Published at Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 08:02:07 AM by Carlene Albrecht. Modern. As homes get smaller, storage becomes more and more important, and people are starting to use every available bit of space to display their trinkets and treasures. Shelving placed above a sofa can be a great way to solve a storage issue and creatively display your accessories. Floating shelves are a great option, as are shelves with attractive brackets. Just make sure they’re installed correctly so they don't fall on anyone sitting on the couch!
Published at Thursday, January 17th 2019, 02:06:12 AM by Hedda Böhm. Modern. 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 Friday, January 18th 2019, 18:59:14 PM by Sofia Franke. Modern. If you plan to use it as the primary sleeping surface for yourself, look into the type of mattress that comes with it. As you are no doubt aware, sleepers come with many different types of mattresses, some using specialty materials, some come with inner-springs and others are air beds. Try and find one with a mattress type you are happy using. Also look for a mechanism that opens and closes easily.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 02:02:50 AM. Industrial By Heloise Bergmann. The sofa is the biggest piece in any living room, so it’s the first thing that needs to be placed. Sometimes you can walk into a room and it seems obvious where the sofa should go, but in other rooms, it's not so easy. As a general rule the sofa should be facing the focal point, but if there's no natural focal point what do you do? Here are some sofa placement tips to help you figure it out.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:24 AM. Sofa By Iwona Braun. Tired of looking at your same predictable sofa every day? We're here to help you change things up. Instead of simply placing a pillow in each corner and calling it a day, check out our favorite inspiration images and shoppable picks below for a fresh take on an age-old decor dilemma.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:21 AM. Industrial By Izolda Dietrich. 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 Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:19 AM. Midcentury By Jadwiga Busch. There are alternatives to kiln-dried hardwood frames. Metal sofa frames are available, too, but metal can be prone to oxidation along with seasonal changes. Changes in humidity can affect metal frames, so look for one that has been treated to protect against atmospheric changes. Plywood frames as long as they are thick enough can also work well. As a matter of fact, many leading manufacturers now use well-constructed plywood frames.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:17 AM. Midcentury By Sofia Franke. This drastic reduction in wood´s moisture content is important so that the wood doesn´t warp or shrink with changes in humidity and temperature. Warping or shrinkage can destabilize your sofa, and even cause it to lose its shape. You would not see that happening in a quality sofa. Air drying can also work well, but since often times the process is not controlled enough, so you cannot be sure that the wood‘s moisture content is sufficiently reduced.
Published at Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:07:00 AM. Sofa By Edwige Becker. 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, 01:06:42 AM. Industrial By Blanche Bauer. When you buy a new sofa, don't feel obligated to purchase a matching love seat. A more flexible style option is choosing a set of upholstered chairs to complement your new sofa. The chairs don't have to be an exact match for the sofa but can incorporate the sofa´s color in a pattern or texture. Using a set of chairs instead of a matching loveseat gives you even more opportunities to add color from your color palette and more options for furniture placement.