How to choose the right sofa

The key piece of any living room. In this small guide we explain how to choose your perfect sofa so you don't make any mistakes.

By Y. Sevillano

The sofa is one of the pieces of furniture that we use the most at home and one of the most expensive when furnishing, hence the importance of knowing how to choose the right one.


The first step is to know the available space and distribution of our living room, to choose the size and shape of our sofa.

Make sure you measure well and consider the pass zones and the location of other furniture, such as armchairs, coffee tables and side tables.


Something essential before going out to look for the sofa, is to consider the budget that we have available, and also that the models with the best quality and design are usually the ones with the highest prices.

It is also important that we determine the use that will be given to the sofa, it will help us make a better decision.



Here you have to consider two things: the style of your decoration and the style of the sofa.

The style of the sofa will depend on the distribution of the living room and the use we give to it; if for example we will use it only for the visits, or also as a bed for guests. As for the decoration, you should make sure that it combines harmoniously with the whole.


The quality of the sofa will depend directly on the materials with which it is made and therefore its durability.

The most important thing to consider is the structure, padding and upholstery.

Something else to consider is cleanliness: see if the covers are removable or if the upholstery needs professional cleaning. You will appreciate it if you have children or pets.


The best way to buy a sofa is to go to the store in person, so that you can try it out and make sure it is ergonomic.

It is important that the armrests are at the level of the elbows, the feet on the floor with the back on the backrest and that the hips are not much lower than the knees. If there are elderly people at home, the sofa should not be too low so that it is not difficult for them to get up.

At Tharo Design we make sure that each of our clients receives personalized and exclusive attention. There are many who have entrusted us with the renovation and decoration of their home, where we have put enthusiasm and commitment into each project. If you want to join our clients, make an appointment with us here.

By Y. Sevillano

Founder of the Tharo Design brand. Y. Sevillano studied architecture at university and is dedicated to interior design and the world of home decor.


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