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Firmness, Frame & Fabric: A Sofa’s Important Features

16 Jul. 2020

Options available in today’s world, ranging from toothpaste to shades of white for your living room walls, are numerous. So numerous that today’s consumer can’t seem to make a suiting decision. It is with this in mind that Cozey wishes to simplify the 2020 shopping experience. This article won’t be on what to look for in toothpaste, since we’re far from knowing anything about that, but rather on what to look for in a sofa. So many couches are on the market, yet no one really knows what key features are important to look for. Luckily, Cozey is here to help! And to simplify everything even more, we regrouped our top things to look for in a sofa under 3 words that start with the letter F. Hint: firmness, frame, fabric. You’re welcome! 


firmness frame fabric

Undeniably very important, firmness is what will make you comfortable at the end of the day. If you are physically shopping for a sofa, in the sense that you are out and about in furniture stores, verifying the firmness is quite easy. On the contrary, verifying the firmness of a sofa through an online company can be a hard task. Luckily, many companies focus on offering a detailed explanation of the firmness of their product in the product description. However, we understand that the idea of firmness depends from person to person, as well on the sofa’s filling. This is why many DTC companies, like us, offer trial periods to give you a chance to test the sofa in the comfort of your home. In short, consider any back pain or posture problems when shopping for a sofa. You wouldn’t want to choose one too soft, nor too hard. 


firmness frame fabric

The best, long-lasting frames are made out of kiln-dried wood. This method removes all the moisture from the wood, enabling it to keep its shape and durability over a long period of time. Other frames likes ones made of green wood, softwood and knotted wood are prone to cracks and are less durable. At Cozey, the sofa frame is made out of kiln-dried larch to assure that it will successfully pass the test of time. If you are looking for something sturdy, we recommend that you rule out sofas with frames made of plywood and particleboard.


firmness frame fabric

Unlike shopping for a sofa in person, buying a sofa online can be a little tricky if you haven’t touched and felt the fabric first.  However, many online companies and sofa startups offer free fabric samples. Take advantage of this and request fabric swatches! Swatches will simplify your life and you will be able to carry them around and compare them to the cushions and throws you want. If you are physically shopping for a sofa, make sure to touch and feel the fabric. Many polyester and leather options are available on the market, but both are very different and suit different kinds of lifestyles. 

Final Words

We hope knowing the importance of firmness, frame and fabric will help you find the sofa of your dreams. With online shopping becoming more and more popular, we recommend that you give a look at our Complete Sofa Buying Guide. It holds much more information on online sofa shopping and things to take into account!

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