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How to buy a sofa

How to buy a sofa

Sofas are undoubtedly the most important furniture for your living room. Sofas not only serve as a sitting option, but also define the decor of any household. The choice of your sofa will determine the look of your home, be it urban, traditional or vintage.

Read on to know what all needs to be considered before buying a sofa.

    Choose the type of sofa
  • Regular Sofas - These sofas are fit for 2 to 3 people. Their length ranges anywhere between 6 to 8 feet long. These sofas fit well into any living space.
  • Love seats - These are perfect for adding style to small space. It can comfortably seat two people and ranges from 5 to 6 feet in length.
  • Sectional Sofas - These are perfect for large apartments and have space for 4 to 6 people. Their length ranges somewhere between 9 to 14 feet. The sectional can be used as separate pieces too.
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  • Sofa Beds - These sofas can easily transform from a bed to a sofa and from sofa to a bed. It is perfect for small apartments or guest room as it can easily transform your living room into a bedroom, when there are guests at home.
  • Sofa Sets - You can get a sofa set of 5, 7 or 9 seats. Big sofa sets will generally come with a love seat and matching chairs. Opt for sofa sets depending on the space available.
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    Choose the material
  • Sofas can be crafted with either wood or metal. The frame should be sturdy enough to take pressure and weight of the people sitting on it. Solid wood like mango, sheesham etc. is used for the construction of the frame. Click here to buy wood furniture
  • The upholstery fabric should also be carefully chosen keeping the interiors in mind. Leather, fabric and velvet are some of the options available. Choose the color and upholstery carefully, especially if you have kids and pets around.


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  • Sofa back design can determine what style your entire sofa set can have. Sofa back can sometimes be very differently designed in different shapes. For e.g. a formal sofa will have button featured on it to hold the cushion in place. Sometimes the sofas backs will be heavily cushioned and won't require any additional cushions. Get sofas according to your need for support and cushioning on the back.
  • Sofa feet should be strong and sturdy. Some sofas are designed in such a manner that their feet are also covered with upholstery. A traditionally designed sofa will have carvings on the legs and arms, while contemporary styled sofa will be minimalistic in design.
  • Skirts run along the bottom of the couches to hide the feet. Skirts with stiffer pleats give it a formal look, and loose, gathered skirts give a casual look.
  • The layout of the sofa cushion will decide how many people can sit on it. Sofa cushions can be loose or strapped in place. In case of loose cushions, the cushions can be swapped and the life of the sofa can be increased.


Having read all the above points, we are sure you will have an idea on how to buy the sofa. Make a checklist on what all features do you want your sofa to have and then look for various options online and the physical stores near you. Buy one that graces your area and transforms the look of your living room. Check here, for top five sofa designs.