Is your couch so large that it's affecting the sale of your home? We all know that we want the largest, softest, most comfy couch when we veg out and watch TV. Cuddled up with our blankets, popcorn bowls, books, remotes, dogs and kids, the need for a large couch space is apparent, but is your beast of a couch slowing your home sale?
Often I find clients trying to fit their furniture in the home for sale and if the furniture in their potential new home is much larger than what they have, they will find it hard to think that their furniture will fit. Less truly is more, letting people know that there is room for a full couch and a loveseat is great, but they don't need to see your mammoth couch and 2 more matching lazy boys too!
Here are some tips on picking the right couch for the space that you have:
If you have high ceilings, choose a couch with a tall back or oversized back cushions to help soften the rooms starkness
If you have a small living space, try an apartment sized sofa, or a loveseat paired with 2 chairs to give a conversational space, odds are that people won't notice it's not a full sized couch if it's laid out right
If your space is open and you have it broken into 2 room spaces - consider a sectional couch if the space is large, it will help your mind break up the space into 2 different rooms and make it feel more spacious, there is nothing worse than an open concept home with too much furniture
If you have a lot of furniture, consider removing it for selling your home, take out that bulky couch and matching chair, they take up too much space and probably look worn anyways - that's why they are so great for relaxing, but that worn in look doesn't sell homes.
If you need to rent furniture to make your space work , the small cost for the month that you may need to rent will pay off. The better your home looks, the quicker it sells and the quicker you can go back to regular life and well, packing!