Category: Furniture

Update An Old Sofa

Buy Throw Pillows Buying some new throw pillows is surely one of the most inexpensive and easiest options to redesign your old sofa. Throw pillows can simply change the whole ambiance in some amazing ways. You get a wide range of size, shape, material and patterns to choose from. Go for something bright and bold, if you neutral or dark currently. Choose something geometric, if you currently have a floral pattern. Also, opt for something soft, if the current material is rough or edgy. There’s no limit to what you can do with throw pillows. Fill Saggy Cushions By stuffing the cushions, you can make your sofa look a lot better, if it has started looking saggy. Don’t just fill lots of cotton batting in the sofa as it will give you a lumpy cushion. In fact, you should first remove the cover and enfold the cushion in one or two layers of cotton batting (or any other similar material). You can use a good quality adhesive, if it shifts around a bit. If there are still find some sappy spots fill them with extra cotton batting. Attach Nailhead Trim A successful way to make your sofa look more ‘happening’

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Plastic Tables

Until now, the office and household furniture world has been dominated with wooden material which is by nature heavy and offers fewer options when it comes to movement, little space adjustments that you may require from time to time at your place. Plastic came as a boon to the modern world as it offers immense possibilities as to how we make useful things which are light and handy for household, offices and industries such as hospitality and food industry. Of the many uses of plastic, one which surely made the difference to our world was its use as furniture. Plastic furniture made the difference to our living room, offices and working space. From cabinets to beds and chair to tables, most of these things at home, office and at business places are now made up of plastic products. Use of plastic tables is now encouraged in household, office and business spaces owing to their durability, safety and economy. They are light in weight and come in many different designs and sizes to fit in to your customized spaces with ease. The new designs of plastic furniture are as elegant, if not more, as wooden or other materials but surely offer

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Procedure of Upholstery

All the old fabric has to be removed. The old fabric might be weak and brittle from the years of wear. There might also be discoloration that won’t match your stunning furniture. The old fabric will also have to be used at a later stage of the upholstering process. On average, there would be about 1000 staples removed from a three seat couch. It might be a time consuming task but must be done for a neat finish. You cannot staple over existing staples. The frame is then thoroughly checked for any damages. In many instances, the material can be repaired but some cases, the frame would have to be replaced completely. Correct polymers and glues would be required to repair wood or metal frames. Springs and webbing will also have to be checked. Springs can lose shape over long periods of time and webbing could be sinking if heavy weights have been placed on the couch. Sometimes, the upholsterer won’t have to replace these items if the shapes have been maintained. Foam is then attached to the entire skeleton or frame by highly skilled upholsterers. This foam gives the couch a spongy shape for comfort and aesthetics. This foam

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Furnishing a Small Home

Storage Look at everything you put in your home for its storage potential. Having a place for everything makes a big difference in keeping the clutter in your home at a manageable level. Some of the places to pay attention to are: Under the bed find built-in drawers, bunk beds with lots of storage options can make a big difference in the children’s bedroom. Maximize the space under the stairs by using built-in drawers or shelves. Coffee tables, end tables, and night stands need to be more than a pretty piece; make sure they have storage. Add toe kick drawers under your kitchen cabinets. There can be a lot of wasted space in your seating choices; look for benches with storage. Don’t forget the bathroom. Over the toilet storage, mirror cabinets, and tower linen shelves can add a lot of needed storage space. Multipurpose Think multipurpose for every piece of furniture such as couches that become beds, tables that serve dual duty as desks, and lift-top coffee tables. Fold up furniture One way to make use of your space is by having furnishings that fold out-of-the-way when not in use to give room for multiple activity purposes for one space.

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Bring Furniture Back To Life

What you can’t See Another reason to contact a provider of upholstery cleaning is there is so much you can’t see. This includes pet dander, germs, and other elements that are lingering on your furniture. With their services, they can also remove them so they are germ free. Their services can also remove plenty of elements you can see on your furniture. Find a Great Provider The outcome of what you will get depends on who you hire for the job. Be selective when it comes to picking an upholstery cleaning company. Talk to them about what they offer and the results they can provide. Ask them about the types of services they provide, the types of cleaners they use, and their equipment. They should be able to share with you what they believe the outcome can be. If you have some stubborn stains, they may tell you they aren’t sure if they can get them out. It is up to you for them to try or not. Since they have industrial cleaning supplies and tools, there is a much better chance they can get it out than you can! Get Estimates It is important to obtain estimates so you

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Modern Evolution of the Sofa

