Interior Design Tips: Sofa Buying Tips For Your Best Sofa!

Interior Design Tips: Sofa Buying Tips For Your Best Sofa!

Today, let’s talk about buying a sofa! Did you know that the average person
sits on their sofa for four hours every day with such a big investment of time
you should probably look into ways of buying a sofa that will be comfortable
and long-lasting so you can enjoy every minute of those four hours so here are
the five most important tips to look for when you’re investing in a new sofa or
couch or Chesterfield whatever you call it when you’re spending anywhere between
15 to 30 percent of your living room furniture budget on a sofa and yes
that’s a good number to use when planning your budget you’ll want to test
it out if you’re going to be using your sofa for watching TV then you’ll want to
sit and curl up on the sofa this might mean you should look for a sofa that is
deeper maybe with a low arm so you can lie down and rest your head on it if
you’re looking for a more formal couch then you’ll want a sofa that supports
your back has a shorter depth and keeps you in a more upright position so
however you want to use your sofa test it out for a good investment you’ll want
to purchase a sofa with a strong and well-built frame the upholstery and
fabric may wear away but you can always reupholster the sofa if that is the
frame on the sofa is worth upholstering look for a manufacturer that uses
kiln-dried hardwood preferably oak beech or ash stay away from sofas that are
made with plywood particleboard plastic and/or metal look for feet that are
attached to the frame with screws or dowels not just simply glued in place
these are all signs of how long-lasting your sofa will be a true test of a good
sofa is the padding and filling it’s what most people comment on as soon as
they sit on a sofa it’s either too soft or too hard so something in between is
your best bet you’ll want support when you sit with a little give for comfort
and most importantly you’ll want that cushion to spring back to its original
position as well overtime cushions that don’t spring back make the sofa looks
lauched old and you
a great combination is to have the seat cushions filled with a dense foam and
the back cushions in a Down fill that means that you’ll have good comfortable
support one thing to remember is that downfield cushions will need to be
fluffed often like pretty much every time you get up from the sofa so if
you’re not a fan of fluffing look for foam filled cushions throughout aside
from the actual look and style of the fabric on the sofa you’ll want to take a
closer look at the fabric and its construction as well I may need to make
another video on just that topic alone natural fabrics fade over time and in
the sunlight so look for synthetic or blended fabrics also a higher double rub
count means the fabric is more durable and therefore will look better for
longer leather on couches are easier to clean but the leather does stretch over
time and may get marked up if you have pets and little ones you’ll also want to
look at how the fabric is applied to the sofa patterns should be evenly spaced
and line up at the seams if you’ve got button tufting make sure
the buttons are all firmly secured to the sofa and last but definitely not
least you must measure before you even go out to look for a sofa measure the
space for your sofa and definitely measure the width and height of every
door hallway and stairwell in to your roof take into account any light fixtures
that might hang low as well once you have all of that noted on a piece of
paper measure the height within length of the
sofa to make sure it will make it inside if things are looking a little tight see
if the feet on the sofa can be removed that might give you a couple of extra
inches also if things are really tight consider a modular sofa like a sectional
instant Restoration Hardware has a great link on their website with some
guidelines on measuring it’s super helpful I’ll link it below so here’s
your take away the sofa is the most used piece of furniture in your home with the
exception of your bed and a good well-built sofa will cost you between 15
and 30 percent of your living room furniture budget so take time and test
out the sofa making sure you find it comfortable then take a closer look at
the frame and the cushions as these make up the structure and support of your
sofa look for fabrics that are high-performing and then measure measure
measure thanks for watching this little design tip we’ll have lots more design
tips just like this one coming soon so don’t forget to subscribe hit that
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week if you have any questions about sofas couches or Chesterfields please
leave a comment below have you had problems getting yourself into your room
let me know and hit that like button while you’re at it if you found this
video helpful see you soon you

15 thoughts on “Interior Design Tips: Sofa Buying Tips For Your Best Sofa!

  1. Are 3+2 seater sofa ok for contemporary interior? Most are looking at L shape, so what are your thoughts? Cheers

  2. Good video! When looking for a durable, washable, slipcovered sofa, what suggestions do you have? I have cats and grandchildren. Also what type of fabric and manufacturer do you suggest? Is it possible to buy a sofa that comes with slipcovers?
    Thanks for your help! 😎

  3. Thank you, this was great info. I’m am curious on your thoughts about color for couches. On one hand a neutral beige is great for its versatility, but a color wears better as far as looking cleaner longer. I’m shopping for both living room and family room furniture. I’m stumped between neutral or going with color.

  4. Thanks a lot for your videos, they helped me a big deal with equipping my new apartment. Keep it up and I hope more people come across your channel. Cheers from Germany.

  5. Hi Olga! I just discovered your channel a couple weeks ago, and I am loving it!! We are furnishing our home from scratch and want to do so smartly and within a minimal budget, so your insights are incredibly helpful! Do you have any tips for buying a sofa online? We don't want to be limited to the brick-and-mortar options near us, but hesitate to make such a considerable purchase without being able to see it in person. Thank you so much, and keep up the great work!! 😊😊😊

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