What is the Perfect Sofa Style for Watching TV?
When you have a very long and tiring day, you want to go home to a cosy sofa where you can sit or lie down to relax your feet while watching your favourite TV show. But if your sofa is lumpy, saggy, and overall uncomfortable, there’s no way you can completely relax without feeling the aches and pains of your unsupportive couch.
Continue reading if you are a couch potato or simply want a comfortable place to sit while watching TV.
Guide to the Perfect Sofa for Binge-Watching
In our journey of finding the best sofa that we can share with you, we did some extensive research on some ways to spot the right sofa, including the materials and dimensions. From vibrant fabric sofas to luxurious leather couches, there sure are lots of options out there. With thousands of sofa choices on the market, it’s good to understand what you are looking for in a sofa so you can bring the best one home.
Before going to a brick-and-mortar store or an online furniture shop, ask yourself these questions to know what type of sofa is suitable for your needs.
- How do you lounge or sit on your sofa when watching television? Do you sit up straight, tuck your feet under your thighs, or lie down on the couch?
- Do you regularly stay on your sofa for hours?
- Do you entertain guests regularly?
- How many people use your sofa at the same time?
- What is the average height and weight of people who use your sofa?
- How big is your living room?
- Do you have kids or pets at home?
Leather sofas are not only luxurious but also comfortable and easy to clean. Fabric sofas, on the other hand, are cosy and versatile. In terms of size, it’s important to consider the average height of your household to ensure its ergonomic comfort. If you entertain overnight guests, you may want to consider getting a sofa bed.
How Do You Choose the Dimensions of Your Sofa?
The size of your couch will determine many things, including the style, proportions, and comfort of the furniture. This size refers to the height, width, and depth of the sofa. A couch with a higher seat height and a shallower depth generally provides a more formal or traditional look, while a sofa with a lower configuration is perfect for casual and more relaxed spaces. Modern sofas usually lie between the two configurations, making them flexible.
Here’s how you decide on the dimensions of your sofa according to style and comfort:
The standard height of a sofa is 18 inches. You can also find sofas that are slightly lower or taller than average and can go anywhere between 15 and 20 inches. The perfect sofa height will depend on what’s comfortable for the people at home. This can also depend on your preferred seat depth.
The depth of your sofa has a big impact on your comfort, as it is the space that you occupy when sitting on it. Your couch should ideally be deep enough to allow you to sit comfortably with your feet on the ground and your knees at a 90-degree angle. A sofa that is too shallow won’t give you enough space to rest your back and legs, while a sofa that is too deep won’t let your feet reach the ground. The ending? Discomfort.
The average seat depth for most sofas is between 21 and 24 inches. If you love stretching on your couch when binge-watching a TV show, the most comfortable depth will be between 23 and 24 inches. You can also extend this to 26 inches, depending on your needs. Just remember that a sofa that is both low and deep can give you difficulties when standing. So try to balance your height and depth.
Give your back some ample support by choosing the right backrest height for your seat. A comfortable sofa has an average back height of 26 to 32 inches. Taller people usually find sofas with taller backrests more comfortable. Sofas with higher profiles are also good for living rooms with taller ceilings, as they add a sense of balance to the space.
Your sofa's length will be determined by your comfort preferences and, of course, the amount of available living room space. If your living room is spacious enough, you can go from a 3-seater couch to a 4-seater sofa. A sectional can also do a good job of maximising your seating options, especially if you have an open-concept living room. For compact spaces, a loveseat or a smaller sectional can greatly transform your living space while maintaining its balance. If you’re one of us who loves to lie down on our sofas and get absorbed in a TV show, it’s good to invest in a sofa that is big enough for you to snuggle in while enjoying your favourite show.
How About a Recliner Sofa?
To recline or not to recline? If you love staying in your living room for hours, watching television, enjoying a snack, or simply lounging after a tiring day, a recliner sofa might be one of your best options. Recliner sofas feature angled mechanisms and adjustable footrests for optimum relaxation. These recliner sofas can also be adjusted into a standard sofa. One thing to note about recliner sofas is that they will need extra living room space to properly recline.
Get the Sofa of Your Dreams
We live in a very busy and fast-paced world. This is why we need a cosy spot where we can rest and take a pause. When buying the best sofa in Singapore, always check your needs and space requirements. It’s also good to choose a piece that reflects your personality.
If you are looking for premium sofas, you can always browse through our sofa collection to find what’s best for your living room. You can also see our sofas and swatches in person by visiting our ever-welcoming experience centres. We’d love to make your sofa shopping experience more fulfilling.
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