To buy a sofa is a big commitment – it is a furniture item that is one of the most important investments you will make for your home. After all, the sofa is where you spend a considerable amount of your time when at home – lounging, entertaining, reading, watching television, or even for those afternoon naps.
Choosing the right sofa that is well-crafted, durable, and meets your needs is then one that requires serious consideration. What exactly should you be looking out for when buying a sofa? Fret not, we here at Danish Design Co, are here to help you! We’ve compiled a list of five key considerations you should keep in mind when buying your next sofa.
1. First and Foremost – Comfortable Cushions
The type of cushioning that is inside a sofa is important. This does depend on personal preference as there are numerous types of cushion materials you could choose for your sofa – such as down filling, memory foam, innerspring core, fibre, and even hybrids such as foam and fibre.
When it comes to the sofa back and seat, feather-filled cushions are high on comfort but they will need regular plumping, while foam or fibre cushion fillings could flatten out over time.
Our recommendation would be to have the back cushions filled with down feathers, and seat cushions filled with foam or fibre or even a combination where the foam core is wrapped in down which would give you added support and seating comfort.
Our ever-popular Lift sofa by Danish furniture house Eilersen is one such designer sofa where you can choose to have the seat cushion filling in pre-compressed fiberfill, or a foam and down filling combination. This luxury sofa remains a favourite with our clientele, and it’s an absolute joy to sit in.
2. Style & Colour
The sofa is usually the centrepiece in a living room, and its colour and design plays a huge role in influencing the interior. The sofa style and colour you choose should match your decor – be it minimalist, mid-modern century, luxe, industrial or others.
At Danish Design Co, the designer sofa designs we carry are available in a myriad of colours for you to choose from (yes, even patterned ones!), allowing you to inject your creativity and personality into your sofa.
Here, you see our Slimline sofa in a cognac-hued leather, adding a wonderful colour contrast to the more neutral Scandinavian chic decor.
3. A High Quality Sofa Frame
The frame of a sofa determines its durability. When you buy a sofa with a good quality frame, it will see you through many years of lounging.
A solid hardwood is recommended, and do take note of the product warranty too. Furniture manufacturers that craft sofas with quality woods and materials would offer a longer guarantee period, such as Eilersen which offers a 5-year guarantee that covers defects in the product’s pinewood frame, which is a testament to the quality of their luxury sofas.
4. Sofa Size
Your sofa size should be one that best serves your needs – do you often host guests, or do you live by yourself and simply seek relaxation time alone?
Keep in mind also that the golden rule with room proportionality is that the sofa should take approximately two-thirds the length of the wall it is going to be against, and there should be wall space left on either side of it.
The age-old discussion between fabric and leather sofas is one many homeowners have faced. It should really be based on your preference, and you should choose the material based on your lifestyle and decor needs.
If you have children or pets at home, select a material that would be easy for you to clean. If you’re wanting a material that offers longevity, the upholstery must be durable and made of high quality materials. But of course, with the right product care and plenty of love and attention, any type of upholstery you choose for your sofa should be able to last you years.
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We’re located at 100E Pasir Panjang Road, B&D Building, #06-03 Singapore 118521.