Shopping for a couch can seem overwhelming at first. There are so many different styles out there, so it can be difficult to find the perfect one for you. Before you start shopping, though, it is a good idea to think about your general lifestyle to help you settle on an overall style. This will make it easier for sales associates to help you find what you need.
How large is the room?
For starters, you’ll need to choose a sofa that will fit comfortably in your living or family room. In a large room, you may be able to accommodate a sectional couch. A compact apartment, on the other hand, may only have room for a loveseat. Having a sense of the dimensions in advance can help you narrow down your options dramatically. This way, you won’t be wasting your time looking at couches that don’t make sense for your space.
What other furniture do you have in the room?
In some cases, the couch might be your primary seating option, like in a family room where you watch TV. In a formal living room, you might have armchairs or other seating around the couch to encourage conversation. Take cues from the other furniture in the space to help guide you in choosing a style and size for your couch. Try to stick with a similar color family and materials so that everything complements each other.
How will you be using the couch?
Some couches are designed to be statement pieces of decor, while others are meant to be cozy and comfortable. Take the time to think about your lifestyle and how the couch will be used most often. If you’ll be spending a lot of time lounging on the couch, you’ll likely want something that is plush and soft. For a formal area that doesn’t get a lot of use, you might opt for something a bit less comfortable in favor of unique aesthetics.
You’ll also need to choose color, pattern and material for your sofa. If you have kids or pets, light colors are probably not your best option, as they’ll show stains most easily. Darker colors and intricate patterns will hide dirt and stains over the years. Leather is a great option for durability, though it does require a bit of care and maintenance. Faux leather is also appealing, thanks to its elegant look and minimal care requirements.
Find Your New Couch in Our Showroom
Here at Wickmans Furniture, we have a wide variety of couches for you to choose from, and we offer many different styles. Whether you are looking for something sleek and elegant or rustic and lived-in, we can help. We welcome you to visit our showroom to see everything we have to offer. Our team can help you find the perfect couch, as well as other decor and furnishings for your home.