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Written By: admin Published In: Customisable Furniture Date: 2016-05-02

How to pick the right sofa based on your personality and lifestyle?

The furniture you use is one of the best indications of your personality and lifestyle. Be it contemporary, elegance or trendy, picking the right style says a lot more about you than what you have to say about it. With Desired Living, all the sofas are customisable to suit your needs and wants. However, with the endless amount of styles, colours and fabrics available, things could get a little overwhelming.

As such, below is a list of tips to help you find the perfect sofa to suit your personality as well as your lifestyle.

Tip #1 - Consider the size and space first:                                                                                                               
Scale and proportions are both important. That is, you might love the big sofa, but will it overpower the room or stop the flow of traffic? Furthermore, if you are someone that loves to hold parties, will your guests have enough room to move around? On the other hand, if you have a small room, the sofa is most likely going to be in the spotlight. So you have to take into consideration the design of the sofa and, whether or not it will complement your room as well as the style that you are trying to achieve.  

Size also refers to whether the sofa will make it into your desired room. That is, there is no point in choosing and building the perfect sofa, if it cannot go upstairs or fit through doors.

Tip #2 - Create the style you love:                                                                                                 
Whether it’s traditional or modern styles, it’s important to pick the style you love. In saying that, it is also as important to choose a style that complements the rest of your room as well as the items within. For example, if you like contemporary styles, but your home is more traditional styled, then you may have to go with a more classically structured sofa to suit the theme of your living room. 

Tip #3 - Material:                                                                                                                                          
The fabric chosen should reflect your lifestyle. That is, even if you love expensive silk fabrics, it is not ideal if you have little children. Instead, you will have to pick a fabric that is more water resilient and can handle wear and tear. Furthermore, you may love the look of leather but hate the way it feels. As such, when it comes to fabrics, you will also need to consider texture. Other consideration relates to the colour of the fabric. For example, white looks great but can you keep it clean? Or bright yellow looks good now but will it be outdated soon?

Tip #4 - Functionality:                                                                                                                                
A sofa is a big investment; therefore you would want it to last for as long as possible. As such, it is important to understand how your sofa is made as well as any included warranty and guarantee, to ensure that you are buying a sofa that is high quality. 

In conjunction with lifestyle, it is important to understand how you will use the sofa. For example, if you hardly use your sofa and it is more of a decorative piece, then a smaller sofa will be ideal. On the other hand, if you enjoy lying down and watching movies on it, then you will need a much larger and more comfortable sofa.

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