A sofa is a centrepiece of every living room. It is where you will spend most of your time while at home, so making sure it fits nicely into the décor should be your number one priority. The carefully selected sofa can breathe life into smaller living rooms, and fill up the empty space in the larger ones. However, if you went sofa shopping, then you probably already know that finding the perfect one can be challenging when faced with thousands of choices.
To help you save time, money, and effort, we have created this short list of five tips on how to choose an ideal sofa for your living room. It goes without saying that comfort should be on top of the list, so we won’t talk about that. But everything else like size, style, shape, etc. is up for discussion.
Picking the biggest possible sofa that can fit in your living room is not always the best way to go. In fact, it’s never the best way to go. Your goal should be to find a sofa that has enough space for you and your guests to sit while not occupying too much of your living room. This is especially important with small rooms because if you get an enormous couch, you won’t have room for the coffee table or any other furniture.
Pick the position
The position of your sofa should be determined by your favourite living room activities. If you love binge-watching TV shows and movies, then your couch should face the TV. On the other hand, if you are looking to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere in the living room, then maybe consider placing your sofa in front of the fireplace.
Of course, if you don’t have a fireplace, you can set your sofa next to the window, book stand, or anything else that gives you a peace of mind. Even a wall is a great option if decorated with nice artwork.
It’s all about the shape
Once you know where your couch is going to be, it’s time to pick the shape. As you already know, there are a dozen different sofa shapes. However, the most popular ones are the L shape and the traditional rectangular shape.
The first one is usually used in large living rooms to visually separate different areas, and the rectangle shape is best used for TV watching. However, if you have a particularly small living room, then maybe you should go for one of those two-seat sofas. Add to that a coffee table and a couple of armchairs, and you will create a perfect hangout place for you and your guests.
Make sure it fits in stylistically
Finally, we can talk about the style. Being the centrepiece of the living room, the sofa should blend in seamlessly with the rest of the décor. That is not to say that you should create a uniformed look. Instead, if your windows, walls, artwork, etc. are minimalist and modern, your sofa should follow the same style. Of course, this completely comes down to your preferences. However, if you decide to go with a modern living room, don’t get a Victorian sofa, and vice versa.
Don’t mess up the colours
The last, but certainly not the least important tip is to pick the right colour or pattern. Depending on what you are trying to achieve with your sofa, you will go either for bold and bright colours or for ones that are more natural.
If you want to break the monotony in your living room and draw attention to your sofa, then picking oddly shaped patterns with eye-popping colours will do the trick. However, if you just want to complement the rest of the living room design and leave your sofa in the background, then evade overly complex patterns and stick to the simple colours.
And that is all for today. We hope that you found our tips useful and that they will help you find a perfect sofa for your living room. While size, style, shape, and colour play a big role in the selection process, it should all come down to the comfort. After all, you will spend a lot of time sitting in it, and you don’t want a sore back. Do you?