Every home needs a sofa! You want to choose a sofa that answers the entire spectrum of your lifestyle requirements whether it’s sleeping, relaxing, playing with the kids or simply sitting, you need it to work for the way you live. A sofa is such an individual choice, some people like to sink way down into their sofa and sleep or watch TV while others prefer a firmer cushion with more support which is better for entertaining and reading. Visually, your sofa is the anchor of your room and of course you add occasional pieces like chairs, ottomans, coffee table, and side tables but you can really use a sofa as a springboard to announce your personal style.
My show on HGTV is called “Small Space, Big Style,” and my first book, entitled “Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions” will be out early next year. Sofa size should depend on the room it’s going in; for that large great room you can go for it and do an extra long sofa (100”) but for a more intimate TV den you may want to scale it down a bit (76”-82”). You’ll see I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of my favorite sofas in all price ranges, there’s something here for everyone. There are sofa’s here that range in scale and size, keep in mind that three people rarely sit on a sofa at once, it’s usually only two people, so if your room is smaller in scale you might want to consider a more modest sized sofa and definitely steer clear of big roll arms as they will eat into the square footage of your room. In general, I find most success with keeping a sofa in relatively neutral colors and using a bolder print or pattern on smaller pieces like chairs or ottomans. You can also use a neutral sofa but paint the wall it’s on with a great color to bring some life into the space. As far as styling goes, I’ve chosen mostly what would be referred to as “transitional” sofas, meaning they are not too modern and not too traditional, rather right in between. Have fun looking and hope you discover the sofa that’s just right for you!
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