What to Consider Before Buying Your Sofa

Sofas are important items in the home. To choose a set for your home, there are a few things to consider.



For the general look of the living space, choosing the right colour will make a whole lot of difference. The colour of the sofa should complement that of the curtains and wall, and wallpapers, if you have them.



The space in the living room is a major determinant in choosing the type of sofa to go for. A living area can appear smaller when it shares the same space with the dining table. To properly fit furniture into the living space, proper planning and arrangement have to be done.

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The size of the furniture is another thing to consider. If the living space is large, then it’s okay to go for whatever size you want. Otherwise, you have to take note of the sofa size so it can fit well into the space without leaving everywhere busy.


Beyond the actual size of the sofa, pick ones that appear light. Some sofas, upon seeing them, already look heavy. Even if they are necessarily not taking more space, they give an impression that they are, hence making the living space appear crowded. Light-colour furniture or pieces with legs appear lighter than dark upholstered pieces. A glass table also seems to take less space compared to wooden tables.

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There are also different kinds of sofas, your taste and size of the living room may also determine which one to opt for.

Sectional Sofa

Sectional sofa image

Sectional Sofa is a multi-piece sofa usually with well-defined angles. The common number of pieces are 3 and 5. Sectional sofa comes in different shapes, the most common ones are the L-Shape and the U-Shape.

Lawson-Style Sofa

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Lawson-Style Sofa is specially designed for comfort. It has a back comprised of pillows separate from the frame. This gives people a softer, more cushioned sofa with large cushions beyond the frame of the sofa itself. This type of sofa is getting popular in many homes in Nigeria.

Bridgewater Sofa

Image of bridgewater sofa

Bridgewater Sofas are casual and comfortable. The arms are slightly rolled to the side and are lower than the sofa back. However, this type of sofa might not be the most sophisticated item in the room because they are quite casual and basically designed for comfort.

Love Seat Sofa

loveseat sofa

The love seat sofa refers to sofa made for two people.  They are often part of a living room sofa set. They also come in many styles and designs.

Camel Back Sofa

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Camel Back sofas have a classic design. It has a higher back in the centre which descends in a continuous line into the arms of the sofas. Another major feature is the wood legs which are usually exposed.

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Chaise Lounge Sofa

Image of chaise lounge sofa

Chaise lounges are commonly found in bedrooms. Most chaise lounges have an arm while others have no arms. They can also be found in living rooms.



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