Transform Your Living Room: How to Choose the Perfect Couch

Is your living room in need of a makeover? The couch is often the centre of any living space, making it crucial to choose one that suits both your style and comfort needs. Whether you're revamping your entire living room or simply looking to replace an old sofa, this guide will help you find the perfect couch to elevate your space.

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The Importance of a Great Couch

Your couch isn't just a piece of furniture; it's a place where you relax, entertain guests, and spend quality time with family. The right couch can transform the feel of your living room, making it a welcoming and cosy environment. Here’s how to ensure you pick the best one for your home.

Assessing Your Space

Measure Twice, Buy Once

Before falling in love with a couch, make sure it will fit in your space. Measure the dimensions of your living room and consider how the couch will fit with other furniture pieces. Don’t forget to measure doorways and hallways to ensure the couch can be delivered without a hitch.

Layout Considerations

Think about the layout of your living room. If you have a larger space, you might opt for a sectional or a sofa with a chaise. For smaller spaces, a compact two-seater or a loveseat might be more appropriate. Consider the flow of traffic and ensure there’s enough room for movement around the couch.

Choosing the Right Style

Reflect Your Personal Taste

The style of your couch should complement the overall design of your living room. Whether you prefer modern, traditional, or something in between, there’s a couch out there that will match your aesthetic.

Fabric and Colour

Selecting the right fabric and colour is crucial. If you have kids or pets, you might want to choose a durable, stain-resistant fabric. Neutral colours are versatile and can be accessorised with vibrant cushions and throws, while a bold colour can make your couch the focal point of the room.

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Comfort is Key

Sit Before You Buy

Never buy a couch without testing it out first. Comfort is subjective, so make sure the couch feels right for you. Consider the depth and height of the seat, the support of the backrest, and the firmness of the cushions.

Cushions and Fillings

The filling of the cushions plays a significant role in the comfort and longevity of your couch. Foam is supportive and retains its shape well, while down is softer and more luxurious but requires regular plumping. A mix of both can provide a balance of comfort and durability.

Quality and Durability

Frame Construction

A sturdy frame is the backbone of a durable couch. Hardwood frames are robust and long-lasting, while metal or particleboard frames are less so. Check for quality craftsmanship, like joinery that’s glued, dowelled, and screwed rather than stapled.


The upholstery material affects both the look and longevity of your couch. Leather is durable and ages beautifully, but it can be expensive and requires maintenance. Fabric options offer a wider range of colours and patterns but should be chosen based on their durability and ease of cleaning.

Additional Features

Sofa Beds and Recliners

If you frequently have guests staying over, a sofa bed might be a practical addition to your living room. Recliners offer additional comfort, allowing you to kick back and relax, but they require more space.

Storage Options

Some couches come with built-in storage solutions, perfect for small spaces. Look for designs with hidden compartments or under-seat storage to keep your living room clutter-free.

Final Touches

Accessorising Your Couch

Once you've chosen the perfect couch, accessorise it with cushions, throws, and blankets to add personality and comfort. These accessories can be easily swapped out to refresh your living room’s look with the changing seasons or trends.

Maintenance Tips

To keep your couch looking its best, follow the manufacturer’s care instructions. Regularly vacuum fabric sofas to remove dust and dirt, and clean spills immediately to prevent stains. For leather couches, use appropriate leather cleaners and conditioners to maintain their appearance and longevity.


Discover the Ultimate Comfort: Weekender, Boston, and Conran Modular Sofas by MOMU

Weekender: The Perfect Sofa for Relaxation

Price: $4,250


  • 2.0 Seat - L 165 x D 108 x H 80cm
  • Custom Sizes Available

Imagine sinking into the plush cushions of the Weekender sofa after a long week. This sofa is designed with your comfort in mind, featuring premium comfort cushions and luxurious Momu fabric. Its spacious seating area ensures that everyone in the family can enjoy a relaxing moment together.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Weekender not only promises unparalleled comfort but also adds a touch of style to your living room. It’s a testament to MOMU's dedication to quality, as evidenced by our full 10-year warranty. Visit our Melbourne showroom to experience the Weekender first-hand.

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Boston: A Touch of Sophistication

Price: $4,900


  • 2.0 Seat - L 165 x D 97 x H 84cm
  • Custom Sizes Available

Introducing the Boston sofa, where elegance meets timeless design. This sofa features exposed timber elements that highlight its classic appeal. Perfectly proportioned, the Boston sofa effortlessly enhances any living space with its sophisticated presence.

Just like all MOMU sofas, the Boston comes with a full 10-year warranty, reflecting our commitment to durability and superior craftsmanship. Made in Melbourne, the Boston is available for viewing in our showroom. Elevate your home with this distinguished piece.

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Conran Modular: Versatile Luxury

Price: $11,300


  • L 255 x D 255 x H 80cm
  • Custom Sizes Available

For those who desire flexibility without compromising on luxury, the Conran Modular sofa is the ideal choice. Its generous dimensions and modular design offer endless possibilities, allowing you to create the perfect seating arrangement for your space. The Conran Modular is upholstered in premium Momu fabric and includes our signature comfort cushions.

Experience the epitome of versatility and luxury with the Conran Modular, complete with a 10-year warranty. Visit our Melbourne showroom to see how this stunning piece can transform your living area.

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Choosing the perfect couch for your living room involves a balance of style, comfort, and practicality. By considering the size of your space, the style you love, and the durability of materials, you can find a couch that not only enhances your living room but also stands the test of time.

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