Deciding on a sofa shape

Submitted by Home & Garden Advices

When you decide to change your living room furniture, think about what kind of sofa you want – and then work the other furniture around it. This makes sense as the sofa is usually the feature piece of furniture in a living room.

The most popular sofa shapes in recent years have been corner sofas or chaise sofas. These can give your living room a relaxed yet modern look and come in a huge range of colours, fabrics and sizes.

A chaise sofa has a back rest only at one end, so that you can really stretch your legs out. Most modern chaise sofas are actually corner sofas with a chaise section on one side.

Corner sofas can be great for making a room actually appear larger than it is as you can push them right back into the corner of a room. This gives you much more space for a big coffee table in front of the sofa, and if you get a storage unit that includes a space for the TV, you can have that against another wall, leaving room for the kids to play on the floor.

The kind of household you have will influence what kind of fabric or colour you choose for your sofa. Leather sofas make a great practical choice for people with young children – who are more likely to spill drinks or snacks while watching TV. Leather can easily be wiped clean, and any crumbs vacuumed off. However, you might want to steer clear of light colour fabrics as these do stain more easily, and once stained, can be ruined. If you do go for a lighter colour, make sure the fabric is treated with a stain proof treatment before it leaves the showroom.

Of course, your budget will also be a deciding factor on what furniture you choose to buy. There is a lot of cheap furniture around nowadays, and just because it’s reasonably priced, doesn’t mean it isn’t any good – there’s just a lot of competition amongst the retailers for your business.

Check out a sofas sale near you to get some idea of the different shapes and sizes of sofa available, and once you’ve decided on which one you’ll have you’ll be able to choose the rest of the furniture to go with it!

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