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Tips on Buying a Sofa for 2017

Tips on Buying a Sofa for 2017

Picking a sofa for your home should just be picked based on what you want.

Sofa is one of the home's investment piece that's the owner must really take considerations before buying a certain one.

There are different types of sofas that can meet your design preferences but keep in mind to consider some of these few things if you want your sofa to last for years to come.



Your lifestyle needs and personal preferences will determine your choice of sofa style. Are you an empty nester looking for an upgraded living room? Or a couple with young children looking for a perfect family sofa?



Consider your space before settling on your preferred option. How big the room is and which space in particular do you plan to place it? Sectional sofas are ideal for large rooms while most consider two-seater sofas for smaller spaces.



Go for sofas which frames are made from solid hardwood that has been kiln-dried to prevent warping, with legs that are either part of the frame or wooden dowels attached by metal screws and brackets.



Every sofa contains coils, webbing, or ties that support the cushions. Sinuous wire suspensions with "s" shaped coils placed closed together distribute weight more evenly providing a more comfortable sit.



 you'll need to test out different foam cushions an fillings to determine whether you want a sink-in-and-stay feeling or firm support. Find out what materials make up the core and what's wrapped in. For a quick test: place your hands in the center of each side of  a cushion and press; the closer your hands get to each other can indicate the quality of foam used. A foam that's soft enough for a comfortable sit, or a foam firm enough so you don't feel the seat deck underneath.



Consider your lifestyle and how you need the fabric or leather to perform. Those who needs low maintenance care can consider synthetic microfibers (polyester,nylon,acrylic) or blended fabrics that are inherently stain resistant and woven tightly to keep spills at the surface rather than soaking into the cushion cores. Outdoor fabrics are also great for families and high-traffic areas because they're easy to clean and fade-resistant. If you want a soft, lived-in look, consider cotton and linen. All natural leather sofas will patina and become more supple as the years pass.


Do your research well and keep an open mind to find the ideal type of sofa that will live well for the years to come.


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What is Modern Design?


Modernism sprang from the early 20th century. This style aims to innovate designs from the previous design eras (especially on furniture designs), broaden originality and apply simplicity in designing. Modern design has eliminated ornamentations on Victorian furnitures.

Modern design incorporates with new construction technology and materials which is rarely found from the designs of the furnitures of the previous design eras. This design originated from the Western countries where the Bauhaus movement started. Now,it can be seen throughout the world particularly in Germany, France, Denmark, and Italy. These countries obviously have the largest modern and contemporary furniture manufacturers and suppliers. Each country is also popular for the kind of material they use for modern furnitures (e.g. Germany and France focused on STEEL and Denmark focused on WOOD).


Modernism had become a recognized and well-accepted design style. Because they were based on industrial production techniques, modern materials (e.g., chrome, steel and glass)and rectilinear geometry, manufacturers producing these simple and practical forms achieved better economies and efficiency in production and materials.


Things to look for in Modern Interior Design:

  • Geometric-patterned or plain area rugs provide accent colors and accentuate the bold look of modern interiors.
  • The driving design concept is honesty: keeping structure and building material in plain view.
  • modern designers embraced pure color — black, white, and neutrals with vibrant primary colors.
  • color schemes still use white and neutrals, with colorful accents.
  • Sleek, spacious, simple and focuses on function and organization
  • Modern design uses basic geometry (Simple edges, curves and angles)
  • Art, rather than accessories, has a firm place in modern interiors.
  • Streamlined with polished, smooth, and sleek surfaces
  • Furnitures pieces are kept to a bare minimum

Here are a few Modern design interior ideas to check out!


This geometric wallpaper design is a match made in heaven with Scandinavian interiors and looks fantastic in living room spaces. 

Decor worth living with, Gray sofa, great details

Combining clean lines, sleek furnishings and neutral colour, modern minimalism is the epitome of contemporary style.

Shop The Look:

  1. Eames Eiffel Dining Chair PC-073 (White)
  2. Eames Eiffel Dining Chair PC-083 (Black)
  3. Home Central CT022 Accent Chair (Brown)
  4. Home Central Sofa Bed MLM418213 (Gray)
  5. Edelweiss Rectangle Table with Beech Wood Legs B-07 (White)

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