There are some mistakes that people often make when they buy a sofa. These are small things in themselves, and so are easily overlooked. But all sofa buying mistakes featured here do end up having a big impact on your satisfaction with your sofa purchase.
Choosing a sofa that is too big or small
This may be the most common mistake of them all. This happens when you don’t measure your space or the sofa or sometimes neglect both. Don’t go by how big the sofa looks in the store. A sofa might look deceptively small in a showroom but could end up being too big for your room. So not
Measuring your space or your sofa can create many problems.
Other than measuring the size of your space, pay attention to the scale. Your sofa should be the same scale as you furniture so it doesn’t seem too big or too small placed alongside the rest of it.
Buying a sofa without trying it out
Just as your sofa shouldn’t be too big or too small for your space, it shouldn’t be too big or too small for you. If you are tall, make sure that the seat is deep enough to let you sit in comfort. If you are not very tall or have bad knees, look for a shallow seat that lets you rise out of it easily.
Never buy a sofa without first trying it out. Sit on it, lie on it,try it out the way you would use it at home. If you like napping on your sofa, make sure that the arms are the right height. Make sure the cushions and the back are as soft or firm as you want them to be.
Choosing the wrong style sofa
Your sofa should coordinate with the style of the rest of your furniture.
It should be one that you are comfortable with, not in just looking at it, but how that particular style functions for you. The way the sofa functions can be determined by trying it out but look carefully at the design to prevent buying something that is completely out of place in your home.
Each home has a predominant style, and if you buy a sofa that doesn’t go along with it, it could be a major irritant unless you are especially skilled in merging different looks together. If you want to be safe, pay close attention to how your sofa would look lined up with the rest of your furnishings.