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Tips for Buying a Sofa That is Both Comfortable and Beautiful

Posted on 29. Jan, 2014 by in Home Improvement

When it is time to purchase a new sofa, there are several points to keep in mind to help you find what you want and need.  One of the primary things to consider is comfortability vs. aesthetics–how to find a couch that is comfortable to relax in and looks attractive in your space.

First, think about how you need the furniture to function, where it will be placed, and who will use it.  A sofa that would be just right for your living room may not work for the heavy use of the family room.  If you will be sitting in it for long periods of time, such as for TV viewing, it is very important that the sofa is comfortable and will stand up to frequent use.

Based on where the sofa will be used, it is wise to consider the quality, especially in areas where many people will be using it often.  The frame is the support, so a strong one will help it last longer.  Since comfortability is vital to this piece, press down on the cushions and let go, and check to make sure they regain their original shape.  If they stay down, they will flatten out quickly and certainly will not be comfortable for long.

When considering comfortability vs. aesthetics, remember that the purchase needs to suit your personal style.  The new sofa should fit in with the furniture and décor you already have.  Your new sofa should be attractive to you, according to your tastes.  The fabric is a vital element of the look, and needs to complement the use of the sofa and room.  Sturdy fabrics will hold up to use by family and pets.  But do not choose a fabric that is just durable; make sure it is visually appealing as well.

When you remember to keep comfortability vs. aesthetics in mind when choosing your sofa, you will have a furniture piece that you enjoy coming home to.  You will enjoy the comfort and you will love the look.

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