How to Pick a Sofa For Your Living Room - Anne Klein

After a long day in the office or out on the town, there’s nothing better than coming home, throwing on your favorite sleepwear, and relaxing in a space that you can call your own.

Especially when that living space is just as stylish as you are!

Most people would love to have a stylish living room that is not only relaxing but welcoming, too. If you’re looking to create a comfortable and inviting living room, the best place to start is with a classy sofa.

But how do you choose the right one?

Here are five tips on how to pick a sofa in 2023. 

Make Sure it Fits

We’ve all seen an incredible piece of furniture that we simply had to have—a piece that can elevate your living space and make you feel even more at home.

It can’t elevate your space if it doesn’t fit!

We recommend double-checking your room measurements before going all-in on a sofa that you love. It’s nice having a beautiful sofa as the centerpiece of your living room, but not all sofas are meant for every room.

For example, for larger living rooms, a sectional sofa can work great — there’s plenty of space for the additional chaise portion. 

The Agnesi Gray 102" Sectional With Right Arm Facing Chaise from Anne Klein

The Agnesi Gray 102" Sectional With Right Arm Facing Chaise from Anne Klein is ideal for larger rooms with more space.

If your living room is more compact, you’ll want to opt for a smaller choice. Don’t worry, though: There are plenty of stylish sofa options that are perfect for a smaller living space! 

Choose Complementary Colors

Should you choose a neutral color? A bright color? Which color is right for a sofa in your living room?

The answer: It depends on the style of room you’re going for!

There’s no set “rule” on which color you should choose for a sofa. It’s about what you want the room to look like.

We will say that choosing complimentary colors can help match the sofa to your room. For example, if your decor leans towards tones of beige or gray, you could use a green sofa to brighten things up without going too far off base. 

The Padua Green 89" Velvet Sofa from Anne Klein

The Padua Green 89" Velvet Sofa from Anne Klein—perfect for those with beige or gray-colored rooms.

You don’t have to stick to any color scheme, though. Some people prefer an eclectic style to their living room, with several different colors coming together to form a bold space. 

It’s totally up to you—just be sure to choose a color that you know you will enjoy!

The Materials Matter

Regarding sofas for your living room, materials matter—even if they serve a more functional purpose.

Do you have pets at home? What about kids? 

If so, you may want to consider materials that can handle pet fibers and spills a little better. A suede sofa may look beautiful and suit your living room, but may not be the ideal choice with pets or kids around. Instead, a leather sofa may do the trick—they last long, provide a timeless look, and, most importantly: They’re easy to clean!

Cardano Cognac Tan 89" Genuine Leather Sofa from Anne Klein

Do you have kids or pets at home? If so, the Cardano Cognac Tan 89" Genuine Leather Sofa from Anne Klein is a great sofa choice.

Choose your materials based on your situation—that way, you’ll get the most out of your sofa. 

Match the Sofa Style to Your Room

Sofas come in many different styles. 

You have some with a more casual, “lived-in” look. You also have more upscale styles, such as leather or suede sofas. Meanwhile, some sofas fit into a more formal style, lacking individual cushions for a tighter look. 

Your style will depend on what you’re looking for in your living room.

Casual-looking sofas can be a better choice for creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. They help your living room feel slightly laid back and often feature loose cushions for extra comfort.  

There’s no wrong answer here—no matter what kind of aesthetic you’re trying to portray in your living room, there’s a sofa for you!

Test the Cushions

This isn’t an option for online shopping, but if you’re in-store, you should test out the merchandise!

It’s always a good idea to get a feel for any sofa cushions you’re interested in. Maybe you’re looking for a formal look in your living room, but the tighter cushions aren’t comfortable enough. In that case, you may decide to opt for a cozier sofa instead. 

The best way to figure out if you like something is to try it first. Alternatively, if you are shopping online, reviews and recommendations are a great place to get an idea of how the sofa feels! 

Shop The Anne Klein Furniture Collection For Your Next Sofa

Ready to level up your living space?

Now that you know how to pick a sofa for your living room, Anne Klein’s furniture collection has what you need to create a home space that you can be proud of. 

Shop the Anne Klein furniture collection for your next sofa today!

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