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How to Choose the Best Sofa for Your Living Room

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Tis the season of movie nights and cozy time with our family and loved ones, and what better way to spend some quality time with our favorite people than in the comfort of one’s home? Choosing the best sofa for your living room is sure to help you create a cozy and comfortable entertainment space. 

Whether you’re looking for a simple couch or an L-shaped sectional or U-shaped sectional, there are so many reasons to check out our vast upholstery collection and bring coziness and comfort to your home.  

Big homes and small apartments can both benefit from the perfect sofa. If you have some questions before making your purchase, we are here for you. Let’s look together at some questions to answer before picking up the perfect sofa for your home. 

Where to Buy the Best Sofa for Your Living Room 

Bush Furniture grey sofa

While shopping in store might seem preferable for some people, who would want to do that during the cold months? The cold of winter is yet another reason to choose shopping online instead.  

In store, you can expect long lines and exhausting wait times, as well as limited stocks and sales. Online, you can benefit from regular sales, a vast choice of different styles and collections, and even free shipping.  

Of course, shopping online might be a bit more complicated for those who like to visually see if a product will fit into their living room or home. For this reason, it’s always advisable to check out the dimensions and characteristics of every product you shop for online. Check out every detail before making a purchase to be sure that the materials and dimensions of the sofa are exactly what you are looking for.  

As mentioned before, free shipping is definitely a perk of shopping online. Would you want to drive back home after already making your way to the store to pick your bulky furniture? Free shipping makes shopping online even more appealing given all the stress and time it can save you. 

Furthermore, let’s talk about sensory overload for a minute. When you decide to buy a piece of furniture, be it a sofa or a desk, the millions of options available online can be overwhelming for anyone.  

On our website, you can see everything organized in the right category. If you’re planning on buying an L-shaped sectional, you can go to the dedicated section on our website. If U-shaped sectionals are what interests you, simply check out that section on the website instead. Everything is neatly organized for you to save time and look directly at what you need.  

Calculate Your Space Efficiently 

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When choosing the perfect sofa for your living room, calculating your space is a great way to start. There are so many options to choose from, but unfortunately not every option is the best sofa for your living room. Let’s see how to get the right sofa for you! 

If you live in a small flat or apartment, perhaps a smaller 2- or 3-seat sofa could be a great option. It doesn’t occupy a lot of space, and you can make the most of it while not compromising too much space in your home.  

If you live in a slightly bigger home, an L-shaped sectional could be a great solution. Especially apt to divide the space in an aesthetically pleasing way, an L-shaped sectional is the best solution for space with an open-concept kitchen and living room. When two rooms are merged, it seems like the space might be difficult to divide. An L-shaped sectional can seamlessly separate the living room from the kitchen in an elegant and functional way.  

Lastly, a U-shaped sectional is a great addition to bigger homes. Since it requires a big chunk of room, it’s the perfect choice for those who have a lot of space to play with. It creates a separate space where you’ll have enough seats to accommodate your friends and family, forming a gorgeous seating area to relax and enjoy days and nights in comfort.  

Choose the Right Materials and Colors 

Bush Furniture beige couch

We all want the best sofa for our living room, but do we want to obsess over keeping it clean? The answer is a resounding no. A sofa should be used to relax, not to stress about! 

Thanks to the innovative StainGard™ technology developed by Bush Furniture, you can rest easy knowing you’ve purchased a family and pet-friendly sofa for your home. The vast assortment of colors and materials we have available is not only gorgeous, but also extremely practical. StainGard™ materials repel dirt and stains, making your movie night worry free. Prepare those snacks and beverages and rest easy knowing your sofa is ready for any accidental spills! 

In terms of colors, the best advice is to follow your gut! A desk generally looks better when color-coordinated with other storage solutions like a filing cabinet or a bookcase. A sofa, on the other hand, can be of a different color entirely, without the need to make it match with the rest of your living room. 

An accent color, for example, can give a touch of life to any space, especially if you tend to follow the same color patterns. Don’t be afraid to choose a bolder shade than the ones you usually go for. You can always decorate your sofa or put some blankets on it to create a lovely combination of colors in your living room.  

How to Complement Your Sofa with the Right Decor 

couple decorating the room

There are many ways to decorate your living room. For starters, let’s talk about natural light; it can bring so much life to your living room. 

Imagine the beautiful view from a well-lit living room, especially on days and nights spent with your family. Natural light is inherently invigorating and energizing, and even workers who get an abundance of it report happier shifts and increased mood. 

Furthermore, natural light is also necessary if you decide to decorate your space with plants. While you might have heard that some plants survive low light, the reality is that they won’t thrive. Natural light is essential to a plant’s well-being and growth, even if some prefer indirect light. Plants are a fantastic way to bring nature and greenery into your home, and your living room is the perfect room to decorate with plants. 

As mentioned earlier, accent colors can add pop of brightness to any place, even the most traditional one. If you’re in for a quick revamp, add a splash of your favorite color to the living room with some decorative pillows and throws, a unique lamp, or a large rug. A variety of decorative elements will instantly transform your entertainment area. 

Art is another wonderful idea to add style to the place. You can choose wall art or small art objects to place on your coffee table or end table. Alternatively, you can also decorate some bookcases close to your sofa. You can fill them up with books, magazines, art objects, candles, or even small plants. 

Remember that art and decor don’t have to be expensive to look beautiful. There are plenty of things you can create yourself, too! A cozy idea to spend chilly nights in your living room with your family could be creating DIY decorations. Woven baskets, family-friendly guided paintings, and pottery are just some of the ideas you could try. 

How to Furnish the Rest of Your Living Room 

Bush Furniture ottoman

Choosing the right sofa is a major step in setting up your living room. However, there are other furniture pieces to check out to make the most of your space.  

For example, a TV stand can make your movie nights all the more enjoyable. Your TV often becomes the focal point of the room, mostly because everyone is always watching it. This means that the furniture supporting it will be central to your space as well. Choosing an attractive and practical TV stand is a great way to complete your living room design. The generous surface of a TV stand can give you space to display your favorite items, while the cubbies and shelves are perfect for storing media equipment and remote controls. 

An end table near your sofa — or two matching ones on each side — can also be a great addition. You can use them for magazines and small essentials, or to put down a mug when you’re reading or watching TV. If you live with family or roommates, or often have people over, a coffee table can also be a fantastic idea to host get-togethers and movie nights. Everyone will have enough space to lay down their cups and snacks and enjoy the night in peace. 

As mentioned earlier, bookcases are also a wonderful addition to the room. You can use them to showcase plants or books and magazines, as well as candles and other personal items.  

If you need more space around where your sofa is, an ottoman could do the trick. Our storage ottomans can be used as a footrest and the inside can be stacked with throws and blankets, or anything else you wish to keep out of sight. You can pair it with your choice of sofa for the ultimate look. 

Now that we’ve covered everything you need to know about a sofa, are you ready to buy yours? A Bush Furniture sofa is a choice you won’t regret. 

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