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Like anything in your home, couches come with a lifespan. On average, a well-maintained sofa can last anywhere from 7 to 15 years. Some of the biggest factors are usage patterns, quality of materials, and general care. Let’s get into the specifics to uncover what kind of longevity you can expect from your couch (or the couch you’re shopping for).

Couches That Last

If you’re in the market for a long-lasting couch, consider brands known for their durability, like Ashley Furniture and Abbyson. Look for quality materials like hardwood frames, reinforced corners, high-density foam, and durable upholstery (leather is known for its resilience). These features are all signs that your sofa is built to last.

Extending the Life of Your Couch

Proper care and maintenance can extend the lifespan of your couch. Consider investing in slipcovers that not only protect against spills and stains but also provide an easy way to freshen up your couch’s appearance. Occasionally vacuuming your couch can remove dust and debris, preventing them from settling into the upholstery. When spills happen, address them quickly with cleaning methods recommended for your sofa’s fabric. If possible, keep your couch out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.

How Often Should You Replace a Sofa?

While the average lifespan of a sofa may give you a general idea, each couch is different. If your couch is showing signs of sagging, visible wear and tear, or it’s no longer comfortable to sit on, it might be time for a replacement. Pay attention to the signals your couch is sending — it’s better to replace it before it starts to bring down the aesthetic of your living room. At Aaron’s, you can rent to own from a HUGE selection of name brand sofas and loveseats, so you can get a durable sofa with easy and affordable payments.

For more tips on choosing the perfect sofa for you, check out our sofa shopping guide.