Buying anything online can trip you up. You can’t see the item for yourself and there’s a lot of reading involved.
Everyone trips up at least once. When it comes to buying a sofa, that’s a lot of money to use on a mistake.
Take a look at our guide to buying your sofa online to get it right.
Think About Your Color Palette
Creating a color palette is the basis of your home rejuvenation.
You might already have one main color in mind or have a home that you are quite happy with and want a new sofa to compliment.
That’s a good start. Now, when it comes to the sofa, you want to know if you want to match or clash.
For example, if you have rich blue walls, you can look into mustard-colored accents or make a statement with an entirely mustard colored sofa.
Yellow is on the opposing end of the color wheel, so it makes a pleasant clash with deep blue.
On the other hand, you might want to keep things complimentary.
Neutral walls with blue accents all around the room would be taken to a new level with a blue sofa.
Either way, the sofa is probably the biggest thing in the room, so a colored sofa is going to make a statement. You might want to choose the sofa and work outwards from there.
You could, of course, go for neither of these options.
The option that will give you the most longevity when it comes to your seating is to go with a neutral tone, like black, beige or cream.
That way, if you decide you want a new look down the line, your sofa is likely to match well.
Have you ever ordered something off of Amazon and when it has arrived, you realize it’s not what you were expecting?
Have you searched for “furniture stores near me”, bought your dining set, and it arrived only to realize it was made to fit Barbie’s dreamhouse?
Okay, we’re not expecting you to do something like that, but do read all the product information to be sure you know what you’re buying.
Is that ottoman in the photo included? The product information should tell you.
The product information will also tell you the measurements of the item, which means it’s time to break out the tape measure.
Measure your home and your current sofa to get an idea of how much space it will take up. And don’t fool yourself.
If you can just squeeze it in, it’s not worth it, because you’ll soon get sick of trying to side-step past it every day.
Get a Delivery
And before you hit confirm at the checkout, make sure you’re clear on how you intend to get the item.
It might be delivered for a price, or (it’s rare but happens) you might have to pick it up.
If you are sure that you’ve got your delivery details nailed down, make sure the team delivering it is also prepared for coming to your home.
Note any obstacles to your door, like a dirt track road or something you can’t move that might get in the way of the sofa.
Tell the team if you are in an apartment and whether they’ve got the option of using the elevator.