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Sofa Shopping Guide

Picking the right sofa

Whether you're replacing a sofa or getting a sofa for your new home, we can help. It's a big purchase — and you'll want to consider all the details before you buy. Here are a few things to consider if you're in the market for a new couch.

Make sure to measure

Before you choose a sofa, you'll need to think about the size of your room. Here's how to size things up before you buy.

  • Plan your room's arrangement

    Before you start the sofa search, think about the room you'll be putting it in. Is it going in your living room? Or will it be in your finished basement? Visualize where you think the sofa will go and make sure it works with your other furniture. If you can't figure it out, try sketching the furniture layout. This will help you finalize the best place for your new sofa.

  • Measure the room

    After you have a general idea of where you want the sofa to go, measure the spot. Make sure you measure how wide and how deep the couch can be. Then, compare these measurements with the product dimensions on our website or in our stores.

Sectional or sofa set?

At Aaron's, we offer sofa sets as well as sectionals for your living room. Each has its own benefits, so you'll need to go with the one that works best for your lifestyle and your home.


A sectional is a couch that makes an "L" shape and can either be used in the corner of your living room or out in the open. When used in the open, a sectional does a great job of dividing up open floor plans. In more traditional living rooms, placing them in the corner can save space and simplify your furniture layout.

  • Lots of seating
  • Fits well in corners
  • Break up large rooms
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Sofa Sets

Sofa sets give you a bit more flexibility than sectionals when it comes to setting up your furniture. Most sofa sets come with a sofa and love seat that you can arrange in your living room however you like. These also let you be more creative with end tables and lamps in your living room.

  • Flexible layouts
  • More open space
  • Great for smaller rooms
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Standard vs reclining sofas

We offer both standard and reclining sofas. Whether you just want to lounge, or you want to kick back and relax, we have options for you. Here are some things to consider.


Standard sofa give your living room more of a modern, contemporary look. They also generally take up a bit less space in the room and are also easy to move around and rearrange.

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Reclining sofas generally have a bit more padding and comfort features that a standard sofa — especially with the added ability to recline. These are great for watching movies with the family or watching the big game with friends. They do tend to be more traditional in styling and take up a bit more space in your living room. If you are considering a reclining purchase, make sure there’s room for the chair to recline! One should keep 6-8 inches from the wall to the back of the chair.

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Choose your material

Sofas and sectionals are available in a wide range of fabrics and colors — but which one is right for you? Between fabric, microfiber, faux leather, and real leather, there are a lot of factors to consider.

  • Fabric and microfiber

    Fabric and microfiber couches are durable and often more affordable than their leather counterparts. Many microfiber and fabric sofas also have clean, modern styling for a more contemporary look. Depending on the color you choose, fabric and microfiber can be a bit tougher to clean.

  • Faux leather

    Faux leather and real leather both have their pros and cons. If you'd like more information, we dive into the details in our blog. Faux leather looks and even feels similar to real leather, but often cost much less. It's very easy to clean with a damp cloth as well.

  • Real leather

    Sofas made from real leather are generally a bit more expensive, but they're also durable, stylish, and easy to clean. Another benefit of real leather is the rich, dark color it develops over time. Some things get better with age! Leather is also easy to wipe clean, but it does require a bit more maintenance than other options. If you buy real leather, be ready to treat it with leather care products every so often.

Benefits of shopping with Aaron's

Reasons to shop

No credit needed*

Leasing to own with Aaron's makes it easy to own the products you want without needing credit.

Service and repair included

Don’t worry about having to fix a product that isn’t working the way it should – defective merchandise is covered while you’re leasing from us!

Free delivery and
set up**

Pick a time that works best for you, and we’ll deliver your products right to your door and set them up for free! (We just won’t connect gas or water or install ACs.)

No hidden fees

We provide flexible lease ownership plans designed to fit your budget – with absolutely no hidden fees.

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