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Buyers guide to sofas

Buyers guide to sofas

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Starting out with this Buyers guide to sofas –

It goes without saying; the sofa is the most used piece of furniture in any home. For instance, the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their time sitting… usually on their couch at home. If that much time is spent using something, shouldn’t it be perfect? Don’t you wish you had a Buyers guide to sofas?

The living room sofa is not only the most used item, but also holds the biggest impact. This singular element anchors a whole room and it can make or break your décor theme. Its also best to take into consideration the level of desired comfort. There are many factors that can affect a sofa being the right “fit” for you and your home.

This buyers guide to sofas should help put your mind at ease.

What kind of house is your sofa going into? Is your home a battle field? Do you have kids or pets that will put your sofa through the ringer? These are all considerations to think about when making your choice. Another thing to think about are your textiles. Sofas for everyday use need durable fabric (even if you don’t plan on letting your homes inhabitants use it as a trampoline). Cotton and linen are good choices as an example. Cotton and linen can be treated for stain resistance, but even then they aren’t as easy to clean, or as durable as a synthetic microfiber, which can mimic most fabrics and is stain resistant. The other choice would be wool and leather, which can be very appealing, while being strong but expensive. Each choice has its benefits and drawbacks, but keep in mind what is important to you and your living situation. This buyers guide to sofas serves as a good reference to start with while doing more research into a sub-niche of sofa types.

Continuing our buyers guide to sofas

The other thing to consider when it comes to “durability” is something most people don’t think about, the frame. A good frame means a long-lasting sofa. Softer woods, such as pine, are low-cost, but they may warp or wobble after five years. More expensive hardwoods (kiln-dried oak, ash, or beech, for example) are more durable. Big box retailers might have flashy design that catches the eye, but are known to be made out of less expensive materials for the sake of mass production. Also, try and avoid frames made of particleboard, plastic, or metal; they may warp and crack. Legs should always be part of the frame or held on with screws or dowels never with a glue or epoxy. Although some higher end sofas may have elements of these, they are usually built with higher overall quality and are designed to be serviced under a warranty program through the manufacturer.

This buyers guide to sofas is meant to be a quick starting place. When thinking about what direction to head in, keep in mind other factors such as room size, color of per-existing decor, and the shape or sizes of furniture already in the house.

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The Benefits of Bamboo Furniture

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When it comes to furniture there are a lot of different types out there. I think the great thing about all the different furniture styles out there is easily the different materials that are being used. In today’s article I’m going to dive down into one of the more specific materials that I really don’t hear about that much, bamboo. This material is really great for a lot of reasons but is something that I really think you’ll enjoy using as this is a really versatile and durable wood.

There are a ton of different materials out there whether its oak, pine, or cedar and whatever material it is you’re using I really think that you’re going to enjoy today’s article because this one is all about bamboo and how it might be one of the more interesting and useful materials out there…let’s get started shall we?

The Benefits of Bamboo Furniture

Bamboo

Here’s what HomeAdvisor has to say about Bamboo Furniture and some of the different perks of each:

Bamboo furniture is undergoing a revolution of late. The rustic furniture of the sixties and seventies, made from unmilled bamboo shoots and poles, is still available if that’s your thing. But there is a new face to this type of furniture as well. Milled, sanded and finished fine bamboo furniture that rivals any hardwood furniture in durability and beauty is taking the furniture industry by storm. Add to that the fact that bamboo is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly resources to raise, harvest, and use, and it’s clear why bamboo has become one of the hottest furniture building materials on the market.

A Piece of the Tropics
Of course, some people really like the tropical look and beach-bum feel of rustic bamboo style furniture. If you fall into that category, don’t fret. There are literally hundreds of furniture producers making everything from couches to coffee tables to luxurious covered beds using this time-honored method of furniture building. Talk to a furniture supplier who deals in rustic designs about finding the right style of furniture for your needs.

As you can see this is a really popular material to use for a lot of reasons and is something that I really think you’re going to enjoy using. For many reasons this is an interesting material for people to use and is something that I really think is going to fit well in your home.

