Euanthe Alya. Sofa. June 10th , 2017.
With so many styles and designs to choose from furniture online, one can get easily get lost in the beauty of these. So, while buying home furniture, keep in mind these simple arrangement tips that will make your abode look clean and classy.
Most vintage sofas have aged wooden frames, and if you are buying a used one, you must check its sturdiness. Now, sitting on the sofa and getting up is not enough. Regular use demands much more from a vintage sofa, so maybe, you should apply some more weight on it and see. It should be able to withstand use by you, your kids, your guests, and anyone else who wishes to grace it. Check for cracks in joints, make sure it isn't wobbly, and inspect it thoroughly. Also, look at the legs of the sofa. Sometimes, legs don't match because they have been replaced. While the match may be close and not very noticeable, ensure that you factor this detail into the costing of the sofa. Finally, check for tiny holes in the frame, which are indicative of a woodworm infestation. If you spot these, flee!
Will it fit into the space you want to keep it in? Is it going to be the center of attention or a piece kept separately, away from the central space? And will it fit into that space? The scale should be proportionate to the size of the room and the other elements in the room. It shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb in that space.
The fabric that you choose for the upholstery slipcover and casings for your cushions will be the major style decision that you make. It will also be a major factor in deciding how long your new investment will last. Among the durable, natural fabrics that you can choose are cotton, wool, linen and leather. Among the synthetics, olefin is one of the most versatile fibers available. You can find olefin upholstery fabrics in weaves that mimic nearly any woven fabric - that are wash and wear easy when it comes to care. Take the extra trouble to make sure that your slipcovers and the covers for your cushions are removable so that they can be easily dry-cleaned or machine washed.
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