Reasons Why You Might Need to Buy a Large Sofa

Reasons Why You Might Need to Buy a Large Sofa

One day you decide to invite your friends over for drinks or to just hang around. As the first two arrive, everything is fine, you are catching up and having fun. As the rest come in, you realize there is a problem. There is nowhere for them to sit. At the end of the day, some end up crammed on the tiny sofa, others are on the floor while some may end up standing awkwardly. They may assure you that everything is fine and you shouldn’t worry, but you know you have to do something.

This is one of the reasons that may drive you into buying a large sofa. What other reasons may contribute to buying a large sofa?

It Can Be Used as a Bed

Everyone has guests from time to time, maybe it is your friend who has had a nasty breakup and is looking to figure things out away from the partner. Other times, it may be a relative or who was in town and needed a place to sleep. When your house is small, with no space for a guest bedroom or an extra, you have to be creative.

Buying a large sofa will solve this problem for you. During the day, it’s a large sofa but throw some sheets and blankets on at night and you have a bed for anyone who is staying over. Sofas are cheaper than beds, you will not have to break your bank when buying yourself a large sofa.

A Large Sofa Expands Visual Boundaries

When getting into a room, the sofa is usually the biggest thing in the room. As a visitor, you are going to sit there, have your drinks and conversations while you are on it. It goes without saying that it is where most visitors spend their time. So, you should go big and bold when choosing a sofa.

If you have to choose between a smaller sofa and a larger one, go for the larger one. It will make a small room seem bigger. Think of it this way, when someone sees a large sofa, they see it as a large space for them to get comfortable. A small sofa will make people think of the space as small and therefore uncomfortable.

Your Current Sofa Is a Big Mistake

When buying your current sofa, you may have thought it was amazing. A few months of having it has made you realize you made a huge mistake. You overlooked some small things which are now making a big impact on how you see the sofa.

You’re now discovering that;

  • The sofa is too small for you and your guests.
  • You did not try out the sofa. You took everything at face value.
  • The style of sofa that you bought does not coordinate with the rest of your furniture.
  • The fabric and color of the sofa are wrong.
  • The sofa does not make the room appealing.
  • The sofa is uncomfortable to sleep on.

The good thing is, this mistake can be rectified. The professionals behind Extra Large Living emphasize checking all of these items before getting yourself a new sofa. If you have experienced one or several things above, then it’s time to get a sofa that fits your needs.

Your Living Room Area is Large

If your living room area is large, going for a large sofa is the best option. Buying a lot of small sofas to fit the space may make the room appear to be tacky and you do not want this. All you have to do is invest in one or two large sofas.

After you have bought the sofas, do not push them against the walls. If you push them against the walls, there will be a lot of space between the sofas and other furniture in the room. Your guests will feel like they have to raise their voices to be heard. Keeping the furniture apart will make the room feel uninviting and less warm.

A Large Sofa Is Comfortable

You have had a long tiresome day at work. All you want to do when you get home is kick off your shoes, pour yourself a drink, and relax. However, this is not what happens, your couch is small and uncomfortable so there is no way that you will be relaxed on it.

You cannot do all the things other people do in their comfortable sofas. Laying down to read, watching TV, or taking a nap becomes something that you dread doing. It feels like you are never comfortable in your own house. This does not have to go on forever. You can change all these by buying a large sofa. 

Having a small couch will not only limit the seating arrangements but also make the room appear small and less comfortable. This is where a large couch comes in. When choosing one, pick the one with a lighter color so that it can reflect more light in the room as they are not visually heavy. 


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).