Sofas are a piece of furniture that get a lot of attention in the home, so when the time comes to replace yours — it’s natural to feel a bit overwhelmed. We’ve tapped Luxe senior designer Maureen Walters to get a bit of insight on how she works with clients to help them find the perfect sofa for their space. Here are four questions Maureen recommends asking yourself before making a decision.
- Is this sofa going to be your main seating?
How the sofa will be used is perhaps the first question you should ask yourself. If you’re looking for a sofa for a main living area, there are specific features you should look for. If the sofa is going in a space that is reserved for holidays or special occasions, you may need to consider different factors.
- Do you have children or pets who climb on furniture?
Families with small children or pets may want to consider new performance fabrics to put on their sofa or they may want to purchase a five-year protection plan that covers the many accidents that can occur over a five-year span.
- Do you have a budget in mind?
Budget is always something we discuss with our clients, as we offer several price levels based on grades of fabrics, manufacturers’ construction, and cushions offered.
- What is the size of your space?
When considering a new sofa for your space, scale is important. This is where the help of an experienced designer can prevent costly mistakes. A too- large sofa in a small space is confining. A to- small sofa in a large space looks lost. Measuring the room, discussing the use of the space, drawing up a floor plan, and coordinating the fabrics are all key ingredients to making sure your room is done right and to scale.
Luxe offers complimentary design services, so if you’re in the market for a new sofa– be sure to stop in and see us. We’d love the opportunity to help you find the perfect piece for your space!