From cocktail parties to family movie nights, your couch works hard and should look great. Besides being the anchor of the room and a functional dynamo, it’s also a major furniture purchase that requires a lot of research and real-life testing.
Like everything else in this era of endless choice, there seem to be infinite options when it comes to choosing the right couch for the kind of space you’ve got. You might think you know exactly what you want, but once you walk into a shop or browse images online, the styles, shapes, and customization alternatives can become overwhelming.
Here are some ideas that make picking your couch easier.
Put Function First: Tailored pieces that are longer offer additional seating for family and guests, while lounge-y, less structured models with deep cushions are great for taking a mid-day nap.
Choose your style: Ask yourself, “What style do I like?” Traditional? Classic? Modern? Use that as a jumping-off point.
Make it work with the decor: Couches can be the superstar of the room, given their silhouette and fabric, or they can be low-key supporting players. If you are keeping to more neutral tones, bright coloured or Ankara fabrics can complement the rest of the room quite nicely.
Remember The Different styles may fit for different spaces: It is better to pick a small couch if you are buying it for any other room apart from the living room area. For instance, keep your room couch minimum and your nursery room couch with a strong back and arm rest.
Nevertheless, always keep in mind that decorating your home is like picking out your clothes. There is no hard and fast rule about it but with these at the back of your mind, you’d be sure to be picking the right couch.