Top 5 mistakes when choosing a sofa
In our work, we always focus on customers, so one of the main factors of communication for us is feedback. Often we hear from our customers that they were not happy with the purchase of the sofa, because they did not take into account any detail. This state of affairs prompted us to write this article.
So, let's look at the most common mistakes when choosing a sofa.
1. Buying a sofa of the wrong size
Perhaps the most common mistake among all customers is to buy either a very small or too large sofa. This situation is likely to happen if you have not previously measured the area of the room or have not specified the size of the sofas. The big mistake is to choose furniture based only on a visual impression. Do not pay much attention to how the sofa looks on the window. On the scale of the trading pavilion, it may seem visually smaller than it actually is.
In addition to measuring the area of living space, pay attention to the scale. The new sofa should harmoniously fit into the interior and maintain the proportions of the rest of the furniture in the room.
2. Buying a sofa without a “test drive”
Just as your sofa should not be too large or too small in scale of the room, it also should not be too big or too small for you. So, if you are tall, it is better to choose a deep seat, so that you are comfortable sitting. If you are not tall or you choose a sofa for the elderly, it is better to prefer a shallow seat, which will allow you to easily get up from it.
Never buy a sofa without first testing it. Sit on it, lie down, feel at home. If you like to nap on the couch, make sure that the buns are of the correct height. Make sure the pillows and backrest are soft or hard as you would like.
This is all important to do in order to feel comfortable, because the sofa is one of the most comfortable things in the house.
3. Buying a sofa in the wrong style
Your sofa should be in harmony with the rest of the furniture in the room. It should not only be comfortable and like you, but also complement the whole style of the room. The best option is to use augmented reality applications and see how the selected model will look in your interior. Fortunately, today all the leading furniture companies offer such technologies. This helps to avoid inappropriate purchases.
Any house has its own unique style, and if you buy a sofa that does not fit it, then, with a high degree of probability, it will annoy you, and, over time, you will think about buying a new one. It is better to simply avoid such a misunderstanding.
To make the right choice, read our article SELECTING FABRICS UNDER THE INTERIOR STYLE
4. Choosing the wrong furniture fabric or sofa color
Choosing the wrong furniture fabric for your sofa can be an expensive mistake for you. Pay attention to the upholstery first and choose the right type of fabric, depending on how often the sofa will be used and where it will be placed. If you buy a sofa in the living room, where the whole family is constantly gathering, then not a strong strong and dense fabric will become unusable very quickly.
Choosing the wrong shade of fabric can also be a serious mistake. It’s best to take a fabric sample and bring it to your home to compare with other shades prevailing in your interior. We do not give advice on which color to choose, since everyone has different tastes and some interior ideas require the most daring solutions. We only recall that neutral shades of beige and gray are a universal option for most homes. It is worth considering how comfortable you will live for many years in an interior with bright colors.
As a rule, any collection of fabric has several different shades, which will allow you to choose the right tone for you without difficulty. A wide selection of furniture fabrics is presented in our "Fabrics" section. There you can easily find any type and color of upholstery using the necessary filters.
5. Buying a low quality sofa
Often any choice comes down to money. It is clear that you want to save money and choose something budgetary, but buying a sofa of good quality is an investment that ensures that you do not have to change it in a couple of years.
Buying a high quality sofa will save you money in the long run. Choose the best quality you can afford. This applies to build quality, materials, quality of accessories, fabric category and so on. Since the purchase of a low-quality sofa means that it will quickly lose its shape, appearance and comfort, sometimes this only happens within a few months. A base of poor quality can cause a quick breakdown.
We hope that we could at least help you a bit and make your choice easier. If you have encountered any difficulties related to the choice of fabric or interior design as a whole, feel free to write to us and we will try to disclose this topic in our next article.