Like everything else in today's era of endless choices, there seems to be infinite possibilities when it comes to choosing the perfect living room sofas for your new home. You might have an idea of what you're looking for, but as soon as you enter your local furniture store or browse through an online catalogue, the various designs, fabrics and shapes of sofas can become truly overwhelming.
Save yourself from buyer's remorse by getting a clear idea of what you want and need in your living room first.
Size: Large, attractive, and comfortable sofas can truly fill any home with brightness and life. They are the main attractions of the living room and they draw people closer together when it comes to entertainment and relaxation.
Although you may be tempted by large sofas, stop yourself from buying the first L-shaped leather couch you see. Consider the size of the living room first; do you want to eventually fill it with other sofas, chairs and possibly a stylish coffee table? If so, then it might not be a good idea to get a piece that takes up too much room.
Is space an issue? Get a smaller but brightly-colored piece instead, and make sure that it complements other furniture pieces you currently own.
Analyze your lifestyle: Organizing your furniture and deciding where your sofas will go will depend entirely on the way you live. Does your family like gathering around the TV or fireplace during cold months? Make sure the couch faces that direction. Do you use the living room to read or unwind after a stressful day at work? Put several bookshelves, chairs, cushions, or even an ottoman around the sofa so the area can be enjoyed individually or by the whole family.
Style and colors: Don't be afraid to choose sofas with funky prints or bright colors. They can add a fun, quirky look to your living room and draw more people to it. If you're too nervous to invest in brightly-colored furniture, you can always get sofas in a neutral color then have vibrantly-colored slipcovers made for them.
When it comes to style and materials, make sure to choose sofas that reflect your lifestyle and the people who live in your home. That white suede couch might look chic and elegant, but it can be a poor choice if you have pets or children who can easily stain and damage it. Leather on the other hand, is a popular choice among new homeowners because it's easy to clean and continues to look good as the years go by.