No matter what size home you have or what style decor you favor, sooner or later we all need to buy a sofa It’s the great equalizer.
To help you on your sofa-buying journey, we’ve put together a step-by-step game plan that will guide you along the way.
Figure Out Your Budget
Before you start any of your prep work, you need to get clear about what your budget is. Even if you don’t have much to spend, there are lots of options out there, so don’t feel bad if you’re not a lottery winner.
Remember that a good sofa is definitely an investment. However, if you plan to have it (and use it!) for many years to come, it helps to soften the blow of outlaying a big chunk of change.
Next, you’ll need to measure your space. I find it’s helpful to use some masking tape and actually tape out the footprint of the sofa you’re envisioning on the floor. If you already have a sofa there that you need to replace, measure your existing sofa and take note of any additional space you might have to add to the length or width. If your sofa is going up against a wall, it’s helpful to measure the wall.
Take note of any irregularities you might need to deal with, such as a narrow door, a narrow staircase or other potential obstacles.
If you’re deciding on a sofa with a spouse, significant other or even a roommate, make sure you set up a system that lets everyone feel a part of the process. If you’re taking the Pinterest board route, make sure you invite the other person to your sofa board so you can both pin together.
Decide What You’re Looking For
Now it’s time to start making some decisions. As you think through what might work best in your space, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
After you answer these questions and feel a bit more clear on which direction you’d like to go in, start looking around online and researching all of your options.
Try to narrow down your choices to your top three favorites.
Here are some of my favorite sources for sofas onlin
Watch Out for Discounts + Sales
As you look around online, take note of some of your favorite Sofa styles, keep an eye out for any sales! Liquidation stores always have the best price and they have access to many vendors that can design different styles.
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