By Adalheid Voigt. Industrial. At Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 00:16:16 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.
Don´t forget to run your hand over the back of the sofa before buying. A hollow back is indicative of poor construction. You want it to be padded. Do test it out before buying. While you´re in the store sit down, lie down, put your feet up – if you‘re going to be doing it at home you should try it first in the store (within reason). Don‘t forget to measure. Make sure to take note of the width, depthe, height, seat height and arm height.
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.