A sofa or sectional is easily one of the most important pieces of furniture you will buy, since most of the floor plan revolves around it. With so many options and styles, choosing the right sofa can be overwhelming. Here are some questions to consider before making the commitment.
1. How will the sofa be used?
This question is most important because it determines the size and features that best fit your needs. For example, if you are a person who entertains often, you might consider a sofa with firm seat edges to ease balance, with an average height of 20”.
2. How many seats/cushions do you need?
This answer will largely depend on how you will use the sofa. Keep in mind, the number of cushions does not mean the number of people you can fit on the sofa. Typically, for a family room, the fewer the cushions, the better. Especially if you have children that play on the furniture.
3.What type of fabric or upholstery should you choose?
The first thing to consider is the intended use of the sofa. If you are a person with small children or pets, you might select a performance fabric. A leather upholstery is generally the best option for serious usage as it usually does well with age.