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Selecting Your Best Sofa Cushion Option

When most people are home, they are ready to enjoy their space and relax. So whether they are watching television, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends, the sofa often becomes one of those spots in the home where they spend a lot of their free time.

When you buy a new sofa, you want it to be the right size and scale for the room for the room where it will be used. You also want to select a fabric that complements the décor of your home and that is pleasing and soft to the touch. The most important consideration is that it meets your comfort expectations!

There are questions that I like to ask my clients to guide them in the right direction when they are choosing a sofa. For example, where will you place your couch, and will it be used in an informal family/television room or a formal living space?

Make the right choices, sit down and relax!

Many people like to lounge on their sofas when watching television, which means they may put their feet up or entirely lay on the couch. For this, you will want to look for softer and deeper cushions. In this case, I recommend that you choose comfort down or ultra-down cushions with a seat depth of 24-25 inches. This will allow you to sink into your sofa and, like some of my clients say, feel like you are “sitting on a cloud.”

When you choose this type of cushion, they require a little more care as you want to fluff them up when you stand up, so they keep their nice shape. Most manufacturers allow you to upgrade your seat cushions to a spring down, which has the same feel with the added support of the springs. This will allow the cushions to bounce back and make them more durable. Some creases will be noticeable on the fabric, which is very common with these cushions.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a formal sofa that has a firmer sit, perhaps in a living room where you like to visit with guests, and you want them to be comfortable, my recommendation is to choose a high resiliency cushion and a seat depth of 21-22 inches. This sofa will always keep a crisp look, and your guests will enjoy sitting in it.

Regardless of which sofa you decide to pick for your space, my advice in ensuring its longevity is to flip and rotate your cushions and pillows regularly, which promotes even wear. Vacuuming the sofa above and below the cushions is imperative. This practice will ensure that your sofa always looks at its best and extends its durability. Make the right choices, sit down and relax!

Riccardo Apreda
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