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How to Choose A Modern Reclining Sofa For Your Space?


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Sep 02, 2022


The modern reclining sofa today has upgraded from the recliner sofas of the past. With a wide variety of design styles, reclining types, and sizes, it can be overwhelming to find one that works for your space. At Decorum, we have a wide selection of reclining sofas to fit your lifestyle and space. With this blog, we hope to guide you through the many considerations and narrow down your choices.

Key Considerations when Choosing a Modern Reclining Sofa

Imagine if you will, walking into a luxurious home with 10-foot ceilings, gorgeous decor, and illuminating light fixtures. You are in awe when you look into the living room and see a small white loveseat covered in stains. Queue the record scratch moment. When selecting a modern reclining sofa, you need to consider the way the sofa will look and function in your home. In order to choose the best reclining sofa for your space, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind—the material, the color, and the size of the sofa. 

Material Girl

When it comes to keeping your sofa clean, comfortable, and functional the material you choose makes a big difference. Do you have kids and pets? A leather reclining sofa may be the best option for your lifestyle. They are easy to clean, durable, and comfortable. Just you and the hubby in the home? A chic, gray, upholstered sofa can really bring the space together. Just be forewarned, wine stains are not easy to clean up. Whether you are worried about stains, accidents, or everyday wear and tear, make sure that the material of your sofa can withstand the test of time.

Color Me Suprised

In addition to the material, the color of your modern reclining sofa is important. A light-colored sofa can spell disaster for an accident-prone household (i.e. me—one too many Panera soups have been spilled in my living room). The color pairing of your sofa to the other living room decor is essential. A dark sofa can make a room feel ominous if it is coupled with a dark-colored wall. But who knows maybe you are into vampire dungeon chic! 

Size Isn’t Everything…Or is it?

Next comes size. The size of your sofa can make your living room feel light and breathable or cluttered and overwhelming. Make sure you measure the dimensions of your room and other modern living room furniture before selecting a sofa. Just like Goldilocks, you need to find something just right—not too big or too small.

Find Modern Living Room Furniture for Your Home at Decorum

Your living room is where you entertain guests, have family movie nights, and spend the day after work—make it into your personal oasis with a modern sectional sofa! From modern leather reclining sofas to reclining chairs, Decorum carries a wide variety of modern living room furniture. So, if you are looking to upgrade your sofa, or re-do your entire living room we have you covered. Our professional style team can help you find the sofa that fits your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic. Not sure if a color or material works with the rest of your decor? We have fabric samples that you can bring home and test out with your room! At Decorum, we go the extra mile to ensure you have the long-lasting, stylish, and functional furniture you need. 

Visit our three-level showroom in Norfolk or call (757) 623-3100 to speak with a stylist today!

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