Buying Too Big or Small Sofa:
It is the most common mistake that people make; they buy a sofa simply by looks. Once it is delivered, they realize that either it is too big or small for space. The reason behind such a goof up is the measurement of the area where they are planning to place it. When buying the wooden & leather sofa from a showroom or online furniture store, make sure to check the size of the sofa. Â If you have other furniture or fixtures in the area, then you need to smartly calculate the area occupied by these objects. These can be television cabinet, media storage, showcase, etc. The right size of the sofa will make your living area look beautiful. Make it a point to measure width, length and diagonal depth of the sofa.
Buying Sofa Without Sitting on it:
As a sofa, can be small or big for your living room, similarly it may be big or small for you too. Take into consideration your height, weight and the kind of comfort you want. Â If you are tall then go for a couch that lets you slip into it comfortably. If you have knee or back problem, choose a couch with shallow seats. Â It will help you to get up without putting any pressure on your back or knee. Â The sofas are the expensive investment, (so is correct but you need to play with words) as a result it is always good to try them out before going ahead with the deal. Â Try sitting at various places â€“ center, on the sides in different postures. Â Find out the cushion feels? Â Is it very soft, firm or falls in between? Select a sofa that fulfills your requirement.
Not Giving Importance To Fabric:
It is one of the most common mistakes that people make; they buy the modern sofa without checking the fabric. Â Every fabric has its own advantages and disadvantages. Hence you have to decide what suits your requirement. Â The fabric gives a unique look and feel. Â You cannot expect leather to give the same feel like an upholstered material. Â Along with feel, give importance to ease of cleaning. Â Ask if the fabric can be cleaned for stains and dirt easily. Â When testing fabric, check if it wrinkles or stretches easily. If the answer is â€œyesâ€, then it would be better to give it a skip as it will be difficult to maintain it.
Buying aÂ Sofa That Doesnâ€™t Match With Interior:
One of the common mistakes that people do is they neglect interiors. Â It is very important that your sofa should beautifully blend with other furniture and color theme of your room. Before beginning the hunt for the sofa, take a note of your interior â€“ paintings, wallpapers (if any), wall colors, cabinets, etc. Â Once you are done then decide what would be the focal point of your room â€“ would it be the classy paintings, expensive artifacts, television or the couch itself. Next, you need to go for a sofa style that compliments your interior.
Not Giving Importance to Colors:
Some people would simply love to go with their favorite colors, they donâ€™t even think once what kind of affect it will have on their interior. The end result is, odd one out! Hence, make it a point to choose the color according to the ambiance you want to create.