Furniture is an important part of our everyday lives. They not only make our homes look great, but they also have specific functions that make our lives much easier.
For example, a dinner table along with some chairs makes it easier for a family to enjoy a family dinner together, while a couch or sofa can incredibly improve the quality of time we spend watching movies or enjoying a TV series.
As mentioned in this article, with the whole quarantine situation and the fact that we cannot leave our houses whenever we would like to, bringing everyone together and enjoying things as a family has become an important aspect of the coping process, and movie nights are one of the best things one can do for this purpose.
We don’t only get to enjoy masterpieces of the film cinematographic culture, we also get to enjoy it with people we care about. Also, once we’re done watching, we socialize and get to discuss the greatness (or soreness) of the movie.
Things like making popcorn, preparing the environment, and picking what movie to watch are also a part of the process. But what if I told you that you can further improve the whole experience by picking the right home theatre sofa?
The option you should pick depends on the circumstances you are involved in, but in this article, we will guide you through the process of choosing one based on the needs certain sofas can fulfill.
1-Man Recliner Theatre Sofa
This option is for those who live on their own and still enjoy watching TV or movies at night, just for the sake of rewarding themselves after a long day of work. Most sofas in this category can have a single console table besides it which works as a popcorn and snack supporter, where you can place your goodies, including soda or coke.
The reclining aspect of these sofas is great for those who like to personalize their posture while they watch a movie, and most theatre sofas have this addition, although there might be some exceptions. It is also a great extension for those who suffer from back problems and require a specific posture to be comfortable.
They tend to be much cheaper than other alternatives, just because they are aimed towards single individuals. However, as I will cover in one of the next sections, certain aspects can change the price of a piece of furniture, and one good sofa can be pretty expensive based on these aspects.
A Theatre Sofa for Two
Lucky you if you believe this is the best option for your needs since it usually means that there’s someone special by your side enjoying movies with you. This is a great choice for couples that have a thing for movies or series in general, but is not only a good choice for couples, since good friends can also enjoy the benefits of it, regardless of age and genre.
They usually have a console right in the middle so both parties can enjoy the benefits of reachable snacks and beverages, and the reclining option can be enjoyed by any of the parties involved. Not as cheap as a 1-man sofa, but much cheaper than the next options I’m going to talk about.
Family Theatre Sofas
These are options for three to more people, usually reaching up to six people. These are big and incredibly comfy because of their size, but might be a little on the expensive side of the spectrum. However, for big families, these are the best options out there when it comes to home theatre furniture since it grants comfort for everyone involved.
They, of course, are among the most expensive options just because of the bare size, but as I mentioned earlier in this article, there are certain aspects you have to consider when picking a sofa, and I will discuss them in the next section.
Discussing Things that Matter
1. Buying on a Physical Store or Online Store
When it comes to choosing a sofa, a very important aspect of it is being able to try it out before purchasing. Sadly, with the whole quarantine situation, some people might have a hard time doing so, just because of our inability to go out and get it ourselves.
If that’s the case, an online store is also a good alternative. You should, however, try to look up the option you decide to go for and see how people reviewed it on the internet. The reputation of a product is a good way to determine its quality even before buying it, so you might as well take your time to do so.
Overall, it is always better to go to a physical store, but online stores have their advantages. At times, you might find discounts or products that cannot be found in physical stores. You should consider your options, and circumstances, and decide accordingly based on them.
However, always take your time and never go for the first option you encounter. It is always better to find multiple options and compare them to decide which one is better based on things like quality, brand, or price.
Besides that, other aspects that matter involves the materials used to create the sofa, as well as its design. The more aesthetically pleasing the sofa is, the more it tends to cost, but I believe the materials used for its design are even more relevant when it comes to prices.
The most commonly used materials include leather, linen, wool, cotton, and silk. Leather is known for being the most expensive one but is the most durable and probably the most good looking. Cotton is not as resistant but is really comfortable, and the same can be said from silk. Wool is a little more durable in comparison. Linen might be a little cheaper but is not as durable.
3. Color, Size, Style and More
Other things you should have in mind is whether the sofa will be a good addition to the area where is going to be placed, based on its size and color.
If you are having trouble, you should definitely check this guide over https://www.thespruce.com/tips-for-buying-a-great-sofa-1391218 , since it provides enough valuable information you should definitely consider when picking sofas.
If you are having struggles with the color aspect of the sofa, you might want to go for pale colors that don’t stand too much, but if you have a strong desire of picking a specific color, check if it looks good in contrast with the room. Style is also an important aspect to achieve even more synchronization between the furniture and the room, so have that in mind as well.