How to pick the perfect couch
When picking a couch for your home, it’s important to have a few things in mind, like the available space, the style of your home and the material.
Not all sofas are made equal: that’s why we’ve come up with these 4 things that you should consider to find the perfect match!
Size and shape
The size and shape of your couch will depend, mostly, on the amount of space that you have available. If you have a narrow space, perhaps a sectional would be too cumbersome, while it might be perfect for a more square shaped room.
When it comes to the size of the couch, the big question is usually: sofa or sectional? Depending on the disposition of the space, a sectional might be a great idea! Think about it, imagine a small apartment that has the living room, dining room and kitchen in the same space. A sectional might be a great way to separate the spaces; giving the living room it’s own designated area. When you don’t have a lot of room, and you can’t divide up the different sections with walls, using furniture is actually a great way to visually break up the space into sections.
On the other hand, if you have a large space to work with, surely a sectional could work marvelously. It could be the central focus of the room, giving you something to tie the rest of the décor in with. But don’t think that because you have a lot of room, a sectional is the only answer; by putting a two- or three-person sofa and two armchairs you have created a great entertaining space, with lots of seating and wiggle room if you want to switch things up in the future.
We wrote an article to help you choose between a sofa or a sectional: read it here!
What your couch is made of makes a bigger difference than you might think, especially if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies. It is a known fact that fabric sofas have a tendency to harbor dust mites and mold in their fibers more readily than leather sofas, for no other reason other than it’s great place for them to live.
Leather doesn’t let dust mites go through its surface because it’s not a woven material like fabric is, it’s a solid piece of material that is stitched together. Another reason to consider leather is that it’s very easy to clean. This makes it practically maintenance free. In fact, Cierre provides a handy “Clean Kit” with each sofa so that you’ll be able to keep that piece of furniture as good as new for as long as possible.
A very important aspect of picking a couch is the build. You want to make sure it’s robust and that will withstand the test of time. After all, you are going to be sitting on this couch everyday for a long time, it needs to last!
Pick a couch that uses quality materials for its foundation, like wood. Wood is a very strong material that is bound to last you a lifetime if well taken care of. Ask your retailer if the couch you are considering is made out of wood, and if so, what type of wood, and do a little bit of research on it to see if it’s good quality.
Style and color
A Victorian style sofa, a chaise lounge, a big chunky sectional? Different sofas have different styles and you want to make sure that above everything else, it fits with your décor style and doesn’t look out of place.
Remember that you can always tweak things like the upholstery of a sofa, or the hardware and accents if you like the frame it has but not the color. Don’t be hasty and buy the first thing that shows up, be patient and really look around to find the best marriage of all the qualities you are looking for in a sofa.
Picking a sofa is a lot like finding a partner or looking for that perfect job: you need to know what you want, ask a lot of questions and know exactly what traits you are willing to let go over others. At Cierre, the array of styles and colors is very large and we are sure you will be able to find something that adjusts to you need. Plus, we are always available to help and answer any of your questions.