If you’ve spent any amount of time on these things you know that bamboo is a really important material to use for a lot of reasons. I really think this is something that you’re going to enjoy in your home and will really offer a great look and feel to the furniture in your home…this is definitely something worth looking into.

Features of Bamboo Furniture

Here are some of the other basics of bamboo furniture as well, I think this will give you a much fuller understanding of how it all fits together and also give you a better idea of the different types of features you can expect from bamboo:

Bamboo Basics
Rustic furniture aside, it’s more likely that you’ve been drawn to bamboo furniture by the newer, more finished bamboo furniture hitting the market. If that’s the case, here are a few basics about building fine furniture with bamboo so that you’re well informed when you hit the show floor.

 

  • Color: Furniture made from bamboo is available in two colors. The shade referred to as natural bamboo is akin to the light color of maple. That’s the color of bamboo if it is manufactured into furniture without utilizing any techniques to alter its natural appearance. The other shade is carbonized bamboo. Carbonized bamboo is the result of a steaming process that brings out a darker, amber shade in the wood.
  • Composition: The smooth, fine furniture look you’re drawn to is accomplished by cutting the bamboo stalk (bamboo is actually a grass, not a tree, hence a stalk, not a trunk) into small, narrow sections and then gluing those pieces of wood together. Depending on which face is used, the end result is bamboo plywood or vertical grain bamboo panels. Panels are a little bit sturdier, though visually there is little difference between the two.

These are the main things that you’re going to want to look for and are really important when you’re going out and picking out your furniture choices. This is something that I really think is going to pay off big for you and is something that is really going to help you pick that one special piece for your home…

 

Conclusion

In conclusion I’d like to state that this is something that everyone should be paying attention to. If you’ve got any amount of time or money invested in your home then this buyer’s guide is going to give you a much better idea of how and what to look for when it comes to bamboo furniture.

I think that in this day and age if you’re not going out and really researching the different options then you’re not going to be getting nearly the type of returns that you’re looking for when it comes to your furniture.

I really hope that this is what you were looking for and is something that is going to give you a great addition in your home when it comes to your furniture, if you’ve got any questions or comments then please feel free to leave anything below and I’d be more than happy to help you out with whatever it is you’re having trouble with – until next time!

 

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Painting Your Furniture: Why It’s Easier Than You Think!

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When it comes to painting your furniture this is actually something that is a lot easier than you might think….

…I think that since the invention of the paintbrush people all over the world have tried their hand in reworking furniture for their own means but I think that there is something that really appeals to people out there who are looking to renovate an old piece of furniture and don’t want to spend all the money on buying something new.

In today’s article I’m going to be going through some different reasons this is a great little project you can finish and will also go into some different reasons this is one of the best things you could do if you’re trying to save your money.

Follow along and in today’s article I’ll be going through some different ways that you can “spruce up” some old furniture and really get the most out of that old worn out houseware – let’s get started shall we?

Painting Your Furniture: Why It’s Easier Than You Think…

I think the first thing that you’re going to want to do is find your furniture. This is going to be the first place to start when it comes to getting something like this done and is of course necessary if you’re trying to get the most out of your space. I think that in this day and age it’s really important that we all conserve and reuse when possible and I think that this is exactly what the doctor ordered for this one. I think that for a little money you can pretty much get a new piece of furniture you really just have to make sure this is something that can be refurnished and is also something that is suitable in your home.

I think that overtime things like this have really fallen out of favor which is sort of a mystery to me but I think that with this new information you’re going to have a much better set of eyes on you and will really start seeing your old furniture in ways that you never could have imagined before.

The thing about this is that it’s a bit old-fashioned and I know a lot of people who are opposed to these sorts of things but recently there’s been a bit of a resurgence in these types of activities and this is something that I really wanted to share with you today…

…Follow along and in today’s article I’ll be going into some different steps involved in getting something like this done…let’s get started shall we?

