How to Choose the Perfect Couch

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Couches aren’t household items that you replace often, therefore when you choose a couch, you must be absolutely certain it is perfect as you will have it for several years. The most important question to ask yourself when choosing the perfect couch for your home is “what kind of lifestyle do I live?” Once you figure that out, then the decision will be easier. Keep in mind the kind of lifestyle you live and who you share your home with when reading the following considerations to help you choose the perfect couch.

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The fabric of your couch must be able to withstand the everyday use of your family or the people you live with. If you live with young children, then you will know that sometimes they can get a bit messy after eating or playing outside. A darker fabric will hide the icky food and dirt stains better, which will especially come in handy when you have unexpected guests pop by. 

If your family also consists of fur babies, then consider how high or low maintenance their fur might be. Consider materials that won’t easily collect pet hair especially if you have a pet that malts easily. If you allow your furry friends to join you on the couch, you should consider a colour that will hide their hair easier. A cream coloured couch will look very dirty very easily with black pet hair on it, and it will seem impossible to keep clean.

Fabric Type

Stains aren’t the only thing you should consider when thinking about fabric. Choose a couch that is durable and can also maintain its appearance. Again, if you like having your pets on the couch to cuddle, then you will need a fabric that doesn’t pierce easily from their claws. It might help maintain the quality and smell of your couches for longer, by having a cover for areas that your pets can sit. Maintaining the quality also refers to the colour of the couch. If your lounge gets a lot of sun, then ask the couch salesperson if the colour will last under regular sun exposure – try and avoid couches that will fade easily as that will mean you need to spend more money to replace the couch.

Couch Sizes

Couches can take up a lot of room in your living room, and there are two things that will influence the size of couch you choose: the size of your living room, and who will be sitting on the couch. If you have a smaller living room then smaller couches are the way to go but bear in mind that too many couches can also make a big lounge feel cramped and small. 

You should also consider who will be sitting on it. Couches are the one household item that can fit everyone comfortably at the same time – like the dinner table, they are the best instrument for family time. If you have younger children, choose a couch that the whole family can snuggle up in. If you’re watching a movie as a family, you don’t want anyone to feel left out by having a couch that is too small to fit everyone. If you have older teenage children, then being snuggled up in one couch together might be the last thing your children would want, so make sure there are enough couches for everyone to have their own personal space.

Suitable Shapes

Couches come in so many different shapes and sizes to suit various needs. When choosing the shape of your couch, consider how to maximise the space in your living room and who will be sitting on it. Couches can sometimes leave wasted space in the living room, particularly in the corners where two couches meet. Couches that are perfect for maximising space are ‘L’ shaped couches. They can also fit more people on them than normal couches. 

If you like hosting guests, consider the layout of the lounge. You don’t want to squeeze everyone in the same couch, and you also want some couches facing each other so it’s easy for people to have conversation without talking over people. One solution might be having multiple couches, but also think about purchasing a couple of matching lazy-boy chairs. 

Price

Couches can be an expensive purchase so consider how long you expect to have your couch for before you need to change it. If you have a young family, then be prepared to change it sooner than if you had adult children. If your children are playful, then consider choosing a cost-effective option as you will most likely have to replace it in a couple of years. If you are living with adults that are generally tidy, then by all means treat yourself to that high-quality couch. Another key thing to look out for is that the price is reflective of the quality you are getting. A lot of couches come with extra features such as arm rests, fold out beds, and recliners. 

Versatility

If you often host family and friends, then you might want to consider the versatility of your couch. If there are no spare beds left in your house then the couch is usually the next best option, however it isn’t always the most comfortable. Furthermore, if people keep sleeping on your couch then it will alter the shape of the cushions. Consider a sofa-bed where the bed folds out of the sofa. This will mean that you can host more people comfortably, and more importantly, not at the expense of a comfy sofa for everyone else. 

Ease of care

The key to making these benefits last is the ease of care. If your couch is too hard to clean then you will become reluctant to clean it or to use it freely, and if it’s not cleaned regularly then the quality will decline fast. Some couches come with recommended cleaning guidelines and chemicals, however no one can really clean a couch like a professional can. Consider using professional couch cleaning services to maintain the quality and longevity of your couch. 

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