Sofa, So Good: What Makes the Perfect Couch?
What Makes the Perfect Couch?
A couch is a significant investment. You may spend many years with this simple item of furniture. When it comes to picking the perfect couch, there’s a lot to unravel.
Let’s dig down into the sides of the subject!
Picking the Right Style
Of course, style is critical when it comes to choosing a new couch. When thinking about style, you’ve got to consider how it will suit the rest of the room but also the things you like the look of.
Companies like MyHome Furniture provide a variety of different styles, giving you the visual perspective of if a contemporary couch or a traditional one is going to suit your property best.
The right style is critical to the aesthetics of the place of course, but if you are opting for style over comfort.
You may find yourself choosing something that you will end up swapping out in a few years’ time.
There are a number of things to consider when it comes to practicality. There are different types of couches, for example, modular couches, which allow buyers to pick a style and build their ideal size and shape.
But for those who are looking for a complete package without the need for customizing, you’ve got to wonder if it is going to be practical for the space.
For example, if you need to bring the couch in through a doorway without being able to take the legs off, this could cause a few issues on moving day!
The simplest thing you can do is measure the space and measure the couch.
This should also take into consideration the height because if you need to move the couch around a corner, you may have to put it on its side, therefore elongating it.
You have to make sure you don’t cause problems with your newly renovated ceiling!
What Serves Your Purpose?
For people who are moving into their first property or those that are buying a couch for the first time, you may not necessarily consider what purpose would be best for your couch.
Ultimately, most of us just sit on it and watch TV or go to sleep on it on occasion!
But think about the couches you’ve used in the past and what was actually missing from them.
There can be little nifty features, for example, built-in storage or reclining seats, but you could also think about what your general lifestyle consists of and how it can fit into your life.
For example, if you plan on relaxing on long lazy Sunday afternoons, you will need a couch with loose pillows that are deep and comforting.
However, if you are looking to make an aesthetic impact, you need to find something with better-quality upholstery.
How Much Can You Afford?
The average cost of a couch will vary depending on the price range you are able to afford. For example, the lower end is below $1,000 and can go all the way up to $5,000 and over for luxury brands.
This is why, if you are on a budget, you’ve got to be prepared to not find the perfect couch.
That being said, if you are looking for a long-term investment, would you be better off saving up for a bit longer? Can you find a provider with payment plans so you can pay it off bit by bit?
A high-quality sofa can last over a decade, and when it comes to that overall investment, the more you can save the better.
Generally speaking, the smaller the couch, the cheaper it is, but there can be features on a smaller couch that push up the price tag.
How Long Will You Stay Where You Are?
This goes back to the notion of practicality. If you choose a couch you love, works perfectly with your home decor, and is the most comfortable thing you’ve ever sat on, but you plan on moving on in a few years’ time, you’ve got to consider if the couch will survive the move.
You might be better off opting for practicality rather than aesthetics at this juncture.
You should also think about those long-term considerations. For example, if you plan on having children. It can be unrealistic to think that your couch will be in pristine condition if you plan on having a few children.
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In this case, you may be better off opting for a more functional couch in the short term, at least until the kids have grown up.
There are a number of things when it comes to finding the perfect sofa. These are barely scratching the surface, but make no mistake, the right couch is such an important investment.
So, do you have other things to consider when picking the perfect couch?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.