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In the world of furniture, few things are as effective and elegant in one as a sofa. A good couch can indeed make or break a room in your home: the right aesthetic mix and it’s all good; the wrong combination and everything is very, very wrong! Though having a couch is not necessary in most bedrooms, dining rooms or kitchens, this furniture article is a complete must for any den, living room, TV room, lounge space, and sunroom. Knowing how to correctly select a couch is therefore a quite significant aspect of adequately and aesthetically pleasingly completing a home-in both a fancy and a functional way.

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A sofa needs to be an article of furniture that blends in well with the surroundings, and therefore any interior designer (whether someone being contracted to do the job or a home owner himself or herself) needs to really contemplate what harmonious colors to work with, which textures and types of fabrics would work well in the area in question, and whether to go for something very classic or something more risqué and contemporary.

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For instance, if a person wants to put a couch in their living room, which is painted in very brilliant colors and receives lots of light, and is decorated with very contemporary and bizarre elements, then maybe it would be best to go with a more contemporary couch design-bright, smooth fabric, with simple geometric dimensions and no unduly elaborate bordering or woodwork. On the other hand, if the living room were to be an area in a very old, traditional-style home, in a dimly lit space that is painted/wallpapered in more somber, dark colors, then the perfect sort of couch will be various-a more classic style couch, like a canapé or Chesterfield, with elaborate woodwork, darker color tones, with a fabric that has a more interesting, opulent texture.

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