By Adalheid Voigt. Industrial. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 01:56:17 AM.
One of the biggest furniture investments you´ll make is a sofa. Sofas cost a lot of money, they take up a lot of space, and they´re where you and your family will likely spend a lot of time. So make sure you know what you‘re doing before you go out and buy one. Check out these sofa do‘s and don’t to make sure you get the best sofa for your investment.
Anytime you´re arranging furniture you have to think about balance. When too many visually heavy things are on one side of the room the entire space looks unbalanced. Since sofas tend to be large in scale they take up quite a bit of visual space, and they require something of equal weight across from them to balance out the room. This is why you often see two chairs placed directly across from a sofa. Together the chairs balance out the weight of the sofa.
The frame and all the corners should be well padded. Run your hand over them firmly to see. A padded frame will not stick out through the upholstery, it also means less friction for the fabric that is covering the frame. Check the sofa from behind, and pat the center to make sure it isn't hollow.