When choosing a sofa (or any other upholstered piece), we tend to go straight to the fun stuff: style and fabric selections. But a sofa doesn’t just need to look pretty, it has to be made well and have quality bones. Remember those TV ads selling slats designed to firm up a sagging couch? Pass! ... Read More about Sofa Quality: What Makes One Sofa Last Longer Than Another?
You may not think a lot about types of pillow stuffing, but the softness of sofa seat cushions is probably what you mean when you talk about furniture comfort. And it's a very personal thing. For every person who loves a “sink down” feeling when sitting on a sofa, there’s another who prefers a ... Read More about Types of Pillow Stuffing: Which Filling is Right for You?
You are completely normal if you’ve never thought about sofa seat cushion depth before. But it’s actually the unsung hero of furniture comfort. Seat depth doesn’t vary much—it’s typically between 21 and 24 inches (although some pieces go even deeper than that). Your ideal seat depth comes down to ... Read More about Sofa Seat: How to Select the Perfect Depth
You know how some sofas and chairs look like you could sink into them and get lost in comfort while other, more formal pieces look like they would keep your back propped up and your posture perfect? The reason for the difference is because of two factors: the back height and cushion style. The back ... Read More about How Sofa Back Cushions Affect Your Comfort
For some lucky shoppers, picking a sofa style is simple—you see a picture and boom: Love at first sight. But for most of us, it’s a time to feel paralyzed by the choices. First, try not to get too overwhelmed. There’s no one right style and usually more than one will look wonderful in your home. ... Read More about Sofa Arm Styles: A Guide to Picking the Perfect One