Your living room or family room are places meant to relax and unwind after a long day. So, when it comes to buying the furniture that fills that space, it is important to make sure you are totally satisfied with the purchase. The last thing you want is to make an expensive mistake.

Top 3 Common Mistakes When Buying A Sofa

Don’t let the excitement of purchasing a new sofa distract you from common pitfalls that make arise when finding the perfect sofa for your place. We will cover below what to look for when buying a couch, common mistakes, and how to avoid them.

#1: Buying a sofa that’s not the right size.

This is one of the most common problems, and it happens simply because, most of the time, people don’t take the time to measure their space.

Don’t go to the furniture showroom and try to guess if the couch you fall in love with will fit. It might look just right, but when you get it home, it will look out of place.

Measure the area that you will be placing the sofa in before you start shopping. Also, make sure that the size doesn’t overpower or overwhelm the other furniture in the same room.

#2: Buying the wrong style or color.

Look at the furniture you have already in the room. Be sure your new sofa will coordinate or complement those pieces in style, design, and color.

If it doesn’t, it will stand out and it could mean you have to completely redecorate the whole space to make it look like one cohesive space.

Pick styles and colors that you will like for a long time. Don’t follow trends or fads, unless you plan on replacing your furniture every time those trends go away.

#3: Buying a sofa without sitting in it.

Sofas may look great online, but if you actually haven’t tried it out, you won’t really know if it’s the type of piece that will bring you comfort for many years. It may also be of poor quality, so pay attention to details, such as upholstery fabric.

Sit on the sofa. Is it too big or too small — or just right? Make sure the seats are deep enough for you to sit back and relax. If you want a shallower seat that lets you get up easier, take that into consideration.

Take time to lay on it and sit on it, just like you would at home. This gives you a better preview of how soft or firm it is and how comfortable it will be in the long run.

At Broadway Furniture, we have a lot of sofa options that will fit your style and budget. Come visit our showroom to look at our selection and to find the right one for your space.

We can help you in choosing a sofa that’s high-quality and will last for you and your family for the long term (not just a couple of years!).

A good, quality sofa is a piece of furniture that will get a lot of work over the years. Read through the mistakes to avoid above before you purchase a sofa set. 

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