How do I Choose the Best Living Room Couch?

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  • Last Modified Date: 04 May 2019
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To choose the best living room couch, you will need to determine the size and type of couch you want, as well as how much money you want to spend. You will also need to make fabric choices; leather and suede couches are very nice, for example, but they are also very expensive. A simpler fabric may be much less expensive and more durable for a living room couch in a household with pets and kids in it. Aside from these factors, choosing the best living room couch is often a matter of personal preference, and the way you want your living room to look.

You are able to get a living room couch in a number of different sizes, from a small loveseat all the way up to a larger sectional. It is best to match the size of the couch to the size of the room; you do not want to get a couch that takes up too much space, but you also do not want the couch to look too small compared to the rest of the room. You may also choose to purchase a larger living room couch as well as a smaller loveseat in order to furnish the entire room at once.


When choosing a living room couch, you determine whether you want a regular couch or a sleeper sofa with a pull-out bed. A couch with a fold out mattress can be very convenient if you frequently have house guests, and do not have a guest bedroom, but the mattresses on these couches do not tend to be that comfortable. In addition, couches with fold out mattresses tend to be more expensive than regular couches. If you do purchase one of these couches, be sure there is enough room to open it fully in your living room.

When you are choosing the color or pattern of the living room couch, be sure it matches the rest of the room. A couch is often the focal point of the living room, so it is important to choose wisely. Furniture stores typically allow you to place a special order for a particular fabric if they do not have one in stock that you like. Again, you will want to choose the fabric based on your lifestyle as well; you may also choose to allow the furniture store to add a protective stain guard on the fabric as well.



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