Whether you’re replacing an old sofa that has served you well for many years or shopping for pieces for your new home, there’s no better way to make a home feel like your own than customizing it with furniture that fits your style and personality. At Russell’s Furniture in Waterford, we are your one-stop shop for all of the home furnishings that you need. From contemporary couches to complete living room sets, you can find everything in our furniture showroom. If you’re interested in finding high-quality furniture that is built to last, stop by Russell’s Furniture to start shopping today!

Shopping for a couch may seem as easy as shopping for a new pair of shoes, but that’s where many people are mistaken. Considering the fact that your couch will be the centerpiece of the room for many years to come, it’s important that you take your time choosing the right one. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few tips that you should keep in mind when you start shopping for your new couch.

Consider the Size

The first thing that you need to consider when shopping for a new couch is the size. Large sectional sofas are a great addition to almost every home, but they are not always the most practical. Before you even begin looking at couches, it’s important that you look at the area that you are planning to furnish and figure out how big you want your new couch to be. Are you wanting the sofa to be the focal point of the room, taking up the majority of the space, or are you interested in something smaller that you can couple with some comfortable chairs? Once you figure out how much space you are willing to use, it’s vital that you measure the area so that you have an exact number in your head when you start to shop for furniture.

Determine How Your Couch Will Be Used

The beauty of couches is that they are extremely versatile. You can have multiple sofas in your home and use each one for something unique. For example, the sofa in your living room may be used for watching TV or for family movie night, while the sofa in the office is used more for reading. When it comes time to buy a couch, it’s a good idea to take a moment and determine what purpose your couch will serve. Knowing the main function of your couch will help you determine the firmness or the type of fabric that is used.

Test Out Your Couch

It’s never a good idea to leave the furniture showroom without sitting on at least one couch. The showroom displays couches so that you can see them in person, test out how they feel, and feel the upholstery. If you don’t sit on the couch that you plan to buy, you may walk into the showroom intending to buy a couch with enough support to sit up straight, but end up buying a couch that is so squishy you feel as though you are becoming part of it. A good rule of thumb is to sit on as many couches as it takes to find the perfect fit for your need and your home.

Hopefully these tips will help you find the perfect couch. If you live in Waterford, stop by Russell’s Furniture to browse our extensive collection of home furnishings. Whether you’re looking for a single item to complete the room or and entire dining room set, we’ve got it all! Stop by our showroom or give us a call to learn more today!

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