Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:05:50 AM by Brechtje Arnold. Midcentury. In a good-quality frame, the joints get special attention. They are glued, dowelled, and screwed. The corners are further strengthened by the addition of reinforcing blocks for extra support and strength. Generally speaking, plywood and particleboard frames are inferior, especially if they are held together with staples. Additional layers of plywood can help reinforce the frame, so as you can see, construction matters as much as material. If you must choose a sofa with a plywood frame, make sure it has at least 11 to 13 layers of plywood.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:24 AM by Iwona Braun. Contemporary. Your final product will end up looking really puffy and overstuffed, but the fill will start to settle after a few weeks, so you want to pack it as full as you can. Next, move on to the seat cushions. Remove the cover and set to the side, and vacuum the cushions to get rid of any deteriorating foam.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:06:25 AM by Brechtje Arnold. Midcentury. If you are ordering a customized sofa, you have to understand that a lot depends on your level of customization. A different frame assembly may be required. There may be some delay in getting the fabric you request. The customized sofa may have to be shipped from a different state or even a different country. All or any of these factors can impact a delivery date and cost you additional time. The upside is that you end up with the sofa that you want and need, not just one that you settled for.
Published at Thursday, January 03rd 2019, 00:00:00 AM. Industrial By Mafalda Fischer. 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 Thursday, January 03rd 2019, 00:00:00 AM. Contemporary By Lovise Engel. 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 Thursday, January 03rd 2019, 00:00:00 AM. Midcentury By Iwona Braun. This is another one for design pros and the design risk takers. In large rooms, a backless sofa (or chaise) is perfect for breaking up the room and creating conversation areas.
Published at Thursday, January 03rd 2019, 00:00:00 AM. Industrial By Ishild Brandt. Knowing how to identify each main part and its variations can help you describe the sofa you want to a salesperson or designer. Understanding the basics of sofa construction can make you a shrewd judge of sofa quality. The arms define the ends of a sofa and play a critical role in the overall look and function of the piece.
Published at Thursday, January 03rd 2019, 00:00:00 AM. Contemporary By Hannah Fuchs. Can we take a moment to talk about how great velvet is? It's soft, it’s cuddly, and even in low light it has a gorgeous glow. We've rounded up a collection of beautiful velvet sofas at every price point, so no matter what your budget, you‘ll be able to find some soft seating that will make your home (and your wallet) happy.
Published at Thursday, January 03rd 2019, 00:00:00 AM. Traditional By Heloise Bergmann. Think backless sofa. It is usually placed against a wall with pillows added for comfort. A version of this sofa with one side angled to recline is called a "fainting couch" - ideal for those with a more delicate temperament. This is a form of love seat. It usually has a wood frame, open arms, and an upholstered seat. It is considered more formal (and usually more uncomfortable) than a love seat and sits a bit higher.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:43:17 PM. Traditional By Blanche Bauer. It may be time for a new couch, but the terrifying prospect of sofa-shopping online might leave you watching Netflix on the floor. Don't be intimidated by the wide world of internet furniture retailers — if you take the right precautions, purchasing a couch through the web can be a shockingly pleasant experience. The key is restraint. Not in size, shape or shade — feel free to go as big and as bold as you want. But purchasing furniture online can be disastrous if you let impulsiveness get the best of you. Before buying, take time to consider space, fabric and style. Make sure to think about your lifestyle, too. Don't just click "Buy."