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. The third option is web suspension, in which bands of webbing across the seat and back. These are then attached to the frame to make a platform for the cushions. Webbing can be made of either natural or man-made fibers, and if it is used alone doesn’t make for very strong support. In better-quality sofas, it is used with a tensioner that fastens the webbing securely to the frame. The web suspension is the least preferable of the seating support options.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:24 AM by Iwona Braun. Contemporary. Finding a tufted, ruby red, velvet sofa for less than $500 is already a rarity, but when something this on-trend comes in for less than $400, it's really something to write home about. Emerald green is always a good bet this time of year, but this gorgeous sofa is so timeless it's sure to work in any season.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 06:33:19 AM. Industrial By Ishild Brandt. 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 Saturday, January 12th 2019, 06:07:16 AM. Contemporary By Hannah Fuchs. For a modern, clean look, try placing pillows in contrasting shapes right beside each other on one side of the sofa. The consistency in color ensures continuity. Try clustering trios of geometrically-patterned pillows together. Space them out between each sofa cushion for a look that’s anchored, yet casually rustic at the same time.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 06:05:14 AM. Traditional By Heloise Bergmann. Sunlight can bleach certain fabrics, and in other cases cause them to fade and deteriorate over time, so it’s important not to leave your sofa in a sunny spot. If the back of the piece is exposed to sunlight all the time, it will eventually fade to a lighter color than the front, and vice verse. Or if half is in the sun, it will fade to a lighter color than the other half. Or if you keep a throw pillow in the same spot, you’ll notice a significant difference in color when you remove it. Keep your sofa out of the sun, or at least rotate it regularly to keep it looking new.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 05:56:12 AM. Modern By Hedda Böhm. When it comes to choosing something to display over a sofa you‘re only limited by your sense of adventure. So get creative and display something you love! The most common thing to put on a sofa is a single piece of artwork, but if the artwork is bland or blends in with the wall the impact is minimal. If you really want to create an eye-catching focal point, a bold piece that practically jumps off the wall is the way to go. Try something very large in size, vibrant in color, or graphically appealing in design. Ultimately, the term "bold" is open to interpretation, but the idea is that when a person walks into the room their eye is immediately drawn to the piece because it’s so striking.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 05:01:10 AM. Midcentury By Ferdinanda Berger. This sofa placement isn‘t for design novices. As a general rule, you don’t want to place a sofa in front of a door because you don’t want to block it, and you don't want people to walk into the back of the sofa. However, if there's enough space and the back of the sofa has nice upholstery, this look can work very well. But it´s imperative that there be enough space to still have a comfortable traffic path. You also want to make sure to minimize any potential of visual obstructions. So if there´s any doubt, don‘t do it.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 04:17:08 AM. Industrial By Emma Frank. Neutral sofa fabric includes beige, gray, taupe, and cream. A matte beige sofa fabric can appear dull around other colors, but a textured beige fabric with flecks of monochromatic color can create interest without adding new colors. Gray sofas can range from pale to charcoal colors. Considered a style chameleon, gray can be sophisticated, comfortable, cool or crisp. Neutral sofas can quietly complement your other decor, but still be stylish and attractive.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 02:33:06 AM. Contemporary By Edelmira Beck. 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.