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Shopping for Sofas 101 | The Size Edition

Couple at furniture store shopping for sofas“Every happy family is alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in their own way.” Leo Tolstoy had no idea when he wrote that famous opening line in Anna Karenina just how universal that saying would be used. For example, when you are shopping for new sofas, you could say all big rooms are alike, but all smaller rooms are different in their own way. In other words, when you have a big, unlimited space to work with, it can be really simple to choose from a huge variety of styles from any furniture store. When you are working with a smaller space, it’s a different story.

Starting the New Sofa Hunt

It happens to all living rooms eventually. That big comfy couch that has been there for years finally gives out. It could be years of wear and tear, it could be your Great Dane has decided it hers- whatever the reason, it is no longer in the playing field. It got lumpy. It got smelly. The cat decided it was his new scratch post. There are many reasons for needing a new couch, but the result is the same. You need to do some sofa shopping.

The first thing you need to do is really sit back and ask yourself if your old couch was the best selection for the room. Most people don’t really change their furniture every year, or even every 5 years. We keep that furniture around until we really can’t stand it anymore, we move, or the aforementioned reasons. So the first step is to ask yourself if that style and, more importantly size, is the best fit for your living room. Once you figure that out, the real fun begins.

The Three Essential M’s – Measure, Measure, Measure!

The second step in finding a new couch is measuring. Measure your old sofa. Measure the room. Measure everything. It is important to get a sense of proportion to ensure you choose the best fit for your living room. We have all seen homes where the owner tries to pack a huge living room set into a small space. This eats up the room in so many more ways than the obvious one. When you get the wrong size sofas, even if they aren’t that big, they will give the illusion of taking up the whole room. Unless you are going for the crowded look, it’s always best to be cautious. You may like big fluffy couches, but if they end up being all that people see in your living room, they lose the appeal and end up making the whole house feel cumbersome and clunky.

Choose the Right Furniture Store to Find the Perfect Sofas

As we mentioned, not every furniture store will have the right size furniture for a smaller space. Many furniture stores carry traditional living room sets that tempt you into buying the whole set, even when it doesn’t make sense in a smaller space. Buying the pieces separately can usually be more expensive, so the price of the whole set makes more sense financially. More bang for your buck. However, you will end up with a whole lot more furniture than you planned and the aesthetic of your living room will be ruined. The right furniture store, like National Furniture Liquidators, will sell a variety of single sofas in different sizes in order to ensure you find what you need to make your house comfortable.

Visit National Furniture Liquidators to Find Just the Right Sofa

Don’t settle for just any sofas for your space. When it comes to being comfortable in your home, it pays to be particular and selective. National Furniture Liquidators has the variety of selection that you need when choosing new sofas, so visit us today!

What Makes a Sofa a Sofa?

Nice sofa in living roomIf you’ve recently remodeled your living room or you’ve moved into a new home, chances are you may need some new furniture. Furniture is what will make your house feel like home and be a comfortable place for rest and relaxation. Sofas are what specifically make a living room feel comfortable because you will spend a lot of time sitting on them. If you are in El Paso or the surrounding areas, National Furniture Liquidators can help you find the best couches for your home. Our team knows the importance of finding affordable and comfortable furniture for your living space.

A Couch Is What Makes A Living Room Great

Sofas are what make a living room look and feel complete. They are a place for people to gather and socialize, which is why comfort and size are important. Some people may only have one sofa while others may have several. This all depends on the size of your home and the space you have in your living room area. Once you have established a spending budget for a sofa, you can start searching for quality ones in your price range. It’s possible to find a comfortable, affordable, and quality couch for a great price. This will all just depend on what research you do and where you ultimately look. Furniture shopping should not be stressful; it should be fun and exciting as you envision a fun and comfortable living space for your home.

What Are You Looking For In A Sofa?

Once you have established your purchasing budget, you can make a list of what you may possibly be looking for in a sofa. For example, what size of sofas are you looking for? Do you want a couch that seats three or a sectional that can seat a large group of people? You may also have a preference on what type of material your sofa is made out of. There are also many, many styles of sofas to choose from and at times it may even seem a tiny bit overwhelming. However, a warehouse employee should be able to help you and show you to the couches that will truly interest you. A furniture warehouse is a great place to go for a number of beneficial reasons. For one, they will have a large section to look out and choose from. They will also have great prices that you really simply cannot find anywhere else. They also have expert employees who know a lot about furniture and furniture styles.

