There is no way around it: Buying a home is an exciting time. Once you have found the perfect house, you can spend time finding the perfect furniture and accessories for it. Finding the right couch is a fun part of that process but it is also a big investment. Keep reading to discover our five tips on how to choose the right sofa for your home, then contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 if you need help buying or selling a home.

1. You Need to Sit on It

There are so many couches available online, many of them at great discounts, that it can be tempting to choose one from the internet. The fact is that if you want to love your couch, you need to sit on it first. You want to pay attention to how deep the seat is so you are comfortable. You want to consider the height so that it is neither too high or too low. Also consider how long it is and if its length allows you to lie down.

2. It’s All About Choosing a Good Frame

The most important thing to focus on is choosing the highest quality frame you can. It will be what’s responsible for keeping you comfortable for years to come. Look at any guarantees or warranties that are offered. Generally speaking, sold hardwood is going to be stronger and more durable than a frame made with particleboard or metal.

3. You Need Quality Cushions

It is important to note that what is inside your couch is just as important to consider as what it looks like on the outside. Feather-filled cushions are more comfortable, but they require a lot of plumbing. Foam and fiber can flatten and lose their shape. As a result, a combination of options is often the right choice.

4. Fabric is Important

Everyone will think about the color of fabric they choose, but they will not always think about the type of fabric. You are looking for upholstery that will work for your room. A natural fabric is more likely to fade with sunlight, so it may not be best if the couch is next to a window. A busy home with pets and kids should have a fabric that’s easy to clean.

5. There is No Substitute for a Tape Measure

It can be tempting to simply eyeball it, or assume that you know how much room you have. Do not do this. Measure! You will have this couch for years to come – you do not want to reduce your enjoyment from it simply because you didn’t take a few minutes to measure.

Do you have questions about how to find the right home? Or sell your current home? Then you have reason to call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021.