January 30, 2011

Shopping for a Sofa? Here's What You Need to Know

Shopping for a sofa doesn't have to be frustrating, especially if you answer some major questions about your lifestyle before hitting the stores. The most important thing to consider when shopping for a sofa is to think about how you use your living room on an everyday basis. Here are some questions to help you decide on the best sofa for your needs:

Do you entertain frequently? If the answer is yes, you might want something that's more on the firm side with great back support.

Are you more the lounging type who likes to relax on the sofa with a good book or a movie? You want an option that you can really sink into, with cozy cushions and a rather soft fabric.

Are there young children in your space? There's no better option than leather, preferably in a dark color such as chocolate brown. It's super easy to clean and it will hold up well over time. For those who aren't into leather, a washable, slip-covered option would also work well.

Your sofa is one of the most used items in your home. Take the time to shop for one you really love--one that's not only stylish and suits your personality, but durable as well.

Photo: Crate and Barrel Willow Queen Sleeper