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How to choose a sofa for your living room?

Buying a sofa that suits your space, lifestyle and décor requires some research and planning. Here are some key areas to consider before investing in living room seating.

Determine a mood – Usually living rooms are for relaxing and entertaining. Your main sofa should be your anchor point with a coffee table and accent chairs surrounding it. If you require additional seating invest in bean bags, floor cushions or a love seat.

Sofa (material) – When selecting a sofa, choose a material that suits your lifestyle. If you have pets and small children, it is best to select a material that is easy to clean and stain resistant. For families who have grown up children or couples living alone, you can opt for an upscale material that requires a bit more maintenance.

Sofa (color) – Another factor to consider is color. You want your sofa to match or stand out from your living space. If you want your sofa to blend in with your living room, choose neutral shades like black, white, navy, brown or beige. On the other hand, if you want a sofa that make a bold statement, consider colors like red, blue, olive green or look like fabrics like felt and leather.

Sofa (features) – A sofa should be comfortable and durable to withstand daily use. Look at a sofa that is built with springs with good quality cushioning. Always ask your sales rep if the sofa you are buying comes with a warranty of at least five years.