The Ultimate Guide To Buy A Sofa

Sofa in Green Shades with text 'Purchasing a sofa can be a daunting task' by Loft Home Furniture

Our living space's adaptability is more important than ever. Having a variety of sofa styles in your home adds a unique touch. However, purchasing a sofa can be a daunting task. Some sofas are small enough to fit in a small space, while others are large and roomy. It all depends on your requirements and the size of your living space. With so many variables to consider, it's difficult to know where to begin. But don't worry, we're here to assist you.

In this article, we outlined the most important factors for finding the ideal sofa for your home, which you should keep in mind when buying a sofa in Singapore.

Factor 1: Space

Couches are available in a variety of styles, including contemporary, mid-century modern, Scandinavian, Victorian, and others. Consider the design of your space. Measure the height, width, and diagonal opening of all doorways in your home, and keep these measurements handy when shopping for a sofa. Make sure the sofa's size does not overpower the space or obstruct traffic flow. For instance, the MELLO 1 seater fabric sofa is inspired by jelly sweets, and provides an elegant seating experience with a brilliant temperament, much like the colourful nature of its inspiration. It is designed for an eclectic, elegant, and fun Italian theme living room.


One seater fabric sofa in shades of red and green inspired by jelly sweets and purchasable at Loft Home Furniture

On the other hand, the double cowboy genuine leather and canvas sofa, with an antique, vintage solid wood frame, depicts the era of cowboys in the mid to late twentieth century, befitting of the cowboy title. It has a colour jean fabric 2-seater sofa with genuine cowhide leather cushion, down feather infill, and a solid wood frame for a vintage, country home.


2 seater vintage canvas sofa with genuine cowhide leather from Loft Home Furniture


Before you go shopping, measure the entire area, paying special attention to the wall against which it will be placed. Many couches have unscrewable legs that can be removed to make delivery easier, and in some cases, you can remove a door from its hinges to enlarge the opening enough to fit in a large couch. Did you know that numerous sofas were returned to the retailer because the delivery crew couldn't get them through the door? So take your time narrowing down your sofa choices to fit your living room.

Factor 2: Material

All sofas are not created equal. Some fabrics are more long-lasting than others. Textured fabrics wear and tear less than smooth fabrics. You should also think about how easy the fabric is to clean, if you have children or pets. The DANNY fabric sofa features a balanced combination of complications and simplicity. It is uniquely layered yet minimalist designs for home owners who want to create a rich take on pared down interior elements.


2 seater minimalist fabric sofa Danny purchasable at Loft Home Furniture


Patterns and stripes on leather should match at the seams, just like well-tailored clothing. Microfiber is a popular material for sofas because it is long-lasting, attractive and easy to clean. Cotton is a popular fabric sofa in Singapore due to its softness and comfort. Cotton, on the other hand, can be quite absorbent and may not be the best choice if you have children or pets. It is critical to choose the right fabric for your sofa in order to keep it looking its best. Couches made of high-maintenance fabrics, such as silk, are ideal for low-traffic areas. Leather is a popular material for sofas because it is long-lasting, easy to clean, and a good investment. The Green Franco full genuine leather sofa features a custom colour full genuine cowhide leather 4-seater couch with cherry wood interior/leg and down feather infill for an antique, vintage, or luxury home.


4 seater full genuine cowhide leather sofa Green Franco by Loft Home Furniture


Factor 3: Size

Before you buy a sofa, make sure you measure the width, depth, and height of the available space where it will go. Choose a size that best suits your sofa's intended use—entertaining, relaxing, reading, or whatever. You don't want to buy one that's either too big or too small for the space. Seats should be comfortable for all members of your family, and you should purchase a couch that can seat everyone in your home. 


Lady sitting comfortably on a sofa while using laptop with text 'Seats should be comfortable for all your family' by Loft Home Furniture


For a minimalistic, modern theme living room/bedroom, consider this 1-seater sofa, which is made of microfiber leather and alloy springs, with electroplate stainless steel legs. The intricacy of this 1 seater sofa lies in its thin & short, yet durable electroplate stainless steel legs that support the weight of its heavier sofa body. If you entertain frequently, consider a larger sofa or pair your couch with easy chairs or additional seating. The golden rule of room proportionality is that the couch should be roughly two-thirds the size of the wall it will be placed against. It should not take up the entire wall and should have space on all sides. For instance, the BEAM microfiber leather sofa serves as the focal point of your relaxing, comfortable living space. The plump cushions, slim legs, and modern industrial vibes are all present.


4 seater industrial microfiber leather sofa Beam by Loft Home Furniture


Factor 4: Cost

Sofa prices can vary greatly, so it's critical to establish a budget before you start shopping. You don't want to overspend on furniture that will only be used for a few years. A sofa can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, depending on its level of use and quality. Smaller sofas are less expensive than larger ones. A sleeper or recliner sofa will usually cost more than a standard sofa of the same size and make. Depending on the designer or retailer, stylish sofas or couches made of high-quality materials can cost several thousand dollars. At loft home furniture, the best place to buy a sofa online, we offer great value for money. The 2 sofas below cost less than $1000 each. For a vintage, eccentric living space, the HENRI 4 seater fabric sofa includes a custom colour fabric 4-seater sofa with high density foam and a robust interior frame. A 5-year warranty is included. The return policy is 30 days. The William 2+L fabric sofa features a custom-colored cotton fabric L shape 2-3 seater sofa with high-density foam and a sturdy wood interior frame for a stylish modern living area.


4 seater eclectic fabric sofa Henri by Loft Home Furniture


Purchase the highest quality you can afford. Every year, there are large furniture sales. Many businesses also provide discounts around Black Friday. If you're on a tight budget, look for clearance items or floor models. At special sale events, you can sometimes find good deals. A futon is always about half the price of a traditional sofa. If possible, time your purchase around one of those dates; however, because many people will have the same idea, supply may be limited, and delivery delays may occur.


3 seater L shape cotton fabric sofa William by Loft Home Furniture


Buying a sofa online may appear to be a risky move, but it can actually be a simple, easy, and enjoyable experience. You can compare your chosen sofa to how it appears in real life and how it is pictured online. Allow previous buyers to serve as your guide. Use a virtual assistant or go through all of the FAQs at Loft Home Furniture to understand more!