Looking for a sofa? Find here the top interior designer’s advice on picking the right living room sofa!
“On a sectional, always do a tight back instead of loose cushions. It will help keep the overall profile from becoming overwhelming. And keep the back fairly low — around 32″. This will make the sectional feel a little less imposing.”
“If you have 8′ ceilings, you’ll want a low sofa, which gives the impression that the ceiling is taller than it is. In a room with a high ceiling, you want a high-back sofa to be a weighty presence that can hold up to the room.”
“I never use big patterns or trendy colors for large upholstered pieces. The punch of pattern or hot splash of trendy color should come from the throw pillows so they can be easily substituted when you need change.”
“My dad taught me that to ensure the sofa you are buying is sturdy and well-built (he’s an engineer), you lift up one of the front legs 5″ to 7″ — the other front leg should lift as well. If it’s still touching the floor, the frame is weak”.
“The perfect sofa is 40″ deep, 60″ long, and 36″ high with a 19” seat height. For a traditional sofa, I like a scroll arm, and for modern one, I love a square arm, both with the same overall measurements.”