Buying a couch is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when furnishing your home. It is where we spend most of our time at home. We use it to relax after work, watch movies, to entertain friends and family – and often, to take a well-deserved nap. 

Therefore, it’s critical to spend some time thinking about what the perfect couch would be, and that will depend on three main factors. These are your lifestyle, the space you have available, and finally, your style. 

Consider your Lifestyle

Before you start strolling through hundreds of sofa pics, stop and take a moment to think about what you will need from your couch. Think about all the things you will use it for – and how you can pick the perfect piece of furniture that’ll cover all your needs.

For example, if you often have guests and don’t have a guest room – you’ll want to find something you can extend, so they have a place to sleep. 

Do you require a sofa that gives you support, or a soft paradise for lounging and watching TV? Do you have a large family and need something large that’ll give everyone enough space? Do you have pets or kids, and prefer a fabric that’s stain-resistant and easy to clean? 

All these questions will guide you to better understand how the couch will be used. After you’ve considered your lifestyle, it’ll be much easier to pick out the best from hundreds of options. 

Think about Orientation and Measure Your Space

Another thing you can think about before you go shopping is your space, and how will you orient the couch. 

The main two options are placing the couch directly against a wall or at the center of the room. If you’re getting a sectional, you’ll also need to think about where you want to orientate the corner piece.

Once you decide on the orientation and placement, it’s time to measure. It’s easy to make errors during the measuring process. That’s why you should measure your space a couple of times. Before you buy a sofa you like, compare the measurements, and make sure it doesn’t overwhelm the space. 

Additionally, you’ll also need to measure the height and width of your doors and hallways, to make sure it’ll fit through your door when you’re bringing it in. 

Decide on The Type and Design of the Couch

Once you’ve got your measurements, know how you will use the couch and where you’ll place it – it’s time for the fun part. You can now think about the type and design of the sofa, to find a perfect match for your home. 

There is a variety of sofa types, from deep-seated options to classic English Roll Arm and Lawson. There are sectional couches, sofas with firm or soft cushions, and a variety of fabric styles. All these factors will depend on your space – and your lifestyle. 

Another thing you can think about is the aesthetics – there will always be a couch that looks great and meets all your requirements. When picking out a color for the sofa, make sure to consider the existing style in your space. That will help you decide if you want to go for something subtle, or a colorful couch that’ll uplift the space. 

Finally, even if you think you found a perfect couch online – it would be best to try it in the shop and to see if you find it comfortable. In the end, comfort is exactly what the couches were made for. Only when trying it yourself will you know if it’s the right pick for you.