Buying Italian Leather Sofas Online is Simple
The Vasco Sectional Sofa in luxury Italian Aniline leather
The ease of shopping online does not stop at larger items. In fact, shopping online for your Italian leather sofa can save you a great deal of time and energy while you are still browsing since there are not the numerous stops at stores just to find they don’t have what you are looking for. Online sites off pictures of various items for you to determine what you like. Many even offer a room planning guide and diagrams of various arrangements to make your planning even easier.
The Vasco Corner sofa in Snow White - Dressed in Italian Aniline leather
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when shopping online for your new Italian leather sofa.
1. Make a decision What You Need
Decide how much you can afford to spend on your leather sofa. Keep in mind that lower end sofas will cost around £700 while hand built leather sofas will run £3500 or higher.
Decide the style you want to use in your space. Italian Leather sofas come in contemporary to traditional with many styles in between. A lighter, more sleek contemporary leather sofa may be a little less expensive since it will use less material than a heavier traditional leather sofa. Of course, the brand will also determine if that is the case.
Decide if you need a sofa with a recliner to enhance your relaxation or a Corner Sofa to offer the convenience of more space. Maybe you need something extra durable because you have children and pets. Keep in mind that designer Italian leather sofas will cost a little more because of the extra craftsmanship that goes into the construction.
The Vasco Corner sofa in Night Black - Dressed in Italian Aniline leather
Write down the exact size of the space you have so you can quickly scan over leather sofas that are not suited to your amount of space.
2. Surf to Make Informed Decisions
Note the frame construction that is usually given in the descriptions. Whether it’s a metal frame or wood, it will need to be sturdy. Avoid frames made of plastic, plywood, or particleboard since they will be more likely to warp or crack. Instead, go for hardwood frames made of maple or oak.
Upholstery grades & types
Use the information you’ve learned earlier in the article about the types of leather used to test whether it is soft and supple top-grain or stiffer split grain. Depending on your lifestyle, it may be important to choose the sturdier leather for longer wear under tougher conditions.
Note what the cushions are filled with. Go with blown fiber, polyurethane foam, or fibrefill that has at least a 1.8 lb. per cubic feet of density. This will help the cushions keep their shape and firmness with wear.
The more expensive leather sofas will have hand-tied springs, which will give a nice even foundation. However, if your budget needs to cut a corner or two, the sinuous or preassembled coils can be just as comfortable as long as there are many tightly packed to give a firm spring action.
Do your home work?
Use the Who is (www.whois.net) to research if the company has had any complaints against them. If you are shopping on an online auction site, research the seller’s ratings on the site. Always get a name and physical address to do your research.
Hidden Fees or additional costs
Pay attention to shipping charges. You may find that one will offer free shipping for the exact same leather sofa, which could save you a great deal of money. Also note their delivery method and schedule.
Use only secure pages to make your payment for your online purchase. The first part of the URL should change to “shttp” or “https” to indicate encryption use. Using a credit card is safer if you need to dispute a fraudulent charge later. Make sure to print your receipt and keep all packing invoices that arrive with your leather sofa. Beware of any e-mails or calls that say there is an error in your order. You should not have to provide them with any information that they should already have if it is a legitimate call.
Buying a Italian leather sofa online is as easy as 1-2-3. Just use wise shopping savvy to avoid scams and make sure to research the product. If you are not absolutely comfortable with making the final purchase online, most sites will have a store locator so that you can go and inspect the leather sofa in person, but still save yourself the trouble of browsing in person.
Ultra Couture Design has worked on many decorating projects in apartments, Bars, and mansions. In their line of work, they provided potential sofa buyers with a colorfully illustrated gallery of the latest sofa designs in the market and key tips in finding the right sofa. For more information on Italian leather soafs, come visit them on their site at www.ultracouturedesign.co.uk