Curved Sofas have increased in popularity over recent years as many people become more adventurous and creative with how they dress their homes with furniture.
It seems gone are the times when most people will settle for a two-seater or three-seater sofa with a few matching single sofa chairs.
Furniture consumers today are fast becoming sophisticated and stylish savvy when it comes to their home furnishings and large international furniture makers and retailers such as IKEA have been cashing in on the trend.
So what makes a perfect sofa and why a curved sofa in the first place?
Well to put it simply, in today’s world we live very hectic and structured lives and some professional interior designers and decorators have suggested that we now seek to deconstruct our living spaces by getting rid of as many straight lines and right angled corners as possible.
To put it simply, straight lines are out and curves are in when it comes to our lounge rooms and living spaces in order to create a more relaxed and naturally appealing environment.
It seems that today’s busy people are in need of highly relaxing living environment and what better way to break up the myriad of straight lines and right angled corners which pollute your home with a relaxing and stylish sofa.
So what are some main considerations when shopping for a curved sofa to perfectly suit your living space.
Well colour is a great place to start and the great thing about today’s modern furniture is that there are usually a large range of colours to choose from for any given style of sofa.
A great way to get some idea of what types of colours and shades will perfectly go with the existing decor and lighting of your living room is to take a few photos of your living space in a number of different light settings.
in this way you can get a good idea what colours and shades would be an ideal compliment to your curtains, any art that you might have, your carpet and of course the colour of your walls as well as the lighting conditions of your living room.
Also you could bring these photos with you when you go sofa hunting as many furniture retailers these days will have an interior stylist on hand so you will be able to provide a graphic example of your living room so you can make full use of the shop floor professional advice.
Another good tip is to measure your living area and even roughly draw a scaled floor plan of your living area so when you spot that perfect curved sofa, it’s just a matter measuring the dimensions of the sofa to get an accurate idea if you have plenty of space to showcase your beautiful new sofa in your living room as well as having a good idea if the shape of the curved sofa that you have just fell in love with compliments the shape of your living room.
The texture of your sofa is another important aspect of your potential purchase and your current soft furnishings of your living room should have an influence in what texture or material your sofa will be made of as well as the climate in the area you live.
in more temperate or mild climates leather curved sofas are an excellent choice, although if you live in a cold area a fabric sofa is probably more suitable.
What about sofa shape?
While most curved sofas have a very simple single curve, there are even more interesting sofas available which have varying degrees of curve or even slight wave shape. Although these curved sofas are usually a one off custom built sofa, more and more unique curved shaped sofas are being made to cater for a more distinguishing market.
Another consideration when selecting a new sofa is height, especially when your new sofa is going to be placed in front of an entertainment system, having a sofa which is the correct height not only in respect to your own body’s dimensions but also the height of your flat panel television is vital consideration.
But of course last but not least there is the warranty consideration, it’s very easy to get caught up in the emotion of buying a stylish new piece of furniture that will increase the appeal of your living area of your home but it’s good to know that you’re buying a quality product and that the furniture retailer which is selling you your new stylish curved sofa is confident enough in the products build quality to provide you with a generous warranty