Choosing and installing a sofa

Choosing and installing a sofa

The sofa is the central piece of the living room, which is why its choice should not be taken lightly! There are many models, and you will have the choice regarding its height, its size, its material, its colors...

Difficult to make the right choice! In this article, we will give you some tips to help you choose the sofa that suits your needs. We will also give you some tips for highlighting it in your living room.

What are the important criteria for choosing your sofa?

The height

No matter what style of sofa you want, the height of the seat is an important criterion. It should not cause difficulty when you get up or sit down. It is advisable to choose a seat whose height is between 40 and 50 cm.

See our vintage armchairs and sofas, here

The size

First of all, you need to choose the size of your sofa based on the space you have and the shape of your living room.

Before going to the store, take the measurements of the room that will accommodate the sofa. Depending on their layout in the store, sofas may appear larger or smaller, and also ask yourself how many seats you want it to have. Depending on the shape of the living room, you can opt for a straight sofa or a corner sofa.

Striped RICO sofa from Ferm Living, here

The material

It can be difficult to choose between a leather sofa or a fabric sofa. The leather sofa has the advantage of being very durable over time. Its maintenance is very simple, it is generally enough to clean it with a special care cream for leather sofas, as well as a cloth.

As for the fabric sofa, it is often more comfortable to the touch, does not become too cold in winter or sticky in summer like leather. But if you have the misfortune of staining it, or one of your children (if you have any) puts marker or chocolate on it, it immediately becomes more difficult to maintain.

To choose the sofa that suits you, you will have to take these criteria into account, in addition to your tastes!

The colour

The color of your sofa depends on your tastes on the one hand, and the colors already present in your living room on the other. If you have a living room in very sober tones, a sofa is an opportunity to integrate a strong colored piece into your interior. Conversely, if your interior is already busy, we advise you to choose a sofa in neutral tones: white, beige, gray, or black!

How to highlight your sofa?

The carpet

Rugs are the best way to add structure to a room. The ideal is to install one at the foot of your sofa. We advise you to choose a color that contrasts with that of your sofa, so that both of these pieces are highlighted. You can choose a plain wool rug, a kelim, a rug with geometric patterns... there's no shortage of choice!

See our Ferm Living rugs, here

The coffee table

The coffee table goes hand in hand with the sofa. If you have a corner sofa, we advise you to invest in a square table. If you have two sofas facing each other, a rectangular or oval coffee table will do the trick! Please note that for greater comfort and better aesthetics, it is recommended that the height of the coffee table be the same as that of the seat of your sofa.

See our coffee tables, here

The cushions

Cushions are the most practical and economical way to accentuate your sofa. With them, you can afford all shapes, colors and materials! The advantage of cushions is that you can change their cover whenever you want to change your decoration a little.

Ferm Living cushion, here

The throws

Last essential element to highlight your sofa: the blanket, obviously! Not only will TV evenings be more comfortable, but the blanket will also dress your sofa wonderfully. Remember to match it to the rest of your decoration for a harmonious look!

Ferm Living blankets, here

Now you know which sofa is made for you, and you will know how to show it off without any problem once you arrive home!

Finally, we offer you a selection of sofas, available on The Woods Gallery website, or directly in store (Paris 18).

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