Of all the spaces in our homes, the kitchen often gets all the love. But the whole "heart of the home" idea is an equally fitting way to describe another one of our favorite spots -- the sofa.
From sleeping to TV-watching to "working" from home, the sofa is easily the most used piece of furniture in our homes, and that makes buying a long-lasting one a pretty big deal. There are the key factors you'll want to consider in your search (think: frame, springs and cushions, and check out this buying guide from our friends at GoodHousekeeping.com), but there's something even more important to keep in mind, besides those nitty gritty details: how exactly do you plan on using your sofa the most?
If you're a napper who's ever tried of lying down on a sofa with high arms, for instance, you know exactly what we mean. Or maybe you're the parent whose toddler's grimey hands just landed on your expensive antique couch (#heartbreak). Whatever your lifestyle, there's a sofa out there for you. Here are a few common profiles to guide you through the process of buying one.