Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 00:33:35 AM by Edelmira Beck. Industrial. Knowing how to identify each main part and its variations can help you describe the sofa you want to a salesperson or designer. Understanding the basics of sofa construction can make you a shrewd judge of sofa quality. The arms define the ends of a sofa and play a critical role in the overall look and function of the piece.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 00:26:40 AM by Lovise Engel. Modern. For sitting, the size of a full sized sleeper is between a sofa and a love seat, rather like an apartment sofa, so it is still a good option for smaller spaces and apartments. You will find that a full-size sleeper is generally about 72 inches wide, and approximately about 90 inches long when fully opened. There is no simple, easy yes or no answer to this question because the answer depends on several factors. If you are planning to reupholster an old sofa then you should really consider them before you commit to an expensive undertaking.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:04:54 AM by Edelmira Beck. Industrial. The sofa is the biggest piece in any living room, so it’s the first thing that needs to be placed. Sometimes you can walk into a room and it seems obvious where the sofa should go, but in other rooms, it's not so easy. As a general rule the sofa should be facing the focal point, but if there's no natural focal point what do you do? Here are some sofa placement tips to help you figure it out.
Published at Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 02:09:17 AM. Midcentury By Iwona Braun. How long a sofa will last and retain its shape depends largely on the frame, and a high-quality sofa always has a strong, sturdy one: The best frame is made out of kiln-dried hardwood. The process of kiln drying removes all moisture from the wood, enabling it to retain its shape and stability over a long period of time. A frame made of green wood can shrink or crack as it dries. Softwood can bend and break easily, while knotted wood is prone to cracks.
Published at Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 02:02:22 AM. Midcentury By Mia Foehrkolb. Wood can hold a lot of moisture when it is first harvested. What makes a kiln-dried frame better is that the process gets rid of most of the moisture inside the wood. Kilns are huge ovens with very strictly controlled temperatures and humidity. The kiln drying process can remove approximately 93% of the wood's moisture.
Published at Tuesday, January 08th 2019, 20:54:34 PM. Traditional By Sophia Friedrich. Pin your samples on the wall and let yourself ponder for a day or two. Just like picking paint, this process takes time. Figure out what looks best in the morning — and which colors truly shine come sunset. Before committing to your perfect couch, look for a discount. Many stores offer 10–15% off just for signing up for their email newsletter — when you‘re buying an expensive product like a couch, those savings can be huge. Websites like Retail Me Not give an up-to-date overview of discounts, and Honey automatically applies the best discounts to your order.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:06:19 AM. Contemporary By Lovise Engel. To achieve a Scandi-inspired, minimalist look, pair a set of slouchy square pillows in one corner of the sofa (preferably one solid and one patterned), and prop a smaller, rectangular-shaped pillow in the center of the other cushion. Instead of predictably tucking a single pillow into the corner of your sofa, why not take inspiration from Cottage Cloth and place a set facing inward? We love her choice of contrasting striped fabric, too.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:06:15 AM. Industrial By Ishild Brandt. A very common traditional shape for sofa arms, a rolled arm curves outward. Although comfortable for lounging and reading, rolled arms do take up extra space and should be taken into account when measuring a sofa. A Lawson arm is a low-profile, modestly scaled version of the rolled arm.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:06:14 AM. Contemporary By Hannah Fuchs. If you have many items to sell, a garage sale can be a good place to sell your couch, since such sales usually draw a good crowd of people looking for exactly this kind of bargain. Consider placing your used couch in a church, community center, or school rummage sale. Your participation might involve little more than hauling it there, which eliminates any worry about organizing a sale on your own. Consider this if your sofa happens to be the only item you need to sell.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:05:53 AM. Contemporary By Hannah Fuchs. The price on this pillow may seem a tad high, but each piece is handcrafted from up-cycled, USA-grown cotton fabrics found along the sellers' journey. The zippered cover is removable for ease of care. You´ll enjoy the texture that this cream pillow organically adds to your sofa. The lumbar shape ensures you can place it anywhere for a pop of boho chic.