The Critical Importance of “Comfort Factor” When Choosing Your Modular Corner Sofa

When guests come to your home, one of the first things they will notice is your furniture. Is your sofa enticing and comfortable looking?

The comfort of a sofa can be subjective depending on how a person sits, but most of us appreciate a sofa we can sink into rather than one where we have to perch on top. Where to put your feet can be an issue, as some of us like to lie back and stretch out. If this is the same with you, then your sofa needs to be long enough to accommodate this or have low arms so that your feet can dangle over the edge. If the arms are too high they can also make it difficult to rest your head comfortably.

With a TV sofa you will want somewhere to put your feet. It’s just not that comfortable sitting for ages with your knees lower than your hips. You probably need a sofa large enough to be able to spread across it, or you need some support for your feet such as a footstool.

You don’t want armrests that are too high or vertical, making it difficult to rest your head, or to dangle your feet over if you’re stretched out.

A deeper sofa tends to be more comfortable as you can sink back into it, but you need to try before you buy to make sure that you can sit with your back supported at a comfortable angle. The pitch of the seat should ideally be graduated 20 degrees from the front to the back.

If the sofas will be used quite a lot then you may need to buy one or more footstools to ensure adequate comfort over long periods.

A sofa bed can make a viable alternative if you are short of space, but is generally not as comfortable as a purpose built sofa. Depending on your priorities, you may find a sofa bed ultimately more useful.

Another consideration is the type of filling material. Traditionally this has been horse hair, or goose feathers or down (very small soft feathers), but these are expensive to obtain these days and a lot of sofas use cotton or wool fibres, synthetic fibres, or foam.

Find out the type of filling used in the sofa. Top of the range sofas tend to use natural materials like goose down, feathers, hair or wool, whilst cheaper sofas may rely on a combination of some natural wool and foam, or be completely filled with foam or material scraps.

If the cushions will unzip you can check the filling of them, which, ideally should be firm and hold together, not made of millions of small fibres or bits of material, or the cushions won’t hold their shape.

Last of all you should check that the cushions unzip and are filled with nice firm padding, and also that all the seams on the sofa are tight and secure. Only by comparing a few sofas of different price and quality can you be sure of making the right choice.

About the author: Daniel Compton is an experienced furniture salesman. He can help you to get the most out of your budget and needs when purchasing a modular corner sofa. If you want to get up to date info on the latest modular corner sofas don’t miss to visit his modular corner sofa review website where he will compare the cheapest modular corner sofas on the market.

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