How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Living Room

The time has finally arrived. The usable life of your beloved couch is over. Choosing a new one, however, is not so simple. A couch is the centerpiece of your living room. At Hendrixson’s, we know your lifestyle plays an important role in your decision. Learn How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Living Room in this article. 


There are dozens of types of sofas, but what does your household really need? Do you have pets or young children, for example? You need a durable couch that stands the test of time, like those from the Anabella Collection, which carefully pairs the best materials with the right finish. And you don’t have to give up style for functionality!

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Living Room

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Living Room: 9 Tips (plus one)

1. Acoustics: 

Furniture, especially sofas, has sound directing and absorbing quality. If you’re looking for that characteristic, please check with our professionals on Hendrixson’s show floor.

2. Aesthetics.

Your couch needs to pair with the overall ambiance of your home. After all, most people don’t want to redo the entire house around one piece of new furniture. You can choose beautiful objects that fit in beautifully with the aesthetic present. For example, if your home has a rustic profile, consider Stickly Furnishings.

3. Clever Use of Space.

The right couch provides you with options for designating different areas of the room for specific purposes. (like a game space from a chatting space). Doing this can make your space feel more organized.

4. Ease of Care. 

If you have a hectic lifestyle, you need a sofa that won’t require a lot of your attention. Think quality and durability.

5. Comfort and Support. 

When you’re relaxing for the day, you need a couch that feels cozy. It should provide support for your back and be high enough that you can stand up easily. Chaddock is one company that combines ergonomics with timeless ideas.

6. Fabric

Do you own cats? Leather isn’t for you. It shows every little punch mark. Look to microfiber instead. Microfiber is soft, too! Do you have a household prone to spillage? Seek out stain-resistant fabrics like Crypton, Acrylic, and Olefin, which is outdoor friendly. 

7. Primary Use: 

How much traffic does your couch see? Perhaps you want a couch primarily for socializing. Choosing easy-to-clean fabric might be a great decision. 

8. Size: 

This is very important. Measure carefully. In our years of experience at Hendrixson’s Furniture, our delivery people can only be so creative. It helps to work with one of our designers to make sure it fits right the first time.

9. Social Center:

When you pick the perfect sofa (or sofa set), it becomes an ideal space for interaction. If you want to move interaction (and a couch) to an outdoor space, Brown Jordan is sure to have something to suit your taste.

The plus one? 

The all-important budget. Good furniture can have daunting price tags. But don’t give up. A company like Hendrixson’s works closely with each client, tailoring our approach to what you’ll love and can afford.

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Living Room

Where to Find Hendrixson’s Furniture

We have two offices:

Hendrixsons’ Furlong (Bucks County, PA) – 215-240-4842

Hendrixson’s Emmaus (Lehigh Valley, PA) – 610-477-3747

And, you can also use our online contact form.

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