Are you looking to buy a sofa, loveseat, chair or recliner on Vancouver Island? From Duncan to Cowichan Valley, Uncle Albert’s Furniture can help you select the perfect piece for your home or office. Read more to find out the things you should consider with your purchase.
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Make sure you're buying a sofa that complements the style of your decor. If your interior is traditional, look for a sofa with rolled arms, a contoured back, skirting or tufted cushions. Contemporary sofas tend to have cleaner lines, fewer flourishes and understated upholstery.
Consider the proportions of the room and determine what height, length and depth of sofa would look best in the space. If you're uncertain, mock up a footprint on the floor using masking tape or blue painter's tape. (If that's not enough, consider "building" a sofa out of empty boxes, then living with it for a day to see if the size feels right.) Allow at least three feet of circulation space on each side that traffic must pass.
If you plan on spending a lot of time lying on the sofa, figure out the length you need to do that comfortably, and buy a sofa that has at least that much space between the arms.
A common furniture shopping mistake is buying a sofa and discovering that it won't fit through the door or into the elevator. Make sure you measure all the openings the sofa has to fit through, and check to see whether the legs are removable.