Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:06:25 AM by Brechtje Arnold. Midcentury. 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 Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:05:50 AM by Brechtje Arnold. Midcentury. A large built frame, a pair of cement columns, interesting sculptures, or large pots can serve as a stable base for a piece of 1/2 inch thick beveled-edge plate glass, cut to the perfect size. This is a good option for a very small space, as you can place the bases as close together or as far apart as you wish and have the glass cut to fit your space. Keep in mind that the larger the glass, the heavier it will be. So the bases need to be sturdy enough to support the weight.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:24 AM by Iwona Braun. Contemporary. This isn’t a sofa hack per se, but sometimes you can completely update a piece simply by changing what’s around it. Try some new art on the wall over the sofa, some new wallpaper on the wall behind it, or even new side tables and lamps on either side of it. When it's surrounded by different and beautiful things, your sofa might just look a little different and beautiful too!
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 01:34:58 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. If you are buying a reclining sofa or a sofa bed, all mechanisms should work smoothly. Reclining, or motion furniture is generally more expensive, and you are paying for a functioning, smoothly running mechanism. It makes sense to check those features out at the store.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 01:04:55 AM. Traditional By Sophia Friedrich. Simplicity Sofas manufactures large and small sofas, apartment sofas, studio sofas, sleepers, and sectionals at its High Point, NC plant. The furniture is custom-built to customers’ specifications and then shipped directly to them through UPS freight. The most outstanding feature is that even its largest sofas can fit through small doorways and be carried through hallways and staircases easily. The largest sofa needs a width of only 15", while sectionals need 8". This is ideal for small spaces and apartments.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 00:22:56 AM. Contemporary By Edwige Becker. If your sofa is looking saggy there’s a good chance you can make it look better by stuffing the cushions. Now don’t just shove a bunch of cotton batting in there because it will result in a lumpy cushion. Instead, take off the cover (most sofas these days have removable covers) and wrap the cushion in a layer or two of quilt batting or foam wrap. If you find it shifts around a bit secure it using a spray adhesive. And if you find there are still a few saggy spots, now is the time to fill them with extra pieces of cotton batting. Easy peasy.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 07:45:53 AM. Modern By Sofia Franke. If you plan to use it as the primary sleeping surface for yourself, look into the type of mattress that comes with it. As you are no doubt aware, sleepers come with many different types of mattresses, some using specialty materials, some come with inner-springs and others are air beds. Try and find one with a mattress type you are happy using. Also look for a mechanism that opens and closes easily.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 06:02:48 AM. Contemporary By Lovise Engel. This unique three-seater sofa may be boxy by design, but it’s definitely not boring. The rectangular, dark-wood frame sits low to the floor, making the couch a perfect fit atop a plush rug in a minimal room. Prefer leather? Upgrade to the luxurious top-grain version for $1,200 more.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 05:23:46 AM. Traditional By Jadwiga Busch. Slipcovers come in many many looks ranging from loose and flowing to very precisely tailored ones. Decide on a look that fits your room. You can choose a loose or relaxed look for a casual effect, or select a tailored look that fits the lines of your sofa or chair more closely for a more formal look. Let your general decorating style dictate the look along with the shape of the piece.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 05:17:44 AM. Modern By Izolda Dietrich. 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.