Wherever You Put Your Sofa – Thats Your Home

Your sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your living room so, when you’re buying a new one, it makes sense to take some time to choose exactly the right sofa for you. One of the most important things to think about when choosing a new sofa is the size that you require. Here are some hints and tips to help you to choose the most appropriately sized sofa for your home.

Measuring Up for a Sofa

The first thing to do when choosing a new sofa is to measure up to see how much space you have available. However, it’s also important to ensure that your new sofa will fit through your front door, your hallway and any connecting doors as well, so don’t forget to measure these too.

If you aren’t sure whether or not a particular sofa will fit in your living room, or you would like to try positioning your new sofa in a different position from your old one, you might find it useful to use a large piece of paper or cardboard and cut it to the dimensions of the sofa that you’re considering. This will allow you to see whether or not the sofa will fit in different places in your room.

Choosing Sofas – Sofa Sizes

Sofas come in a number of different sizes, from small two-seater sofas that are perfect for people with limited space in their homes to large three-seaters for family homes or for people who like to really stretch out, so you will need to work out which type of sofa best suits your household.

It’s also important to think about the rest of the seating in your living room as well – do you want one main sofa or two smaller sofas? Would a small sofa with matching chairs be more practical than a large sofa? If you live in a small house or flat, a sofa bed might allow you to make the most of your space whereas, if you need a lot of seats, you might find that buying a corner group is a more suitable solution.

It’s not just the length of a sofa that can affect its comfort – the depth and height of the sofa is also significant. Deeper sofas are usually more comfortable for tall people, whereas shorter people may find that shallower sofas suit them better.

Choosing Sofas – Your Living Room and Other Furniture

When trying to work out the most suitable sofa size for your home, you should also take the design of your living room and the size of the rest of your furniture into consideration.

If your living room is spacious and has a high ceiling, a high-backed sofa with wide arms could look very effective, and positioning your sofa and any matching chairs towards the centre of the room rather than up against the walls can make the room look even bigger. However, if you have a smaller room with a low ceiling, opt for a sofa with a lower back and slimmer arms. It’s also important to make sure that your sofa is in proportion with the rest of your furniture.