Couches Are Really Important
Lets face it, in addition to being one of the largest and most eye catching pieces of furniture, couches are also the most used, and not just for sitting. Over a third of adults report that they sleep less than 7 hours each night, and many of those are using a couch to catch a quick cat nap at some point during the day.
When looking for couches for sale there are several important factors to consider. Of course how the couch looks is important, especially if being displayed as home office furniture where business meetings might occur, however a great couch has more than just good looks.
Selecting the BEST Couches for Sale
A well selected couch can really bring a room together. In addition to having a satisfying and beautiful finishing touch to the room, every couch purchase should be made with these four considerations in mind: size, practicality, longevity, and comfort.
Picking the Right Size: When looking for couches for sale, the right size for the room is very important. A large living room will have vastly different size requirements than an office space. When looking to bring a trendy new sofa into a room, be sure to scale out the size of the sofa and the size of the room it will be landing in. In addition to taking up space, a couch will also change the ‘flow of traffic’ in a room or between rooms by naturally designating certain spaces as ‘walkways.’ It is vitally important to be sure that a couch will leave comfortable walking space in necessary areas of a room. Additionally, a couch that is too large or too small will end up looking a bit awkward in a room. Be sure to take your time sizing out the right couch for a room.
Practical Uses of the Couch: Just like with size, the practicality of a couch will be partly determined by the room it will be in. An office couch should be comfortable, yet firm. This will allow office guests a great place to sit, without feeling like they are sinking into the couch. Couches for living spaces, especially those with a T.V. or entertainment center, should be oriented to allow everyone to comfortably speak with each other or watch a show. Also, couches in these settings tend to be a little wider, allowing users to comfortably lay down to take a nap or watch a movie. The last aspect of practicality is transporting the couch. Consider what space you have to get the couch inside the home and into the room. If you need to move the couch down a staircase with sharp corners and not a lot of space, it will be very difficult to do so with a couch that only comes in large pieces. Sectionals are great for these situations because they can easily be taken apart to move into and out of rooms.
How Long Will it Last: Of course this will be very different not just from couch to couch, but also different household situations. If there are lots of kids running around and playing in the home, or if there are dogs that are allowed on the furniture, this will probably cut into the life of the sofa. However, just like with major kitchen appliances, sofa quality will improve durability regardless the home situation. When thinking about a sofa budget, think for the long term. Getting a cheap sofa might seem great now – until the fabric rips and needs to be replaced within a month. Low quality sofas also tend to develop lumpy spots and become very uncomfortable over time. Keep a big picture focus here and invest wisely.
Comfortable Feel: In addition to durability, practicality, and size, a sofa needs to be comfortable! You will probably have this couch for over 10 years. When looking for couches for sale, don’t be afraid to test them out in store. Sit down for several minutes, use the arm rests, lay down. Get a feel for the couch. This is super important for long term satisfaction!
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