Purchasing a sofa for your home is an investment. Whether you want to give your living space a fresh new look or you need to replace an old worn sofa, it is important to consider the type and style of furniture you are looking for.
Most people keep these larger items of furniture for over two years so it’s important you choose one which will last and which will look good in a variety of different decorating styles.
Thinking about the décor of the room is extremely important. You may love that scarlet red leather sofa that’s on sale in the store but will it really go with your color scheme? Even if you decide to redecorate to suit, do you really want to live with a bright red sofa for years? If the answer is yes then that’s fine. The point is, think carefully about the color so you are choosing something you love and that you will love for a long time.
Types of sofa also affect the style and décor of your home. Leather sofas tend to look great in more modern contemporary homes where-as chintzy fabric sofas are lovely in country cottages with a more rustic look.
Measuring the room and the hallways and doors is also important when you are choosing a big sofa. We have heard so many stories of people purchasing big items of furniture only to discover they can’t get them into their homes. While many corner sofa groups come in smaller pieces which are fitted together, it is still wise to measure and check. Homes, especially new builds, tend to be much smaller and doors are not as wide as they once were.
If you are unsure about the style, color or type of sofa you are looking for, spending time have a browse online or looking through interior design magazines will give you some great ideas. It’s a great way to pick up ideas for decorating and furnishing ideas as well as color schemes and adding those special finishing touches which take a room from look ok to looking stunningly beautiful.
Budgeting is also important. No matter what you earnings, we can all afford to take care of our homes and take a pride in having a nice looking welcoming space to live in. Shopping around, looking for bargains and checking the furniture sales are all ways that you can purchase your dream sofa but stay within budget.
Another popular money saving idea is to revamp an old sofa. Sofas are sturdy pieces of furniture and sometimes, if it is structurally still good but just looks a little used and you want to freshen it up, you can have an old sofa recovered and then, buying a whole bunch of gorgeous new cushions will make the whole thing look brand new. Don’t be shy to look at second hand and old furniture. Doing up an old piece is satisfying and can add a real authentic beauty to a room.
Ernesto Garcia is an award-winning residential interior designer in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and rest of Arizona. He is known for having an exquisitely refined taste that manifests itself in every style he is commissioned to design. For more information go to www.ernestogarciadesign.com .
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Tips on choosing the right sofa for your home