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Buying a New Sofa

When you decide to buy a new sofa, it is important that you make the right choice. A sofa is a piece of furniture that will be with you for years. You want it to be durable, and you want to continue liking it over time. After all, it is a part of your house. Over time, your memories will associate with your new furniture. You don’t want to make the wrong choice. A new sofa is an important part of any living room or family room.

Ask yourself these questions before you buy a sofa.

What style of cushions do you like?

 The sofa is important, but you have to decide about cushions first. You might like loose back sofa cushions, and they might not look good on a sofa that you have purchased. Finding out how you like cushions is therefore the most important thing. You might choose a sofa with loose cushions. These cushions will give you a lot of room for putting in as many pillows as needed. You can move these cushions around and adjust them as you need. On the other hand, attached cushions are fixed. Therefore, you can’t move them. You don’t have to re-arrange anything, but that also means you can’t move them around to give you the most comfortable position. These are important considerations. You should decide about cushions before you proceed further.

Do you like sofa with a lot of cushions on it?

Some people simply like a sofa when it’s occupied with cushions. Others like a nicely arranged sofa with minimal cushions on it. You have to ask yourself how you like it. This will help you decide on the right sofa design. A sofa with only one cushion will give a modern look while one with three or more cushions will give you a more traditional look.

Do you have a preference when it comes to sofa arms?

A lot of people forget to think about this before buying a new sofa. When they look at different options, they are puzzled. You have plenty of choices when it comes to sofa arms. You can choose an armless sofa or one with curved, Victorian arms. You can go for a Parsons style or you can opt for a straight one. You will also find sofas with rolled arms and beautiful cording on the flat front panel.

What is your favorite style of sofa legs?

You have skirted sofa legs and bare legs. What do you like? You can find sofas with heavy wooden chunks used as legs and sofas with carefully crafted delicate legs. You will even find ones with beautifully curved formations. The choice is yours.

What fabric do you like?

Fabric is also an important matter and can be a source of confusion. You have numerous options. On the high end, you can choose from durable chenille and attractive and long-lasting leather. You can also choose from a variety of velvets and new fabrics. These are comparatively cheaper fabrics and don’t last as long as chenille and leather. However, the advantage is that they cost less and have a lot of attractive designs and patterns.  

Once you understand these questions and answer them for yourself, you should be able to envision a perfect sofa for your living or family room. Use the menu above to browse through our large list of sofas to find exactly what you imagined.