If comfort is your goal, sectional sofas are usually a good choice. But how do you find the right one? They say a picture paints a thousand words. That’s true, but if comfort is your number one priority, you need to dig a little deeper. Here are some details to look for when you’re searching for the comfiest sectionals.
You might wonder, “What does a sturdy frame have to do with comfort?” It’s actually a huge factor. Imagine sitting on a sectional that wobbles when you move, or worse yet, break down over time. If the frame is weak, you won’t feel that relaxing support beneath you. So, look for sectional sofas that have strong frames made of durable materials. If the frame has been tested for strength, that’s another plus.
One of the surest ways to recognize a poorly-made couch is that the cushions fall flat in no time. To make sure your cushions will stay soft, resilient, and supportive, check out what they’re made of and how they’re put together. Look for high-quality, high-density foam cores. Fiber wrapping is also beneficial. You want all the cushions to hold you up firmly without feeling hard or unpliable. The padding should also be made of good materials and should cover all the corners and edges of the sofa.
If the seats are too shallow or too deep, you won’t be able to sit comfortably for very long. Start by finding out the depth of the seat. If you’re looking online and can’t find the measurements, don’t be afraid to ask for help. That’s what customer support is there to do. Then, just measure the backs of your thighs when sitting with your knees at a 90-degree angle. If you would have to use a throw pillow to sit on the seat or if your thighs are too long to rest on the seat, keep looking. Generally, a shorter person needs a 20-inch seat, an average person needs a seat that’s 21 to 22 inches, and a tall person needs a 23 to 25-inch seat.
Inferior fabrics tend to feel uncomfortable. They aren’t smooth to begin with, and after time, they wear through. That means you end up with holes or weak spots that can irritate your skin or cut into your muscles. Look for fabrics that have been tested for wearability. Also, consider the type of fabric. If you want pure comfort, you might want a smooth, supple material like leather or a soft material like velvet.
Sectional sofas are great for any room where you want to relax, unwind, or even take a little nap. To be sure you can really enjoy your furniture, be sure to check the details. Look carefully at both the picture of the furniture and the description. If you still have questions, ask. Then when you’ve found your perfect comfy sofa, you can settle in and enjoy.