WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A SOFA SUITE

April 16, 2021

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A SOFA SUITE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A SOFA SUITE

If you are like most people in South Africa, you have probably had your sofa suite for many years, you may have even inherited your grandmother or mother sofa suite she received as a wedding gift.

If it is time to upgrade your living room, you might want to consider visiting a Leather Gallery furniture store and let us help you choose the perfect sofa suite. If you are after the luxurious look that a leather sofa suite adds to your home, we have a wide range of leather sofa suites in various designs, colours and styles. If you are after a fabulous fabric sofa suite, we have just the one for you too. Available in a multitude of colours, our range of fabric sofa suites has something to complete any living room.

Leather Gallery furniture stores nationwide are stocked with a wide range of sofa suites. Complete as an entire set, or available as individual pieces. All our sofa suites consist of a three-seater couch, a two-seater couch and a one-seater couch.

Before venturing into a furniture store to purchase a new lounge suite, it is important to know what you need. We like to start with what we do not like about the couch that you currently have. If your current sofa suite is upholstered in fabric but you would prefer a leather sofa suite, it is important to take note of this. When you have a list of all the elements of your current couch that you do not like, consider what you like about your sofa suite. Think about what your family needs and what would work best for your living room.

Knowing how much space you have to work with is key to selecting the perfect sofa suite. We suggest grabbing a measuring tape and establishing how much space you have available. Drawing out the layout of your living room might prove to be more successful than you think. Plan where you would place your three-seater couch. Your three-seater couch will often be the largest furniture piece in your living room, we suggest that you consider placing your three-seater couch parallel to the longest wall in your living room. Your sofa suite will often be the centerpiece of your living room. Creating a conversation area with your sofa suite is key to creating a warm and welcoming feel. We like to place our two-seater couch and one-seater couch perpendicular to the three-seater couch.

Now that you have the major logistical details of your new sofa suite planned, you can pick your upholstery. When shopping for upholstery remember to weigh up your options when it comes to colours, textures, patterns, price as well as maintenance requirements. Don’t forget about your lifestyle needs, for example, if you have kids, a couch upholstered in white fabric is certainly not the answer! At a Leather Gallery furniture store near you, you can browse our entire range of leather and fabric sofa suite options.

When you are shopping for a sofa suite, do not forget to ask the sales consultant what the sofa has been made from. At Leather Gallery, we pride ourselves on using quality material to ensure that the end product is a sturdy, durable sofa suite that will withstand the test of time. When selecting a sofa suite for your living space it is vital and smart to invest in the best quality option within your budget. When considering a sofa suite you should always take note of the frame structure, what it is made of (hardwood, metal, cheap framing wood etc) as you want a sofa that will withstand general wear and tear, house moves and anything that life may throw at it.

Your sofa suite is one of the furniture items that will be used on a daily basis, make sure it is comfortable. Whilst 95% of buying a sofa suite is based on the exterior aesthetics and style it is also key to take into consideration what the inside of your sofa suite is made of. Sofas can be filled with a few different materials, feathers, foam and fibre being the three most common.  Leather Gallery sofa suites are available with either a foam or feather stuffing – there are pros and cons to each, but ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.

Choosing a sofa suite takes time and many considerations. If you are on the hunt for a new leather or fabric sofa suite, there is a sofa suite that is perfect for your home, budget and family at a Leather Gallery furniture store.





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