Here are some of materials that you’re going to need for this project:

  • Unfinished Wood Cabinetry / Furniture
  • 3M Wood Filler
  • Sanding Block
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush / Roller

As you can see most of this stuff is actually really simple to come by you just have to have the right materials. I think that if you’ve got some old wood furniture lying around then this is going to be really easy to build out and is something that is really going to benefit you in more ways than one…

…In this day and age it’s all about saving money and living easy, this is something that I’ve seen time and time again and is something that is really important for you to understanding if you’re living at home and trying to find inventive and creative ways to save money on furniture.

I really think this is something that’s going to pay off big for you and of course if you’ve got any questions or comments please feel free to ask them or leave them below and I’d be more than happy to help you out with whatever it is you’re having trouble with…

Instructions

There are a lot of different ways to go about doing this but I think that the best way to do this is to simply go out and really make this a priority. I think that if you’ve got some old furniture lying around the house then this is a great idea for saving money and is going to do some great things for your budget.

Here are the steps involved in getting something like this done: 

1. Find Your Furniture

The first thing you’ll want to do is find some furniture to use for this. This is the best way to go about doing this and is a really simple thing to do once you’ve found the right furniture. If you’ve got any leftover furniture around then this is a great way to reuse some old pieces in your home. I think that this is something that everyone should be doing and if you’ve got any type of furniture in your home whether that be nightstand or coffee table this is a great way to repurpose some old furniture.

2. Pull Out All The Cabinets

The next thing that you’re going to want to do is pull out all the cabinets in your furniture. Whether this is a chest of drawers or simply a coffee table you’re going to want to make sure you get maximum exposure to all parts of the furniture so this is something that is really important. After you’ve found your cabinets you’re going to want to go out and pull out all the cabinets. This is a really simply process but after you’ve set them all down make sure to put them aside for when they get painted as well.

3. Fill the Cracks

The next thing that you’re going to want to do is fill in the cracks. This is a really easy step to do but is something that is necessary if you’re really trying to get the most out of your old unused furniture. After filling in the cracks you’re going to be able to go through and sand down any imperfections which is really important for a number of reasons but is really going to help you get that nice smoothed down finish.

4. Sand it Down

After you’ve filled in any cracks or gaps make sure you go back over it and sand it down. This is going to be important for a number of reasons but like I said is going to give you that nice sanded down smooth appearance. This might not be the appearance you’re looking for but I think that for a lot of people this is the best route to go.

5. Prime It Up

The next step that you’re going to want to take is to prime it up. This is after the sanding has taken place and you’re ready to go back and paint this thing. Primer is an optional step that really depends on the furniture itself and what type of color you want it to be. I think that for some people this is something that is actually not that hard of a decision and in many cases the primer isn’t actually necessary.

6. Paint it Down

The final step in it all is to paint it down. This is going to be the last part of the process and is really going to be where the rubber meets the road. In this final step you’ll be repurposing your old furniture and finally giving it the color you want. Make sure you pick something that fits your living arrangement and also style of living as well. These are crucial things to take into account when furnishing your home and will really give you the options

Putting It All Together

At the end of the day this is something that is really going to help you out. I know that for a lot of people this is something that they’ve always wanted to do but for whatever reason never got around to doing. In this day and age it’s all about recycling and reusing and today’s article will hopefully help you understand that.

Decoreza Furniture has been in business for quite some time and love to sit down and chat with people who are interested in these sorts of things. Give us a call today and we’d be more than happy to talk to you about anything you might have questions about.

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How to Fix Dents in Wooden Furniture (With an Iron!)

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Your furniture is an important part of your home. This is something that people use a lot and in today’s article I wanted to go through a really cool trick that you can use for your furniture and is something that I really think you’ll find useful. In this day and age it’s important to have good furniture in your home. the problem is that over time we can get dents and cracks and all sorts of other problems in the wood and this is something that overtime can really cause trouble to your furniture.

In today’s article I want to go over some things that I really think you’ll find interesting and after reading this you’ll have a much better idea of how it all works and how you can start un-denting furniture with little to no effort at all.

