Finding the perfect sofa style for your living room can be daunting, with so many different options to choose from.
Your sofa is usually the hero piece and focal point of your living room, and therefore, can either make or break the space. It’s important to choose your sofa style carefully to ensure it will complement the rest of your home styling, while still working practically for your family and lifestyle, too.
Our interior designers and showroom team have helped countless homeowners find the perfect sofa for their space, with a huge range of sofa designs available at our Tweed Heads location. So today, we wanted to share some of our expert advice to make the process a little easier!
From upholstery to sizing, style and materials, keep reading for 5 tips to help you make the best sofa selection for your home.
Consider the overall design of your home
First things first, consider the overall design style of your home.
What kind of colours, textures and materials are already being used throughout your living areas? Is your style relaxed and coastal, sleek and modern, or eclectic and bohemian?
Different sofa styles can create completely different looks, so getting clear on your design style first will help you find a sofa that complements the overall “vibe” of your existing home interiors.
For example, a linen slip cover sofa works perfectly for a coastal or Hampton-inspired home, while a leather sofa would be better suited for an industrial or bohemian space.
Not entirely sure which design style best fits your home? Check out our Pinterest design boards to get started.
Consider the available space
Next, think about how much space you have to work with. The size and shape of your living room will be a key factor in finding the perfect sofa layout to suit.
Before sofa shopping, take a moment to measure up your living room so you can gauge what size will be the best fit. Remember, while your sofa should be the hero piece of the room, you’ll still need to allow enough space for people to move around comfortably, while also considering other furniture elements like coffee tables and entertainment units.
Consider which sofa layout is going to be the most proportionate to your living room size. If you have a larger space to fill, a U-shaped or L-shaped layout can be a good fit. For smaller rooms, a 2-seater or even 2 armchairs might work better.
If you do have a smaller space, you might want to avoid bulky designs and opt for something more streamlined with elevated legs.
Think practically with upholstery
While the aesthetic of your sofa style is important, the perfect sofa for your home should also be practical, too!
Consider how this sofa is actually going to be used. Is it for a high traffic area like your main living or entertaining areas, with kids and visitors to think about? If so, a darker fabric, easy-to-clean upholstery, or even a slip cover sofa with a removable and washable cover might fair better with wear and tear
If you’re unsure which kind of upholstery is going to be the best fit, we offer custom upholstery solutions at Tailored Space. Our showroom team can talk through your requirements and tailor a sofa to suit your family and lifestyle.
Pick something durable
Remember, a living room sofa is an investment piece - so you definitely want to choose a piece that you won’t have to replace anytime soon. When sofa shopping, make sure you consider the quality and durability of each sofa.
A high-quality sofa with a sturdy frame, good quality springs and premium upholstery will give you a better return on your investment. This is why our range of sofa options at Tailored Space are custom-made to order from reputable Australian suppliers.
Ask for help!
And finally, if you’re really struggling to select the perfect living room sofa, you should always ask the experts! Our showroom assistants can walk you through the process to help you design the perfect sofa for your home. Our range of sofa furniture can be shopped online, with our designer showroom in Tweed Heads also open for you to see, touch and test our sofas in person.
Or, book in for one of our popular in-home design consults for a more bespoke service from our qualified interior designers!