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nixxitjunk · Sep 17

Loveseat Buying Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Loveseat For Your Home

loveseat buying guide

Are you considering purchasing a loveseat for your home? Great choice. Loveseats are versatile furniture pieces that you can use in place of a couch in a smaller seating area or in addition to a sofa in a larger living room.

You can find thousands of different loveseats online and in furniture stores across California—there’s no shortage of options. However, that wealth of choices also makes narrowing down your choices a bit time-consuming. We’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right loveseat for your needs amidst the extensive selection of options.

Read on to learn more about how to choose the perfect loveseat for your home and how our friendly team here at Nixxit Junk Removal can help you haul away your old furniture.

What Is a Loveseat?

A loveseat is a type of small couch that can comfortably seat two people, hence the name “love seat.” Loveseats resemble couches in terms of their upholstery, arms, backs, and overall shapes. The only technical difference between a loveseat and a sofa is size—loveseats seat two people, whereas couches typically seat at least three people.

Many people choose to purchase a loveseat to provide additional seating in large living spaces. If your living room already has a couch, you may want to buy a loveseat in a complementary style to the sofa to provide even more seating space for guests.

Others choose to purchase a loveseat instead of a couch if they don’t have much room for furniture. Because loveseats are shorter than couches, they fit better in small living rooms and tight spaces.

Where Can You Purchase a Loveseat?

You can purchase loveseats online, in stores, or even second-hand (our favorite to help sustain a circular economy). Most furniture stores offer a selection of loveseats in varying styles and sizes. While you can find the most extensive selection of loveseats online, you typically can’t test online furniture before purchasing it, creating the risk that your loveseat will not suit your needs as well as you thought it would.

Consider purchasing your loveseat second-hand locally in the Bay Area through:

If you plan to purchase a loveseat online, we recommend only purchasing through a company with a generous return policy or money-back guarantee.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Loveseat

A loveseat may cost less than a traditional sofa, but you can still expect to spend at least a few hundred dollars.  You want to be sure that the loveseat you choose meets your needs and suits your living space before investing in it.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a loveseat that may help you narrow down your choices and home in on the perfect furniture piece for your living space:

1. Room

If you are searching for a loveseat, you probably already know which room it will go in. However, examining the other furniture and decor in your room can help you determine what type of loveseat to consider for the space.

If you already have a couch in the room, consider matching the loveseat to the couch as closely as possible. If you can’t find a loveseat that matches, you can instead choose one in a complementary color or look for an option that ties in the colors of other furniture in the space.

Spend some time reviewing the room you would like to place the loveseat in to gain a better understanding of what your new furniture pieces should look like.

2. Size

Another important consideration when it comes to buying a loveseat is size. You want to be sure that the loveseat fits in the area that you have planned to place it in. You also don’t want the loveseat to look too small or large compared to the other furniture in the room.

We recommend using a tape measure to measure out the area that you are placing the loveseat in. Then, when you search for loveseats in stores or online, you can compare their dimensions to your measurements.

3. Color

Loveseats can act as a statement piece in your living room if you want them to. Choosing a bold color such as emerald green or mauve can add excitement and color to a previously boring, muted room.

However, if you’d prefer your loveseat to blend in with your other furniture, you can choose a color that looks cohesive with the rest of the room. Colors such as beige, gray, and cream are timeless shades that look attractive without being too bold or eye-catching.

4. Quality

You should also pay special attention to the quality of all the loveseats you review during your search. Unless you only plan to use the loveseat for a year or two, you should look for a furniture piece with high-quality upholstery, durable springs, and a strong frame and foundation. 

Testing out loveseats in person can give you a better idea of each piece’s overall quality. If a loveseat does not feel strong or secure when you sit on it, you can assume that it will not last very long before beginning to deteriorate.

5. Price

Finally, consider what price range you would like to stay within for your new loveseat purchase. Loveseats can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars depending on the upholstery material, design, and overall quality of the piece.

While we never recommend shopping beyond your budget, be aware that a loveseat’s price often reflects its quality. More expensive loveseats are often stronger and more reliable than lower-priced options.

Out With the Old, In With the New—Loveseat That Is

If you’re searching for a new loveseat, you probably have some old furniture that you need to get rid of to make room for your new piece. That’s where we come in.

At Nixxit Junk Removal, we specialize in furniture removal and junk removal using the safest, most reliable processes in the industry. Whether you need us to remove one furniture piece or would like us to clear out an entire apartment, we can provide the hauling and junk removal services you need.

As a certified woman-owned small business, we have the expertise and licensing necessary to provide reliable, eco-friendly junk removal. Our service areas include Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the entire Bay Area.

Contact our friendly experts at Nixxit Junk Removal today to learn more about us or book a removal service online.