Shopping for a sofa can be an exciting yet challenging task. After all, a sofa is often the focal point of your living room, and it plays a crucial role in your home's comfort and style. To make sure you find the perfect sofa that meets your needs, it's essential to approach the process with a clear plan and checklist in mind. In this blog, we'll discuss the key factors and considerations you should keep in mind when shopping for a sofa.
Before you start browsing through furniture stores or websites, it's crucial to establish a budget. Sofas come in a wide range of price points, so knowing your budget will help you narrow down your options and prevent overspending. Remember to factor in potential additional costs like delivery, care plans, care kits for maintenance and any necessary accessories. If you usually use a finance option when purchasing larger items for the home, then be sure to have a monthly budget in mind.
Size and Space:
Measure your living room's dimensions carefully to determine the ideal sofa size for your space. Consider the sofa's length, depth, and height, ensuring it fits comfortably without overcrowding the room. Don't forget to account for any other furniture, such as footstools, coffee tables or side tables, that will accompany the sofa. We offer our popular designs in many shapes and sizes. From corner sofas to your conventional 3 seater sofas, 2 seater sofas and chair. We even have modular sectional sofas which are great for tricky spaces with restricted access. We will have all options covered.
Style and Design:
Your sofa should complement your home's overall aesthetic. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a classic, traditional design, there's a sofa style for everyone here at KC Sofas. Consider the colour, shape, and upholstery fabric or leather finish to ensure it blends seamlessly with your rooms decor.
The primary purpose of a sofa is to provide comfort, so sit on it! Visit one of our stores and test various sofas to determine the level of comfort they offer. We're famous for letting people actually look and try new furniture and allowing them to make their own decision without the hard sell. When testing our new furniture in store, pay attention to factors like cushioning, seat depth, and back support. What may look stylish may not necessarily be comfortable for your needs.
Investing in a durable sofa is a smart choice, as it will likely see daily use. Check the sofa's frame material, construction, and quality of the upholstery. Look for reputable brands known for their durability and long-lasting furniture. We stock some of the most well known and loved brands within the furniture industry. Visit one of our stores to test the durability yourself.
Consider how you plan to use your sofa. If you have guests frequently, a sofa bed might be a practical choice. Some sofas also come with optional storage footstools which can also be used as an extra seat. Think about your lifestyle and needs to ensure your sofa serves its purpose well.
Different upholstery materials require varying levels of maintenance. Leather is easy to clean but may require occasional conditioning, while fabric sofas may need more regular cleaning. Think about your ability and willingness to maintain your sofa when selecting the upholstery material. We have a range of professional care plans and care kits to keep your fabric or leather sofas looking great for longer. Ask in store for further information.
Delivery and Placement:
Before making your final decision, ensure that the sofa can fit through doorways, hallways, and staircases. Measure all potential access points to avoid any delivery mishaps. It's also wise to discuss delivery options and costs with the retailer. We use an in house delivery service and always deliver to the room of choice and set up any furniture if required. If ordering in store, we also have delivery upgrades available for extra services like packaging disposal. Please ask for in store for more info.
Shopping for a sofa can be a fun and rewarding experience when approached with careful planning and consideration. By keeping these essential factors in mind – budget, size, style, comfort, durability, functionality, maintenance, and delivery – you'll be well-prepared to find the perfect sofa that not only enhances your living space but also provides lasting comfort and satisfaction. Visit one of our 6 stores and let our Sofa Experts guide you with your next sofa purchase. For every sofa, come to KC Sofas!