Before you purchase your new sofa, read this. It's everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts, including Million Dollar Decorators stars Mary McDonald and Jeffrey Alan Marks, share their design tips on how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.
1. "The perfect sofa is 40" deep, 60" long, and 36" high with a 19" seat height. For a traditional sofa, I like a scroll arm, and for modern, I love a square arm, both with the same overall measurements." -Mary McDonald
2. "Most of my clients ask for sofas to be 'long enough for a nap' - so I make them at least 90" long or even longer if the room allows." -Ginger Barber
3. "Cut a template from brown paper in the size of the sofa you're considering, place it on the floor, and see how it looks before you buy." -Chandos Dodson Epley
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4. "I'll often add a trim or tape to the bottom edge of a sofa and then take the trim and use it Read More »from 20 Designer Tips and Secrets: Everything You Need to Know About Sofas