How to Choose a Great Couch

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Jasmine_50271_502721_b2__64093.1354914258.1280.1280When it comes to comfort, there’s nothing quite like the perfect couch. It is also a versatile piece of furniture that can be used in rooms throughout the house. Here’s a look at some of the things you should keep in mind when selecting a couch:

Consider the Room

A couch that you might choose for your living room may be a little different than something you would put in a guest bedroom or the kitchen. For example, in a guest bedroom, you may buy a sleeper sofa instead of a bed for guests. That way, you can also use the room for other purposes. Think about the room the couch will go in and then choose the one that best suits your needs.

Determine the Room’s Size

Besides selecting a couch that will suit the room best, you should also consider the room’s size. If the couch is going in the living room, you will need to consider the other furniture you need, as well, before you can buy a couch. For example, a round couch that takes up a little bit more space and provides a lot of seating room might be the best choice. You’ll probably need a smaller couch if your living room is small. But since any sofa will be in the spotlight with limited space, you should pick something that is both practical and striking.

Select the Style 

There are several factors to consider when deciding which couch style you prefer. First of all, you need to make sure the design you choose complements your home and your personal tastes. For example, if you like a modern look, a couch with clean lines is best. If you favor bold patterns, you’ll want to find a couch that matches that style. The type of style of couch you choose also depends on other factors, such as the room it will go in, the size of the couch, and whether or not you need a sleeper sofa. Types of couches to choose from include sectional couches, leather couches, sleeper sofas, and even love seats.

Choose the Fabric 

When choosing a type of upholstery, you need to figure out if you value functionality or aesthetics more. Ideally, you will choose a couch that meets both of these criteria. Types of upholstery include leather, plush, and suede, and they each have pros and cons to consider. Fabric upholstery is versatile and durable but compared to leather, it may not be as easy to clean. Leather also has a tendency to look “like new” for longer than other types of upholstery. You ultimately want to select the upholstery that matches your lifestyle.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a great couch. Taking the extra time to think about what you really want will help you buy the one that you’re really happy with.