Your furniture is a huge investment, so why not put careful thought into choosing the right one?

Imagine purchasing a couch that doesn’t fit your space or is the completely wrong color – you’ll wind up wasting your money and being unhappy with the way your space looks! That’s why it’s important to follow a few steps before finding your ideal choice:

Choosing a color
For many people, first appearances matter most. The color is what catches the eye, so deciding on an appropriate color is important. Does it compliment the other tones in your living space? While you don’t want to go too over the top, you also don’t want your couch to blend in either. In fact, the couch can serve as a focal point of a room.

Finding the right material
Finding a material depends on a few factors – do you have pets and young kids? Do you entertain often? First you will need to decide between leather and fabric. Next, you will need to narrow down your options. For example, you can choose suede, nylon, wool, or microfiber.

Measuring size
Choosing the proper size couch relies on the amount of space you have and are willing to dedicate to seating. Once you know the size of your space, look at the other furniture in your room (keep the couch to scale with other furniture). Next, remember the general rules of spacing. For example, leave about 3 to 10 feet of space between seating sections and 7 feet between your couch and the TV.

Considering the filling
There are different types of couch filling. Most have polyurethane, which usually means seating will be more firm. If you’re looking for extreme comfort and plush, opt for down cushions with a high quality for guaranteed longevity.

Thinking about guests

Finding a couch without a pullout (or at least one that’s long enough) can be a problem if you invite guests to stay overnight. Buying a new couch without this option means you’ll have to turn away your guests from being able to stay with you overnight. That being said, make sure your new upholstery is sleep-worthy to some degree!

Once you find the right couch, don’t forget to keep it spotless! For fabric protectors and upholstery cleaning, call Triple S! We have three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue