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Tips for Choosing a New Couch for the Living Room

Want to select a couch for your living room and got confused because of various designs, size, colors, and shapes that are available when you walk into a shop? Selecting a sofa does sound easy but only if you know that its color and comfort, its size, shape, style and versatility as well as our lifestyle factors all come into play and often your dream sofa just doesn’t cut when you start to consider all these things.  

Save yourself the time and money, and use these tips to get a clear idea of what you want before you start looking out for a sofa.

  1. Size Matters

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is choosing an un proportional couch size that is either too big or too small for the room. I see so many homes where the sofa is huge, with big wide arms, squashed into a small living room.

If you have larger living room, you’ll need to decide exactly how much of the living room you want your couch to fill. Make sure you measure the dimensions of your room. If you’re looking for a couch that will be the focal point of your living room, look for rounder couch shapes that take up a bit more space and provide a lot of seating.


  • Identify Your Personal Style


It can be a little hard to nail down your style but go with your gut instinct when picking the type of couch that will fit naturally in your home. To narrow down your quest for the new couch for your living room you need to select a style that reflects your lifestyle. If you lean toward the more formal and fancy or have a “traditional” design aesthetic, a sofa with tufting or a tailored upholstered piece with exposed legs may be a good option.

But if you realize that your style is casual and your living room is a high traffic area, and you have small children then you should go for a less formal statement, i.e. couch that has storage underneath. Couches with storage underneath allows you to store many things like toys, newspaper, DVD’s etc. It also helps you save a lot of space for other furniture you wish to place in your living room.


  • Pick A Color


Another consideration when choosing a couch is determining what color you will choose for the piece. You can opt for any color you want that matches your space whether it is bold, bright colors or fun patterns. Don’t be afraid to choose a couch with a fun or unique print! It can add a surprisingly personal touch and quickly transform the feel of the entire room.

But if you are too confused with what color to choose, always go with a neutral tone like oatmeal or charcoal grey tone. Chances are higher that you won’t get sick of it anytime soon. And with these tones, you can furnish the room with colorful accessories such as pillows, an ottoman and art to add color to the space.


  • Choose A Shape


There are several different sofa shapes to choose from. Rectangular sofas, L-shape sofas are popular as well as circled sofas or simply straight. It depends upon the dimensions of the room where the sofa is to be placed. A clean L- shaped is good for open areas; round shape for smaller spaces whereas a chaise or a daybed could be a good alternative to a traditional couch.


  • Research Upholstery Materials


Last but not the least, aesthetic is important, but functionality is key when it comes to choosing a material for your sofa. That crisp white sofa may look amazing in the living room but how will it look after your six-year-old jumps all over it? Leather sofas can be easier to clean and may be a good choice if you want a lighter-colored sofa.

So these were some tips for you all before you start your hunt for a new couch in your living room. These might help you to some extent.

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