Consider function, fabric and color to make your next sofa shopping trip a smashing success. Whether you’re planning a trip to the store or you’re browsing online, shopping for a sofa can be a bit overwhelming. There are lots (and lots!) of choices, and the last thing you want is buyer’s remorse. But where, oh where should you start? To help make your sofa shopping adventure as stress-free as possible, we’ve zeroed in on three things to consider: function, fabric and color.
Color has an amazing ability to influence our mood. So before you gravitate toward your signature favorites, really consider how you want your room to feel.
Do you want a room that’s bright and airy? Dark and dramatic? Bold and unexpected? Remember that your sofa is going to be a focal point—it’s often the first piece friends and family see when they enter the room. Because of this, it will set the tone of your space.
With so many colors and special-order fabrics available today, it can be difficult to settle on one. But you can always give your sofa an instant makeover just by swapping out your pillows
as the seasons change or whenever the mood strikes.