Sofas – Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

The basic sizes of sofas include the typical large, medium, and small. Small sofas are interesting in that they can serve as a large chair for a single person as well as being fit for a couple to cuddle in. It is also good to keep in mind that the arms will make a big difference in how many people can comfortably fit on a sofa.

Another thing to remember about the arms of a sofa is that they affect how big the furniture looks. Narrow arms make the entire sofa look smaller, while big overstuffed ones do the opposite. Therefore, it is possible to get a larger-than-normal sofa to look good in a smaller room by choosing a narrow-armed version. In a big room, a sofa with big arms will look more luxurious.

When it’s not possible to find space for a big enough standard-style sofa, consider a corner sofa. These usually sit along two walls, with a section which allows it to turn the corner rather than being broken up into two sofas. These typically offer a lot of seating space, and are good for a grand appearance in a large room. Smaller rooms, however, may be able to accommodate a shorter corner sofa.

To get double duty out of your furniture, a sofa bed is a good option. Sofa beds serve as beds when someone wants to sleep, but can be folded back up into the sofa configuration for other times.

The matter of material is another consideration. Leather sofas are considered more luxurious, but offer fewer colour options. With most tanning techniques, a leather sofa will age with use, but resist the negative effects of wear and tear. To keep them at their best, they need to be kept away from heat sources, which can dry them out. Sunlight is also able to fade leather like just like it does fabric, so a leather sofa should be kept from direct sun. Leather has also become more affordable in recent years compared to what it used to cost. This is due to improvements in processing techniques.