By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Friday, January 04th 2019, 12:41:13 PM.
It may be time for a new couch, but the terrifying prospect of sofa-shopping online might leave you watching Netflix on the floor. Don't be intimidated by the wide world of internet furniture retailers — if you take the right precautions, purchasing a couch through the web can be a shockingly pleasant experience. The key is restraint. Not in size, shape or shade — feel free to go as big and as bold as you want. But purchasing furniture online can be disastrous if you let impulsiveness get the best of you. Before buying, take time to consider space, fabric and style. Make sure to think about your lifestyle, too. Don't just click "Buy."
Does the thought of trawling through so many websites stress you out? Take a deep breath and know it´s all for the greater good of your home. With so many options available, spending time on your search is the best way to ensure you love the couch you choose — and prevent settling. The worst part of buying a couch online: taking a chance on your comfort. If possible, it never hurts to take a trip to the showroom for a quick lay-down on the sofa you‘ve selected. But for most online retailers, there‘s no showroom.
Sofas are meant for sitting, not sleeping. Although it's tempting to sleep—and sometimes you can't help dozing off—your sofa was not designed for it. Eventually, the frame and the cushion will sag and deteriorate because of the prolonged use. So while a nap now and then is fine, if you´re settling in for a full 8 hours do yourself a favor and make the trip to the bedroom.