Buying a leather sofa would be very exciting, especially if you have coveted this kind of furniture item for many years but could never justify the expense until now. Naturally, you will be eager to run into a furniture store and browse the selections, but there are some important tips you will want to know so that you don’t make a mistake or get ripped off.
The following will examine some tips you can use when you are buying your first leather sofa.
Go to different stores, not just one
If you remember tagging along while your parents shopped for furniture, you would know that they probably went to multiple different showrooms, compared prices, bantered with salesmen and argued with each other before coming to a final purchase decision. When you’re shopping for your new leather sofa, make sure that you at least do the common-sense thing of browsing the different offerings available to you.
The obvious benefit of doing this course of action is that you will be fully informed by all the best deals local to you so you can make the best selection from them. This will enable you to maximise the money you save without taking a risk on the quality of the product you get.
Always bring measuring tape
Bringing a measuring tape when buying a leather sofa is important because it is necessary to measure the width and height of the sofa to ensure that it is going to fit inside your space. Failing to do this will likely cause you to end up like one of those embarrassing people with a sofa that can’t fit snugly into the room because it is off by half an inch.
This is a classic mistake a lot of people make when they buy a leather sofa. Considering the high cost of this kind of investment when compared to other sofas, it’s really a good idea to make sure you have done thorough and accurate measuring before you spend a single cent.
Consider second-hand options
You don’t always need to go with something completely band new when you are buying a leather sofa. You can always go to a second-hand supplier and find one of these hide sofas at a much lower price than brand new.
There are lots of different options for you to select from, so you never have a shortage of choices to select from. Some of these items might be a little worse-for-wear, but if you can ignore the od mark or tear then you could get something significantly cheaper than brand-new but gives you all the same benefits.
Ask about recommendations for a second-hand store where you can find a leather sofa for cheap. Better yet – see if any friends or family are getting rid of the sofa they currently have and see if you can offer them a good price (with a family discount of course)!
Taking care of it
When you get your leather sofa, you need to do some basic maintenance and care to protect it. There are lots of hide-cleaning and treatment products you can purchase to restore and prolong the vibrancy of the material.
The good thing about this type of sofa is that the material won’t catch animal fur and other small particles. This means you can easily clean it with a brush or damp cloth.