A guide to choosing the right sofa
Buying a new sofa but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help. Here are six things to consider when deciding on what type of sofa to get. From size to style, thinking about these aspects can make choosing a sofa a lot easier.
With the IKEA Place app, you can gauge how different sofas fit and look in your home. You simply measure the room in question, and then virtually place true-to-scale 3D furniture models in your own space.
Choose a sofa that fits your lifestyle. How will you use it? Lot of naps? Choose a wide, long seat. TV dinners aplenty? Make sure there’s room for a table. Round-the-clock room? Then a sofa-bed can be a wise choice.
Go with a style that complements your home’s decor and furniture. A modern look works well with sleek, simple-line sofas, while classic-style sofas add a traditional feel. Not sure what you like? Get inspired in our gallery.
Consider the functions you want in a sofa. A sofa that doubles as a comfy bed – choose a sofa-beds or futon. Are you looking for extra storage? Some of our sofas have hidden storage, perfect for smaller spaces.
How do you like to sit? If you like a relaxed position, go for a low, deep seat. A higher, narrower seat favours an upright position. A high backrest supports your neck and shoulders. Since firmness varies with materials in cushions and frame, try different ones out and see what suits you.
The cover adds both look and protection to your sofa. From removable, washable covers to full-grain leather, it’s easy to find an alternative that suits your needs. Also, a new cover is an easy way to renew the look without changing the sofa.
A sofa to love for a long time
We hope this guide helps you choose the right sofa for your home. Think about these six aspects and you’re bound to choose one that you will enjoy for a long time. Your dream sofa is just waiting for you. Enjoy!