Investing in a good sofa is one of the most important purchases we can make for our home, that’s why it’s so important to get it right the first time. It’s somewhere we spend a lot of time on and its a fixture that is with us for years—which is why it’s important to think about the style, size and of course the comfort of your sofa before making your big purchase. It’s also important to factor in your lifestyle and how it will function for the whole family (including pets of course!).
To help you out with your sofa purchase we have put together a list of important things to consider when choosing a sofa to fit in with both the scheme of your home and your lifestyle.
MEASURE UP YOUR SPACE
Before you start shopping around for the perfect sofa, you need to get a proper idea of the space you are working with. First, make sure you measure up your lounge room and work out what the area (m2) of your room is. If you already have a space in your mind, work out roughly what size sofa would be a good fit for that space. Buying a sofa that’s too big for your space will make it look cluttered and small, while choosing a sofa that’s too small can give your space an empty feeling.
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MATCH IT IN WITH YOUR COLOUR SCHEME
When matching your sofa in with your colour scheme it’s important to choose a colour that can adapt and change as the fashion in interior styles adapts and changes. If you like mixing up your decor quite often then a more neutral colour might be best, as the colour will more often than not easily blend in with your current style. On the other hand if you want your sofa to be a focal point in your room or want it to stand out, go for a bold colour in a stand out fabric like our plush Velvets. You can then make your decor more neutral to create that balance.
THINK ABOUT YOUR ORIENTATION
Making your sofa work for you is not just about placing it in the most obvious position in your room, it’s also about choosing a space that’s going to be practical for you and your family. If your lounge area is a place where you will be relaxing and watching the television, it’s important to take into account the best angle for viewing. If the angle and sofa position limits your view maybe consider playing around with the design of your room and position of your furniture. You may even want to opt for a wall mounted television if space becomes an issue.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOFA MATERIAL
Another important decision to make before purchasing your sofa is to choose what material you would like. Nabru offer a range of over 75 colours in over 50 fabric choices.
Our Faux Leather is perfect if you are looking for that natural leather look, but its much easier to maintain. Just wipe with a damp cloth, the perfect solution if you have a young family. Our Turin fabrics give a natural linen look but it is a polyester chenille which means its durable and easier to maintain.
It’s important to bear in mind how much use your sofa will get so that the suitable fabric is chosen. Nabru offer extra covers so you can replace your existing ones or you can choose a completely different colour and fabric choice if you fancy a refresh!
Are you looking to update your sofa? If so feel free to browse our website or view our Facebook or Instagram pages to get some inspiration!