Your living room is the chief attraction of your house, and a classy wooden sofa should naturally be the focal point of that space. So, whether you’re entertaining guests or simply looking to enjoy the latest TV series with your family at home, your wooden sofa is the highlight of the occasion. A sofa cannot just make or break the living room decor, but it is also important in terms of comfort. It is synonymous with relaxation and warmth after a long tiring day. Therefore, it is essential that you put a lot of thought and care into buying it.
From modern wooden sofa sets to fully upholstered sofa sets to couches, there are different types of sofa sets available in the market today, to suit your taste and need. The right sofa for your needs will obviously depend on many factors like the number of members in the house, the size of the room, the overall décor scheme, presence of kids, etc. So, assess your needs and budget, and then choose your sofa set accordingly.
Try before you buy – Check out the seat depth, the back support, and the feel, etc. Try out the sofa thoroughly before you buy it. Try tucking your legs, reclining, stretching your legs up on the table, etc. and assess the comfort factor. Go ahead with it only if you’re fully convinced. Also, consider not just yourself, but also the other family members who will be using it. For instance, tall people may prefer a sofa with a higher back for proper support.
Choose a sofa with a solid hardwood frame – Invest in a sofa with a sturdy wooden frame. It will pinch your pocket a tad bit but it’s not every year that you change your sofa! So, choose wisely. Wooden frames are durable and sturdy and manufacturers offer a guarantee on these as well. Teakwood, walnut, and sal are some good options to consider.
Type of sofa- 3-seater, two-seater, or L-shaped – This completely depends on the size of the room and the number of members in the family. If you’re a family of four or five members in a compact space, you could go for a 3-seater wooden sofa along with two individual chairs, so that space doesn’t look or feel cramped. Similarly, if you have space for it and have a big family with guests coming over often, go for an L-shaped or sectional sofa. This will ensure that there is enough seating space for everyone.
Check the cushions – Don’t forget to check if the cushions are foam-filled or feather-filled. Feather-filled ones are high on comfort but they need regular plumping. On the other hand, foam or fiber-filled cushions tend to flatten out over time. Your ideal choice would be a combination of both.
Don’t mess with the dimensions – Don’t just look at a sofa you like and assume that it will fit in with your space. Measure the dimensions of the room, the width of your entryway and then check the sofa dimensions to see if the choice is right. The last thing you want is to bring home a sturdy wooden sofa set only to realize that it won’t fit through the door.
Judge the quality – Check the quality of the wooden frame. The legs and arms should both be a part of the frame and not joined in. Check the upholstery and the padding too. In a good quality sofa, you should not be able to feel the frame through the padding. Also remember to check the back. Knock and if it feels hollow, it’s a sure shot sign of inferior construction.
Finally, choose carefully and don’t rush. Check out the wooden sofa sets available online on the furniture store too. Visit multiple outlets before you settle for one. Buying a durable and affordable sofa isn’t just a matter of luck. It takes research and careful planning to ensure that you get the best deal.