Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:02:58 AM by Hedda Böhm. Contemporary. We’re here to be amazed by the couch, but I‘m amazed by it all. I love the drama of the black wall and the way it makes the newly brown couch pop almost as if it‘s orange. I will always love fussy furniture painted in a solid color, and that glossy black coffee table is one of the best versions out there. The rug is a fabulous anchor to a primarily black-and-white room. The molded chair is the perfect combination of black, white, and wood, and it enhances the mid-century modern appeal of the sofa.
Published at Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 01:21:34 AM by Sofia Franke. Midcentury. A large built frame, a pair of cement columns, interesting sculptures, or large pots can serve as a stable base for a piece of 1/2 inch thick beveled-edge plate glass, cut to the perfect size. This is a good option for a very small space, as you can place the bases as close together or as far apart as you wish and have the glass cut to fit your space. Keep in mind that the larger the glass, the heavier it will be. So the bases need to be sturdy enough to support the weight.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:17 AM by Sofia Franke. Midcentury. Kiln-dried frames are superior because you can be sure about the reduction of the moisture content to a satisfactory level. Another thing to remember about sofa frames is that a sofa frame that is made of kiln-dried hardwood is a much better choice than a softwood frame even if it is kiln dried. When you look for frames that will last, make sure to ask about how it has been constructed because that is just as important. A well-constructed frame has reinforced joints that are dowelled and glued and uses screws instead of staples.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:24 AM. Contemporary By Iwona Braun. 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, 01:07:21 AM. Industrial By Izolda Dietrich. 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 Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:19 AM. Midcentury By Jadwiga Busch. 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, 01:07:17 AM. Midcentury By Sofia Franke. Selecting the wrong color for your fabric can also be a serious mistake. It is always a good idea to bring a swatch home to look at it in relation to all your other furnishings, wall color, and light. Always choose a color you like and can live with. Don’t pick colors based on trends or just a whim. You will have to live with that color choice for years.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:00 AM. Contemporary By Edwige Becker. My mom was pretty positive there were no zippers to access the seat backs on her sofa, but after a little spelunking she was very surprised to find that, indeed, there were hidden zippers along the bottom back sides. If you can only get to the seat cushion, skip the Poly-fil and just pick up batting. For seat back access only: just Poly-fil.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:06:42 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. Once you decide if your sofa will be an accent or neutral color, you'll need to decide if your sofa will be light or dark. Your floor color has a big effect on choosing the right sofa color. If you´re considering a potential sofa sitting on your floor, will it float on a sea of dark wood flooring or carpet or will it blend into it? Since a sofa is traditionally large and upholstered, and most fabric absorbs light, it can darken a room considerably.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:06:25 AM. Midcentury By Brechtje Arnold. 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.