The young family’s guide to sofas

The young family’s guide to sofas

For many families, the living room is the central meeting place. It's where movie nights happen and holiday celebrations take place. The sofa is an integral part of every living room experience. Here are few tips new parents should consider when purchasing a couch:


When you buy a new sofa, you want to make sure everyone in the family can enjoy it. For instance, movie night just isn't as fun when you have to bring in extra chairs from the kitchen.

Before you head to your local furniture store, take precise measurements of your room. Not only do you want to make sure the sofa will fit, but also that it is an appropriate distance from the TV. New parents should also remember that kids grow fast; your whole family may fit on the couch today, but that might not be the case in a few years!

Young families should consider purchasing a sofa made from stain-resistant materials.Young families should consider purchasing a sofa made from stain-resistant materials.


Kids are messy. It's part of their charm, but it's also a hassle for busy parents. When you buy a new sofa, you can ensure it has a long lifespan by choosing appropriate materials. Solution-dyed fabrics or blended polyester materials are much more resistant to stains compared to other types of materials.

One of the great advantages of buying furniture locally is that you have more options for after-sale care. Accidents are unpredictable, but that doesn't mean one should ruin your sofa. Most online retailers won't pay for the cost of shipping if your furniture needs repairs. At Arwood's Furniture and Mattress, we provide warranty and non-warranty service on all furniture that we sell.


Raising a family can be as exhausting as it is rewarding, and that's why you want to make sure you have a comfortable place to kick back at the end of each day. Though you might be tempted to purchase your next couch online, it's near impossible to judge comfort and quality from a picture alone. It's much more logical to visit a furniture showroom where you can test and compare models.

Do your kids need more space? Head to Arwood's Furniture and Mattress! A local, family-owned & operated home store with the largest selection of Missouri furniture. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the best furniture for your needs and budget.