Checklist for buying your new sofa! Are you going to buy a new sofa or perhaps even going to buy a sofa for the first time? Then there are a number of things that you should absolutely take into account. Of course it's important your sofa looks beautiful. In addition, you should check with yourself what is important to you in terms of comfort and use. With this sofa buying checklist you can be sure that your new showpiece meets all your wishes!
Which style appeals to you?
The first step of our checklist for the perfect sofa! Sofas come in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors, so there's an enormous choice. Therefor, it's a lot easier to make your choice if you have a clear picture of which style you like. You can find inspiration on Instagram and pinterest and discover what you do or don't like about a sofa. Do you prefer a sofa on high or low legs, with fixed or loose cushions, in a neutral or pronounced color? Save the best pictures or describe your style with keywords such as modern, sleek, warm, plop down sofa, fabric, light colors, et cetera. This way, your choice will match your living style and probably also the rest of your interior.
How will you use the sofa?
Besides the fact that your sofa should look beautiful, it is also important that the model you choose matches your user habits. Will you be sitting on the sofa by yourself, with your partner or with a large family? Do you want to be able to just lounge on it or sitting actively as well? When you have visitors, do you often sit on the sofa or prefer sitting at the dining table? How many seats are necessary and should everyone be able to sit on the sofa or do you have a nice armchair with the sofa? These are all questions that are very decisive for the sofa type that suits you best.
It is very important to test the sofa extensively in the showroom! Have a good seat and plop down on the sofa as you would do at home. In the corner of the lounge area for example, as that part is slightly different from a normal seat. Also pay attention to the height and depth of the seats, the height of the back, the softness of the fillings and any additional cushions for more comfort. A deep seat and soft cushions are ideal for lounging, a shallow seat and firm cushions are more pleasant to sit actively.
Which dimension is best?
The correct dimensions are essential when purchasing a new sofa. So come to the showroom well prepared and bring floor plans with dimensions, pictures and videos of your interior. This way our sales specialists can think along with you as best as possible to help you choose the perfect size.
With our sofas you can determine your own dimensions based on the arrangement you choose. Do you see a sofa in our showroom that you like, but would you like an extra seating area or prefer the lounge part on the other side? No problem! This is all possible thanks to the many elements with various dimensions.
When measuring the dimensions of your sofa, pay attention to the proportions, sight lines and walking routes. In a large living room it is often nice to place a spacious sofa, while in a small living room that quickly looks crowded. So decide whether you want to go for a large piece of furniture or for a sofa combined with a matching armchair, so you still have enough seats. Do you want to see the garden, the fireplace or the television while sitting on your sofa? This choice is important for the position and therefore the dimensions of your sofa. Also check whether there is enough space to open doors and keep important walking routes.
Helpful hint: put newspapers or pieces of plastic on the floor to mimic the desired size, arrangement and position of your sofa. Are the proportions, sight lines and walking routes correct? Check, check, double check and off to the showroom!
Which product features should you take into account?
Ask our sales specialists for help and ask them all your questions! They can not only help you design the sofa within the dimensions of your interior, but also give advice on features of the product. Will the sofa be in a place with a lot of sunlight? Then it is wise to take this into account when choosing the fabric and color. Also get advice on the maintenance of the fabric and the cushions, so you won't be faced with any surprises.
The last step of our checklist! Do you need more new items for your living room?
Then now is the time to look into that as well. You can now keep all fabrics together and coordinate the sizes. Shop a beautiful rug, wall decoration for above the sofa, decorative cushions or coffee tables that match your new sofa. Our sales specialists like to think in total pictures and are happy to give you tips and ideas that you might not have thought of yourself.
Ready to go sofa hunting? We look forward to welcoming you to our showrooms!