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What You Should Consider When Buying a New Sofa May 23, 2019

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What You Should Consider When Buying a New Sofa, Collinsville, Illinois

Sofas are one of the largest and most-used pieces of furniture in the home. As such an important investment, it’s only natural that you would want to purchase one that will hold up under extensive use and look great for years to come. Here are a few tips that will help you make the right pick.

3 Tips for Buying a New Sofa

1. Know Your Space

It can be hard to picture how a new sofa will fit into your living room, but it’s always best to measure your space before making a purchase. This will give you a better idea of the maximum dimensions that will work well in your room. After all, purchasing a sofa that is too large can make the room feel cramped and crowded. Don’t forget to measure door widths to ensure your new sofa can get into the house.

2. Focus on the Frame

sofasWhile the cushions and fabric will have a great influence on the sofa’s comfort, the frame is what ensures it will stand the test of time. Cheap plywood frames tend to break down much more quickly. Strong, durable frames are made from hardwood or metal. Be wary of sofas that visibly buckle when picked up by one corner.

3. Try It Out

The best way to know if a sofa is right for your family is to try it out in person. Sit down and lay across it to see if it feels comfortable. If you have young children, you may even want to try bouncing up and down to mimic their rambunctious behavior. Be mindful of comfort, as well as potential structural concerns or strange sounds, during your in-person test.


Whether you’re looking for a new sofa or mattress, you’ll find what you need at Uncle Dave’s Mattresses and Stuff. Providing Madison County, IL, with quality furniture for over 95 years, this furniture store offers a vast selection of American-made products. To learn more about their inventory and special offers, visit them online, or call (618) 344-5123 to speak with a friendly representative.