The picture of an office always produces the image of a stiff place with only straight-backed chairs and tables for office work. Now, however, most offices also have a sofa so that the employer, employee or client can sit comfortably while in the office.

When buying an office sofa, one has to consider a sofa with a good color and style, as it will become the focal point of the room and will project a sophisticated image of the office with its presence. One can choose an office sofa according to the usage and need of the office. If you think that it will be used often, then a better quality sofa that will last some time is indeed better than buying a sofa that costs less and will only become spoiled in a few years' time. Leather is a good option for long-term usage--though it costs more, it lasts longer, looks luxurious and does not need much maintenance or cleaning. If space is a matter to be taken into consideration when buying an office sofa, it would be better to invest in a sectional sofa that can be cut and designed to fit a corner or the bend of the office. Of course, in such cases, it is better to design and order an office sofa rather than to opt for a ready sofa.

The offices running on a tight budget might consider leasing or renting of the office sofa, along with other office furniture. Rental would be beneficial as with this option, you can keep the cash flow in the pocket while enjoying the benefits of the office. Perhaps you could get a new office sofa at a very low up-front price. However, be wary and make sure that you are really striking up a good deal because there are many dishonest individuals who may make you pay more for the sofa through rental fees than you would to purchase a sofa. So be certain to investigate the rental agreement and to consider the needs and design of the office and your budget.