How to Choose the Perfect Couch
It may not seem like it, but purchasing a couch is one of your most important investments for your home. After all, it’s one of the main places where you’ll spend a lot of your downtime and where guests will sit as you host gatherings. High-quality couches can be spendy, and it’s a real commitment, so how do you choose the right one?
To choose the perfect couch, you’ll need to consider many factors before you make your decision. We’ve made the decision process much easier by providing tips on choosing the perfect couch.
Consider the Size – You’ll need to first, before anything else, consider the size of your living room and the size of the couch you’ll need. You don’t want your couch to overpower your space or impede traffic flow, and you’ll also want to consider your décor needs. To pick the perfect size, measure the room and the space where you would like the couch to sit. Measure the doorways to ensure that choosing a couch will actually fit in your space.
Type of Couch – What type of couch do you want for your living room? There are several options to choose from, including:
- Traditional – The standard three-seater option is found in many homes.
- Sectional – The sectional allows flexibility in how it’s arranged and traditionally is in an L-shape.
- Sleeper Sofas – Functional and comfortable, the sleeper sofa is perfect for entertaining guests overnight without a guest room.
- Love Seat – The two-seater is perfect for small spaces and studio living.
- Modular Couches – Modular couches are a newer development that allows people to buy the couch in building blocks and rearrange them to various sizes and shapes.
The Color – There are a lot of variables that can impact the color of your choice for your couch. You'll want to consider your wall colors and the surrounding décor. It’s important to remember that your couch, while an important piece in your living room, should not be the focal point. The color you choose should tie the room together, so you want to choose a color that really ties it together.
Of course, it’s all about preference, and if you want to make your couch the pop of color for your room, there are a lot of fun colors to help you do just that.
Style – The couch you choose should coordinate well with the style you already have going in your living space. Go with your instincts with what you think will fit well in your home. If you like a modern look, pick something with clean lines and dramatic colors. Choose a couch with elegant woodwork and unique fabric styles if you like a classic look.
Test the Cushions – Couches come in all kinds of fabrics and materials, and testing is one of the most important things you can do to choose the perfect couch. You don’t want to choose a couch based on its looks and style alone. You want to feel comfortable as you sit in it.
Choosing the perfect couch is all about personal preference and comfort. Be sure to measure before anything else. Once you have your measurements, head to Comfy Living Chicago and enjoy the shopping experience as you test out your perfect couch.
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