The right sofa: our tips for dimensions, material, seat height and Color

Das passende Sofa: Unsere Tipps für Masse, Material, Sitzhöhe und Farbe

heightAre you ever thought about how important it is to choose the right sofa? The sofa is often the center of the living room and a place where families and friends come together. It is therefore important to find the perfect sofa that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In this article, we'll give you some tips on how to find the right sofa for your needs.

The importance of choosing the right sofa

The sofa is an important part of the living room. It is usually the largest piece of furniture and therefore has a major influence on the aesthetics of the room. An unsuitable or uncomfortable sofa can make the room look uncomfortable or even impair its functionality. For this reason, it is important to consider various factors when choosing a sofa, such as size, comfort, material and Color.

Why is the right sofa so important?

The sofa is the place where we relax after a long day, watch TV and sit together with friends and family. It is also an important place for special occasions, such as when guests are visiting. It is therefore important that the sofa is comfortable, functional and durable. This is where modular sofas from Livom score highly in terms of durability and flexibility.

How the sofa influences the room

The sofa is an important part of the room furnishings. It should not only be functional, but also match the other furniture and decorations in the room. The sofa can help to make the room appear larger or smaller or give it a cozy atmosphere. The sofa also plays an important role in color and pattern coordination in the room.

Choosing the right material

When choosing the material for the sofa, there are many options, from leather to fabrics such as Cotton or linen. Leather is durable and easy to clean, but can also be more expensive. Fabric sofas are usually less expensive and offer a wider range of colors and patterns. It is important to choose the material of the sofa according to the use of the room and personal preferences.

Another important factor when choosing the material is durability. A sofa should durable and be able to withstand daily use. It is also important that the material is easy to care for and easy to clean, especially if there are children or pets in the household.

The importance of color selection

The color choice of the sofa can have a big impact on the room design. Light colors such as white or beige can make the room appear larger and brighter, while dark colors such as black or dark gray can create a cozy atmosphere. It is also important to match the colors of the sofa to the other furniture and decorations in the room to create a harmonious overall look.

The right size

The size of the sofa is another important factor in the selection process. It is important to choose the size of the sofa according to the size of the room and the number of people in the household. A sofa that is too large can make the room look cluttered and uncomfortable, while a sofa that is too small will not provide enough seating.

It is also important to choose the size of the sofa according to the function of the room. If the sofa is mainly used for watching TV and relaxing, it should be comfortable and cozy. However, if it is also used for guests, it should offer enough seating and be easy to clean. Here we have a guide on how to remove unpleasant odors from the sofa.

Dimensions and room planning

The size of the sofa is very important. It is important to ensure that it fits in the room and leaves enough space for other pieces of furniture and activities. With the intuitive sofa configurator from Livom you can configure the sofa to perfectly suit your requirements.

The right size for your room

Before you buy a sofa, you should carefully plan the dimensions of the room and the placement of the sofa. Measure the room and make sure that the sofa has enough space to stand comfortably. Also consider the doors, windows and other obstacles that may affect the room. Choose a sofa that is large enough to relax on, but not so large that it clutters the room.

If you live in an apartment, it can be difficult to find enough space for a large sofa. In this case, you should perhaps choose a smaller sofa or opt for a different type of seating, such as an armchair or an ottoman. However, if you live in a house with a lot of space, you can opt for a larger sofa to make full use of the space.


Placement and room design

The placement of the sofa is also important. It should be positioned so that it makes optimum use of the space and is easy to reach. You should also think about how the sofa fits in with the other furniture in the room and how it affects the room's aesthetics.

If you prefer a modern design, you can choose opt for a sofa with clean lines and a minimalist look. If you prefer a traditional style, however, you should choose a sofa with curved armrests and a soft fabric.

The Color of the sofa is also important for the room design. If you have a room with neutral colors, you can choose for a sofa in a bold Color to set an accent. However, if you have a room with lots of colors, you should choose for a sofa in a neutral Color so as not to overload the room.

Seat height and comfort

The seat height and comfort of the sofa are also important factors when choosing the right sofa. The sofa should be comfortable to spend a long time on and support your back.

