No matter what choices you make with décor or the other furniture you include in your room, the couch is always going to be a focal point in your lounge. It’s typically one of the largest items of furniture in the room, it draws the eye, it’s the piece that gets the most usage, and the couch is usually where guests would sit.
A good couch can change the look and feel of your room, as well as offering excellent lumbar support and making guests feel welcome. There are many advantages to having a good couch, and it’s certainly worth investing some time and money in finding the right one.
Unfortunately, as much as you loved your couch when you bought it, they don’t last forever. Most couches need replacing within 5-10 years, and more frequently if you’ve got children or pets. Here are seven of the signs that it’s time to buy a new one.
People Are Sitting on the Floor
Of course, a new couch doesn’t have to mean a replacement couch. It could be that you need more seating, and would rather have another sofa, than armchairs or occasional chairs. If people are regularly sitting on the floor, or on more uncomfortable seats away from the rest of the household, then it’s time to look at a living room furniture store to find either a complementary couch that fits in with your current seating, or a larger replacement.
Sounds and Smells
You should wash your couch and its cushions at least twice a year. However, over time, even with regular cleaning, they begin to smell musty and old. They get a lot of use, and it’s only to be expected. Another sign that your couch is past its best is that it has started to creak or whine when someone sits on it. In some cases, smelly or noisy sofas can be repaired and reupholstered, but in many cases, the best thing to do is replace it.
You’re Bored of Your Décor
Your couch is a big part of your décor, and if you are bored and looking to make changes to the rest of the room, it often means that you’ll also need new seating to fit in with the new colors and styles.
The Couch Doesn’t Fit the Space
The average person lives in 11 houses in their lifetimes so, at some point, it’s only natural that our couch moves with us, from one home to the next. Sometimes this goes well, but on other occasions we find ourselves trying to fit a much too large piece of furniture into a small space.
Your Back Hurts
One of the first signs that your couch is past its best is a sore back. If your cushions have stopped offering the support you need, it might be time to make a change, or at least replace the cushions and pads.
It Looks Tired
Another thing that we notice is that our seating has started to look tired and old. The colors may have faded and threads might be coming loose.
You Just Don’t Love It
Your couch is a big part of the room, and you should love it. If you have fallen out of love, there’s only so much that you can do with throw blankets and cushions.
Your couch is an important part of your décor, and it’s certainly worth investing in one you love. If there are signs that yours needs replacing, start looking online for some of the best options.