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4 Tips To Find The Perfect Sofa for Your Home

Castlery   |   Feb 28, 2020

The sofa is often the focal point of most households. It’s where we gather to enjoy quality time with family and spend our time hosting guests. The right sofa sets the tone for how you live, play and unwind!

Here are four useful tips as you search for the perfect sofa:

1. Go Beyond Standard Measurements

Most of us know that a sofa’s measurements are crucial for the right fit. Standard measurements like width, depth and height ensure there’s sufficient wall space for furnished room to breathe. A 3 seater sofa will fit most living rooms while a loveseat is great for smaller spaces or a guest room.

However, lesser-known measurements can affect your enjoyment of the couch. For instance, a sofa's leg height can affect how spacious the room looks. Longer legs elevate the sofa and give an illusion of a roomier interior.

The-Perfect-Sofa Pictured: Wayne Sofa

Secondly, make sure the sofa's seating depth and height complements your seating style. Some like having their feet dangle while others prefer their feet grounded. For those who enjoy propping their legs up, an ottoman or pouf does the trick!

Lastly, the actual seating width of a sofa varies depending on its design. Ensure there's sufficient lounging space for you and your family to unwind.

living room furniture with grey sofa, wooden coffee table, standing light and rug Pictured: Ethan Collection. For the ultimate lounging experience, browse our selection of L-shape, sectional and modular sofas.

2. Pick the Right Sofa Material

From leather and velvet to polyester and linen, each material has its unique strengths. Leather sofas are hypoallergenic and great for those with sensitive noses. They are resistant to spills and stains, making them ideal for a household with toddlers.

Leather sofas Pictured: Adams Leather Sofa Collection. Our range of leather sofas come in different shades and sizes!

On the other hand, pet lovers may prefer velvet sofas because its short, dense pile makes it hard for claws to cling onto.

3. Keep an Open Mind with Different Décor Styles

Half the fun in sofa shopping is to browse what's out there! You may have had your heart set on a classic design only to chance upon a vibrantly-hued couch too gorgeous to resist. Why not add a stand-out color to your home instead?

Décor Styles Pictured: Jacques Corner Sofa in Midnight Blue Velvet

With our range of designs, you could be inspired to pick something you’ve never considered. Approach shopping with a thirst for discovery and you’ll be surprised at the plethora of styles available!

4. Look Out for Customizable Options

Customizable Options

Most Castlery sofas offer the option to have your sofa made from a range of custom fabric colors. Having a particular sofa design upholstered in a different color can create a whole new look and vibe.

Some couches also offer different leg finishes so your favorite sofa can complement accompanying furniture. Plus, it means you won’t have the same cookie-cutter couch as everyone else!


If you’re planning a visual mood board, simply add a Castlery fabric swatch to your cart at product page. You can request up to three fabric swatches to be delivered to your door for free!

Browse our wide selection of sofas to find the perfect one for you.