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How to guide: Selecting the right sofa for your space
What will you use your sofa for? Relaxing, reading, or watching TV? Will it be used only occasionally in a formal setting? Use deep seating for a very tall person and for someone with bad knees, shallow seating and a tight back make it easier to get up. Remembering this will ensure a good fit sofa.
A sofa for comfort and relaxation can be deep and cushy with loose pillows. A sofa with arms lower than the back is versatile for both formal and informal settings. A camel back sofa has shallow seating, and a tight back making it better in a formal setting. Sectionals come in many configurations and shapes, and are good for cozy, conversational settings.
Make sure the sofa doesn't take over the room or stop the flow of traffic. To ensure the right size sofa make sure to measure the entire room, especially the wall it will sit against, before you go shopping. Arranging furniture is about using empty space around your furniture to create a flow.
- Traffic Lane: 3' or more
- Foot room between sofa or chair and edge of coffee table: 1'.6"
- Floor space in front of chair or sofa for feet and legs: 1'.6" to 2'.6"