How To Find Your Dream Couch

September 30th, 2022 Paul Dekker
Dream couch sectional in home

Few pieces of furniture have a more significant impact on a person’s home than a couch does. A couch can make a room more aesthetically pleasing; it’s also where many homeowners spend their leisure time. For many of us, our couch is where we watch our favourite television shows, take a nap after a long day at work, or curl up when we’re sick.

At any rate, finding the perfect couch is essential for most people. Home and apartment owners should strive to find a comfortable, durable couch that corresponds with their interior décor.

Here are a few things to remember before searching for your dream couch!

Determine Your Dimensions

Before you go sofa shopping, consider how large of a couch you want, and more importantly, assess the space in the room you are purchasing the couch for. You do not want the couch to take up too much room space, nor do you want a couch that will be difficult to transport into your home.

Decide the Shape and Features You Want

You must ask yourself a few questions before deciding on the couch you want. Do you prefer a couch that shows its legs or one where they are hidden? Do you want there to be back pillows? Do you want to lay down comfortably, or would you prefer a couch just designed to sit on? How many seat cushions do you want? Some prefer to use expansive cushions, while others choose to use three ample-sized ones.

The most common options you have for sofas are:

  • Traditional: A standard three-seater couch common in many homes
  • Sleeper: A convertible sofa bed, ideal for those who lack a proper guest room or bedroom
  • Sectional: A sofa divided into sections that can be arranged to suit your space
  • Loveseat: Designed to seat two people and is perfect for those in a small living space

Remember the Armrests

One of the most overlooked aspects of choosing a sofa is selecting armrests that fit your needs. Some people make the mistake of choosing a couch that they think looks the best, only to find that they dislike it due to the size of the armrests.

For instance, if you wanted a couch you could lay down on, you must select a sofa with shorter armrests. Conversely, a sofa with higher armrests would be more appropriate if you want a couch simply to sit on and feature in your living room.

Consider the Fabric

Another important aspect you need to contemplate is what type of upholstery you want for your couch. This decision could be impacted by how much you want to spend, but selecting the right upholstery could lead to your couch lasting longer and prevent it from showing wear and tear after a couple of years.

When choosing your fabric, the best rule of thumb is basing your decision on who will most often be using the couch. For instance, microfiber or a leather sofa would be ideal if your pets are going to be sitting with you and using the couch often. These materials offer tremendous durability!

Look for a Good Frame

Ask a representative at the store what type of hardwood the couch is made from and look to see what is holding the parts together. Staples may hold some of the more economical couches together, but they will not hold the sofa together longer than screws. Additionally, you may want to inquire about how the springs are tied, as they dictate how stable a seat will be.

The furniture experts at Conway Furniture are always willing to give you advice and help you select the perfect couch for your space! Our wide selection of sofa beds, loveseats, and sectionals are all high-quality options from some of the top brands on the market.

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