Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:05:50 AM by Brechtje Arnold. Midcentury. There are always budget considerations to be sure, but buying a good quality sofa ensures that you don’t have to replace it within a couple of years. Buying a good quality sofa saves you money in the long run. Buy the best quality you can afford as buying a poor quality sofa means that it will lose its shape, looks and comfort factor pretty quickly, sometimes within a matter of months. A poor quality frame can also cause it to break, and you will have arms that jiggle and legs that aren't steady.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:24 AM by Iwona Braun. Contemporary. If you'd like to recreate this look exactly, the paint used was Montana Colors' Greyhound Brown, but you could also use spray paint specially formulated for painting vinyl (pleather) and fabric. I know from experience that it works great. And if any of you do start spray painting your furniture, be sure to tell us all about it! Meri leaves us with these wise words of advice that apply to projects large and small: "Wear a mask when you spray paint."
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:06:25 AM by Brechtje Arnold. Midcentury. 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 Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:30:51 PM. Midcentury By Ferdinanda Berger. 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 02nd 2019, 22:30:45 PM. Industrial By Hannah Fuchs. 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 Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:30:41 PM. Contemporary By Hedda Böhm. Finding a tufted, ruby red, velvet sofa for less than $500 is already a rarity, but when something this on-trend comes in for less than $400, it's really something to write home about. Emerald green is always a good bet this time of year, but this gorgeous sofa is so timeless it's sure to work in any season.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:03:02 PM. Traditional By Blanche Bauer. A 9 to 16 foot sofa separated into several sections that can be repositioned to fit the room. Its ideal for large rooms or large families that need seating for more people. Some styles have reclining sections. Sectional sofas are generally large pieces of furniture so be sure you measure not only the room, but the entranceways into the room. It would be a shame to purchase a piece and not be able to get it through the door!
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:02:59 PM. Modern By Brechtje Arnold. Remember that there is a difference between re-covering and reupholstering. Re-covering involves just replacing the fabric, and it is more of a cosmetic procedure. Reupholstering could involve replacing the padding and springs, mending the frame or re-staining any wood. As you can see a complete re-upholstery job involves a lot of labor and replacement of material, and is more structural in nature.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 22:02:56 PM. Midcentury By Carlene Albrecht. Hardwood is wood that we get from trees such as oak, maple, cherry walnut and other broad-leafed deciduous trees. This type of wood is stronger and better suited to most types of furniture making. Soft woods come from evergreen trees such as pines and cedar. This type of wood can bend or dent easily and therefore is not suitable where you need strength, such as in sofa frames. So while it is good to look for kiln dried wood, remember to as if the frame is constructed from hardwood rather than soft wood.
Published at Wednesday, January 02nd 2019, 21:58:30 PM. Industrial By Drika Baumann. Don´t forget accent pillows and throws as the finishing touches when coordinating your new sofa with your room decor. These little pops of color give your living room that pulled-together look. A sofa is made up of many different parts. And all these different parts can vary from sofa to sofa, giving each a distinct look and feel.