No matter if you live in a huge manor or a in a crowded apartment, choosing the right sofa will give style and personality to any room. Buying a new sofa can be challenging, since we have so many fabric and color options. Check the following guide and it will help you pick what is right for you.
The first thing to determine is the style you want to go with. It should blend with the room and reflect your personality. It is needless to say that if you want a classic, Victorian room, you should make sure that the furniture matches. Check online for specialized shops and look through their styles. An interior design expert can also help you with this decision, based on your preference.
The layout of the room dictates the size and orientation of the sofa. Figure out where and how will the sofa be placed. Take into consideration size of the room, geometry (there are many asymmetrical rooms which pose a great challenge in designing the interior), purpose and surrounding items. Think what will be in front and on the sides of the sofa. If you want to buy a sofa and use it to spend time with friend or family, placing a TV in front of it is a good idea. But there are many scenarios. For example, many people place sofas just to enjoy a spectacular mountain or ocean view.
The shape of the sofa is strictly related to its purpose. You will also need to take into consideration how many people will sit on that piece of furniture. An L-shaped is perfect for wide open spaces that need separation. For smaller spaces it is recommended to use rounder pieces of furniture. Additionally, you can customize the area by adding chairs or a chaise.
Once you determined the purpose and shape, it is time to select the color and texture. As we talked earlier, a sofa can reflect your personality and should generally blend with the room it is placed. Use a color that will suit the color of the walls and the rest of the furniture items. However, using a strong contrasting color will make a bold statement. Just make sure not to slip on the kitschy side of design. Leather is usually the preferred material for sofas and it is easily to customize. Plus, leather is a very easily to clean material.