By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Monday, December 31st 2018, 12:40:57 PM.
The scale of the traditional sofa (in form, not in style) is usually from 6 to 8 feet, although longer, or shorter, sofas can be custom made. The average sofa fits three people comfortably and is the piece most often chosen for the living room. In terms of style, sofas can be found in a wide range. Look for differences in the arms, legs, back, and sofa cushions (loose or attached). Varying upholstery details will also set traditional sofas apart on the showroom floor.
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."
That’s when reviews come in handy. Let previous buyers be your guide: did they find it too soft, too hard, or too flimsy? Pay attention to their critiques. But also pay attention to how the store responds. Flukes do happen, especially with online sales — sometimes couches come off the assembly line with a flawed coil spring or too much stuffing. Companies that respond admirably (say, by replacing the customer’s couch) are likely still worthy of your time.