Tag: Sofa

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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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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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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Care for Leather Sofas

Buy Quality Furniture The first step to making sure your couch will stand the test of time is to buy a high-quality product. Quality leather will last a lifetime; in fact, it will become more comfortable over time. While leather sofas may not be cheap, with proper care, they can be a worthy investment since they can last a long time. Look for full grain leather, as this is the strongest and highest quality. Split grain is not made with the full skin and therefore will not last as long. Also, make sure that you choose a couch with a sturdy frame that will last through the years. Clean With a Dry Cloth It should be enough to wipe down your sofa regularly with a clean, dry cloth, and vacuum any crumbs or other debris when necessary. Wipe up any spills immediately so they don’t have time to soak in. Occasionally, if you have a tough spot, you may have to use a slightly damp cloth – use as little water as possible and let the area air-dry naturally. Otherwise, avoid using water, soaps, or other cleaners, as even mild detergents can discolor over time while causing drying and cracking.

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Finding Sleeper Sofa Bed

Buying guide Types of Sleepers : Sleepers can vary in their form and size that may range from a sleeper chair and double-seated couch sofa (that typically expand to a double bed size) to more spacious units, such as a queen and sectional beds (that offer more comfort than smaller variants). When making your purchase – ensure to take proper measurements of your available space, before going to a store (to be sure the unit will fit once the bed has been expanded). Mattresses to Fit : An important aspect to pay attention to, when you’re deciding on a particular type of unit, is its mattress. Over the years, and especially recently, manufacturers have notably improved the mattresses that go inside the sofas. Sleeper sofas are now often available with an assortment of mattress options – from almost 13cm coils, memory foam, an air and coil combination and ‘gel-infused’ memory foam. If you’re looking for something versatile that will suit the needs of a diverse range of users, including yourself, make sure you ask for a bed retailer’s expert advice. Benefits Kids’ slumber parties and sleepovers. Having a sleeper sofa in your living room or spare room offers an easy go-to when your

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Keep Sofa Looking Good

Fluff the upholstery – Just like the pillows in your bedroom need to be fluffed from time to time to get back in shape, the seating cushion on your sofa needs the same. Make sure you are fluffing them regularly to maintain their shape. Fluffing would only take about two minutes of your life. Vacuum clean the body – The small spaces in your sofa body become a sleeping place for many objects. The best way to take out all these objects is by vacuuming the body of your sofa. From your long lost ring to the cap of your ketchup bottle, you will be surprised to see weird things resting in there. When cleaning the upholstery, use the dedicated upholstery attachment that came with your vacuum cleaner. Remove stains from the seat – If you or any member of your family has accidentally spilled something on the seat, don’t panic, put a mix of warm water and dish washing liquid on the affected area using a damp cloth. Rinse the area with a clean damp cloth and let it dry on its own. Do not rub on the stain as it may make it harder to remove. Sprinkling some

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L Shaped Sofa

For a living room, a corner sofa is probably the easiest and simplest idea that one can start off with! Arranging a small sofa in a compact space with a pair of other chairs can make the room feel stuffed, and not to forget those little spots of other furniture all over the place. But one great corner sofa that accommodates all seating in one dive can actually make a small room feel more elegant and gracious. It performs multiple tasks by defining space, accommodating guests with plenty of seating for everyone and providing space to stretch out for a short nap! But there is no as such criteria or a thumb rule that L shaped sofas are designed for small living rooms only, just because every space in that room is precious. These sofas can work precisely well for bigger living rooms too! “It’s a good idea to spend time deciding what you really want. A rushed decision could mean you’ll end up with that little something missing, which keeps your sofa from being the safe, warm and cozy center of your living room that it can and should be,” says Rebecca Snowden a famous interior designer! So, while

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Sofa Cum Bed

If you are a small apartment dweller, then instead of struggling and failing to create a guest room; you can deploy these in your living area and relax. Few sofa cum beds are available with the storage space as well. These could be a perfect companion for you if you wish to hide a few stuff. By owning these units, there is no need for investing in beds and sofa separately; you save a considerable amount of money. Moreover, these are as comfortable as a bed, so relaxation too remains unaffected. Even in the case of any emergency, these units can provide sleeping space for your family and close acquaintances. Types of Sofa Cum Beds There are many types and styles available for these units including- Pull Out Sofa Bed. The most preferred entity is the pull-out sofa bed in which the bed and its frame is folded with the base of the sofa and kept cloaked below the seat. When you pull out the bed, the arms and back of sofa become headboard of your bed. Futon Sofa Bed. This is simply a fold-down design. You have a thick cushion draped to the frame. The back usually folds down which creates