People spend nearly 20% of their home time in the living room. In most homes, living rooms are a place for entertaining guests or spending quality time with family. This means that living rooms are a highly functional and often busy area of the home.
Since your living room is such a well-used space, it makes sense to invest in furniture that is not only well-made and comfortable but also matches your individual personality.
There is no better way to design a perfect living room than a custom couch. In a living room, the couch sets the stage for functionality and design. When you customize your couch you are making a unique statement and a guarantee that it will fit in size, shape, and style.
This design guide will help you customize your couch by exploring what’s available for every element, from framing to fabric.
Your living room and lifestyle are the blank canvas for designing your couch. Before you begin looking at the specific details for your custom couch, it is important that you outline things like room measurements, durability requirements, and general style of the home. This information will help you make important decisions as you put together the elements of your new couch.
Based on the information that you gathered about the room dimensions and existing furniture layout, determine the couch shape and size that will best fit your living room.
Your custom couch dimensions include length, depth, and height. Keep in mind that these dimensions should not only fit the room size but also suit the couch’s main function.
For example, when entertaining guests the number of people that can comfortably sit on the couch will be an important factor. If the living room is more of an afternoon nap or television zone, then perhaps a comfortable place to kick up your feet is most important. Maybe you use the couch as a sleeper sofa for visiting guests. Your unique needs will determine the best layout for your custom couch.
Deciding on a material to cover your custom couch is probably the most exciting part of the process. There is so much opportunity to express your unique style with the different materials available. From leather to fabric, solid colours to bright patterns, your options are virtually endless.
Before you decide on the perfect material for your custom couch, consider not just the style but also the durability and texture qualities. Some materials are easier to keep clean, for example.
Finally, you can embellish your bespoke couch with details that add flare and interest. The small details can bring an entire design together. Pay attention to the couch designs that catch your eye for some inspiration in detailing your custom couch. Different interior design themes may call for specific details in furniture. Complement your personalized couch by garnishing with simple buttons, elegant trims, or crafted leg designs.
Speak with our professional interior designers to help you design the perfect custom couch for your living space. Our showroom is always stocked and offers brands you won’t find anywhere else in the Okanagan.