The dog slept on it, the kids jumped on it and you likely spilled a drink or three on it, too. Whatever the reason, it is time to visit your home furniture store in Houston, MO for a new sofa. This may often seem like a matter of color and comfort, but sometimes, there are other elements to consider as well. Make this list your guide to finding the best sofa for your home.
Measure the old sofa
You want to make sure the new sofa is appropriate for the space in which you intend to use it. The best way to do that is to measure the old sofa. Take these measurements with you when you go shopping.
After measuring, consider how the previous sofa fit in your room. Could you go larger, or would smaller be more appropriate? Length is important but do not forget to measure front-to-back, too. If the space is a little squeezed up front or you want room for a coffee table or footrest, even two to three inches will make a difference.
Assess your color situation
Buying a new sofa is the perfect time to change the look of your room. If you accommodated a plain beige sofa all these years, getting another one just like it is the safe choice. However, is it really what you want? A plain room could pop if you decided on a color like red, or you can go more understated with an earthy look by literally going green.
You can also dress up the sofa and the room with throws and pillows, which can also be found at your home décor store. The point here is to not cut off the opportunity to do something really different.
Also, if you have an unusual wall or carpet color, consider taking pictures or bringing swatches (if they are available). The same is true if you wish for the sofa to match other furniture. Even having a photo will help you match better, especially if you wish to switch up your color scheme yet still have everything fit.
If it has been years since you replaced a sofa, the new ones you try out are going to feel luxurious. You can expect them to be firmer but also soften up with use. When you try them out, consider the comfort level now, but assess whether the couch will still meet your expectations after people have been sitting on it for the next six months.
If you are not one to enjoy sagging couch cushions, invest in a firmer sofa. Those of you who prefer extra-soft couches will likely not mind the sagging as much, so you can start off with something softer. If you are shorter, also consider the seat length from front to back, as some people experience hip strain when their feet dangle. You may also like sofas that come with a foot rest if this is an issue for you.
Crowleys Homeworks is a home furniture store in Houston, MO that would love to show you our vast assortment of sofas and other pieces. Whether you seek one sofa or a whole living room set, we are ready to offer our best customer service.