Tips for Buying a Great Sofa

Looking for a new sofa? It must be durable, because you are not getting a sofa every year. It is therefore important that your new sofa is perfect and totally within your expectation. How to choose a “right” sofa? This depends on your budget, the family situation (children and/or pets), your preference for the material and how the new sofa will be integrated into your current interior décor. We are here assisting you step by step in your decision making for choosing a new sofa that is right for you!

· First, measure the size of the room and existing furniture.
Make sure to measure exactly the dimensions of your room, existing furniture before going to the store assessing new sofas.

To create an atmosphere of calm is very vital. Too many accents and accessories piled in a room will make you feel dazzled and restless. Opt instead for a single expressive piece of furniture for more than small elements. Factoring in the colors of the existing furniture and the room when considering choosing modern sofas.

A sofa that is ‘standing out’ from the ground looks less ‘heavy’, especially when the sofa is placed in front of the window and when sunlight is cast on the sofa. Even a generous corner sofa can produce in a relatively small room a spacious feeling.

· Check the quality of sofa framework
Shake the sofa or chaise sofa with two hands and feel if the whole framework is solid. If possible, open up a corner of cloth under the sofa bottom and check if there are rots, insects, scars, ect. You also need to check the wood frame to make sure it’s better joined through using mortise and tenon, instead of nails, and whether the mortise-tenon joint is strengthened with glue.

· Inspect the internal cushion quality
These days high-end sofas use a nylon ribbon and spring crossover knitting structure for the underneath structure of the sofa. You should also see multiple layers bedding of high-elastic foams, polyester wadding and lightweight foams. This type of cushion will ensure super comfort with best resilience. The back and bottom part of mid-range sofas are typically made of fiberboard with layers of medium density foams and polyester wadding. When sitting on these sofas, you will feel cushion a little hard with less resilience.

· Check the fabric and sewing
Leather sofas come with two types, full leather and half leather or leather match. A full leather couch usually consumes hides from up to 10 cattle so it is very pricey but has best permeability and feel. Leather match means using top grain leather for the areas where your body touches, while sofa back, sides will use PU artificial leather PVC instead of leather, thereby the cost is reduced to make it more affordable while still of good quality.