The sofa is often a must have furniture piece in most homes, and even offices. It is the centerpiece of the living room, as well as serves the important function of holding you or your guests when you wish to recline or sit. It may come as no surprise that there are homes that have sofas that are either aging, seem out of place in the living room or that swallow you up when you sit on them. To help you make the right choice ands avoid some of these common pitfalls, consider the below tips in buying contemporary sofas.
Consider your needs.
Just why do you want to buy the sofa? The answer might seem quite obvious but there are actually manners in which you can recline. Do you need the sofa for watching TV, for entertaining guests, for sleeping on or just for lounging on? You will find many different sofa types for each of the mentioned purposes, so be sure that you know what you are looking for.
Consider the Fill
Chances are that you will be spending quite some time reclining on your sofa. You do not wish to be uncomfortable while doing this. The type of fill used for your sofa will thus greatly determine how comfortable you will be. Some fill will let you sink into your sofa, while others will hold you firmly when you sit on the sofa. Whatever your choice, it is good that you try out different sofas for you to decide on the level of softness or firmness of its fill before buying it.
Consider the fabric
This is also another area where most people err. You should look at more than the color of the fabric. How tough or soft does it feel on your skin? Consider also whether the fabric will require a little fixing for it to last long. Look at things like wrinkling and sagging of the fabric. These two will make you sofa age sooner rather than later. A good fabric should also last you the lifetime of the sofa itself, therefore look for quality as well.
Consider The Room
This brings us to the type of design theme you have in your room where the sofa should be placed. If your room is traditional themed, go for contemporary sofas that have skirting, contoured back, and rolled arms. If your decor is modern, look for contemporary sofas that have the lines well defined in the frame.