By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Sunday, January 06th 2019, 20:54:20 PM.
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."
But hopefully, everything will turn out wonderfully — and any minor problems will be quickly corrected. Once your new couch is settled into its home, grab a blanket, pop some popcorn and enjoy the comfiest, coziest Netflix-and-chill experience ever. The golden rule of sofa cost vs. quality is that a low- to mid-priced sofa should last about 10 years, while higher priced sofas should last 25 years or more. But sadly, most people don't take proper care of their sofas, and as a result, even high-quality pieces can get old before their time. Most people don´t want to ruin their sofas, but if you´re doing any of these things, that‘s exactly what will happen.
When choosing a slipcover, select a fabric that is tightly woven. Select a color or pattern that does not let the fabric underneath show through unless that is the effect you are after. Textures add so much to the look and feel of any furniture. Consider the use of texture before you decide on your slipcovers. Textured fabric such as twill, damask or denim can add visual interest, while also resisting wrinkling.