How to Choose the Right Sofa

Choosing a new sofa for homes in Collegeville PA isn’t always easy. There are so many factors to consider, like size, color and style. When you walk into a store or browse furniture stores online, the selections can be overwhelming. To help you narrow down the choices and pick just the right couch for your home, try these sofa shopping tips:

  1. Buy quality. This is the most important point. Your sofa may get more use than any other piece of furniture other than your bed. A well-built sofa can last a lifetime. Choose one with a kiln-dried solid wood or engineered plywood frame. Legs should be part of the frame or solidly attached with multiple screws and brackets. Spindly legs that are tacked on with one screw will not hold up as well.
  2. Choose a neutral fabric so you can change your color scheme without having to buy a new sofa or reupholster the one you have. Heavy fabrics in dark colors, with textured and stain-resistant finishes are best if you have kids or you often sleep or eat on the sofa.
  3. Test it for comfort. Are the cushions soft yet supportive? They should be soft enough to be comfortable during a movie marathon or binge-watching Netflix. Don’t be too embarrassed to lie down or slouch on the store model if that’s how you’ll use your sofa. You want to make sure it works for the way you’ll really use it.
  4. Is it the right size for your family and your home? If you have a large family or frequent visitors, you’ll probably want a bigger sofa. If you live alone in a small apartment, go with a smaller one. Measure your room and doorways before you go shopping, and measure the sofa in the store to make sure it will fit its intended space.

Our floor plans offer spacious great rooms that are ideal for sectionals, paired couches or dramatic statement sofas. Create a cozy den in your terrace-level or first floor flex room with a smaller sofa or daybed.

The Courts at Brynwood in Collegeville offers an upscale townhome lifestyle just outside Philadelphia. Make an appointment to tour our decorated models or get inspiration from our online gallery. Call WB Homes today at 215-800-3075 to schedule your personal tour of The Courts at Brynwood community of homes in Collegeville PA.

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