Archive for August 2018

Choosing a sofa: the golden rules

Before choosing and buying a new sofafrom online websites likeĀ preds fanatics, several criteria must be taken into account. From the structure to the upholstery, foam cushions and springs, here is a small checklist of everything you need to check when choosing a beautiful sofa and selections of the most beautiful models of comfortable seating.

First criterion of choice: size

It would be a shame to find you with a sofa that does not fit in your living room ask yourself the right questions:

What room do you have in your living room for your sofa? Take a close look at your measurements and compare them to the sofa of your dreams in store. In the shop, well developed in space, the furniture tends to look smaller than in reality.

Tip: do not forget to check that your couch goes through the door of your home, and can turn on the stairs or enter the elevator if you plan to put it upstairs! It’s silly, but we’ve seen sofas get stuck on the ground floor with no hope of returning home one day…

What type of sofa do you need?

Second criterion of choice: the use you will make of your sofa. Here too, ask yourself about your lifestyle and your desires.Will you need an extra bed? In this case, think about taking a sofa bed, one way or another, in bed.

Do you have young children or animals? Remember that furniture wears out much faster in this case, and be careful to choose resistant, durable and stain resistant materials accordingly.

Think also of space saving: some sofas have armrests that can be used as storage for ottomans on wheels. Of corner sofas can also have a daybed that converts into trunk to store, for example, blankets, sheets or pillows.

Which coating to choose for your sofa?

Each coating has its advantages and disadvantages, and the choice is as much guided by the aesthetic aspect as practical. For aesthetics, everyone will have their preferences; practical side, here’s what you need to know.

Cotton has the advantage of not being expensive. Moreover, it does not attract dust. On the other hand, offer it imperatively a stain-resistant treatment. It can sometimes be mixed with wool for a warm look.

Leather, well treated, is still what ages best, taking a nice patina. The most beautiful quality: the full flower. Its disadvantages: Its price and its fragility to certain kinds of aggressions like the claws of our four-legged friends.

Finally, synthetic fabrics are the kings of the market in recent years. Less easily stained and more resistant, they are sometimes softer, with a touch “peach skin”. Check if the microfiber that caught your attention is machine washed.

Whatever the coating, the ideal is of course the removable sofa , which allows to remove the coating to clean itĀ  apart, or even change it completely if it is too worn or just if you want to vary the decor.