Follow along and in today’s article I’ll be getting into all the different things you can do with your furniture and hey you might even learn something! Let’s dive right in shall we?

How to Fix Dents in Wooden Furniture (With an Iron!)

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The first thing that you should know is that furniture is delicate. This is something that is really tough to go through and fix but in today’s article i’m going to be going into a quick and easy trick you can use to start “undenting” your furniture.

This is something that I had never heard before but after seeing it with my very own eyes I was completely taken back at just how easy and simple this was. If you’ve got an iron and a cloth you’ll be set so go ahead and gather your materials and let’s get started!

The next thing that you’re going to want to know is that this is really something you’ll want to sit down and think about. You have to be careful with these sorts of things because it’s very easy to damage your furniture especially if there’s no finish on it so after you go through and figure out what pieces you want to add you can then assess whether or not it’s going to be a good fit for this type of job.

The thing about this is, furniture is expensive. We’ve been through this a number of times but I think this is something that is really useful to know because there are just so many different uses for something like this I really think you’re going to find a ton of use out this and of course if you’ve got any questions or comments please feel free to leave anything below and I’d be more than happy to help you out with whatever it is you’re having trouble with…let’s go ahead and dive right in then!

Instructions

Here’s what ApartmentTherapy has to say about the matter, check it out!

This technique was meant for unfinished wood, but unfortunately, most of the wood we deal with in our homes has some sort of finish on it. With some research I learned that this technique can work with finished wood but it depends greatly on the type of finish you are dealing with. So I decided to do a couple of tests to see the results for myself.

NOTE: BE CAREFUL! SOME FINISHES MIGHT TURN WHITE WHEN EXPOSED TO STEAM. PLEASE TRY THIS IN A HIDDEN AREA BEFORE DOING IT IN A VISIBLE PLACE.

The first test was a on a birch table from IKEA. Although this technique works better on new dents I decided to try to steam out a dent that had been there for quite a long time.

Here is what I did:

1. Wet the dent
2. Apply a wet cloth or paper towel
3. With the iron on High apply the iron to the wet paper towel or cloth and make a circular motion, don’t keep it in just one position as this might burn the surface of the towel. Make sure there is a lot of steam being generated. Do this for a few minutes and check your results. In my case I did this for about 3-5 minutes.

As you can see this is really something that isn’t that hard to do you just have to know how it is you’re going to go about doing this. I really think that this is something that is much easier for people to understand but in my opinion this is really something that I think you’ll want to pay attention to so be sure to take notes of this process and really ensure that you’re getting all the steps down.

This is actually really easy for you to do you just have to make sure that you’re familiar with the steps involved and you also understand the materials that you’re going to need. This is going to be crucial for a number of reasons and is something that I really think you’ll find invaluable especially over the next few decades. I really think this is something that everyone should know as this is an invaluable thing to know and of course if you’ve got anything that you’re not understanding then please feel free to leave anything below.

Putting It All Together

At the end of the day this is something that I really think you’re going to find value out of. In my opinion this is really an invaluable skill and I think that if you own any type of furniture in your home this is definitely something that you’re going to want to know about.

In this day and age if you’re not going through and doing something like this you’re going to be wasting a lot of money on your furniture especially overtime so please don’t hesitate to ask me questions or comments and I’d be more than happy to help you with whatever it is you’re having trouble with…

 

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Furnishing Your Home (What To Know)

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When it comes to your home there are a lot of important and interesting ways that you can furnish your rooms…

…This is something that I think every homeowner should consider and take time to think about as this is going to be critical when setting up and structuring the home. In today’s article I’m going to glaze over a few topics that I really think more people should know about as furnishing your home in today’s day and age is actually a little more difficult than you might think so be sure to follow along and see if you learn anything new in today’s article.

People are always going to use furniture, it’s one of the universalities of life and is something that I think you’ll find a ton of value out of as you start spending more time in or around your home. The thing about this is that you need to make sure that you’re going through your home and really finding some good furniture pieces for your home as this is really going to help you entertain and cater to your guests.

