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Measure Twice, Buy Once: A Guide to Measuring for a Sofa 

Measure Twice, Buy Once: A Guide to Measuring for a Sofa 

When you're buying furniture for your living room, one of the most important pieces is the sofa. It's the centerpiece of the room and it needs to fit perfectly. But how do you ensure that it will be the right size? That's where measuring comes in. Measuring for a sofa isn't hard, but it does require some preparation and attention to detail. Read on to learn how to measure up for a sofa that fits like a glove! 

How To Measure For A Sofa 

When you're shopping around for a new sofa, there are several factors that need to be taken into account. The first is room size; how big is your living space? Knowing this helps you select the right size of sofa for your room and avoid purchasing something too big or too small. Make sure you have enough space around your furniture to accommodate movement - if people can't freely walk around it, then it's probably not the right size! 


Once you've decided on an appropriate size, you'll then need to measure the area where the sofa will be placed. Take measurements from wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, and corner-to-corner. Then subtract 2 inches from each measurement (this allows extra breathing space). This will give you an accurate idea of how much room you have available in which to place your new piece of furniture. 

You may also want to measure any existing doorways or hallways through which your chosen sofa must pass on its way into your home; this will help prevent any unfortunate accidents during delivery!  

It’s also important to take note of any other furniture pieces in the same room as your potential purchase; make sure that seating arrangements won’t become overcrowded with additional items such as coffee tables or armchairs.  


Measuring up for a sofa doesn't have to be difficult - with these steps in mind, finding the right size sofa can be made easy! Start by measuring both the area where it will go and any doorways/hallways through which it must pass; then subtract two inches from each measurement and use those numbers when selecting a piece that works in terms of both size and comfort. Finally, remember not to overcrowd seating arrangements with other furniture items - leave plenty of breathing space between pieces so everyone can relax comfortably. With these tips in mind, finding that perfect match is easy as pie!  Happy shopping everyone!

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