Whether you’re just starting out or upgrading your home and style; buying a good quality sofa (or sectional) is so much more than finding the sofa you like the look of best.
Buying the best sofa is more. Why? Because good quality sofas, just like good quality anything, requires just a bit more thought. A lot of care and craftsmanship goes into making high-quality sofas, sectionals, and chesterfields; so, I’ve rounded up my definitive guide to helping you buy the best sofa.
Whether you want a big squishy sofa with lots of cushions or sleek mid-century style sofa, you want it to be comfortable and suit your lifestyle.
With that in mind, here are some things to consider before you buy:
Will pets and kids be using this sofa full time? Is this a sleek bachelor pad sofa for grown-ups only?
There are many fabric choices out there, some better for pets and kids than others. Be sure to ask in store about how well the fabric choices you like will stand up in your household.
Sofa frame construction is a key element in making when investing in a high-quality sofa. Solid wood frames offer the most longevity and ensure they will stand the test of time without sagging in the middle or sloping to the side. Solid construction allows a high-quality sofa to get reupholstered in 20 years, giving your investment new life.
Construction details of a Canadian made loveseat by Decor-Rest
Highest quality cushions are made from down. However, these require lots of fluffing maintenance, which is why most manufacturers recommend a blend or a high-quality material wrapped around high-quality foam (which is the most common option in a high-quality sofa). Be sure to ask in store about the cushion materials the seating support and don’t forget to ask about any warranties they might have.
Country of Origin
High-quality sofas made in Canada ensures all materials and workmanship are up to modern Canadian standards and regulations. To read more about why the country of origin and buying custom can make a difference in your sofa, read this post Top 3 Reasons to Buy Custom Made Furniture.
Armed with this helpful information, visit your local showroom, plop yourself down on a selection of sofas and see what you like. While you’re there and looking for a high-quality sofa, you will want to ask a few key questions in store:
- Where is the sofa made?
- What options do I have for customizing fabric, cushion material, and even configuration (when it comes to sectionals)?
- What is the frame made of?
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Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert