Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:19 AM by Jadwiga Busch. Midcentury. Never buy a sofa without first trying it out. Sit on it, lie on it, try it out the way you would use it at home. If you like napping on your sofa, make sure that the arms are the right height. Make sure the cushions and the back are as soft or firm as you want them to be.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 00:26:59 AM by Jadwiga Busch. Midcentury. A coffee table should be chosen in a proper proportion for the size of the room and the sofa in front of which it stands. A large square room would look strange with a small, delicate oval glass-topped coffee table, just as a small room would be cramped with a large, heavy, dark-painted square coffee table.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:05:14 AM by Drika Baumann. Contemporary. Choosing a couch can be an arduous process. Even after you narrow down the style and fabric, you still have to consider height. Luckily, low-profile sofas are making a comeback in a big way—and they're ideal for transforming a small room into a cavernous escape. Dress up your living room with one of these low-slung models. You may find swapping out your tall, oversized sofa for these shorter, sleeker versions makes your space feel airy and bright.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 05:01:10 AM. Midcentury By Ferdinanda Berger. Selecting the wrong fabric for your sofa can be an expensive mistake. Make your fabric selection based on how the sofa will be used, and where you will be placing it. If you are buying your sofa for an area of your home that is heavily used, a delicate fabric or color would be destroyed even before you’ve had a chance to enjoy it.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 04:17:08 AM. Industrial By Emma Frank. Seats should be comfortable, and for reclining furniture, be comfortable in all different positions. Select deep or shallow seats depending on your height. A taller person will need deeper seats. The arms should not jiggle or move, and if upholstered, they should be well padded. If there are any buttons, check to see that they are sewn on securely. Loose buttons will come off and end up getting lost in no time.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 02:33:06 AM. Contemporary By Edelmira Beck. This tufted couch from Urban Outfitters is doubly unobtrusive: Not only does it sit low to the ground, but its armless profile makes it an ideal addition to your boho-chic living space. Having guests? Recline the back to create a full-size bed—and the overstuffed cushions promise an extra-comfy experience.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 02:11:04 AM. Traditional By Drika Baumann. Narrowing down your couch options means making some hard decisions about upholstery. Think seriously about this couch and its intended use. Will it be a one-size-fits-all, everyone-is-welcome (including Fido!) family couch? Consider microfiber upholstery, which can handle a bit of rough-housing. Definitely don’t pick silk, which will rip the second your kitten’s claws come out. Or are you hoping to order a showcase piece for your formal living room? Go for silk, or pick something with a lot of texture.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 02:05:02 AM. Modern By Carlene Albrecht. The depth of the sofa is one of the most important measurements to take. The way to do this is to measure from the outside edge of the seat all the way to the back. It is best to do it from one of the sides. The next step is to measure the diagonal depth of the sofa. You do this by placing a straight tape measure from the top back of the frame to the bottom front.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 01:56:59 AM. Midcentury By Brechtje Arnold. Before buying a coffee table, place a large piece of newsprint or brown on the floor in front of the sofa to help determine an appropriate size and shape. You can cut down the paper or add to it until you get the right proportion for the rest of the furniture and the room.
Published at Saturday, January 12th 2019, 01:34:58 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. For fire safety reasons, look for the gold UFAC tag, indicating that the sofa manufacturer certifies it is made in accordance with UFAC methods. UFAC or the Upholstered Furniture Action Council was founded in 1978 and its purpose was to make upholstered furniture more resistant to ignition from smoldering cigarettes. UFAC claims that the number of household fires has gone down considerably since these standards were put in place. when you are done looking at it, test drive your sofa. Lounge, recline, lie down, see if it feels like a good fit, because more than anything else, that is the sign of a truly great sofa.