Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:06:42 AM by Blanche Bauer. Industrial. 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 23rd 2019, 01:22:33 AM by Blanche Bauer. Industrial. Deck: The deck is the surface that lies directly underneath the seat cushions. Down-proof ticking: Ticking is the inner lining of a cushion, usually tightly woven, that helps keep tiny down feathers from moving to a cushion's exterior. Eight-way hand-tied springs: Tied springs are connected to one another with strong twine that runs front to back, side to side, and diagonally in both directions. This construction interconnects the springs for durability and even support.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 00:27:45 AM by Ishild Brandt. Modern. Sometimes one piece just isn’t enough. This is when gallery walls can really save the day. A photo gallery can allow you to create a really dramatic impact and it saves you from having to choose just one piece. Just remember when hanging pieces to create a gallery wall that all the items together will act as one unit. The center of the entire display should be at eye level. It's always best to plan this type of display before you start hanging. Place the pieces on the ground in front of the wall and play around with the arrangement until you find one that satisfies you. If space doesn't allow for this use graph paper.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 02:13:28 AM. Traditional By Drika Baumann. Does the thought of trawling through so many websites stress you out? Take a deep breath and know it´s all for the greater good of your home. With so many options available, spending time on your search is the best way to ensure you love the couch you choose — and prevent settling. The worst part of buying a couch online: taking a chance on your comfort. If possible, it never hurts to take a trip to the showroom for a quick lay-down on the sofa you‘ve selected. But for most online retailers, there‘s no showroom.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 01:15:27 AM. Modern By Carlene Albrecht. African Juju hats have become something of a necessity in stylish homes across North America in recent years - and for good reason! The hats (worn by tribal chiefs and dignitaries during royal court affairs in Cameroon) are made up of large, vibrant bird feathers, and come in a wide variety of colors. The feathers are considered to be symbolic of prosperity, and they represent all the many positive qualities associated with birds, such as freedom.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 01:09:26 AM. Midcentury By Brechtje Arnold. Engineered wood is just what the name implies. It has been engineered to achieve its present form. There are two types of engineered wood, plywood, and particle board. Particle board is not suitable for sofa frames, or any weight bearing frames for that matter because they are made from wood chips and fibers glued together. Plywood is engineered by gluing several thin layers of wood together and can be strong enough for sofa frames depending on the type of wood, and the thickness of the frame.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 00:49:25 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. Don´t forget to run your hand over the back of the sofa before buying. A hollow back is indicative of poor construction. You want it to be padded. Do test it out before buying. While you´re in the store sit down, lie down, put your feet up – if you‘re going to be doing it at home you should try it first in the store (within reason). Don‘t forget to measure. Make sure to take note of the width, depthe, height, seat height and arm height.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 00:27:24 AM. Contemporary By Edwige Becker. Repeat this step with remaining seat cushions. Total cost for the Poly-fil and batting? Under $40. Not too shabby! For the seat cushions, I simply wrapped quilt batting around the entire seat and stuffed it back into the covers. Placing the fill behind the existing cushion will help to keep everything looking smooth. Pack the Poly-fil in like you're stuffing a turkey.
Published at Thursday, January 10th 2019, 00:04:24 AM. Traditional By Sophia Friedrich. 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.
Published at Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 08:07:21 AM. Industrial By Mafalda Fischer. Just as in well-tailored clothing, patterns and stripes should match at the seams. Although it might not catch your eye right away, mismatched patterns or stripes will give you the sense that something is"off". Stripes that match at seams make a sofa look well finished. Patterns should be centered, and all seams and welts should run straight. Uneven welting and seams that are pulled to one side or another mean that the cover was badly tailored.