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Ideas of choosing sofa
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How to choose a good sofa among the array of sofa products with good value for money and not wasting your time either? It is recommended to consider the mix of the space, budget and the suitability.

Take your time to order a good sofa instead of making the decision in a rush. Bring your home plan and tape measure, go to the store and select the sofa. This will avoid buying an improper product.

L-shaped sofa is a broadly common sofa for home. In general, for a 3 bed house, 3+1 style sofa is quite enough because it's relatively less expensive and space saving also it will not make the living room looks too crowded. For a larger home, homes having more than 4 bedrooms or detached houses, there will be more flexibility on the sofa styles.

In fact, choosing a ideal sofa is not that complicated as long as you fully grasp some principles. Have your floor plan in hand, measure the length and width of the living room, the distance between the sofa and entrance, TV cabinets or other furniture. In this way you will not choose a sofa which is too big or too small.

You also need to bear in mind the suitability between the sofa and other indoor furniture, for example, the material of the sofa, if it could have some kind of consistency visually with the floor or other pieces, it will bring the harmony to the room.

There are typically three categories for sofa, classic, modern and designer sofa. Classic sofa is usually made with wood with fabric surface. It's very much English or French style. Modern sofa emphasizes on its simplicity. Some modern sofa use bold color, curve modeling design and the contrast with the materials.

Besides sleeping, we spend most of our time in living room, therefore, having a good sofa is definitely critical to our lives. The comfort of the sofa is top priority and this relates to the height and depth of the sofa. The legs of the sofa, it could be wood or metal, some are with wheels. It's all fine as long as it's solid attached to the floor. Some sofa will have a rubber holder attached to the legs, this is to protect the floor and minimize the friction between sofa and floor.

Generally speaking, sofa is away from the floor about 30-40 centimeters. After you sit down, your knee will be at the same level with the sofa. The ideal thing is when you lay back, your knees are still at the same level. Find the most relaxed position and look for the distance between your waist and the back of the sofa. If the gap is quite big, it means that it has less support to the body. If you can sit on the sofa for at least 10 minutes when you are choosing the sofas in the store, it will be ideal.

For fabric sofas, pay attention to the lining of the fabric. A nice sofa should be with straight lining and the lining should be close to the sofa framework. Also check if the cloth is tough and flexible, and where the linings meeting together, it should be joined intact.

Leather sofa usually is a bit more pricey. Also depends on the different leather the price will vary. Here are some tips when buying leather sofas. First observe the surface of leather. Secondly, check the sofa with your hand, if it's a real leather, once you press it, the real leather will be spread like fine patterns. Next check the side of the sofa. Finally you can check the quality by smell. The real leather will have an animal like leather smell. On the contrary, if it's a faux leather then it could be kind of stimulating smell.

Having a good sofa is important, so pick it wisely at the first place will be the key!

How to choose a suitable sofa

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