What To Consider When Buying A New Sofa

When you’re buying a new sofa, there’s lots to think about; you’ll especially want to ensure that you’re getting the right one that fits into the colour scheme of your living room. In addition to this, you’ll want to achieve the perfect balance between something that looks great and something that’s comfortable! Let’s take a look at the considerations that you’ll want to make before you buy! 

Try it out

Comfort is everything when you buy a new sofa! So you’ll want to ensure that you try out every sofa that you consider purchasing. Don’t be shy- have a good old long sit down on each one and take your time! Ensure that the sofa that you find offers the right support for you and has the depth that you require (depth is particularly important when it comes to taller people)! Let your family try it out so that you know everyone will be happy.

Inspect the cushions

You’ll want to have a thorough inspection of the cushions before you purchase a sofa! It’s vital that you find a sofa with comfortable cushions that are of high quality! Some cushions will require more plumping than others; feather cushions for instance (so consider whether you mind this or not)! Some cushions that are filled with foam or fibre as opposed to feathers may lose their shape over time, so consider whether you will be comfortable with replacing them. If not, it’s probably better to find a sofa with feather cushions! Buoyant sofas offer a huge range of great sofas and are well worth a look when you are sofa shopping! 

Don’t forget to measure

It’s vital that you measure your space and any potential sofa so that you don’t end up with something too big! While you’re at it, you should measure your doorways so that you know that you’ll easily be able to get the sofa into your house! Don’t worry if you have narrow stairways and doorways; you can always just go for a sofa that has removable legs so that it can be constructed later on.

Colour schemes 

It’s not so easy to choose the right colour for a sofa! You’ll need to ensure that it ties in with the rest of your room just right. Bright colours can provide great energy to a space while more neutral colours can give a nice minimalistic effect, so it just all depends on your taste. If you have kids, you might want to go for darker colours (because they can make a bit of a mess)! Leather sofas are easy to clean, so if you’re looking for something low maintenance, then this could be a good choice! Have a look at what’s out there to get to grips with what’s on trend in the interior design world! 
Buying a new sofa is an exciting time! While you’re at it, why not use this as an option to give your living room a nice makeover! This season we’ve seen lots of the colour yellow, so if you want to stay on-trend, why not give this a try for your colour scheme? You can always accessorize your sofa with a few yellow cushions if you’re not sure about the idea of a yellow sofa! Updating your home can be a fun family project for everyone to get involved with.


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  1. Erin
    05/09/2019 / 9:04 pm

    I love sofa shopping! I bought a new one last year – they add so much to the room!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. 26/09/2019 / 8:19 pm

    We just got a new one, a we love it! Sofa shopping can be really hit and miss x

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