FIVE TIPS TO SELECT A S0FA SET
FIVE TIPS TO SELECT A S0FA SET
If you plan to purchase a new sofa, you surely have to consider a few things because after all you have to select the one which is perfect in terms of color, fabric, quality, comfort and cost (utmost important). But while buying a sofa, sometimes you’re so focused about what you want and select the one. You forget to check a few things such as the material used in it, how long it would last and whether the deal is perfect for what you are spending.The sofa you buy should be chosen for several reasons, such as how you are going to use it and which style would be the best fit for your room. And since a good sofa can last you for years, it is also important to learn about quality before you determine a budget for it.
CHOOSE A FRAME
Hardwood construction like kiln-dried oak, beech, or ash is durable and long-lasting. It’s the most expensive option, but also the best investment. The frame should not wobble or creak, it should be sturdy and sit squarely on the floor. Wobbly or creaky frames mean less sturdy joints, while a strong frame means your sofa will last you longer. Softer wood like pine is a popular affordable option, but it may warp or buckle after a few years. A sofa frame made of particleboard, plastic, or metal is to be avoided, as it will likely warp or crack and is generally uncomfortable.
SIZE OF SOFA SET
Settle on a set after analyzing the space available in the living room. The number of sofas or chairs will be decided according to the space vacant in the room. Settle for a 5 seater set or more depending on the space available. If the room is huge, go for love seat and couches too.
Springs are used in most sofas and since the bounciness of the sofas depend mostly on the springs, going for a good quality sofa with a good quality spring is advisable. Good quality sofas often come with eight-way-hand-tied springs whereas serpentines are also used in some. Both are better and comfortable but not all. So find out the type and quality of spring used in your sofa. Eight-way hand-tied springs are the creme-de-la-creme of sofa springs – they’re incredibly comfortable and durably constructed, with a price tag to match. A less expensive option are serpentine springs, which are pre-assembled segments of snaking, twisted wire. Heavily weighted serpentine springs are a great affordable option. Avoid cheap, lightweight serpentine springs which can press on the frame or sag.
STYLE OF SOFA
There are so many options that are available in the market. One can choose from a loveseat, lounge, tuxedo, camelback and knole, and sectional sofas. If the house has a traditional appeal to it, go for loveseat, camelback or lounge style sofas, while if your home has a modern outlook, choose tuxedo, knole, or sectional style sofas. If the sofa has any metal parts, inspect to see that they are smooth and free of sharp edges. All moving parts on a sofa bed or reclining sofa should clear the fabric completely to avoid tearing. You don't want any injuries to yourself or damage to your upholstery from a faulty mechanism.
When it comes to cover fabric, there are a number of options in the market. For everyday use, linen and cotton fabric sofa is the best option. If you have pets, then it is advisable to choose the tightly-woven fabric. Sofas can be crafted out of many fabrics. Some of them are silk, microfibers, textures fabric, leatherette, leather, canvas and more. Silk gives the sofa a delicate and rich look but requires heavy maintenance. Fiber sofa make the sofa look attractive and are easy to clean. Leather or leatherette sofas give a modern look to the room and are available in a wide variety of colors. When talking about the color, make sure to go for a dark shade in case you’ve kids and there are chances of stains. If you’re thinking to buy one with a leather cover, then check that high quality leather is used in it.