57 Home Ideas With Couch
Couch or sofa? The jury is still out on whether these two words are one and the same, but it seems that most industry insiders agree that the terms ‘couch’ and ‘sofa’ are largely interchangeable. Although there are hardly any technical differences between them, a couch is a piece of furniture you would stash to one side in an informal family room, while a sofa would be primly and properly placed in a formal living room.
Whatever your preference, there is no denying that a sofa or couch is a major piece of investment. The trickiest part is getting furniture of the correct scale. Too small, and the room looks unfinished, too large and the sofa becomes an eyesore. One way of buying the appropriate size is to map your target couch with newspapers on the floor, as well as boxes for a three-dimensional visual guide if you need to.
Get that right, and you can start considering design and color. The evergreen piece of advice here is to stick to neutral colors because you can always throw a punch of color in with cushions and throws. However, with a small room, you can afford to pick a more adventurous color such as turquoise or mustard yellow because the sofa itself then becomes the statement piece in the space.
If you can’t find a sofa you are happy with, there is always the option to custom-make one. You can choose everything from whether there is welt detailing or not (welt would make a sofa look more traditional) to the type of foam used in your cushions.