Looks and size can often tempt you to buy a sofa, but knowing how it is made will help you understand its longevity. Good-quality sofas consists of hardwood, coil spring and wool batting which is expensive; cheaper one can be made from softwood frames, webbing ( not coils), and foam.
1.Decide on size.
Sofas are available in many sizes, from compact two-seaters to huge sectional sofas that can accommodate whole families, Carefully measure your space and estimate which sofa size should be the best for you; additionally lay down a newspaper template , based on those dimensions to help you visualise the space they will take. This will definitely will you whether this is the right size or not.
2. Choose the style
A sofa is often the most dominant furniture of the living room, so the design you go for will decide the room's style. With many styles to choose from, sometimes combining old with new could also turn out great!
Styles that we recommend:
Streamlined contemporary sofas are suitable for minimally decorated rooms. Go for square, boxy shapes with firm cushions and plain feet in metal or wood. To achieve an informal look, look for a low back. If you want to lounge on it, add some throw pillows.
A classic design is ideal for a traditional room. Look for features such as plump cushions, angular arms, and curved wooden legs. Dark colours and striped or checked upholstery will give a more formal look.
Traditional style is a popular, family-friendly pick, with features like high back and slim neat arms that are either straight or have a slight curve. The cushions are generally foam filled, with comfort first in line.
Quite a traditional sofa, this design will also suit contemporary room, particularly if it is
covered in distressed leather or fabric. The height and angle of the back and arms make it comfortable for sit up but not for lounging.
The button-back detailing offers a traditional style, making this sofa style ideal for a period home. Or you can choose an angular, streamlined shape shape to add it to a contemporary theme.
An informal styled sofa has hidden legs and a selection of throw pillows rather than larger overstuffed back cushions. A sofa like this should be bought for comfort than for looks, and the cushions will need to be filled regularly to keep them looking plumped.
In between a contemporary and traditional style, this neat, formal sofa style features a high curved back dropping down to form a steep, slightly angled arms at each end, which are ideal to recline against.
Recliners sofas are distinctive in sight; they have single seat sections within their backs that can recline and also a footrest that rises up to provide you the ultimate comfort, if not style. The recline function is manually operated or motorised remote control depending on the one you choose. They come as two or three seaters, with one or two seats offering recline.
The focal point of this sofa design in on comfort. It is curvy, with plump cushions and scrolled arms, and is generally covered in patterned-usually floral-fabric, often with changeable covers.
CORNER SOFA( L-Shaped)
L-shaped corner sofa are most suitable for large and open-planned rooms, where they can be seated against two adjacent walls to fill an otherwise insignificant corner space, or placed in the centre of the room thereby separating the living area from rest of the space.
This typer of corner sofa consists of multiple sections that can be joined in various arrangements. You can go with the setup that best suits your space and also rearrange or expand it if required.
3. Choose the material
The material that you decide to go with for your sofa doesn't only dictate the look-it also affects its price, life, and maintenance. So, before you imagine relaxing in your choice of a particular fabric, find out about its affordability and price.