…the thing about furniture is that you have to have the right pieces for your rooms and they have the match the style of your home as well but how do you do it?

In today’s article we’ll dive into that and give you a little insight into how it all works.

Furnishing Your Home

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Furnishing your home is something that I really think is important for anyone with a home. This is where people go to sit down and relax and is also how people get together and have fun as well.

The thing about this though is that you really need to know what it is you’re putting in your rooms otherwise it just isn’t going to compliment your home and isn’t going to fit together in a way that’s beneficial for everyone involved…

…What type of style is your home? Do you have a more traditional home setting or is it something more old-fashioned? These are going to be important things to take into account when furnishing your home so be sure to take note of these things when looking for furniture in your home.

Below is a few things that you might not have known about furnishing your rooms and should serve as inspiration for your project.

TV Stands

TV stands are another thing that people need to know about as this is a really important part of your home and I think not nearly enough people take this part of their living room seriously. This isn’t that important of a piece but is something that is vital for a good living room so make sure that you’ve picked something that’s going to compliment your furniture and also isn’t that tacky and cumbersome either. It’s important to make sure that it doesn’t stick out and also make sure that you’re not spending too much on this either so really go out and ensure that this matches and isn’t too big either.

End / Coffee Tables

End and coffee tables are another thing that I really think will add nicely to your home but is something that is once again very personal…I know a lot of people who go out and look for these things in their home but for whatever reason never really get something that makes them happy and this is a big problem. I think the best way to go about doing this is to first figure out what type of wood pieces you want first and then afterwards you can start picking out other pieces.

Personally, I’m more of a fan of the bulkier tables as I feel these fit my home better but this is once again a really personal choice and is something that you’ll have to look around a little bit for but after you’ve found something make sure you go back and see how it fits in your home as this is vital to really understanding how everything is going to fit together in your home.

Sofas

Sofas are another important thing to add in your home and is something that I think everyone should have. This is another really important part of your home and for this one especially it’s important to make sure you’re getting something that makes you happy (usually this involves something comfortable). This is a lot easier than you might think it’s just important to make sure that everything matches and fits in well with your style and overall look and feel of your home. Sofas are the main parts of your living room so make sure you spend the time to get something nice as this is going to be with you for the large majority of your life…

Love Seats

Love seats are another thing that you’ll want to add to your home and are great to go with sofas and other parts of your home it’s just important that this compliments the sofa as well. Oftentimes furniture dealers will sell furniture sets together and just bundle the sofa and love so if you’re looking for a good deal then this is usually the best way to go about doing it. They’ve got great deals out there you just have to know where to look and what to go out and get so make sure you write down a few things that you’re looking for in your furniture set then just go out there and get it! I think this will be great for your home and is something that I recommend everyone have in any good living room.

What To Look For

Bedroom Set

There are a lot of things to look for out there it’s just important it fits in nicely with your home. This is really important for a number of reasons and if you’re going out and spending thousands of dollars on something like this then I really think you’re going to want to make sure that you’re getting something that fits in nicely…

…This is really not that difficult to do it’s just important that it fits in with the rest of your stuff and isn’t sticking out or taking up too much space either.

As long as you can keep these things in mind I really think you’re going to have a great time doing this and of course if you’ve got anything that you’re not fully understanding then please feel free to leave anything below and I’d be more than happy to take a look at whatever it is you’re having trouble with…you can also give us a call during our normal business hours and we’d be more than happy to talk to you about anything furniture related…

Putting It All Together

At the end of the day this is something that is really useful to a lot of people. I really think that if you’re looking for furniture in your home this is the best way to go about doing it and of course don’t be afraid to spend a little time on this and take your time as this is going to be critical to really getting the most out of this part of your home.

Furniture isn’t cheap.

This is something that is going to be with you for the rest of your life so it’s really important to make sure that you’re getting the most out of this and is something that is making you happy as well…

Like I said leave anything you might be curious about below and I’d be more than happy to take a look at it, also be sure to check back next week for our ongoing Decoreza Furniture series – until next time!

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