There are some very, very nice couches out there if price is not a concern for you, but most of us will have to draw the line somewhere. That being said, $2,000 is enough to find a couch that will look good, feel good and provide solid durability for most households.
Whether you’re looking for couches for your living room, the guest room or any other space in your home, there are a few important things to consider. First of all, who will be using this couch? For example, is this mostly for you, for you and your family or for guests? That will go a long way toward prioritizing the different aspects of your new couch.
There are many different things to consider when thinking about what makes a couch comfortable. For instance, you may need a couch that is more ergonomically designed to help with back support. You may also find that some couches feel great in one position but are uncomfortable in another. It’s all about finding the right balance for how this couch will be used.
For ergonomics, it’s important to make sure the couch will help keep your spine lengthened. It’s also important to try out the couch in person in at least four different positions: reclining (such as for watching TV), sitting with your back supported by pillows, sitting up at attention and lying down. These days, with more people working from home, you may also want to consider how it feels to sit down and type on a laptop for extended periods of time.
If your couch is in a high-visibility area such as the living room, you will want to make sure that it looks good in the space. That means not only that it should look good on its own, but it should go well with the other furniture and décor in the room and the house.
This can include everything from color to shape to size to material. A leather couch, for example, may provide buttery comfort but could look out of place in some homes. On the contrary, a fluffy, feathery, white couch may look strange next to the fireplace in a room with darker tones.
Another piece of the couch puzzle to consider is durability. You want to make sure your investment in this piece of furniture will hold up for a number of years. This all starts with the couch frame and how it’s constructed. One thing to look for is couches that have tight construction, where the arms and legs look like they are part of the frame itself.
As far as upholstery, leather will age well and develop a nice patina over time. Linen and cotton weaves hold up well over time, too. Velvet may be an attractive option on the showroom floor, but it will show damage more prominently—even little things like drops of water or indentations from sitting on it over time.
When you are ready to get couches and really turn your house into a home, visit Crowleys Homeworks for the best selection of furniture for the living room and beyond.