Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 08:55:11 AM by Ferdinanda Berger. Midcentury. This drastic reduction in wood´s moisture content is important so that the wood doesn´t warp or shrink with changes in humidity and temperature. Warping or shrinkage can destabilize your sofa, and even cause it to lose its shape. You would not see that happening in a quality sofa. Air drying can also work well, but since often times the process is not controlled enough, so you cannot be sure that the wood‘s moisture content is sufficiently reduced.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 11:03:06 AM by Brechtje Arnold. Midcentury. Make sure that you are getting high-density foam because lesser-quality foam can start breaking down pretty quickly, causing sags, and the fabric does not stay taut when that happens. If you want a really soft seat, consider down cushions. These are considered to be the premium choice, and as you might imagine they are also among the most expensive. High-quality cushions have down-proof ticking under the upholstery fabric to prevent feathers from poking through. Cushions filled just with down are high-maintenance and can need daily attention.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 06:02:55 AM by Iwona Braun. Midcentury. n front of a window - Although you never want to block a window, a sofa placed in front of one can look great as long as the back of the sofa is relatively low. Just be sure to leave a gap of about 10" to 12" to give the piece some breathing room and to allow for window treatments. Across from a window - If you've got a nice big window at the front or back of the room, try placing your sofa across from it in order to take advantage of the great view and natural architectural element.
Published at Tuesday, January 01st 2019, 18:55:57 PM. Traditional By Blanche Bauer. When you choose sofa or chair slipcovers, you are actually choosing to dress up your furniture. Just as you would pay attention to fabric weight, textures, and fit when you dress a human body, you should consider what would best fit your piece of furniture. I should also point out that slipcovers may not always be the perfect solution for a certain chair or sofa styles.
Published at Tuesday, January 01st 2019, 18:55:50 PM. Modern By Brechtje Arnold. 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 Tuesday, January 01st 2019, 18:55:46 PM. Midcentury By Carlene Albrecht. 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 01st 2019, 18:55:42 PM. Industrial By Drika Baumann. Once you've considered the light and dark of your new sofa, it’s time to think about color. If you‘re not working with a showpiece sofa, then a sofa in a neutral color is a popular choice. Neutral sofas are easy to decorate around, and can easily keep up with your style as it changes over the years.
Published at Tuesday, January 01st 2019, 18:52:52 PM. Contemporary By Edelmira Beck. Want a sectional but are working with a smaller space? Try the ultra-low-profile Quadra sectional from Article. Arrange this taupe-covered couch beneath a wide window to craft a comfy reading nook that underscores a killer view. If this layout isn’t quite your speed, the company’s Quadra collection contains a number of cozy set-ups.
Published at Tuesday, January 01st 2019, 18:52:45 PM. Traditional By Emma Frank. Once inside, the sofa can be assembled easily, with little effort and in very little time. On its homepage, the company has a video of an eight-year-old putting a sofa together in five minutes. What is even better, the furniture can be disassembled just as easily when moving, and then set up again without using any tools at all.
Published at Tuesday, January 01st 2019, 18:52:41 PM. Modern By Ferdinanda Berger. Sometimes one piece just isn’t enough. This is when gallery walls can really save the day. A photo gallery can allow you to create a really dramatic impact and it saves you from having to choose just one piece. Just remember when hanging pieces to create a gallery wall that all the items together will act as one unit. The center of the entire display should be at eye level. It's always best to plan this type of display before you start hanging. Place the pieces on the ground in front of the wall and play around with the arrangement until you find one that satisfies you. If space doesn't allow for this use graph paper.