Shopping for the right size sofa for you apartment can be time consuming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Apartment sofas are a perfect solution to any small space living situation. But, finding an apartment sofa that is the right fit for your apartment and still offers some comfort is where you will need to balance your purchase.
The first thing you should do before shopping for apartment sofas is to know what the parameters are of the couch you are looking for. The standard size couch is roughly 78”– 106” in width and 34” in depth. Apartment sofas are going to be around the 34” – 70” range with the depth still being 34”. The depth of apartment couches really do not change all that much do to sitting comfort. You really can’t sacrifice depth, but width and the height will sometimes be shortened. Small sofas can also be known as love seats. If your wanting a three seat apartment sofa then you’re probably going to be at the very least needing a space of 80” in width to accommodate the sofa.
Now that you know some standard dimensions of apartment sofas, you will need to think about your options. Maximizing every square inch of your apartment is key. Apartment furniture in general is tough to shop for, that’s why having furniture that is multipurpose will really give you flexibility. Take apartment sofas for example…they serve one purpose, which is seating. But, what if you needed some additional sleeping space? If that’s the case, you should try looking at apartment sized sofa beds as they offer up some additional sleeping space. A standard sofa bed will range between 55” – 59”, so they are perfect for tight spaces. One drawback on these beds is they typically don’t have armrest, so you really will be giving up on some comfort. Being able to plan out your apartment’s front room before you decide to go shopping will really yield a functional and comfortable living room.
So now that you have an idea on what you need from space and functionality standpoint, it’s time to look at décor. Making sure your apartment sofas match your décor is a key factor in matching your apartments color scheme. Sticking to simple color tones will give you diversity if you plan to change things up later. If you plan on living in your apartment for a while then you might be able to get a little bolder. Make sure you check with your landlord to ensure your able to paint before doing so. Also be practical about your purchase…Going out and spending a bunch of money on some high quality apartment leather sofas when you’re going to be moving in a couple months just might not make sense.
There are many apartment sofa manufactures that you will be able to look into when shopping around. Here is a comprehensive list:
- Carter Furniture
- Basset Furniture
- Ashley Furniture
- Hiatt Furniture
- Crate and Barrel
- Beddinge Murbo
All the apartment sofa manufactures above range in quality and price.
Some of the apartment sized sofas that I would recommend looking into is the Bayside apartment sofas, Vaughn apartment sofa, Trace apartment sofas or the Petrie apartment sofa. I owned all of them at one time or another and can attest to the quality being top notch.
In the end knowing the size of the sofa you need is crucial, if you don’t know then just simply measure. There are many online retailers that offer up some very steep discounts and they will ship to your door for free. You wouldn’t think that finding apartment sofas online would be practical or cost efficient, but it is.