Published at Monday, January 14th 2019, 10:22:48 AM by Edelmira Beck. Contemporary. Around here, we love coming across ways to get a little more mileage out of our well-loved basics. So when I came across a genius idea about how to revitalize a 6-year-old saggy sofa with a quick trip to the craft store, I just had to try it for myself. My parents‘ poor 15+-year-old overstuffed leather sofa was years past being "overstuffed" and was starting to look really grumpy- like. However sad and grumpy, it´s a much-loved, quality piece of furniture so I was excited to add a few more miles to its already long and generous life.
Published at Monday, January 14th 2019, 02:05:46 AM by Carlene Albrecht. Modern. It makes sense to reupholster if your sofa is very high quality or has an unusual frame. Quite possibly, the cost of reupholstering it would be less than buying a new sofa of comparable quality. This is not very often the case, but it is possible you may have a perfectly good sofa that can be brought back to life by just re-covering with a new fabric.
Published at Monday, January 14th 2019, 07:34:47 AM by Drika Baumann. Traditional. Not all shapes lend themselves well to being slipcovered. If your chair or sofa has a wooden frame around it or wooden arms, a slip cover may not be a good idea as they will be felt through the fabric. A piece that is covered in fabric leads you to believe that it will have a soft feel, and the hardness of wood underneath will not feel pleasant. Details such as welting can be an attractive feature in a slipcover. You can buy slipcovers with welting, or order ones that have it when you get them custom made or make them yourself. Decide whether you want self-welting or contrast welting on your slipcovers. Contrast welting will draw attention to the lines of your chair or sofa. If you want to emphasize them choose contrast welting, to play down the shape choose self-welting. Braids, fringes or buttons can also be added depending on the look you want.
Published at Sunday, December 30th 2018, 21:16:20 PM. Modern By Emma Frank. When testing for fabric, you should also check to see if it wrinkles easily or stretches. If it wrinkles easily, it will be difficult to maintain its looks for a long time. Sagging fabric will make it look dilapidated very quickly. Call it a sleeper sofa, or sofa bed, this is one of the most functional pieces of furniture you can own. Having a sleeper in your living room rather than a sofa might be one way to overcome space limitations, if you have them. It lets you turn any room into a guest room, or even a bed room for yourself if you live in a studio apartment.
Published at Sunday, December 30th 2018, 21:16:16 PM. Midcentury By Ferdinanda Berger. This is another one for design pros and the design risk takers. In large rooms, a backless sofa (or chaise) is perfect for breaking up the room and creating conversation areas.
Published at Sunday, December 30th 2018, 21:10:14 PM. Industrial By Hannah Fuchs. Filling: Filing may be foam, down, or padding that is used to make the sofa comfortable. Frame: The frame comprises the bones of a sofa and determines not just the shape but also the quality. High-quality sofas have kiln-dried hardwood frames with strong, reinforced joints.
Published at Sunday, December 30th 2018, 21:10:11 PM. Contemporary By Hedda Böhm. This option is structured and modern all at the same time, and the mink shade will work with just about any existing decor schemes. Interior Define’s entire line is highly customizable, so you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy. But we‘re partial to this rich, navy sectional and its invitingly plush pillows.
Published at Sunday, December 30th 2018, 20:50:18 PM. Modern By Heloise Bergmann. The empty space above a sofa is a prime spot in the house for a great piece of art. In fact, it‘s comparable only to space above a mantle. That being said, what kind of art should go there? Should it be a painting? A photograph? While most people stick with the traditional solution of hanging a single painting or photograph above a sofa, there are plenty more options to choose from.
Published at Sunday, December 30th 2018, 20:49:41 PM. Midcentury By Ishild Brandt. Down used in combination with other materials is also a good option but also another expensive option. Pads made out of a Dacron polyester fiber and down, known as Blendown pads, are wrapped around high-density foam. These pads can also be used with springs that have been wrapped up in foam. High-density foam surrounds the springs, which are then wrapped in down pads. The result is a soft surface with a strong, resilient support inside. This is a good option because the cushions do not lose their shape easily.
Published at Sunday, December 30th 2018, 20:49:30 PM. Traditional By Iwona Braun. If you´re like most people, your sofa probably gets a lot of action, and as a result, it can get pretty dirty. Even if it doesn‘t look dirty, it‘s probably covered in dust particles, sloughed-off skin cells, bits of food, and who knows what else. No matter how clean you are your sofa will get dirty, so clean it regularly to extend its life.