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How to Choose the Right Couch for You and Your Home?

Think of a new couch as an investment in your future happiness. Like most of us, you probably spend a lot of time on the couch reading, watching tv or taking naps. We can tell you that the perfect couch is something you are going to love for years to come. That’s why it is important to choose the right couch for you and your home.

What size couch do you need?

The size of your living room is important when it comes to selecting your new living room couch. In order to choose the right couch size for your room, you must first measure your space. This seems simple enough, but you may also want to consider ceiling heights in the living room design. Next, think about how you are most likely to use your couch. Are you going to be using it for entertaining in a formal area, or is it for binge watching the latest show to hit Netflix?

When measuring the size of the couch to make sure it fits in the space allotted, you will want to consider the seat width as well as the arm width. The arms can add up to 10 inches to the overall size of the couch and can change the flow of the room tremendously. A large couch can fit in a smaller room as long as its size is balanced by the height and shape of the piece.

The living room is often the space you send the most time in and you should enjoy every moment. While these measurements may seem like a lot to think about, keeping them in mind can take so much stress out of finding a new couch. Know that your piece will look great and fit well in your space when you shop armed with a knowledge of couch size and dimensions. Again, carefully measuring your available space is important. Purchasing an extra-long couch is pointless if you can’t navigate around it when it’s placed in your living room.

What style and shape couch do you want?

There are so many pieces of high-quality furniture to choose from in our warehouse. Once you have measured your space, you can now look at the style of furniture that fits your vision and personality. Here are some style and shape differences that can help you decide.

  • Traditional – Characteristics of traditional furniture include dark wood with carved details commonly scalloped or shell designs on the back and feet of the couch. The traditional style also includes detailed armrests, arched backs, and luxe upholstery.
  • Modern – Characteristics of modern furniture include minimalist design with smooth surfaces and clean straight lines. Materials often include wood and metal elements and often keep in the neural color family. The backs and legs are usually simple and straight in design.
  • Sectional – Sectional couches are a great option to add additional seating or comfort elements like a chaise. The best part about sectional couches is that they come is all shapes and sizes. If you need 5 seats vs 3 seats or an “L” shaped couch with a chaise, we offer many options that will fit your needs.

What color couches are available?

There are hundreds of options for couch colors and patterns to fit any style of design in your living room. Choosing the right color couch may seem easy but with endless design options this can be overwhelming. Let the design experts at Huck Finn Home help you find the perfect color couch for your design. If you don’t see your perfect option, let us help you custom create your perfect couch for your home at our HGTV Home Design studio!

What options are there for couch filling?

Couch filling options can include materials like polyester, feathers, foam, or any combination. Foam holds its shape well, but feels a bit more still compared to the softer down or feather option. Many couch manufacturers opt to split the difference and offer a combination of both. When choosing the right couch firmness or softness, how you’re going to use the piece will be very important. The best way to know which is right for you is to come and take a seat!

What fabric is best?

It’s important to not only choose a visually pleasing fabric for your couch, but also choose a fabric for functionality and use. Natural fibers like cotton or linen are generally softer. Synthetic fibers like acrylic or nylon tend to be more durable and stain resistant and may be a perfect option for a playroom couch or a couch that is used often.

Let us help you find the perfect couch!

We hope this helps steer you in the right direction when choosing the right couch for you and your home. Our in-house design experts are ready to help you find the perfect couch for your space and style. Once you’re ready for your living room makeover, we can help bring your vision to life and create an inviting space that fits your style, space and budget. Schedule your design consultation with the design experts at Huck Finn Home.