Find Something Affordable And Comfortable Today

Our team at National Furniture Liquidators knows the extreme importance of finding comfortable furniture for your home. Sofas are incredibly important because you spend a lot of time on them. All in all, they should be comfortable or what’s the point? Our team will be able to point you in the right direction at our warehouse based on what type of sofa you are looking for. If you would like more information on how we can better assist you and your furniture search, please give us a call today!

How to Pick the Right Sofas for Your Living Space

luxury living room with two couchesBuying a sofa is just a part of expressing yourself in your home. The problem with this of course is knowing what to buy. National Furniture Liquidators has a huge selection of sofas to choose from. Before going to shop, think about the size, shape and where the sofas will go in the home.

Think About Size

Knowing the size you want and the size you can have are two very different things. This may seem like an obvious thing to know, but so often, the furniture looks right in the store, but ends up being too big or too small. This is not because you could not tell, but because when you see the piece in a show room, it seems a different size. This happens because of the size of the room combined with the space the sofas are apart from each other. The best way to avoid such a mishap, is to bring a tape measure with you. First measure the space you have. Then compare that to the size of the couch you are interested in. if the measurements match, you are good to go.

Think of shape When Searching for Sofas

Depending on what kind of room you want the piece for, there are specific shapes that will work better than others. For large open rooms, an oblong or curved couch can work nicely. This is because the room will feel spacy and let the people sitting on the couch feel free. This shape does not work for small rooms with low ceilings or a single entryway. This is because the couch will likely take up all the space and make the occupants feel crowded. For small low ceiling rooms, consider love seats or a single full size.

Decide Where the Couch Will Go

Besides knowing the room that you need the piece for, you should also decide where it is going to go in the room. This means thinking about angles, placement and what other furniture is going to go in the room. One way to clearly see this is to place pieces of newspaper in the assigned positions. This is great way to visually see what the room will like when completed. If you are replacing a couch, then you want to think about color scheme as well. You want to make sure the couch you pick will match with the room décor. Another note is to be careful of dark colors for rooms with little to no lighting. This will make the room seem drab and depressing. On the other hand bright colors in a likewise brightly lit room can make it too bright and uncomfortable.

You home is your castle and every aspect of it is sprinkled with your own unique tastes. A big part of any room design is the couch. National Furniture Liquidators has some of the best sofas to pick from. Before going to buy a couch, consider the size, shape and where the couch will go. Doing this will help you make the right purchase for your home.

Sofas, Sofas Everywhere, So Which is Right for You?

Example of sofas offered at National Furniture Liquidators- the Darcy sofa in stone

There are many reasons why people buy new sofas. A new home, a move, or even just a new look can send you to the furniture store looking for the right sofa for your space. Different spaces necessitate different styles and spacing issues, so choosing the right one requires attention to detail and your own personal taste. At National Furniture Liquidators, we have a huge selection of quality sofas just waiting to be chosen for your new or updated space.

Before You Shop for Sofas

The first thing you want to do is take precise measurements of the room where you want your new sofa to live. You have to decide how much of the room you want to give over to the new addition. If you want to add tables or accent chairs, make sure  you take this into consideration. Do you want a sectional or a regular sofa? Size matters when it comes to choosing your new sofa or sofas, so make sure you know how much of the room will be taken up with your new purchases.

Narrowing Down the Sofa SelectionDarcy living room set with sofas

The first thing to do when you want to narrow down our impressive sofa selection is simple- what is your style? Are you looking for contemporary, traditional, or specific styles for your space? If your space is on the smaller side, modern sofas tend to be more streamlined, which can make the most of your space. You might not want to choose a full living room set for a small room, but smaller sofas like love-seats or one statement couch can do wonders for your space.

Quality Sofas for Your Consideration

At National Furniture Liquidators, we offer quality sofas from brands you trust, such as Ashley Furniture. Buying a new sofa doesn’t have to be a massively expensive undertaking when you have our selection at your disposal. Find the right size, color, pattern, and even matching coffee table and end table sets to make your selection pop in whatever home space you want.

National Furniture Liquidators offers some of the best selections of sofas in El Paso. Visit or contact us to find quality furniture and home decor for your entire home today!