A cozy living room is the cornerstone of a home. It’s where you go to kick up your feet and relax, or enjoy an easy west coast living lifestyle with friends and family. The average sofa lasts anywhere from 5-10 years depending on quality, so when it’s time to invest in a new one, here are some of our favorite tips:
Consider Size and Shape
The placement and orientation of your living room furniture is essential. If you enjoy entertaining and having company over, create a conversation pit by angling your furniture in a circle or semi-circle. If watching television is ingrained in your daily routine, of course, positioning your new sofa in front of the TV is the optimal spot.
Scope also matters. The size of your sofa may be determined by the size of your room (a smaller room may require a basic two or three-seater that’s still stylish and functional). Larger rooms can create a sense of division with a large sectional.
Consider Your Lifestyle
How will your new purchase fit into your life? Are you drawn to a traditional, sturdy sofa made of durable materials? Or perhaps you’re considering a trendier piece, like a sectional in a bright color or a loud, patterned fabric. If you have children or pets, the color white may be a no-go. European classic styles are perfect for the world traveler, with ornate stone and earth carvings. A California casual design can mold seamlessly into everyday life, with robust, easy-to-clean fabrics that can stand up to a little fun, wear, and tear.
Not all upholstery is created equal! High quality upholstery requires meticulous craftsmanship and a greater attention to detail. Our manufacturers build their sofas from the inside out. Take note of:
- Corner blocks, triple reinforced with staples, glues, and screws
- Solid wood frames
- High density foam cushions, which will offer more support and comfort
- Sinuous springs, polyurethane foam, and polyester fiber (our preferred materials) or eight-way, hand-tied coil springs for firm, yet flexible support
- Precision-cut patterns
- Nail-head trim applied one nail at a time
- Luxuriously padded arm borders
Consider Working With Our Design Team
When you walk into our showrooms, you’ll notice a tremendous array of different styles, over 5,000 fabrics, and choices. Our talented interior designers will ensure that your living space turns out exactly the way you envision, narrowing down the fabrics and styles that work best for your budget and lifestyle. And the best part? Our consultations are completely free!
Visit us soon to explore our superb brands and quality living room furniture.