Sofas are such a wonderful invention! In fact, they are one of the best kinds of furniture products we’ve crafted. They are comfortable, they make any space appear welcoming, they can double as a bed if they are large enough and they are super appealing to look at! Something about sofas makes them a staple in every home. If you are someone who is trying to pick the right sofa according to the style and color theme of your living room, here are some tips that could you immensely. But before we begin, here are a few questions you should ask yourself before you start browsing.
- What’s your budget
- How long do you plan to use the sofa?
- What did your previous sofa (if you had one) look like? What was lacking in it
Once you have answers to these questions, you can follow the tips mentioned in the rest of this article to help you pick a sofa that will blend in perfectly with your living room.
Step 1: Pay Attention To The Size Of Your Living Room
If your living room is small or absolutely tiny, you will agree that buying bulky sofas will only make the room appear smaller than it already is. Instead of opting for sofa sets with 3 or 4 pieces, opt for individual sleek pieces and get them to work together to have an eclectic theme.
As a general rule, expert interior decorators say that leaving enough space around furniture to allow movement is kind of vital. Not only is it necessary for people, but it also makes the room appear more airy and larger than it already is.
Step 2: Color Play
These days, it is common practice to have one featured wall with textures or stenciled patterns that kind of draws attention to itself. The furniture and decor items usually are coordinated with the feature wall.
That said, there is no rule that says that your sofa should match with the feature wall. The sofa’s colour should be picked after giving consideration to various parameters. Some of them are
- Size of room
- The theme of other elements in the living room
Size of the room is something that we addressed before partially in Step 1. What we address here is what color suits cramped spaces. Light colors, pastels and tan work best because they make the space they are in appear slightly larger.
Larger rooms have the freedom to play around with whatever colors look great with other elements. And finally, if your theme is ethnic, or boho or no theme at all (it would count as eclectic) go with the color that is most widely used in the space.
Can’t identify what color that is? Turn the lights on and check which color first registers in your brain when you look at the living room. Whatever color it is, go with it.
Step 3: Easy Maintenance
Can’t buy anything these days without giving thought to the amount of maintenance they’ll require. A lot of people agree unanimously that light colors, pure whites especially are bad choices for homes with toddlers and active kids. Stains, dirt, scribbles and other artwork that children tend to create show up prominently against lighter colors.
Next, the kind of material you pick always plays a big part in how great the sofa will be in your home. Breathable fabrics, while being washable may not exactly let you wipe the surface clean. Leather, rexine and other synthetic materials have the benefit that spills can be mopped up easily and if done quickly enough, won’t leave a stain.
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Guarented has an amazing collection of sofas in all sizes, colors and styles! Take a look at our catalogue. We’ve got the best prices too! Guarented also promises quick delivery, free service warranty and a host of other perks. And if you follow us on social media, you get to access some awesome discounts too! Hurry, get started! Place an order for that perfect sofa right away!