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3 considerations in the hunt for a new sofa

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Updated: June 12, 2014 10:50AM

Commitment can be scary, and settling on a sub-par sofa may leave you literally in a slump. Amidst innumerable brands and styles from which to choose, here are three crucial considerations to anchor your search for a new couch.

A splash of personality

Researchers at Mississippi State found almost 93 percent of subjects agreed that their furniture design reflects their personality, while another 67 percent admitted to believing that other peoples' furniture reveals their character. With so much emphasis on a seemingly small decision, taking time to consider your style as well as that of your home can help ensure a deliberate, personal choice.

Multi-faceted longevity

While being mindful of the long haul may seem obvious, choosing enduring furniture helps not only your pocketbook but also the planet. The Environmental Protection Agency encourages modernizing and recycling furniture instead of investing in new pieces. Finding a sofa that can function in a variety of rooms and remain stylish over time is an important, eco-friendly consideration. Additionally, although reupholstery may be cost-prohibitive, investing in a slipcover and refinishing wood surfaces may help your sofa stand the test of time.

Household wear and tear

Beauty isn't everything, and setting sights on lush but delicate fabrics can crush consumers under the burden of upkeep. As sofas are often destined for harsh and frequent use, considering the size and constitution of potential couch's future home is an essential step in finding the perfect fit. Ages of children, proximity to pets, and - of course - proclivity to drink red wine are all elements that may edge silks and satins out of a stylish but impractical picture.

For assistance navigating the hunt for a new sofa in the greater Chicago area, contact the knowledgeable sales staff at Wright's Furniture Warehouse, or call 708-597-4741.

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