Whether you’re settling into a new home or sprucing up your current living space, finding a new sofa can be an exciting project! When you walk into a store you might think you know exactly what you’re looking for, but seeing the endless options might make you scratch your head. Don’t panic – we’ve got you covered! Consider the following list of tips to help you find the perfect one:

Decide on size. Consider the size of your living room and how much room you want your couch to take up. Decide on the amount of seating you need and whether or not you will be adding additional chairs. Once you’ve come to a decision on the size, you can narrow down your options quite a bit.

Consider functionality. What is your lifestyle like? Do you use your space for watching TV and relaxing? Prefer to use the room for hosting parties? These questions will help you to determine how your sofa will be oriented – what type of layout you want to design.

Choose a proper shape.
Now that you’ve figured out the functionality of your furniture, you can decide on a shape that will best suit that purpose. For example, a simple L-shaped couch is a great option for open areas that need to be divided, while a rounder shape is more suitable for smaller spaces where you want to gather the family together.

Research materials. We all want our furniture to look great, but functionality is essential when it comes to choosing the right couch. Many of us would love to lounge on a plush, suede sofa, but if you have pets, this may not be the best choice for you. With that being said, it’s important to consider which material fits your lifestyle.

Find your style. Finding a couch to suit your personal taste can be tricky, but the key is to go with your instincts. Do you lean towards traditional or contemporary? Do you prefer clean lines or unique edges? Don’t forget to choose a color that reflects your style as well, whether that be a bright hue, a printed pattern, or a neutral tone.

Choosing the perfect sofa is about finding a balance between your personal taste and your lifestyle. If you’re a little nervous about committing to furniture that is out of your comfort zone, you can always opt for a funky ottoman, coffee table, or pillow arrangement.

Once you’ve settled on the right choice for your home, keep it clean by vacuuming often and scheduling a routine professional cleaning. Call the textile specialists at Triple S to learn more about our upholstery cleaning services. And don’t forget to connect with us on social media for more expert tips! We have three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
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