How to Choose the Perfect Affordable Couch for Your Home: Two Pro Tips
Buying a new sofa is a big commitment, and even an affordable couch is often costs a lot of money. So when you hit purchase, you want to be sure you're making the right choice
Here are two tips to help you choose the perfect couch:
1. Read the Reviews
Most brands will display reviews on their websites, and though you might feel these reviews could be a little biased they are a great starting point to learn more about a sofa before you buy. Look out for what people say about the fit, comfort, and durability. It's also worth digging into the delivery and assembly process to see how easy it'll be to get your sofa setup in the perfect spot.
Aside from brand websites, here are a few more ways to check reviews for sofas:
- Google: Simply head to Google and search for "[sofa name] review" and you're almost guaranteed to find a bunch of useful and honest reviews
- Reddit: I'm always checking out r/furniture on Reddit. There are quite a few posts about specific brands and sofas, but is you can't find what you're looking for, don't be afraid to start a new thread.
2.Check the Materials
One of the key things you want to look at to assess the quality of a sofa is the materials it's made from. Ideally, you want to pick up a sofa that's made of the strongest possible materials — especially if you want it to last a long time.
Kiln-dried hardwood is one of the best woods for a sofa frame, and will likely lead to a studier, longer-lasting sofa that plywood. If you're choosing between a few options and one is made from plywood whereas the other one is hardwood — always go with the hardwood option.
Many brands are also opting to use sustainably sourced woods and this is incredibly important if you're keen to buy a more eco-friendly and sustainably made couch.
When it comes to the sofa covers and fabrics, you want to ensure they will be easy to wipe clean and withstand the general wear and tear your sofa will face over the years.