Thomas Chippendale Thomas Chippendale was a mid-18th-century cabinet-maker and interior designer whose innovations spanned several styles including neoclassical, Gothic, and rococo. He is known for his book of elaborate furniture designs that include complicated arches and ribbons. Chairs and sofas inspired by the Chippendale patterns have exposed bases and legs that curve down to the floor and may be carved. The pieces are typically constructed with dark-stained mahogany or other highly esteemed types of wood. They are upholstered with fine fabrics. Robert Adams Robert Adams was a Scottish architect who, along with his brother James, developed neoclassical interior designs in the mid-to-late 18th century. Their focus was elaborate architecture and furniture pieces that were designed together and echoed the same structural and ornamental themes. Adams’ furniture is characterized by light pieces with simplified classical designs like carved columns and medallion embellishments. John Henry Belter John Henry Belter was originally a cabinet-maker from Germany who brought his knowledge of wood carving to other furnishings. His unique method of laminating thin layers of wood together and ornately carving them defined a generation of woodworkers in the mid-1800s. His trademark Victorian sofas have curvy, S-shaped backs whose exposed wood features elaborate designs of

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Wall Beds

Wall beds are built into an opening or closet. A wall bed includes hinges on one end so that the homeowner can pull it down at night and push it up in the morning. This allows for major space saving in what would otherwise be a very cramped room. They are perfect for keeping a home comfortable and functional, no matter the size. These structures are ideal for nearly any room in a home. Many people have them in a central living space, where they function as sleeping accommodations for guests. Sometimes they are in bedrooms, where they help make this room more versatile. They can be placed in the upright position during the day, transforming the room into a playroom or an office. In addition to saving space in a small home, these structures offer a wealth of other benefits. They can easily blend into the décor of any house. Some people become concerned with the aesthetics of wall beds, believing they are clunky and unattractive. In fact, there are many models that have different hardwood finishes, simulating the appearance of a wall. Others have faux bookcases or shelving built into them. They are also easy to use. There

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Cleaning Fabric Sofas

The first step for any type of fabric sofa is to remove crumbles. Use a vacuum and gently hover the surface. Next, you should check the specifications of the used material. Look for removable and washable cushions and get as much info as possible. Before cleaning, check the tag and see what it’s made from. You should get the following tags: W: OK to use water for cleaning. S: Only use a solvent-based cleaner on fabric. SW: Either water or a solvent cleaner is safe to use. X: Only use a vacuum for cleaning. Prep the couch by brushing it softy with a dry, clean hand towel or a washcloth. This will again help you expose food crumbles and other unwanted materials and vacuum then. Do not rub the fabric too hard, in order not to damage it. Also, do not use colored towels and sponges. Pour baking soda over the sofa. This will help break the stains and remove unpleasant odor. If it is really smelly or dirty use a dry natural carpet cleaner mixed with baking soda. Let the baking soda on for 20 minutes, up to one hour then vacuum it with a brush attachment. It is recommended

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Decorating Spaces With Unique Furniture

To highlight the above mentioned point let’s take an example into consideration. We would be using birds of prey for a design inspiration. Keeping said inspiration we will design a complete bedroom furniture set that comprises of beds, nightstands, wardrobes and a chest of drawers. Drawing from the eagle and a falcon we will design the headboards to boast of a winged, tapered design that mimics the span of the wings of these birds. The Colour and the Design will be an Obsidian Black with a unique feather detail inlay in the material used in the construction of the bed that could be light yet flexible and sturdy, again a design and structural input that draws inspiration from the birds. Within the bedroom, the accessories that will be developed such as the nightstand and the wardrobe also have a beautiful wing motif inlay that’s a free flowing pattern that adds to the individual style of each piece but also conforms to the bed and its design. In line with this, we are inspired to create yet another line of furniture that extends to the kitchen with dining room furniture. Due to the popularity of the bedroom furniture, this line of

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Teak Indonesian Furniture

Furniture plays perhaps the greatest role in this. The material and style of your furniture can be a status symbol that reflects on you. If you want to give a great impression, or just only want the best of the best, then you should consider Indonesian teak furniture. Teak is not only a symbol of class and resistance, but it is also backed up by one of the most amazing natural quality that you can find in wooden materials. This kind of furniture doesn’t necessarily have to come from Indonesia. The term originates from the fact that teak is a tree that comes from several countries from the south and southeast Asia. For some reason, the country Indonesia stood out, and the name caught and became the term for which the wood was referred. And therefore, the furniture made from it is commonly known as Indonesian teak furniture. Although still one of the rarest wood available, teak was planted in several places. In fact, in some areas, local governments require Indonesian teak furniture to be manufactured only from sustainable plantations, to keep the species from disappearing from the area. The quality that this kind of furniture is most known for

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