Purchasing a couch sectional sofa can be an intimidating task. It’s a major purchase and you’ll be living with your shopping for the next 5-10 years. Here are some tips to help make the task easier.
Do your homework ahead of time and it will save you some headaches when you go shopping. Take time to choose the color and style of the sectional sofa before you start evaluating prices and specific products. For example, if you have children or pets, you may not want to invest in a leather sectional that can get scratched or stained. A stain resistent fabric like microfiber might be a more durable choice.
Measure the space where you plan to place the sectional sofa. You might like a certain style, but find out that it doesn’t fit your home. Make sure you leave space for other accessories like an ottoman or coffee table.
Pick a color scheme that matches the decor of your living room. Take pictures of your living room to use as a reference while you shop. A sofa may look beautiful in a marketing photo, but that marketing photo may have a completely different color scheme.
Set a budget for your sectional sofa. Prices can range from as low as $500 and can go up to $10,000. Although a sectional can me more expensive than a traditional sofa, it’s also larger. You should plan to budget the same amount of money as a sofa and loveseat.