Decorating Guides
Aug 12, 2017

Five Essential Elements to Consider When Buying a Sofa

Sofas are an essential furniture piece in any home. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming. To ensure you are making the right investment, consider the following elements that will enhance your comfort level.

Frame

The frame runs through the entire couch; it is the backbone of the sofa.  A strong frame will translate to a strong, durable sofa. The most recommended frame is one that is made from real hardwood and has been kiln-dried. Kiln drying the hardwood prevents cracking and warping of the furniture, which could result in an unbalanced unsteady sofa.

Suspension system

Suspension enhances the comfort use of a sofa. Modern sofas are designed to offer maximum comfort wherever they are used: your home, office space, a public bar or restaurant. A comfortable sofa enhances the restfulness of the user. Take the time to assess the suspension, how fast the sofa responds to any pressure exerted, and choose the one with the suspension of your liking.

Cushions

Cushions go hand in hand with the suspension. They play a vital role in enhancing your comfort as you sit and relax from a hard day’s work or any other endeavor. Feel free to assess the quality of the cushions. You may even experiment with all types of postures to ensure you will be comfortable no matter which position you take.

Upholstery

Different materials have different textures and durability, and require different maintenance. Leather is the most resilient. However, there are other textures to choose from that are quite durable and easy to maintain. If you have kids and pets in the house, choosing a texture that is easy to clean and maintain is an essential element to consider.

The use

This varies from the use of an outdoor relaxation spot to use by all family members, guests and pets to use in an office, or a public place with multiple visitors. Based on the use, select a sofa that suits your needs. Once you know how you will use the sofa, talk to a professional or the seller, so they can help you choose the sofa that best meets your needs. At Sofamania.com, a representative is available via online chat to answer any of your questions and help you make the right choice for your needs.