How to Measure for the Perfect New Sofa

Purchasing a new sofa will undoubtedly be a big decision and something you will have considered carefully for some time as it will be a large investment. With such an investment, you will of course want to make sure every aspect is perfect, which in this case relates to comfort, style, price and of course, size. In this post, we at Tailor Made Sofas want to offer our experience when it comes to sofa buying and focus on how to measure for a new sofa in your home. Read on for a few of our top tips;

Be in Proportion

One of the most important things when choosing a sofa is ensuring it will be in proportion with the rest of the room. In order to check this ahead of buying, lay out newspaper or mark out the area where you want your new sofa to go with masking tape so you can see how much floor space it will take up once in the room. By doing this, you will be able to get a clear idea on the size of sofa that will suit the room and won’t invest in one that will overwhelm the space you have available.

Make Sure it Will Fit Through Doorways

You will of course need to make sure your new sofa will fit into your home so always make sure you measure doorways that you will need to go through with your new sofa to get it to its final destination. The last thing you want is to have to send your sofa back because it won’t fit into your home or alternatively be forced to remove the arms to get it in.

Be Precise

It is essential that you are as precise as possible when measuring up for your new sofa. After determining how much floor space you have available, use a tape measure to record the width and height to ensure you get a sofa that fits the space perfectly. Once you have found a sofa you love, it will also be worth measuring the diagonal depth as this could have a bearing on whether the sofa will fit snugly into your space.

By following these three tips, we at Tailor Made Sofas are confident you will be well on the way to measuring up successfully for the perfect sofa, so all that will be left for you to do is visit our showroom and browse the extensive collection of great sofas we have available until you find the design that suits you perfectly.

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