Shopping Guide

How do you choose the right sofa?

Take note of these 5 important factors and purchase a quality piece for your space


Whether it's for the living area or bedroom, a sofa is an essential piece that lets you relax and take a break. When buying a new sofa, make sure that your purchase suits your needs and that it fits in the space. Here are five important things that you need to consider before buying. 

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Keep these things in mind:

Who will use it?

If you occasionally invite your family or friends over, then you should consider getting a sofa that can accommodate them. However, if you live alone or if you live in a small space, why not opt for a sofa bed? You can easily fold it up every morning. It can also be used by friends who will sleep over.

Test the frame.

A sturdy sofa frame makes the sofa long-lasting. Make sure you examine the frame by checking if the joints are tightly framed. Moreover, test the frames’ corners and see if the screws are properly attached. 

Inspect the cushions.

You need a comfortable sofa where you can relax. Whether you choose unattached cushions or upholstered separate cushions, make sure that it does not sag while you sit. Polyester foam filling is usually the best choice as it springs back to its original shape after seating.

Sofa, Php 29,950, SM Homeworld

Choose the right fabric.

Fabric is also an important factor to consider when buying a sofa. As much as possible, choose fabrics that match your lifestyle. If you have pets or children at home, it’s best to go for washable fabric so you can easily remove stains and dirt. Other options include cotton, wool or linen. 

Check the springs.

Springs that are tied together offer the best support for cushions. Before purchasing, try to remove the cushions so you can feel if the springs are sturdy. If the sofa squeaks while you sit, it might be because the springs were incorrectly placed. Do not hesitate to ask questions and consult with the store attendant. 

Samantha Sofa, P26,950, Dimensione

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