Upholstery is the ultimate grace of every living room. It has the immense potential to change the entire look of your room, so it is very important to take some time before getting a new sofa for your living room.

The living room is the place where you relax so, it makes sense to invest in quality upholstery for your living room. But don’t worry if you don’t know where to start when choosing your living room sofa. We are here to give you a few pointers to help you choose the best possible option!


Consider the size of your living room first.

The first thing to consider before choosing a sofa for your living room is to measure the size of the room. You wouldn’t want to choose a piece so big that it interferes with the moving space. That will only serve to cause problems in the future. The sofa should be big enough to draw attention, but not too big. The general rule of thumb is to pick furniture that covers half or two-thirds of your living room. But that is a measure of the total upholstery in the living room. If you plan on having two or more than two sofas, make sure that the total furniture does not cover more than two-thirds of your living room.





Decide a potential spot for your sofa.

Now that you have a rough estimate of the size, decide on a potential spot for your sofa. Why is this important? Well for starters, if the spot is somewhat an oddly shaped corner, you can get a geometric sofa to complement it. Even if the spot is just a regular wall, you still have a better shot at choosing a better sofa if you know where you want to place it. Certain designs go with certain places in the room. You can opt for bigger arms and legs if the spot is more spacious. Otherwise, you can choose a more compact piece for your living room.



Choose the appropriate sitting space you want in the upholstery.

Now that the next thing to consider is how much seating space you want on your sofa. A sofa can be huge and still have a small seating space depending on its arms. If you want ample space, go for a sleek and minimal design. This allows for more seating space of the same size. If you don’t need ample seating space, you can browse other designs too. Geometric shapes are all the rage right now and antique pieces are making a comeback too. So, considering the seating space can help you make a more calculated choice.




Conduct a little research on the best upholstery materials for your living room.

Velvets, leathers, and silks are just some of the materials you can choose from. You can decide the material according to the interior of your living room and the damage it will be subjected to. Leather is great as it allows for easy stain removal and any spill won’t seep into the material. However, leather can be punctured and torn easily too. Velvet, on the other hand, looks more aesthetically pleasing but any spilling seeps into the material and it might leave a stain. You can weigh the pros and cons of each material and then decide which one is more suitable for you.

At Sofa Custom Made, we have the largest variety of fabrics available for our clients. With a lavish range of over two thousand different fabrics and colors, we have the most extensive variety available in the market. No matter what your preferences are, you can surely expect to find a few materials to your liking.


Decide a color that complements the interior of the room.

You should pick a color that suits the living room. Warm tone neutrals such as grey, mint, and French vanilla are the new trends when it comes to sofas. You can opt from any of these solid colors or you can choose a print. There are hundreds of prints available on our website, from florals to geometric patterns and lines, we have the most extensive collection available. Our team makes sure to pick the most trendiest designs to help you keep up with the fashion.

You can also check Pinterest for more inspiration and ideas.


Invest in good quality wood and make sure the frame is durable.

The most important thing to consider in a sofa is the frame. Think of it as the skeleton in our body. It not only helps to give shape to your sofa but a good frame as way more endurance and durability. Another aspect to consider is the wood quality. Invest in superior quality wood to make sure that your furniture lasts a lifetime.

At Sofa Custom Made, we have a 20-year legacy of the best workmanship. All frames are made from the best quality of wood and tested for strength and endurance. After all, quality and durability are our ultimate promise.

Try before you buy or invest in a custom sofa.

Although this option might not be available in all cases, it is always a good idea to try before you pay for the sofa. Certain types of cushioning might feel comfortable at first but they might not have the right “bounce”. This can give you a sore backside when you sit for a while. So, always make sure that the cushioning is soft enough to sit, but firm enough to support your weight.

Or, you can invest in a custom sofa that allows you to customize every aspect of the manufacturer. From the materials used in the frame to the color and cushioning, a custom-made sofa is built exactly according to your needs. In addition to this, it is also handmade from scratch so, it is certainly more durable than something whipped in a furniture manufacturing unit.


We hope that our suggestions will help you make a more informed and calculated choice!

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