A couch is a key part of every living room, and you’re likely to spend a fair amount of your relaxation time snuggled up on it throughout the week. So you want to make sure that your couch is the perfect place to promote maximum comfort. There is an extraordinary array available, with varying materials, shapes, sizes and colours, so you want to make sure you have a good idea in mind before you head to the furniture store. There’s nothing worse than getting home and finding that your new pride and joy won’t fit through the front door! Read on to discover our top tips on how to choose the perfect couch for your new living room.
1. Think about how you’ll use it
Families use their living rooms in many different ways, so have a think about a typical Sunday evening and how your family would be spread out in the room. Some kids may prefer cushions or bean bags on the floor so may not want a spot on the sofa, whereas others may want to sprawl out in their very own chair. Similarly, if you have pets, it’s a good time to decide if you want them curled up next to you, or if there is a strict four legs on the floor policy!
2. Size is essential
Think about the space available in your living room. It’s likely that a large area can handle a bigger couch, whereas a small room may require something on the mini side. Also consider how many people you would like to cater for. Remember that you can always get some separate arm chairs, either as part of a set, or mismatching to add some character. It’s a good idea to do some measurements so you know maximum width and depth that you have to work with.