1.THE IMPORTANT ONE.

Don’t try to save money on your sofa. The sofa is, in many ways, the anchor of a living room. It’s where people congregate most and it’s usually what you’ll see first when you enter the room. Think of your sofa as an investment — something that you’ll have for many years. 

 

2. COLORFUL OR NEUTRAL?

A few things to consider: Are you definitely set on a specific colour or not yet completely sure? If you’re not 100% sure about the color, that may mean that you want it because it’s trendy, not because you really adore it. Ask yourself, will I still love this color two years from now? It’s a lot easier to buy colorful throws or pillows and replace them than it is to buy an entirely new sofa set. Also, consider the other decor in your living room: would it fit the theme you have? Lastly, how will kids or pets affect your sofa? 

3. WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL IS THE SOFA MADE OF? 

This is especially important if there’s a chance someone might spill anything on your couch. A velvet sofa may be tough to clean and could end up stained. 

4. CONSIDER THE SIZE. 

This was one of the most important factors, for your sofa, take size into consideration — you want something that will properly fill the space, but that won’t engulf it either.

 

5. HOW WILL YOU RECEIVE IT?

This is minor, but if you don’t pick up the sofa yourself, deliveries can also be pretty expensive. Most brands offer a free delivery service, they’ll deliver it to your house, set it up, and take the old one away for free. It is probably clever to check with them what are their policy on taking away your old sofa.

6. WHAT KIND OF LOOK ARE YOU GOING FOR?

Lastly, but perhaps most importantly — what kind of style do you want your living room to have? You can always chose between modern, rustic, vintage, or traditional. Keep that in mind when selecting your sofa because if all of your decor screams “rustic!” but your couch screams “