Couch Research

Comfort Quest: How to Choose the Right Sofa that Fits Your Sitting Style

We're on a mission to help you discover the perfect sofa that ticks all your boxes Your comfort and satisfaction is the ultimate goals

How do you tell if a sofa will be comfortable?

Finding the right sofa is a tactile endeavor – one where your senses and instincts dance in harmony like a beautiful ballet. So, remember these pointers, and trust your posterior's judgment.

  • The sit test: Park yourself down and gauge how it feels. Does it hug you just right without being too clingy? A good sofa cradles your contours without that sinking feeling.
  • Cushion chemistry: Examine the cushions – are they Goldilocks-level, not too hard or too soft? Plumpness is key; you want enough support without sacrificing that 'sink-in' factor.
  • Fabric finesse: Check the fabric – is it cozy against your skin? Whether it's velvety plushness or smooth linen, opt for a fabric that makes you want to curl up and linger.

What makes a sofa luxurious?

Luxury in a sofa isn't just about price; it's about creating an experience that's grand and inviting. But what truly elevates a couch from standard to lavish?

  • Quality craftsmanship: A luxurious sofa is a masterpiece of skill and attention to detail. Examine the stitching, joinery, and materials – flawless craftsmanship is a telltale sign of opulence.
  • Sumptuous fabrics: Velvet, silk, or top-grain leather – sumptuous fabrics are the crown jewels of a luxurious sofa. They caress your senses and add an unmistakable air of indulgence.
  • Elegant design: From graceful curves to intricate tufting, elegant design elements evoke sophistication. A luxurious sofa exudes visual opulence that captivates your eyes as much as your comfort.

Why do people like deep couches?

Deep couches are perfect for sprawling movie nights or solitary escapes with a book.

  • Ultimate comfort: Deep couches offer a cozy haven with their plush, sink-in cushions, providing unparalleled comfort for relaxation and lounging.
  • Versatile seating: With their extended depth, these couches accommodate various seating positions, making them perfect for everything from movie nights to lazy Sunday afternoons.
  • Social hub: Deep couches create an inviting space for gatherings and conversations. The spaciousness encourages togetherness, fostering an environment where people can connect and unwind.

As your journey takes you through the realms of cushions, fabrics, and designs, remember that the perfect sofa isn't just about looks; it's about how it makes you feel. Whether you're sinking into the welcoming embrace of a deep couch or finding serenity on a sleek modern creation, comfort is the most important element. So, go forth, trust your senses, and let the embrace of your chosen sofa be a daily reminder that life's little luxuries are meant to be savored.

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
Alex Back CEO & Founder