2 Easy Steps to Choosing a Couch for your Lounge
Moving into a new home? Or are you looking to trade in that old ‘90s corduroy three-seater for something modern, stylish and super comfortable? Whether you want to admit it or not, the couch is the most important piece of living room furniture. In fact, no living room is complete without it. Not only does it set the tone for the entire home, but it also adds a touch of sophistication and elegance, while providing superior comfort for family and friends to socialise and spend quality time together.
While a contemporary mid-century three-seater fashioned in a monochrome vinyl may have caught your eye, you may also be in two minds about that gorgeous sleek brown leather corner couch that comes with a recliner and ottoman? If you’re on the fence about which one is right for your family home – here are 2 easy steps to choosing the right one.
#1 Yes, Size Matters
It’s the 21st century and we’re living in an era where our spaces have become smaller, especially if you’re living in a modern city apartment. Because space is such an important factor, start your selection by measuring your living room space. Keeping in mind that the size of your couch should match the size of your living room – NEVER place a small couch in a large lounge or a large couch in small lounge. It will never work. One of the most practical pieces of advice that we can offer is to consider your lifestyle. Yes, lifestyle is more important than looks. Considering classic, contemporary, traditional or modern styles – if you’re a young executive couple on the go, then a two or three-seater mid-century couch or Chesterfield may be just perfect for you. However, if you’re choosing a couch for a large family home with lots of traffic, then a sleek modular corner couch that comes with a recliner and ottoman will make a brilliant choice.
#2 Timeless Leather or Rich and Opulent Fabrics
Once you’ve chosen your size and style, it’s time to choose your material. Once again, this is where you’ll need to consider your lifestyle. A fabric born of beauty – leather is timeless, classic, contemporary and traditional all in one. Creating a scene of elegance with quality that’s impossible to compete with, leather is an investment that adds a touch of class to any room that it graces, and it can last up to 30 years, if looked after properly. Resistant to spillages and easy to look after in terms of general day-to-day living – if you’ve got young kids, dogs and a messy partner, then this is the right material for your home.
While there is no doubt that leather is a symbol of luxury, class and sophistication, a beautifully upholstered couch is just as impressive, if not more. From smooth to rough and firm to soft, couch fabrics are unrivalled when it comes to their endless variety of rich and bold fabrics, colours and textures. With choices that range from pastel floral and endless solid monochromatic hues, to every imaginable geometric pattern that there is, fabrics make it easy to blend with room colours and décor. Furthermore, they offer a rich selection of textures that can be found in cotton, microfiber, corduroy, chenille, velvet, vinyl and wool. Additionally, these fabrics are much more affordable than leather.
Contact us for more advice on choosing the right couch for your lounge.