Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 07:13:08 AM by Drika Baumann. Traditional. Though only time will tell the true nature of the Kivik sofas from IKEA, after a year, many owners remain happy with the quality and the comfort of their furniture. IKEA is a great brand for shoppers who want the look of high-end furniture without the high-end price tag. Simplicity Sofas is a young company that was established in 2007 and makes ready to assemble sofas. The timing at the beginning of a stubborn recession could have put it in trouble, but the company has flourished and grown steadily year over year.
Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 00:27:13 AM by Heloise Bergmann. Traditional. 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 Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 08:45:57 AM by Jadwiga Busch. Traditional. This smaller version of a sofa will sit two people and is perfect for smaller rooms. For more seating in small rooms or even as a conversation area in larger room, two love seats can be positioned facing each other. Love seats are also sometimes referred to as "apartment-sized sofas" as they are a smaller scale and better suited to smaller spaces. Some love seats can also be perfect for bedrooms, kitchens, or entry ways.
Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 03:22:09 AM. Contemporary By Edelmira Beck. 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 Thursday, January 17th 2019, 02:46:10 AM. Industrial By Emma Frank. Anytime you´re arranging furniture you have to think about balance. When too many visually heavy things are on one side of the room the entire space looks unbalanced. Since sofas tend to be large in scale they take up quite a bit of visual space, and they require something of equal weight across from them to balance out the room. This is why you often see two chairs placed directly across from a sofa. Together the chairs balance out the weight of the sofa.
Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 02:06:12 AM. Modern By Hedda Böhm. Before you even think of buying a sofa, you need to measure your home. Start from the entry, then move on to all the passages, hallways, staircases, or doors that your sofa will pass through to get to where it is supposed to go. Make sure to leave a few extra inches for maneuvering your furniture.
Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 00:27:13 AM. Traditional By Heloise Bergmann. 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 16th 2019, 13:22:59 PM. Industrial By Mafalda Fischer. Filling: Filing may be foam, down, or padding that is used to make the sofa comfortable. Frame: The frame comprises the bones of a sofa and determines not just the shape but also the quality. High-quality sofas have kiln-dried hardwood frames with strong, reinforced joints.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 11:03:06 AM. Midcentury By Brechtje Arnold. This drastic reduction in wood´s moisture content is important so that the wood doesn´t warp or shrink with changes in humidity and temperature. Warping or shrinkage can destabilize your sofa, and even cause it to lose its shape. You would not see that happening in a quality sofa. Air drying can also work well, but since often times the process is not controlled enough, so you cannot be sure that the wood‘s moisture content is sufficiently reduced.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 09:28:05 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. You need to make sure it will fit through doorways, around corners, and up the stairs if necessary. DO have it covered in an appropriate fabric. If you have kids and pets you’ll want something that is either easy to clean or can hide spills and dirt. DO become familiar with sofa styles before choosing. Do you want high arms (tuxedo sofa), medium arms (lawson) low arms (bridgewater) or no arms (slipper)? D o you want curvy and round or straight and streamlined? Do you want one long cushion on the seat or several? Think about all these things before you buy.