The ideal seat height for different users

The ideal seat height depends on the height of the user. To find the right seat height, you should test sit and make sure that your feet are flat on the floor and your back is comfortably supported. We recommend that you visit a Livom showroom near you. 

It is important to note that the seat height depends not only on the user, but also on the type of sofa. For example, a low sofa may be uncomfortable for older people or people with knee problems, while a higher sofa may be uncomfortable for shorter people.

Seat depth and backrest

The seat depth and backrest are other important factors for the comfort of the sofa. The depth should provide enough room to relax, but not so deep that your feet don't touch the floor. The backrest should support your back comfortably and promote good posture.

There are different types of backrests, such as straight, inclined or upholstered backrests. An inclined backrest can be beneficial for people with back problems as it reduces pressure on the spine. A padded backrest can be more comfortable for people who spend a lot of time on the sofa, as it provides additional support.

The seat depth can also depend on the type of sofa. A deep sofa may be uncomfortable for people with short legs, while a shallow sofa may be uncomfortable for people with long legs.

Materials and their properties

The material of the sofa not only influences the comfort, but also the maintenance and appearance of the sofa. If you buy a sofa, you should be aware of which materials are available and what properties they have.

Leather, fabric and alternatives

Probably the best-known material for sofas is leather. Leather is a durable and luxurious material that is available in various colors and textures. It is particularly easy to care for and can simply be cleaned with a damp cloth. However, leather is also more expensive than other materials and requires special care. careto maintain its beauty and longevity.

Fabric is a versatile option that is available in many colors and patterns. Compared to leather, fabric is generally less expensive. However, fabric is also more susceptible to stains and damage. If you choose choose a sofa made from fabric, you shouldst you make sure that the fabric is robust and durable. Some fabrics are specially treated to make them more resistant to stains and dirt.

There are also other material alternatives such as microfiber and faux leather. Microfiber is a material that is soft and comfortable and feels like suede. However, it is also more prone to stains than leather. Faux leather is a cheaper alternative to real leather and looks similar. However, faux leather is not as durable as real leather and can tear or be damaged more easily.

Care and durability of different materials

The care and durability of the material are also important factors when choosing the right sofa. Some materials require more care than others and may be more susceptible to damage. If you buy a sofa, you should find out about the care requirements of the material and make sure it is suitable for your home. your lifestyle. If you have children or petsstyou should choose a material that is robust and easy to clean.

Another important factor when choosing a material is durability. A sofa is an investment that should last for many years. If you buy a sofa, you should make sure that the material is durable and resistant. Leather is usually the most durable material, while fabrics can vary in durability depending on their quality and finish.

When choosing the right material for your sofa, you should also consider your personal taste and style. A sofa is an important part of your living room furnishings and should match your your style and your personality.

Colors and patterns

The Color and the pattern of the sofa can help to enhance the room and give it a personal touch.

Color harmony in the room

When choosing the Color of the sofa you should make sure that it matches the other furniture and decorations in the room. If you don't have experience with color harmonies, choose a neutral Color like gray, beige or white.

If you want to be braver, however, you can a stronger Color to make a statement. A deep red or blue can give the room a powerful look. However, it is important to ensure that the Color is not too overpowering and overwhelms the room.

Another important factor in color selection is the natural light in the room. If the room has a lot of natural light, you can a darker Color as the light will brighten the room. However, if the room has little natural light, you should a brighter Color to open up the room and make it brighter.

Patterns and textures for more variety

Adding patterns and textures to the sofa can make it more interesting and unique. You can cushions or a blanket or even choose a patterned or striped sofa.

If you choose a patterned sofa, you shouldst you make sure it matches the other patterns and textures in the room. If you already have many patterns in the roomstshouldst you choose a simpler sofa so as not to clutter the room.

However, if you do have a simpler sofa, you can create a more spacious look by adding cozy blankets and pillows with different textures and patterns create a cozy atmosphere.

Ultimately, the choice of Color and the pattern of the sofa is about making your reflect your personal style and taste. With these tips, you can find the perfect sofa for your home. Remember that it should not only be functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. If you found the right sofa you're sure to relax and be happy on it for a long time.