Do you like modern styles? I’m sorry, but where do you lay your head on this one when you’ve got the flu? (photo from modernlinefurniture.com)
How about this more formal look? (photo from SofaSofa)
I love this casual, slip-covered look, but I think I’d be obsessed with keeping it clean. (photo from potterybarn.com)
Whatever your style, there are countless choices. I’d recommend buying the best quality you can afford. A good sofa will last you a long time. Shop at a reputable furniture store and check out their return policy and warranties. Craig’s List and Ebay are options too, there are people in this world who can afford to buy a good quality sofa, decide they don’t like it, sell it to you, and buy another really good quality sofa.
What to look for:
- A kiln-dried, hardwood frame
- Heavy cushions (heavy=better foam)
- Springs made out of s-shaped wires that run front to back on the seat.
- Top grain leather (if that’s your thing) or tightly woven fabric. Microfiber is also a great choice because you can wipe it off.
What happens on your sofa? (let’s keep it clean people!)
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