Here are my top 3 tips for buying a new sofa:
– Try it before you buy it
It can be tempting to buy a sofa online from sites like eBay to get a cheap deal, but you run the risk of ending up with a sofa that doesn’t feel right. Pictures can only go so far, and you can’t be sure that it will feel comfortable or look like the pictures without trying it first. The best option is to shop in-store. If you’re determined to buy online, buy from an established branded furniture store website like as they’re more likely to sell high-quality sofas than sites like eBay.
– Substance over style
Yes, the design is important. But it’s more important to get a good quality, comfortable sofa. After all, you can add throws and cushions to improve the style, but if it doesn’t feel good, it just won’t work. Invest in a sofa with a good quality, solid hardwood frame. That way, it’s more likely to last longer and offer the right level of back support.
– Know what’s in the cushions
Some sofa cushions are filled with foam and others with feathers. Feathers are more comfortable but need to be plumped often. Foam is easier to manage but might lose its shape over the years. It’s often a good idea to choose a sofa with feather-filled back cushions and foam seat cushions.