Oct 12, 2012
How to buy a sofa.
When buying a new sofa it should be considered an investment. You're going to use it all the time, need it to work with the style of the rest of your space, and it should be durable enough to last 20 years or more. Don't opt for throwaway pieces that last 2-8 years and then wear out or collapse; make a one-time purchase that you can re-cover. The right size and shape for your space is important. You want to be sure there is ample room to walk around comfortably. As for details, if you have children a tight back will be easier to maintain than one with multiple back cushions and pillows. If you love modern style, stay away from rolled arms and camel backs and opt for a sofa with straight lines and less detail. Here are my tips for sofa selection: