Buying a sofa may not seem like a huge decision, but a visit to your local furniture store will leave you overwhelmed with options. You may not know where to start. Well, we recommend starting with several small questions, breaking down each part of your furniture decision, and seeing how each part is going to match your lifestyle. So, what are the parts to breakdown and what should I consider? Read below to find the sofa to fit your lifestyle!
Pricing is the first and most obvious factor that you must consider when it comes to buying contemporary furniture that fits into your lifestyle. Do not go into debt or buy a sofa that you can barely afford because doing such a thing will directly affect your life. It will take money out of your pocket that you could have spent on other things. Going into debt is never good, and it is easy for debt to spiral out of control. Getting something well within your budget is the wisest thing to do when buying a sofa.
Where It Will Go?
Where, exactly, will the sofa go? Will it go into a living room? Will it go into an office? Will it go into a children’s room? Will it go into an outdoor or semi-outdoor area? Where your piece of contemporary furniture will go will determine which one you should get, and which details are more important. If you are putting your sofa in an outdoor or semi-outdoor area, you may want to put more emphasis on the aspect of durability and resistance to various elements.
Who Will Be Around It?
Who will be in the presence of your modern home decor? Having pets, children, and messy people around should be put into consideration when choosing a sofa. You may want to go with more durable fabrics to prevent your modern home decor getting scratched up, torn and stained.
The purpose is also something else to take into consideration. Are you buying a sofa to serve as a decorative showpiece for your living room? Are you purchasing the sofa so that people will have somewhere to sit and relax? If the sofa is going to be used as a bed by someone, you should find one that either has a built-in bed or built well enough to be used for that purpose.
The type of fabric is a crucial consideration when it comes to choosing a sofa for your lifestyle because sofa material affects a variety of things, including the ease of cleaning, durability, comfort, and cost. For example, the type of fabric that you choose for your sofa will affect what kinds of conditions it will be able to withstand. A sofa made of a more delicate fabric may not hold up too well if placed outside. Some materials might age better than others.
What type of aesthetic are you going for when it comes to the room where the sofa is going? Is there a theme that you want in that room? Perhaps there is a certain vibe that you desire? You may want to get a sofa that will match how your space already looks. Color is critical to aesthetic. With the right colors, you can create an atmosphere that feels bright, cheery, dark, mysterious, or sophisticated.
Size is another huge consideration, as some sofas are too big to have in a room. Before you buy a sofa, assess how big it is related to the space that you are putting it in. If it is too big, it could take away space from things that you may want to do or other items that you may want to put in that room. A sofa that is too humongous may become an unsightly elephant in the room. It may also block off notable entryways and doors. A small sofa may be the best purchase if you live in a small living space.
Richard Overmyer a copywriter and outreach specialist for San Francisco Design, an interior design firm and luxury furniture retailer in Salt Lake City. He enjoys talking about the latest trends in interior design and is a big fan of shiplap. When not writing, you can find Richard in the mountains, looking for his next piece of inspiration.