1. Buying a Too Big or Small Sofa:
It is the most common mistake; people buy a sofa simply by looks. Once it is delivered, they realize it is too big or small for space. The reason behind such a goof-up is the measurement of the area where they are planning to place it. When buying a wooden & leather sofa from a showroom or online furniture store, check the sofa size.
If you have other furniture or fixtures in the area, then you need to calculate the area these objects occupy smartly. These can be television cabinets, media storage, showcases, etc.
The right size of the sofa will make your living area look beautiful. Make it a point to measure the sofa’s width, length, and diagonal depth.
2. Buying a Sofa Without Sitting on it:
As a sofa, it can be small or big for your living room; similarly, it may be big or small for you. Take your height, weight, and the kind of comfort you want.
If you are tall, go for a couch that lets you slip into it comfortably.
Choose a couch with shallow seats if you have a knee or back problem. It will help you to get up without putting any pressure on your back or knee.
The sofas are an expensive investment (so that is correct, but you need to play with words). As a result, it is always good to try them out before proceeding with the deal.
Try sitting at various places – center, on the sides in different postures. Find out the cushion feels. Is it very soft, firm, or falls in between? Select a sofa that fulfills your requirement.
3. Not Giving Importance to Fabric:
It is one of the most common mistakes people make; they buy the modern sofa without checking the fabric. Every fabric has advantages and disadvantages, so you must decide what suits your requirement. The fabric gives a unique look; you cannot expect leather to give the same feel as an upholstered material.
Along with feeling, give importance to ease of cleaning. Ask if the fabric can be cleaned for stains and dirt easily. When testing fabric, check if it wrinkles or stretches easily. If the answer is “yes,” then it would be better to give it a skip as it will be difficult to maintain it.
4. Buying a Sofa That Doesn’t Match the Interior:
One of the common mistakes that people make is they neglect interiors. Your sofa must beautifully blend with other furniture and the color theme of your room. Before beginning the hunt for the sofa, take a note of your interior – paintings, wallpapers (if any), wall colors, cabinets, etc.
Once you are done, decide what would be the focal point of your room – would it be the classy paintings, expensive artifacts, television, or the couch itself? Next, you need to go for a sofa style that compliments your interior.
5. Not Giving Importance to Colors:
Some people would love to go with their favorite colors and don’t even think about their effect on their interior.
The result is the odd one out!
Hence, make it a point to choose the color according to the ambiance you want to create.