Friday, November 14, 2014

Sofa Ideas For Your Home

This post brought to you by Sarah Brown.

Aside from the bed, your sofa might just be the most important piece of furniture in your house, one of the few items still classified as a “must-have”. Now, whether you use yours to relax, watch TV or entertain your guests, it’s essential that you choose a sofa that’s right for you. Here are a few pointers to help you with the decision-making process.

Invest time before money
What do you want your sofa to say about you? Choose a style that suits your needs, as well as your personality. Also remember that it’s not all about costs; you might find great sofas in a nearby second hand store just waiting to be reupholstered, so it’s definitely worth taking the time to look around before purchasing.
Comfort isn’t everything
One of 2014’s major sofa trends is to sacrifice comfort for structure and style. Soft and squidgy is out. In its place, you’ll find upholstered 1950s designs, natural wooden legs and retro shades of blue and green. This might not be a great idea if you have little ones but it’s worth considering if you’re serious about style.
The devil’s in the detail
Fashions may come and go, but button detailing remains a timeless classic and can provide an elegant twist whatever the design. Sometimes it really is the little touches that make a big difference, including bright cushions and snug throws.
It’s OK to mix
Ten years ago, it might have been unthinkable to mix materials on sofas. Now it’s seen as a trendy and practical solution to wear and tear. Why not upholster the arms and base of your sofa with a robust material such as leather and combine durability with fabric covers that are soft and warm to the touch?
Customize your sofa
Modular furniture is currently selling big all over the world. Not only can a modular sofa bring a contemporary touch to your living room, it can also allow you to update or adapt your sofa to create the shape you want.
Less is sometimes more
Slim lines are all the rage in modern sofa design. In an age where urban space is at a premium, Scandinavian sofas retain their sleek, minimalist aesthetic, making them both functional and modern at the same time.
There are a whole host of ideas to take inspiration from. You just need to consider what your lifestyle demands and the aesthetics that suit your home. Get looking around and look forward to sitting down in complete bliss.
Image by Wonderlane, used under the Creative Commons license.

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