Frieda Holmes Sofa June 13th, 2018 - 01:59:38
Don't be afraid to choose sofas with funky prints or bright colors. They can add a fun, quirky look to your living room and draw more people to it. If you're too nervous to invest in brightly-colored furniture, you can always get sofas in a neutral color then have vibrantly-colored slipcovers made for them.
Although you may be tempted by large sofas, stop yourself from buying the first L-shaped leather couch you see. Consider the size of the living room first; do you want to eventually fill it with other sofas, chairs and possibly a stylish coffee table? If so, then it might not be a good idea to get a piece that takes up too much room.
Choosing the right sofa for your new home or your redecorating project can be dizzying. Its because there are just so many choices. Have you been in a furniture store recently? They are the size of football fields and have miles, and miles of sofa selections you can make. But in reality there are only three types of sofas, and these three types may use combinations of the other.
Only keep what's essential for seating. You could just take a basic floral print sofa. Then decide to go with wicker rocking chairs. You can get these quite inexpensively and it could even be outdoor furniture. This allows you to get rid of one of the pieces that you aren't really in love with. This is going to give you a shabby chic kind of feel. You can also bring in more neutral colors of ottomans and end tables. This is going to make your design look intentional instead of like you just inherited a piece of furniture even if you did.
It is crucial that you measure your space and work out the ideal size that your sofa needs to be. Think about how many people you need to seat regularly and where the best placement in the room would be (keeping in mind doorways and other furniture pieces). It's a great idea to measure your current sofa to get an idea or alternatively, measure out on the ground with masking tape or newspaper different sizes. This will help you visualise the item in the room and how you move around it. Secondly, even though it may fit within your required space the overall proportion will impact the look within the room. A sofa with chunkier or heavier overall proportions will appear larger in the room, whilst a sofa that is raised from the floor and has slim arms and seat proportions will appear lighter and visually consume less space. Use this to your advantage, look for heavier styles if you are looking to fill a large room and vice versa, and be aware of the impact the showroom has on the look of the sofa, in general showrooms will be very open and have high ceilings, making all sofas look smaller than they are.
Make sure you sit on as many of the sofas as possible to get a good idea of what you find most comfortable. Don't just visit one showroom either, look around and get a good idea of what the best prices and offers available are. Go online and look at specialist sofa websites. Print off any information you find on special offer and take it to every showroom you visit so they can price match and offer equally good deals.