The 5 Biggest Custom Couch Mistakes

1. Prioritizing Looks Over Comfort

It’s important to measure your living room and pick a couch with the right dimensions for it. However, don’t forget to make sure that your custom couch actually fits you too. Instead of picking an edgy design that matches your dream living room aesthetic, think about the ways in which you will use your couch. Do you like to lounge on your side, put your feet up, or curl up with oversize pillows? Are you taller than average? Do you watch TV as a family? Make sure your couch is deep enough to accommodate you comfortably.

2. Not Trusting Your Instincts

Did you choose a bold, bright upholstery color after researching the latest furniture trends, but now you’re not sure if it’s right for your home? Did you take someone else’s advice about getting a sectional, even though you really want a two-piece sofa set? Remember: you’re the one who will use and enjoy your custom couch every day. Trust your gut about the colors, textures, shape, size, and design details that appeal to you.

3. Settling for Details You Don’t Love

You may not want to start the customization process all over again, but one short-term delay will spare you years of long-term regret. Just don’t settle for a sofa you don’t love. Have confidence in your instincts and make sure your new custom couch reflects your tastes – not anyone else’s. After all, that’s the whole point of custom furniture!

4. Blocking Walls and Pathways

Your living room should be an inviting, intimate space, and proper furniture placement is one of the best ways to ensure that. If your couch interrupts the natural flow of foot traffic or makes the whole room feel spread out, you may have a placement problem. Bringing your seating closer together will encourage interaction, create clear pathways, and make a large room feel more intimate.

5. Creating a Couch too Big for Your Space

No matter what size your living room is, make sure your couch isn’t too big to pull away from the walls. If possible, pick a couch you can “float” away from walls and windows. When you “float” your couch, chairs, and other seating options and turn them toward each other, you also instantly create a designated seating area within a large, open space.

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