Are you sitting comfortably?

CHOOSING a sofa is a difficult decision, because they are expensive pieces of furniture, and there are almost infinite possibilities.

You might think you know what you want, but then your eye is caught by a snazzy-looking, low-backed, leather number in a big retailer.

But what happens when you get it home, and, either it doesn’t fit in your room, or, after a week of sitting on it, you find that it might look great, but it just isn’t comfortable?

So, where to start?  First of all, if you already have a sofa you love but it’s just a bit tatty, consider having it recovered. That’s generally a cheaper option than replacement, and, after all, you already know that it fits in your room, and it’s comfortable!

Of course, you can change the appearance of your room completely by choosing a different colour and pattern, to tone with the rest of your room.

If that’s not the case, and you need to buy new, think about your room, and how it is laid out. And do take careful measurements!

A sofa that looks small in a huge warehouse, may not fit in your lounge, and take into account the colour of your flooring and walls, and how the new furniture will tone.

Of course, it’s important that your sofa looks the part, but functionality is key. Consider how you sit on your sofa as well. That might sound like a strange thing to say, but if you like to lay on the sofa, choose one with low-padded arms, which can double as a pillow.

If you prefer to sit and lean on the arm while you read, for example, make sure that it is the right height to make it comfortable for you.

Lots of big chain stores sell sofas really cheaply, but, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for.  If you have to replace the couch in 12 months, because it’s sagging or breaking, it’s not a good investment, even if you didn’t pay much for it.  And if it’s just not comfortable, you’re compromising your precious down-time, when you should be at your most relaxed.

Your sofa, like your bed, should have sufficient support as well as softness, but, often, that isn’t the case, with very cheap items.

If you want to increase the number of people your property can sleep, particularly if you rent it out, or have family who visit, consider a sofa-bed. These come in all sorts of designs and fabrics, so you don’t need to compromise on comfort.

Nowadays, mattresses  are generally made of foam, which will bend back inside the sofa for storage, and are much more comfortable than the old, sprung versions.

After you’ve made your decisions, the next thing to think about is colour and pattern. You can pick a bright, bold colour and make the sofa the focal point of the room, or you can go for neutral, and jazz it up with patterned cushions.

With materials used on sofas in Tenerife, it needs to be  taken into account that people often use sun-cream, so white-linen couches are probably not the best choice.

Faux leathers are easy to wipe clean, but sometimes don’t fare so well in sunlight, and can be unpleasant to sit on when you are hot. All in all, the choices can be difficult and confusing.

Another option is to seek the advice of an interior designer, who can take all the above factors into consideration, and also view your options with a more dispassionate eye.

Often, sofas can be made to order on the island within a couple of weeks, which means you can decide on the size of the sofa, the height of the back, the shape of the arms, and also the colour and fabric!

Deco Nuevo offer all the services mentioned and provide free quotes at your property, with no obligation. For more details, call 922 789 729.



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