If you conduct a survey about the most famous piece of furniture, certainly, the majority decides that it is a sofa. It helps you to relax after a hard day’s work. Let’s see, what are the criteria to choose the best, so it looks great in your apartment? What to look for when choosing?
For answers, we turned to interior designer Mary Bohr.
First you need to decide for what purpose you need the sofa. If most of the time it will be to watch movies or just TV, it is best to choose a corner model with a large number of puffs.
The impressive size of the furniture has the obvious drawback is the complete lack of preparation to receive guests. Your friends will “fall” into this comfortable huge sofa. Family as get-togethers, this sofa would be appropriate.
An important attribute of a comfort zone of acceptance of guests is a small sofa with backrest without tilting. It can be supplemented with two armchairs opposite. So formed the conditions in a position to communicate.
There are universal models of sofas, which can accommodate guests and to comfortably sit to view the movie. It is quite soft and comfortable model with a high straight back.
It is very important not to buy a sofa via the Internet, you should test at the point of sale — try presenting your home where you can curl up, wrap yourself in a blanket and try to be a guest, drinking tea without spilling it because of the overly comfortable arrangement. When the sofa meets both criteria, then you can safely take it.
Before purchasing the sofa, you need to know the dimensions of the room. In a small room can take a compact sofa bed, the so-called “eurobook”. No need to select a model close to the walls of the room, better to have room for another chair or coffee table, these elements will create a cosiness in the living room.
When choosing the color of the sofa, consider its further operation. Remember that furniture in the living room gets dirty very quickly! Provide removable cover that can be easily taken to the dry cleaner. Therefore, the light shades will help you to systematically carry out the cleaning in the house.
If you want to keep your sofa clean for long time, you will help the blanket. The shade and kind of fabric plaid you can choose any decor and taste.
In anticipation of winter will be popular plaid fur or chunky knit. To choose the material the rug it is better for the room style, for example, for the interior in the style of English classics, fit leather, perhaps unnatural, to Provence, Scandinavian minimalism and country linen, neo-classical, art Deco and American style is better to use fabrics with a slight sheen, such as velour, velvet or satin.
There is one more thing — pillows. They can best play a role in updating the style of the sofa. The variety of colors and textures will spice up the interior of the room. By the way, there are many schemes and combinations of their placement:
— to match the sofa (it is better to use a similar color or a different texture),
— the tone of the walls,
— accent, repeating the rest of the textiles in the interior.
Thank you for advice and illustration of an interior designer Maria Borovoe.