Sofa Shopping

Dear Expert: I’m in the market to buy a new sofa. Where do I begin?

A: A great sofa should help set the tone of a room—but first it has to fit through the door. If your space has narrow doorways, tight stairs, or other architectural obstacles, try a sectional sofa. With smaller, individual pieces, a sectional can provide ample seating without the hassle of accommodating a large single-piece sofa. Next, think about how you’d like to use your sofa. Will you sit on it every day, or use it mainly for entertaining guests? And remember: a studio or sleeper sofa can transform any space into a bedroom for overnight guests. Last, choose the fabric. This can be the most fun—and sometimes the most daunting—part of sofa shopping. You’ll want to consider not just the color, but also the texture and finish of the fabric. At Room & Board, you can create a look you love by choosing from more than 200 fabrics and leathers. Browse by color, style, or fabric type. Order free swatches to see them first-hand. Our fabrics have been tested for durability and easy care, ensuring they will look great for years to come.

—Room & Board
Classic Contemporary Home Furnishings

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