Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 03:22:09 AM by Edelmira Beck. Contemporary. This tufted couch from Urban Outfitters is doubly unobtrusive: Not only does it sit low to the ground, but its armless profile makes it an ideal addition to your boho-chic living space. Having guests? Recline the back to create a full-size bed—and the overstuffed cushions promise an extra-comfy experience.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 08:37:04 AM by Edwige Becker. Contemporary. This isn’t a sofa hack per se, but sometimes you can completely update a piece simply by changing what’s around it. Try some new art on the wall over the sofa, some new wallpaper on the wall behind it, or even new side tables and lamps on either side of it. When it's surrounded by different and beautiful things, your sofa might just look a little different and beautiful too!
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 09:25:58 AM by Lovise Engel. Contemporary. This unique three-seater sofa may be boxy by design, but it’s definitely not boring. The rectangular, dark-wood frame sits low to the floor, making the couch a perfect fit atop a plush rug in a minimal room. Prefer leather? Upgrade to the luxurious top-grain version for $1,200 more.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 08:02:07 AM. Modern By Carlene Albrecht. The empty space above a sofa is a prime spot in the house for a great piece of art. In fact, it‘s comparable only to space above a mantle. That being said, what kind of art should go there? Should it be a painting? A photograph? While most people stick with the traditional solution of hanging a single painting or photograph above a sofa, there are plenty more options to choose from.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 07:13:08 AM. Traditional By Drika Baumann. 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, 06:02:55 AM. Midcentury By Iwona Braun. Just as your sofa shouldn’t be too big or too small for your space, it shouldn’t be too big or too small for you, either. If you are tall, make sure that the seat is deep enough to allow you to sit in comfort. If you are not very tall or have bad knees, look for a shallow seat that lets you rise out of it easily.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 04:33:03 AM. Traditional By Sophia Friedrich. If you´re like most people, your sofa probably gets a lot of action, and as a result, it can get pretty dirty. Even if it doesn‘t look dirty, it‘s probably covered in dust particles, sloughed-off skin cells, bits of food, and who knows what else. No matter how clean you are your sofa will get dirty, so clean it regularly to extend its life.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 03:11:56 AM. Modern By Izolda Dietrich. When hanging anything above a sofa, keep in mind that the number one mistake people make is to hang something that´s too small. The piece, whatever it may be, should generally be about two-thirds the width of the sofa (unless you´re opting for something purposely over-scale). If you‘re hanging a group of pieces the same rule generally applies. Other than that the rules are pretty loose, so be creative and choose something that speaks to you and makes you smile.
Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 00:15:54 AM. Industrial By Ishild Brandt. However, before you even go shopping for a sofa, think about your own personal style and what would be a good match for your home. Consider size and scale, and never forget to measure. Color and fabric selection matters a lot, and choosing the right color, texture, pattern are all parts of fabric selection. After all, most sofa selections are made on the basis of fabric alone.
Published at Monday, January 14th 2019, 10:22:48 AM. Contemporary By Edelmira Beck. 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.