Are you planning on purchasing a new sofa soon? While the whole process can be exciting, it’s important to consider a few essential things before deciding on which sofa you’re bringing home. First things first, the price tag should never be the only factor that you consider when purchasing furniture of any kind. Instead, it’s important to consider the comfort, durability, and quality of frame and fabric before making your decision.
Try Before You Buy
Keep in mind that the average sofa is built for the average person. This takes into consideration the body build of the average man and woman including their height and weight. Some taller people will feel more comfortable on a sofa that doesn’t cramp them. Leg room is very important for comfort when sitting on any piece of furniture. The same goes for us shorter folks. If a piece of furniture feels so big that we feel lost inside of it, it probably isn’t the best fit for your household – even if it’s the cutest piece in the store. When searching for the perfect sofa, consider your comfort over the appearance initially when making your decision. After all, you have to sit on it a lot more than the occasional guest will look at it. However, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style anymore. Be sure to look at all of your options and actually try them out before you make your final decision.
Invest In A Good Frame
This is the part where the price tag should not be taken into deep consideration. Yes, you should purchase furniture within your price range as a responsible adult. However, going for the cheapest sofa in the store for the sake of saving money may come back to haunt you later on. Moreover, the old saying, “You get what you pay for…,” rings true regarding furniture of any kind. A good frame on a sofa will last you five, ten, even fifteen years if it’s taken care of. On the flip side, a cheaply made frame can bow, crack, or begin sagging within a year or two depending on how often it’s used. At the end of the day, quality should be considered a priority when purchasing a new sofa.
Focus On Fabric
Whether you prefer flamboyant colors or more neutral tones and designs, the fabric you choose on your new sofa will see a lot during its lifetime. Do you have kids? Pets? If so, this needs to be taken into consideration when deciding on what type of fabric you want on your new sofa. Can it be cleaned easily? Is it easily stained? These are all important questions to ask yourself and the furniture store representative before bringing home your new sofa. Be sure to make note of all the pros and cons of each fabric type when formulating your final decision.
Good luck on finding your new sofa! If you have more questions about how to tell if a piece of furniture is quality, we can help! We only sell high-quality pieces of furniture in our store. For example, you won’t find any fake leather or “pleather” in our showroom, and our frames are solid – with most containing solid wood frames. We would love to show you around our store and get to know you and your family. If we can help you find your next sofa, loveseat, recliner, or mattress, give us a call or stop by our store in Athens, TN. We look forward to serving your family.
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