Choosing a sofa for your home can be a daunting process. It is not an easy job though. You might spend more money yet the sofa might not be as good as your neighbor’s, so it needs some research before you make your final decision. Please follow for such intresting content.

I know when I was shopping for my sofa I went back and forth a thousand times. I am glad we took time and chose the best option.

Here are a few helpful considerations for selecting the perfect sofa/sofa set.

Perfect Size : Sofa / Sofa chair / Sofa set, just make sure you choose the perfect size one so that you don’t make your room space more uncomfortable / more spacier.

Sofa set should be a perfect fit for your hall, so measure the space you allocate for your sofa and determine what size and shape of a sofa will function the most for you, rather than overwhelming your space with a bigger one.

According to your lifestyle: Before considering the styles of sofas consider your lifestyle like if you are having a big family a sectional / L-shaped sofa can be your best choice. If you have kids/pets then go with a stain-resistant option. Relaxation and comfort are your top priority, then opt for motion sofa sets such as recliners. Categorizing like this can save you a lot of time and energy.

Measuring again: You’ve measured the space for your sofa, and thought you’ve found the perfect sofa!! If you don’t measure the measurements of your doorway/hallway it’s just going to be “pivot!!”  The iconic ross moment. So check if it fits through your door or stairway spaces as well.

The Fabric: A sofa fabric is what makes the biggest difference in its overall cost. It is an aspect that comes directly into contact with us and needs to stand the test of quality and durability.

The sofa, chair or ottoman defines the look of the room so see that it suits your room decor. Every fabric has its own pros & cons. Choose according to your lifestyle.

Choose a style that fits your home: It can be a little hard to nail down your own personal style, but go with your instincts while picking the type of couch, see that it fits naturally in your home. If your style is modern, then pick something that reflects in dramatic colors like Nautical Blue, Brown, Midnight Blue, Mustard,  Charcoal..

Choosing the color: Pick out a color that works with your space. There are so many choices to make you can select from a bright color to a pale one. There is nothing called a wrong choice whatever you chose / you like is something you know you will love (and not get tired of) for years to come.

Arm Styles: Arm styles of a sofa are often an afterthought, but they shouldn’t be! With many styles from winged chairs to sofa sets armrests should be of a perfect size not too large / too small. There are so many options that have different styles so choose the best that fits your comfort style. It’s also difficult to test the arms of any sofa to ensure they are sturdy and firm.

Padding: Padding should be done evenly so before buying the sofa make sure to run your hands on all the corners and see if it is well padded.

Run your hand all over the corners to make sure that the edges are not rough so that no one can get hurt.

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Fabric Maintenance: If your furniture is going to be placed somewhere in direct sunlight, then avoid natural fabrics like cotton, linen as they fade over time. For those suffering from allergies, microfiber fabric and hypoallergenic cushion fill are the remedies as they do not attract dust. Stain-resistant fabrics are best for the house with kids & pets. Look for fabrics that are resistant to mildew for humid conditions.

How to clean sofa at home :

  • As soon as there is a stain mark / a spill, clean it immediately. You shouldn’t wait for cleaning. It may get harder to remove the stains.
  • Check the manufacturer’s instructions like what to use / what not to use as a cleaning agent. Instructions can usually be found on the sofa’s tags. If you use unsafe clean products it may completely damage the sofa upholstery.

  • Cleaning Tag: If you observe it clearly you can find a tag that indicates letters. Find what they say here –
  1. W =  Water ( you can clean this using only water )
  2. S = No water. You’ll need to purchase a special solvent-based cleaner.
  3. WS = Water or a solvent-based cleaner can be used on the sofa
  4. X = Vacuum only.