Buy Couches and Sofas
You might be asking yourself what is the difference between couches and sofas? In fact, there isn’t any difference between couches and sofas. It depends on the part of the country whether you would use one word more often over the other. Couch sounds more like a part of slang in some parts of the country. That’s why I suggest sofa in writing, sounds like better language.
So now that we know what we’re talking about, let’s talk about choosing couches and sofas for the family room. It’s the largest piece of furniture, so it should be the first piece chosen for the room if you’re starting from scratch. You shouldn’t paint first then match the couches and sofas to the paint. Choose the couches and sofas, then paint to match the décor. There are more paint colors than upholstery colors and styles, and paint is less expensive.
If you have small children, the rule has always been to buy cheap while they’re young since it will get ruined anyway. Well, it’s going to get ruined much quicker if you go for the lowest cost couches and sofas. Consider slipcovers as an alternative, they can not only make the switch when they get worn and ruined, they can be switched for instant room makeovers.
For comfort technicalities, make sure the couches and sofas cushion density is of 1.8 foam or higher. If the couches and sofas doesn’t list the grade of foam and salesperson doesn’t have a clue, that’s not a good sign. The 1.8 is the density grade of the foam and the higher the better. Anything 2.0 and up is considered high density foam which has a softer surface, more support and more durability.