Shopping Guide

3 Things to Look For When Shopping for a Sofa

Consider these elements when furnishing a small space


From quirky tiny houses to studio-type condo units, small space living comes in so many forms these days. Aside from being on the lookout for ingenious solutions for limited floor space, we're on the hunt for stylish furniture that would fit inside our homes.

Lucky for us, manufacturers have gotten into making pieces that specifically cater for this need—all you have to do is decide on the look you want. Before you visit your favorite home store to source for the perfect sofa, make sure you review this important list first. Once you've learned these factors by heart, it's time to move to aesthetics! Make the right choice with the help of these ideas:

Main photo from: House To Home and Lonny

Prints and Patterns

Although compact, a smaller sofa can still serve as the focal point in the living area. To do this, play around with prints and patterns. Create a statement by choosing a sofa with an eye-catching print or patterns in an interesting color. Make sure that your piece works well with the rest of your furnishings and color scheme.

RL Tip: Make things even more fun by adding a couple of printed throw pillows in bright colors.  

Photo from House To Home

Sleek and Armless

While sofas with arms may look more sophisticated and elegant, it can make a small apartment look cramped. An armless piece can help you save on space while giving your home a sleek and streamlined appeal.

RL Tip: Make the most of the available space by accessorizing with side or nesting tables and slim floor lamps.

Photo from Lonny.

Classic and Neutral

Timeless colors such as white, cream, and shades of beige can open up a room and make it look more spacious. Aside from considering these shades for your walls, you can also choose furnishings in these hues. These pieces can make your decor look more crisp and easier to spruce up.

RL Tip: Avoid making the room look boring by adding pops of color through the drapes and pillows!

Photo from Creative Fan

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