Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:03:09 AM by Emma Frank. Midcentury. But there are options for a piece of furniture in front of a sofa that can provide storage, a flat surface for decorative pieces, or just a nice break in the look of upholstered furniture. Here are some of our suggestions for a piece of furniture to place in front of the sofa. Will one work for your home?
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. Your slipcovers do not have to reach the floor, even the loose ones can be made to a length that stops short of covering the legs. When you have a wooden frame on your sofa, it is best to leave the bottom exposed. However, if you prefer you can change the look by putting a skirt on it.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 13:22:59 PM. Industrial By Mafalda Fischer. 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.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 11:03:06 AM. Midcentury By Brechtje Arnold. As homeowners are gearing furniture selections to comfort, the ottoman has taken center stage in front of many sofas. Really, an ottoman is just a large padded or upholstered stool or bench. It's a perfect piece to use in front of a sofa, as its soft top offers comfort for legs, the upholstery fabric contributes color and texture to the room, and the large flat to is ideal for placing a tray or books.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 09:28:05 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. A light-colored sofa has different challenges from a dark one. The biggest challenge of a light sofa is staining and wear. Before selecting a white or light sofa consider how the room is being used now, not how you hope it will be used. If your dog is like mine and believes that a sofa is just another large dog bed, then you would probably not want to put a white sofa in your living room without some serious retraining. If your sofa will be used by kids and pets, and you still love the idea of a light sofa, then washable slipcovers are a stylish compromise.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 09:25:58 AM. Contemporary By Lovise Engel. Combine low-profile beauty with a luxe supple finish. Rove Concept's Milo Sofa comes in a variety of fabrics and shades, but we love this vintage blue velvet, which downright shimmers. Put this sofa in a sunny room, and it’s guaranteed to shine.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 08:45:57 AM. Traditional By Jadwiga Busch. Not all fabric is suitable for slipcovers. As a general rule, it is best to avoid very heavy fabrics such as chenille and velvets as they may not adapt very well to the shape a sofa or chair. But rules are meant to be broken and these materials can be good for a very custom-made, structured look. But as a general rule, slipcover fabric should usually be of medium-weight to more easily fit over your furniture.