So, you’ve decided to buy a sofa. With so many options available out there, how do you find a comfortable sofa that will last a lifetime? Check out these tips to learn what makes a high-quality sofa.
Things to Consider When Buying a Sofa
While it’s important to choose colors and textures that will look great in your living room, you also have to consider your needs. When you’re shopping for a sofa, try to find the balance between design and functionality. For example, if you have a big family, sectionals may be the best option to accommodate everyone. If you’re someone who enjoys throwing parties every week, a stain-resistant fabric is a must. Do you have pets? If you do, give preference to pet-friendly fabrics, like leather, microfiber, and denim.
How to Judge the Quality of a Sofa
Last November, we wrote a blog with tips for judging the quality of a sofa. Frames that consist of a kiln-dried wood held together with screws and dowels last longer than glue and staples. When it comes to support, opt for pocket coils, sinuous springs, and web suspension as they provide a comfortable seat. Foam is the most common sofa filling, but not all foam is created equal. You want one that is high-density to prevent it from losing its shape over time. Last, but not least, choose sofas made of leather or other high-quality fabrics.
Tips for Buying a Sofa
Now that you have a clearer picture of what you need and what you’re looking for, here are some additional tips:
- Try out different sofa styles before you buy.
- Check if you get good back support.
- Measure both the sofa and your living room to make sure it fits.
- Decide if you want a sofa that is soft or firm.
- Check if your sofa wrinkles easily, which is a bad sign.
- Ask the salesperson if the sofa you’re interested in absorbs too much heat.
We hope these tips help you make an informed decision when you’re shopping for your next sofa. At Miller Bros Furniture, we have an experienced and friendly team at your disposal. We can work with your existing colors, create new palettes, and help you find a sofa that balances design and functionality. For all your home’s design needs, contact us through our website or by calling (712) 255-3575.