By Adalheid Voigt. Modern. At Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:47:07 AM.
Every time you buy a new sofa, measure it before handing over the cash. You should also measure the space where you plan to put it. If you are buying online, find out all these dimensions before you buy. There are a couple of important reasons for doing this.
As homes get smaller, storage becomes more and more important, and people are starting to use every available bit of space to display their trinkets and treasures. Shelving placed above a sofa can be a great way to solve a storage issue and creatively display your accessories. Floating shelves are a great option, as are shelves with attractive brackets. Just make sure they’re installed correctly so they don't fall on anyone sitting on the couch!
When you have a sofa that dates back over a century, and you have invested good money in it, reupholstering it makes sense. This is not something that can be replaced by a brand new sofa. In this case, by reupholstering, you are actually restoring an antique. However, if this is an investment, this should not be attempted on your own. Get a qualified professional to do it, and it is going to be costly.