Design, comfort, material, finishing and price are by far the most important considerations when shopping for sofas.
”Taste and design is incredibly personal; I enjoy the combination of the aspects mentioned previously. Both comfort and design are two factors Chateau d’Ax prides itself on, and what I agree with.
While one is often attracted to a furniture piece due to its aesthetics, quality and comfort should never be compromised on. Therefore, comfort and design are two valuable characteristics that are important to me, when it comes to sofas,” says Francesco.
Here, your sofa buying checklist – in order of importance:
1. Sofa design
Aesthetics always has an important value in the choice. The sofa, in most of the cases, takes a prominent position in the home and must therefore meet the taste and the favour of the user.
Aesthetics, however, must always be functional. You’ll be using your sofa every day for the foreseeable future, so think about your day-to-day use before purchasing.
The sofa is the place where you relax, rest after a long day of work or read a good book. You will also be spending hours with family and friends here. A sofa must therefore meet the specific taste of the user.
Invest in something beautiful, lasting and that respects the environment in which we live. I believe these are the important aspects for a right choice.
The finishing of a sofa, the colour of the cover, the material of the cover (leather rather than fabric), represent an important point in the choice of a sofa. They are the expression of a lifestyle and must be in line with one’s taste.
The price of a sofa is an important ingredient. To make the right decision, it must always be considered in combination with the pointers indicated above.
Remember, what we spend on a sofa is an important investment for our own well-being and to live our home with quality and style.
6. Solid frame
Evaluate both the skin and bone of the sofa – its upholstery and its frame. The frame should be sturdy and durable, while the upholstery should match your commitment to its maintenance.
One easy way to test the robustness of a solid-framed sofa is to lift one of its front legs around 15cm off the ground. If the other front leg doesn’t rise off the floor at the same height, is it a sign that the frame is weak – choose another sofa.
Another detail to consider, is the respect of the environment, such as how a company reduces its carbon footprint in order to be more environmentally-friendly. To know this, research about furniture brands should be done.
This is so you will be able to select a reliable and consistent sofa that will not only look appealing, but allow for lasting, physical ease as well.