Choosing the perfect luxury sofa for your home
Sofa, settee, couch – whatever you call yours, we spend an estimated 17 years of our lives sitting on them, so when it comes to investing in quality furniture, it’s the one thing that should be at the top of your list.
When looking to purchase your dream luxury sofa, it’s worth spending the extra to get the very best you can – and it’s certainly not a choice to make in a hurry without taking a few key factors into consideration first. Size, longevity, style and comfort should all be taken into account, as well as how it well it will fit in with the rest of your home décor and surroundings.
To help you make the right choice, we’ve put together our top tips for zeroing in on that perfect purchase.
Don’t get carried away with that statement sofa you’ve had your eye on. Before rushing out to buy it, it’s crucial that you make sure it’s the right size for your home. Buying a sofa that’s too large for your living space will make your lounge feel cramped and leave it looking overcrowded – hardly the effect you’re hoping to achieve when making that dream purchase.
Think about the other pieces of furniture in your living room and their size and shape, then measure up to ensure that your sofa of choice will fit. If you do have a large living space – or indeed a large family – then you can get away with something grander, so try to think about the number of people you need to seat and work from there.
Style and Comfort
Now onto the fun bit. A statement can act as the piece de resistance for any living space, and a stylish choice can really bring an otherwise plain or minimalistic room to life. Remember, you’re going to be looking at it and sitting on it for the foreseeable future, so be sure to choose a sofa you truly love.
Opt for a model that reflects your personality and personal style, as well as the way you plan to use it. Whether it’s drinking wine and chatting with friends or snuggling up with a partner and indulging in Netflix marathons, there’s something for everyone, and thanks to the plethora of sofas available on the market today, there’s no need to compromise on comfort, either. Whether you’re a chaise lounge or corner sofa kind of person, the options are endless.
Sofas can be an expensive purchase and may well be one of the biggest investment pieces you buy for your home, so quality should be one of your greatest considerations. Be sure to opt for a well-made settee that will last the distance, and don’t be afraid to spend a little extra where it will save you in the long-run.
Check that it has a solid beech frame that is held together with screws and dowels, and you’re onto a winner. Glued and stapled chipboard versions can break easily and won’t last nearly as long.
Remember, the right luxury sofa will last you long into the future, so take your time, think wisely, and be sure to choose a sofa that really calls your name.