Cocheen furniture proivdes 5 tips for buying a sofa.Buying a sofa is one of the most important investments you’re likely to make for your living space. This advice will help you make the right decision.
COCHEEN TIPS 1:TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
The average sofa has a seat depth of at least 60cm, try different styles to ensure you get good back support. When it comes to seat height most designs are between 45cm and 50cm high. There’s no right or wrong height so try before you buy to make sure it suits the whole family. Finally, check the total width, excluding armrests, if you like to stretch out.
COCHEEN TIPS 2:INVEST IN A GOOD FRAME
Spend as much as you can afford on a quality frame – it will see you through many years of lounging. Take note of the guarantee before you commit, some manufacturers are so confident about their frames that they offer a lifetime guarantee. A solid wood frame is a good option, but be wary of a particleboard or metal construction.
COCHEEN TIPS 3:CHECK THE CUSHIONS
Remember that what’s inside a sofa is important same as what’s used on the outside. Feather-filled cushions are high on comfort but they will need regular plumping.While foam or fiber fillings may flatten out and lose their shape over time. Cocheen recommends choosing a combination of feather and foam as ‘feathers give the squish. A good combination is back cushions filled with feathers and seat cushions filled with foam or fiber.
COCHEEN TIPS 4:FOCUS ON FABRIC
Whether you go for bold color, pattern or neutral, your choice of upholstery fabric will have impact on the room.Choosing carefully to ensure it fits with your scheme. Natural materials may fade in strong sunlight.Go for a synthetic fabric if the sofa will be near a window. Loose covers are worth investigating, as they can be removed for cleaning and some are washable.
COCHEEN TIPS 5:MEASURE UP
Get out the tape measure. Make sure you’re certain of the maximum sofa dimensions that will fit, and suit, your space. Check the dimensions of any doors,the sofa will have to pass through on delivery. If access is limited, you may need to opt for a low-back style, one with removable legs or even a modular design that can be delivered in sections.