By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 01:17:38 AM.
When you are buying furniture for a new design or remodel, where do you start? I usually recommend starting with the largest and most expensive item, which, in the case of a living room or family room, is usually the sofa. The sofa is usually a focal point, the seating area most often used, and, if the wrong choice is made, the source of the most complaint. It's important to chose the right sofa style and size for your design.
People are creatures of habit, and when it comes to relaxing we often, without thinking, head to our favorite spot on the sofa. But sitting in the same spot over and over again can do the sofa quite a bit of harm—crushing the fibers and wearing down the springs underneath. So mix it up and sit on different parts of the sofa. One day sit on the left side, one day sit on the right, and another day try the middle. Distributing the weight evenly over time will help anyone spot from deteriorating too quickly.
If you´re outfitting a small room, consider taping off your potential couch placement to make sure your measurements feel right. Then, pick a couch height and depth that feels right for you. What feels coziest to your best friend may feel way too deep for you. The best way to determine this measurement is to curl up on couch you (or a friend or family member) already owns. Too deep? Buy something smaller. Too skinny? You‘ll know to buy larger. Just right? Jot down that measurement — you‘ve found a winner.