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How to Choose the Right Couch for Your Living Room

by | August 21, 2019

Are you thinking of buying a new couch for your living room? Or is it simply time to replace a worn, outdated couch and rejuvenate your living room space? Whatever the case may be, remember that a couch is an investment in your home’s décor. Choosing the right one can make or break your aesthetic – and your level of comfort.

Measure the Space

You’ll need to buy a couch that’s appropriate for the size of your living room and the space you envision the couch occupying. Couches come in a variety of sizes, but you’ll also need to consider the placement of electrical outlets and other furniture in the room.

A standard couch is six to eight feet long and 32 to 40 inches deep. This size will fit in most average-sized living rooms but may be too large for living room spaces in efficiency apartments or smaller homes. Small spaces may work better with loveseats, which on average are about four to six feet long and 28 to 30 inches deep. Larger rooms with lower ceilings look best with longer, low-backed couches. A smaller room with a higher ceiling would probably look best with a high-backed loveseat instead.

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Choose a Solid Frame

The frame is the most important choice when it comes to selecting your couch’s options. The frame should be able to withstand many years of lounging and the typical wear-and-tear most living room couches experience. Many couch manufacturers offer lifetime warranties on their frames, so make sure the frame is the focal point of your decision-making process when you go couch shopping.

Feel Springs and Padding

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to couch comfort. Do you need firm support to assist with posture and back pain? Or you do prefer a cushy couch with lots of give that’s perfect for comfortable napping? Make sure to try before you buy, if possible. Sit on the couch and get a feel for the springs and padding.

Consider the Fabric

The fabric you choose for your new couch will have a tremendous visual impact on the living room as a whole. Make sure you select a color, texture, and pattern that fits your interior visual design scheme. For households with kids and pets, fabric quality, cleaning options, and fade resistance are other important variables.

Examine the Cushions

Feather-filled couch cushions offer more give and can be incredibly comfortable, but they will require occasional fluffing. Foam cushions can be very comfortable, but they can also distort over time with repeated use. Try to aim for a combination of foam and feathers; foam provides structure and support while feathers ensure comfort.

Heritage House Furniture offers a wide selection of top-quality living room couches from leading manufacturers with some of the best warranties in the industry.

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No matter your needs, Heritage House Furniture has the sofa, living room set, or entire room you need to furnish your home to your ultimate comfort. Browse our website, stop by our showroom at your earliest convenience, or contact us today for more information about our comprehensive selection of home furnishings.