5 tips on finding the right couch for your space
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5 Tips on Picking the Right Couch for Your Space


I can be incredibly indecisive when it comes to certain things. So when it was time for my boyfriend and I to get a new couch, I was immediately overwhelmed with all of the options! Thankfully, I found my dream couch at American Signature Furniture (the same company as Value City Furniture). It’s this rich emerald green velvet sofa that I just can’t get enough of. As I was daydreaming about how it would look in our place, my boyfriend kindly reminded me that I needed to be sure it could actually fit in our small living room. So after much prepping and planning, we were able to be sure the couch would look good and fit the aesthetic of our place. Below are 5 tips that will help you decide what couch is the perfect fit for your space!

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1. Measure, Measure, Measure! 

Purchasing a couch that can’t fit through your apartment doorway or into your condo elevator are the things home decor nightmares are made of. Buy measuring tape and measure EVERYTHING- from the length of the wall your couch will be against, to the doorways it must fit through and the corners it must go around. The length, height and width of the couch is always listed online in the details of the item.

2. Make Sure the Sofa Fits Your Current Aesthetic.

Having a beautiful new couch is nice, but if it doesn’t match your apartment’s current vibe, it can look forced and out of place. Your couch should accentuate and complement the overall aesthetic of your place, not make it look like a hodgepodge of things you just happen to like.

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3. Or Change Your Vibe to Match Your Couch.

Call me little obsessed, but I wanted this couch so badly, that I went ahead and painted the walls in our living room white, that way the couch would stand out in our space. If you’re dead set on having a certain couch, don’t let the current color of your apartment stop you! Purchase two cans of paint (which was surprisingly more affordable then I could have imagined- and enough to paint my bedroom too!), call on some friends and get to work! We were able to knock out our living room in about 4 hours.

4. Bigger Isn’t Always Better.

As appealing as a couch large enough to sleep on can be, it’s important to pick a sofa that doesn’t overpower the entire room. Your sofa should be eye-catching, not an eyesore. If you’re apartment is on the smaller side, opt for a traditional love seat and use one or two chairs to add more seating to your space.

5 tips on finding the right couch for your space

5. Make Sure it Makes Sense For Your Lifestyle.

As two twenty-somethings the decision to get a velvet couch wasn’t a hard one to make. We don’t allow our large dogs on it, which helps keeping hair off of it a bit easier. That said, if you have kids, finding a couch that is easier to clean (maybe a microfiber blend or a leather couch), would make more sense for your needs.

I hope this helps next time you’re in the market for a new sofa! Are there any tips or suggestions I missed? If so, leave them in the comments below!


This post was sponsored by American Signature Furniture. All thoughts and views are my own.



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