How to Select the Best Sofa for Your Needs

When you are looking to find the perfect sofa for your living space, the first step is to assess the dimensions of the area where the sofa will be placed. Measure the length, width, and height available to ensure the sofa fits comfortably without appearing disproportionate. Consider the layout of the room and any existing furniture to determine the appropriate size and shape of the sofa.

Determining Your Style Preferences

When you are choosing your sofa, consider which styles you like and the decor in your home. Do you like contemporary design with clean lines and minimalist features, or do you prefer classic upholstery? Then think about the colour and fabric options that would best harmonise with your existing decor. Whether you opt for a sleek leather sofa or a plush velvet lounge, make sure it aligns with your style and fits with the look of your living space.

Assessing Comfort and Durability When testing out in a showroom, pay attention to the quality of the cushions and upholstery. Sit on the sofa to gauge its level of comfort and support, taking note of factors such as seat depth, cushion firmness, and backrest height. In addition, ask about the construction materials and craftsmanship to ensure the sofa is built to last. Investing in a high-quality sofa may mean a higher upfront cost, but it could save you money in the long run by preventing frequent replacements.

Considering Practical Features

In addition to comfort and style, practical features can enhance the functionality of your sofa and improve your overall lounging experience. Consider whether you require additional features such as reclining mechanisms, built-in storage compartments, or convertible sleeper options. These features can add versatility to your sofa and accommodate different activities, whether it’s relaxing with a book, hosting guests, or enjoying a movie night. Evaluate your lifestyle and specific needs to determine which practical features would be most beneficial for you and your family.

Setting a Budget

Before finalising your sofa purchase, you will need to establish your budget. Sofas are available at various price points, ranging from budget-friendly options to luxury designer pieces. While it can be tempting to splash out on an expensive sofa, this might not satisfy your budgetary limitations. Don’t forget to factor in any additional expenses such as delivery and assembly. By setting a realistic budget, you can narrow down your options and make an informed decision that satisfies both your aesthetic preferences and financial constraints.

Our Nursery Furniture – Preview and Products

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. The opinions are my own.

As many of you know, I’m getting ready to welcome a new little one into the world.  HE is scheduled to arrive on November 17, and I’m currently in the process of getting the nursery decorated.  Today I’m sharing the nursery furniture that has been purchased.

Chest and Changing Table

First we have the South Shore Fundy Tide Changing Table and 4-Drawer Chest.  I purchased these on Amazon.  The set is available on other websites, but Amazon had the best pricing.

This is a great looking set. The color is espresso, but I think there are other colors available. It was very important to me to find a changing table with drawers, because I like to have things stored so that they are hidden.  The South Shore Fundy Tide Changing table has two drawers, plus a shelf for storing items.  And another great thing about this item is that we can still use it in the baby’s room long after a changing table is no longer needed.  I figure I could use for toys, extra clothes, art supplies, or anything else in his room, and then I just have to remove the changing pad, and there is a place to display items.   [Read more…]

Living Room Makeover

Living Room Makeover

Last year I was happy do a little home improvement.  One project we took on was to do a little makeover in our living room.  Today I’m going to share some of the items we purchased and (hopefully) provide a little insight and inspiration on how you can decorate and do room makeovers on a budget! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 279 – With Decor Makeovers

Hi everyone.  Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  Can you believe we are at the end of July?  I feel like I say things like that all the time, but it truly blows my mind sometimes!  Here among all of my summer and back to school content I’ve got running, I’m also in the process of sharing a few home makeover and DIY projects my husband and I have been working on this summer, so for today’s party I decided to share a few makeover projects our fellow blog friends have been working on.  Take a look!  And then I’d LOVE for you to share your projects with us in the linky below!

Friday Favorites Link Party

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Getting Started With Your Home Décor? 10 Useful Tips For A Strong Base!

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What’s the most important thing to attract people/guests in a house? It’s the décor, the interior, the esthetic sense of the homeowner. It’s not easy to make house, a home, like heaven. Sometimes, a hectic task if the owner feels like messed up with the décor ideas. What’s the use of internet? It’s flooded with immense ideas as well as the latest trends of home décor to help the hopeless homeowners. This article is specifically written for those thinking about where to start and what to consider for interior of a home. It’s also useful for those interested in starting their home décor business. [Read more…]

Creating a Stylized Outdoor Space – Part 3 #Digin

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

This month I’ve been sharing a series of outdoor living posts on Creating a Stylized Outdoor space with help from our friends at The Home Depot and The Home Depot Garden Club.  We could sit and discuss style tips all day, but nothing is as great as going right to the experts!

In store, you can see all the great outdoor living furniture they have to offer and speak to their store associates about the furniture types, materials, and styles they have available.  Alternatively to can shop online:

furniture design

On The Home Depot website you can design your outdoor living room by choosing from 10 different frame options available and 9 different cushion colors.  Then order your furniture directly from their site or just browse for ideas online and actually purchase your furniture in store.

Create Your Own Collection

Their collections are lovely and include everything from dining tables, chairs, loveseats, side tables, ottomans, and chaise loungers.  After browsing through their collections, I’ve found three that I would really love for my own back deck and will highlight for you today. [Read more…]

Creating a Stylized Outdoor Space – Part 2 #Digin


Stylized Outdoor SpaceThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

It’s time to #digin to part 2 of our series on Creating a Stylized Outdoor Space!  This week we will be talking about the things that people should take into account when determining what furniture best fits their lifestyle, and we will talk about how and why different sets work better in different outdoor living spaces.

When buying outdoor furniture, there’s a lot to think about.  Obviously you should think about what kind of space you have.  Is the furniture for a deck? A gazebo? The yard?  You should also think about what kind of environment the furniture will be in.  Will it be exposed to rain or covered?  What kind of sun exposure will it have?And of course, you want to think about what you will be using the space for. [Read more…]

Creating a Stylized Outdoor Space – Part 1 #Digin

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

A few weeks ago I introduced you to The Home Depot Garden Club and The Home Depot Spring Blogger Campaign.  Throughout the month of May, bloggers from all over the country will be sharing how-to videos, tutorials, and ideas on everything from grills to gardening, and I am very excited to be a part of this project!

Be sure to follow The Home Depot on all their social networks so you can catch all their tips and all of the great blogger projects:  Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest |YouTube [Read more…]

Storage Furniture for Bedroom Organization

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of decluttering and organizing in my house.  My house is smaller and doesn’t have a lot a of closet and storage space, so I have to use various pieces of storage furniture for my clothes and even my health and beauty appliances and supplies.

Archers has a great selection of furniture for every room in the house, including some great pieces that are great for storage. [Read more…]