The guide to choosing a Modern Sofa
Without a doubt, a modern sofa is one of those elements that can transform the look and feel of an entire living space. That’s why choosing it requires careful consideration and a few steps need to be followed before making your final purchase.
So let’s look at all the factors that enable you to have the perfect sofa at home or in any venue you’re responsible for managing.
The modern designer sofa: think about what characterizes you.
If you’re looking to buy a sofa for your own home, clearly the design you choose will be one that your family likes, or which matches your own personal tastes if you’re single.
A simple modern sofa, which is large and comfortable, will likely be the perfect choice for relaxing in front of the TV with your partner and children. A sofa with a vintage look might be just the element to add character and a distinctive note to your interior.
If the sofa is to be used in a trendy restaurant or bar, without a doubt you need make more in-depth evaluations focussed on:
- Type of establishment
- Target customer
- The message you want to communicate
- The overall style of interior decor
- Intended location
- The function it must perform
Furnishing a public venue doesn’t mean satisfying the manager’s ego (except in rare cases), but satisfying those who will bring money to your business, which means determining solutions that are both innovative and reassuring.
A modern designer sofa must have the right proportions.
Not only must a designer sofa win over your clientele at first glance, but, above all, it must have dimensions which are correct for the available spaces.
If having a made-to-measure sofa designed for you is not an option, then you need the patience to carefully measure the living space it’s going to be sited in, so you avoid the risk of buying one that’s too large or overpowering, or conversely too small and thus impractical.
Placing a huge sofa at the entrance to a small eatery at all costs certainly won’t help your patrons get in and out of your premises. Similarly, a minuscule two-seater sofa placed in a huge, cavernous hotel foyer will just look lost.
When it comes to interior decor, the golden rule is…size matters!
Who’s going to be sitting on your new sofa?
As mentioned above, in the case of the modern sofa for a public locale, it’s important to think carefully about who will be using this important piece of furniture, but this is just as important when it’s placed in a domestic living space.
After figuring out what style you want and the correct dimensions, but before handing over your cash to purchase your modern living room sofa, pause for a second and consider whether your kids will be jumping on it, dogs and cats will be climbing up onto it, guests will be sleeping on it, or perhaps your friends will be tucking into meals on it?
Returning to the Ho.Re.Ca. (Hotel, Restaurant, Café) sector, your choice must be determined by first considering what your guests will actually be doing while seated on the furniture you choose. Sofas, armchairs, and easy chairs must be placed intelligently and tastefully within the interior design project of a hospitality venue.
To avoid some of the problems listed, you can rely on renowned and well-established companies offering Made-in-Italy quality, which propose modular solutions able to furnish any type of living space with great style.
One such example that can meet the needs of the majority of customers (both private individuals and venue managers) is the Natus modern sofa by Albaplus. The designers have created this particular piece of furniture to offer outstanding versatility, which can be adapted to a huge range of disparate settings. Natus is much more than just a simple sofa; in fact, it can take on the appearance of an armchair, pouf, or coffee table, as well as accommodating two or three people.
Although the tips described might seem obvious to you, bear them in mind, just for a second, before buying a sofa, and they should help you to avoid the most common pitfalls people encounter when making this type of purchase.