Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:05:14 AM by Drika Baumann. Contemporary. This beast of a sofa was left behind in an apartment, but it wasn’t quite what the new tenant had in mind. With $20 worth of spray paint, and an enviable abundance of confidence, the tenant gave this old piece a fresh new face. While most of us haven´t made over a whole couch, I´m sure many of us have found random furniture in our homes—and it probably needs at least a little work.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:05:42 AM by Carlene Albrecht. Modern. Source them from home decor stores, antique shops, flea markets, or even take them from old atlases and other books. The key is to choose a map that is meaningful to you in some way. Generally speaking, maps look best when framed. So if yours doesn't come with one consider having a custom frame made for your piece.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:21 AM by Izolda Dietrich. Industrial. DO consider how you’ll use the sofa – and be honest! Is it for TV watching, curling up with a good book or formal entertaining? There's no point in getting a stiff and formal sofa if you plan to put your feet up and watch TV, nor do you want your guests to sink into the cushions and not be able to get up when you're entertaining. DO buy the best quality you can afford. A sofa is a big investment and you want it to last. Remember, a sofa of average quality should last at least 10 years while a high-end sofa should last up to 25.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:05:49 AM. Industrial By Emma Frank. The back of a curved-back sofa curves all the way around so that it forms one solid piece with the arms, which are not attached separately. A pillow back sofa has more pillows than seat cushions, and therefore a softer feel. This style offers comfort that can also be adjusted by moving the pillows around. It does require more upkeep, though.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:04:14 AM. Traditional By Heloise Bergmann. Any parent knows that trying to keep kids from sitting on the wide arms of a couch is a losing battle. The arms hold up fine, even with the wear, tear, and weight of rambunctious family members, friends, and pets. A year later, they still look brand new. The seat cushions are made of memory foam which will mold itself to the shape of your body for extra comfort and support. After a year of use, the Kivik sofas have proved to be as comfortable as they seemed in the IKEA showroom. The fabric is easy to remove and machine washable. The fabric that we chose was a nubby weave, which has probably helped the sofa´ s staying power because the fabric still looks new.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:04:13 AM. Modern By Hedda Böhm. 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.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:04:12 AM. Midcentury By Ferdinanda Berger. If you want to judge the quality of a sofa, go beyond what it looks like. Quality goes deeper than looks, and that is why two identical-looking sofas can vary so much in price. What lies inside determines how your sofa rates for quality. The frame, seating support and filling not only determine your sofa’s level of comfort but also its ability to retain its shape and stability in the years to come.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:04:11 AM. Industrial By Emma Frank. A camel back is a traditional sofa back that is shaped much like a camel‘s hump, raised in the middle, and sloping down lower at the ends. It often imparts a formal look. Deep vertical grooves on a tight back are the distinguishing features of a channel back. Loose cushions are separate from the sofa back, as opposed to attached back sofas. This allows for covers to be easily removed for cleaning.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:04:10 AM. Contemporary By Edelmira Beck. If you're unable to reach up into the corners, a tool or something like a ruler wrapped with a soft towel will help to send the fill up to round out any sunken edges. I used a cordless telephone. True story. Add filling until you can't add anymore, and then add more. Continue to add fill as you back your hand out of the cushion, making sure there is a decent amount down by the zipper -you don´t want what you stuffed up in the top of your cushion to all settle to the bottom.
Published at Friday, January 04th 2019, 03:04:09 AM. Traditional By Drika Baumann. If your sofa is looking a little tired, but you’re not ready to give up on it just yet, try one of these easy updates. You might be surprised how easy it is to teach an old sofa some new tricks. IKEA is a favorite among budget-conscious consumers. If you´re looking for affordable furniture, they have an array of stylish, durable options that fit most home styles. For frugal shoppers in the market for a sofa that can hold up to everyday use in a home with children and pets, a Kivik loveseat is a good choice. With all the money you save on the couch, you will probably have enough left over to pick up the matching Kivik footstool. The sofa comes in a variety of shades of blue, grey, black, brown, and beige that will fit most standard indoor color pallets.