Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:02:58 AM by Hedda Böhm. Contemporary. Around here, we love coming across ways to get a little more mileage out of our well-loved basics. So when I came across a genius idea about how to revitalize a 6-year-old saggy sofa with a quick trip to the craft store, I just had to try it for myself. My parents‘ poor 15+-year-old overstuffed leather sofa was years past being "overstuffed" and was starting to look really grumpy- like. However sad and grumpy, it´s a much-loved, quality piece of furniture so I was excited to add a few more miles to its already long and generous life.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:17 AM by Sofia Franke. Midcentury. There are always budget considerations to be sure, but buying a good quality sofa ensures that you don’t have to replace it within a couple of years. Buying a good quality sofa saves you money in the long run. Buy the best quality you can afford as buying a poor quality sofa means that it will lose its shape, looks and comfort factor pretty quickly, sometimes within a matter of months. A poor quality frame can also cause it to break, and you will have arms that jiggle and legs that aren't steady.
Published at Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 01:21:34 AM by Sofia Franke. Midcentury. When you customize a sofa by selecting a different fabric, arm, back or size then you are looking at a delivery date that is anywhere from 4 to12 weeks in the future, usually. Often you may find that it takes even longer. A lot of customers try to pressure the store for earlier delivery and then get upset when the sofa is not delivered by the requested delivery date. It doesn´t work out for the customer, and it doesn‘t work out for the store because there are two things wrong with this scenario: a store making a promise that it cannot keep and a customer setting herself up for disappointment.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:30:45 PM. Industrial By Hannah Fuchs. 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 Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:30:41 PM. Contemporary By Hedda Böhm. Yes, it’s true! You can give your sofa a subtle but effective new look by switching out the legs. Most sofas sold these days are not made of a single frame construction. In many cases the sofa seats, backs and arms are manufactured as one piece and then the legs are screwed in after. So if you want to make a change it’s really easy. Can’t find new legs you like? Simply spray paint the old ones to a new color and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the difference.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:03:02 PM. Traditional By Blanche Bauer. When choosing a slipcover, select a fabric that is tightly woven. Select a color or pattern that does not let the fabric underneath show through unless that is the effect you are after. Textures add so much to the look and feel of any furniture. Consider the use of texture before you decide on your slipcovers. Textured fabric such as twill, damask or denim can add visual interest, while also resisting wrinkling.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:02:59 PM. Modern By Brechtje Arnold. While its functionality might be a very important aspect, there are several other factors you should consider before you buy a sleeper. As with any piece of furniture consider your needs. The most important thing to consider whether it will be primarily used as a bed or for seating.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:02:56 PM. Midcentury By Carlene Albrecht. In a good-quality frame, the joints get special attention. They are glued, dowelled, and screwed. The corners are further strengthened by the addition of reinforcing blocks for extra support and strength. Generally speaking, plywood and particleboard frames are inferior, especially if they are held together with staples. Additional layers of plywood can help reinforce the frame, so as you can see, construction matters as much as material. If you must choose a sofa with a plywood frame, make sure it has at least 11 to 13 layers of plywood.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 21:58:30 PM. Industrial By Drika Baumann. Also called a box arm, a square arm gives has a modern, tailored look, with straight lines and angles. Square arms are useful for entertaining, as they can serve as seats. However, they are not as comfortable as rolled arms for lounging. Tuxedo arms are slightly flared arms that have the same height as the sofa back.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 21:58:22 PM. Contemporary By Edelmira Beck. 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.