is a big investment. It’s also an important one too as sofas tend to be one of the most-used furniture items in any home. The good news is you can find out about the most important things you’ll need to consider when buying a new sofa in the post below. Read on to find out what they are.
First on the list to consider when buying a new sofa is comfort because it doesn’t matter how great it looks if no one wants to sit on it. The critical thing here is to make sure that you get to try your sofa before you buy it. This usually means heading to a sofa showroom and sitting on the ones they have there to get a good idea of whether they will be comfortable for you.
Another option is if you notice that you like a sofa that friends or other family members have, and find it comfortable. You can then ask them for the model number and whether they got it from and order that way.
Another important consideration when choosing a new sofa is whether it will fit in with the decor of the room. To establish this you will need to think carefully about your color, style, and fabric choices.
One option for doing this is to use a mood board where you add images of things you will use in your room such as paint, and finishes so you can compare your sofa choices. Alternatively, you can order fabric swatches and compare these, or even compare them with your room in IRL to see how they will fit.
What you will do with your old sofa
Many people get caught up in the excitement of choosing a new sofa and forget to work out what they will do with the old one. There are a range of options to consider as well including allowing your sofa delivery company to remove the old one for you or moving your old sofa to another part of the house such as the playroom or den.
Some people aren’t sure whether to get rid of or keep their old sofa once the new one comes, so instead choose to put it in self-storage for a while. Indeed, many self storage tips can help you get the best from your unit, whether redecorating, renovating, or moving house. Self-storage can even be great for decluttering because it provides you with a space to store items so they are out of your home. This is because it allows you to see whether you miss them or not, and whether you can declutter them for good or should hold onto them longer.
Whether it will fit
Last of all, when it comes to things you should consider when buying a new sofa, whether it will fit should be pretty high on your list! To establish this you will not only need to measure the space that you have available for your new sofa, but any doorways and entrances that you will need to get through to make sure it gets to the right place in your home.
A good rule of thumb to remember here is that you want an inch or two extra of space to get your sofa safely through any potential obstacles like door frames.