There are many types of sofa in the furniture market. Choosing the right sofa for your home is important to make sure the chosen size, design and colour fit your room décor. Getting the wrong size may either cause your room to look small and cluttered by oversized sofa, or look overly spacious because there is not enough sitting area. Selected sofa design and colour would greatly affect the overall interior design and ambiance. Below are some tips how you can choose the ideal sofa for your room:
Get The Right Size
Besides determining the size of the room where the sofa will be placed, you would also need to find out the dimension of your main door. Do not buy a sofa set that can’t go through the main door. The chosen sofa should not be too large or too small for your room as it will be the main furniture display set in the living room. L Shaped sofa or large sofa set like sectional sofa would fit well in a large living room to provide more seating space. For smaller living area, nicely designed smaller sofa set would be ideal.
Choosing the right sofa type
L-Shaped sofa is a popular choice for most home owners because it looks neat, presentable, provide wide seating area and can work like a divider between the living room and dining area if the two areas are combined in the same space. But if your room is small, smaller sofa set should be considered such as daybed or love seat and include a few chairs with cosy cushions to give the extra comfort for your guests. The extra chairs can be stored if you want to make the living room look more spacious when you are not expecting any guest. Consideration of how the sofa set will be used and arranged, e.g. for personal usage only to watch TV or to be used for entertaining guests, will also determine the types of sofa you should purchase.
Selecting sofa material
While light coloured suede fabric sofa seems like a popular choice to many, you would need to consider if there are any pets or little ones who may easily soil the fabric setee. Both fabric and leather sofas have their unique beauty. Your selection should consider the upholstered furniture’s maintenance requirement, how the sofa will affect the overall layout of the living area (leather sofa tends to be larger than fabric), durability, etc.