HOW TO CHOOSE A SOFA FOR A LIFETIME

More than a seat, it is also our home theater armchair, reading corner, gathering area…

RENEW THE SOFA

If the structure is fine, but the upholstery has aged, you can order a custom cover.

FIRST MEASURE YOUR LIVING ROOM AND THEN CHOOSE THE SOFA

When you want to buy a sofa, take three necessary information with you. The measurements of the living room, its distribution, and, though it may seem obvious to say, how many people will use it daily. And once there, take your time to try different models.

TRY AND TRY

It is important to try different ways of sitting, apart from choosing fixed or removable seats, etc. 

FIVE KEYS TO KNOW IF A SOFA IS COMFORTABLE:

1) THE HIPS

When sitting, your hips should never be more sunk than your knees, so you don’t find it hard to get up.

2) WITH YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND

When resting your back against the back of the sofa, you should also be able to rest your feet on the floor.

3) LUMBAR AREA

With your back resting on your back, your kidneys should be protected, preventing the body from sliding down.

4) ATTENTION TO THE KNEES

When sitting, the edge of the seat should not press the back of your knee.

5) DON’T FORGET THE ARMREST

And you should be able to rest your arm on the armrest, which will have to be at the elbow, not lower.

THE TOUGHEST STRUCTURE

Quality sofas are designed to last for many years. But how do you know whether we choose “quality”? Here are the three requirements that they must meet.

COMFORT ABOVE ALL

It must be borne in mind that for a sofa to be comfortable, it must not be soft or hard. According to experts, “for this, the fillings must be of quality. Today, for instance, high strength foams are used that deform little.” Even so, as a general rule, the backrest should be softer than the seat.

REQUIREMENT NUMBER ONE

Number one requirement to have a quality sofa: a structure of solid wood or metal, either steel or aluminum.

REQUIREMENT NUMBER TWO

Have a system of straps or zig-zag springs that hold the cushions. Whether one or the other method, the ideal is to have a minimum of five strips parallel to the chassis for five perpendiculars to each seat.

REQUIREMENT NUMBER THREE

That the legs are part of the structure of the sofa itself. Because the ones that are screwed are more insecure and, when moving the sofa to clean, they usually end up loosening.

UPHOLSTERY AND PADDING

Another element that determines the strength of the sofa is that it is breathable. And for that, upholstery is basic. The more breathable, the more comfort it will give. The padding will also be key to perspiring. Which is the best? For the seats, the goose or duck feather for its comfort – although its price is high. 

BUT THERE ARE CHEAPER OPTIONS LIKE …

 The viscoelastic, the springs, or the polyurethane foam, which has great strength and durability and little deformation. The backs should be made of feather, high recovery silicone hollow fiber, or HR foam. It is advisable to change the foam fillings every 5-6 years to recover the thickness and not lose comfort.

CHOOSE IT WITH A PLUS

Try to find the perfect sofa also think of options that help you gain space to store under the seats, which incorporate side tables, convertibles if you like to receive guests.

WHITE SOFA: A CLASSIC THAT NEVER FAILS

Its clarity makes it occupy less visually and also combines with any color or color range. Do you want more reasons? Experts tell you why they are in favor of the white sofa.

What are the key elements to consider when deciding well? Which one will be more comfortable even over the years? The sofa is not only the star piece of the living room because of its volume, but because it is one of the furniture we use the most.

What do we need a home theater session? Well, it’s our reserved chair. Are friends coming? Always ends up being a silent witness and complicit in the moments shared. To read, to relax, for the whole family. We have proposed that you succeed in choosing your sofa. We give a solution to all your doubts! An infallible guide to renewing and succeed.

DO YOU WANT TO BUY THE NEW SOFA?

The sofa has a complicated mission: to adapt to the whole family and all the uses that you give it to – watch TV, read, chat …–. But also, it must be tight; to verify it, apply the trick of the interior architect Javier Carrasco: “To check if a sofa will withstand the daily trot is to lift one of its front legs to 15 cm from the floor. If the other one rises to the same height (it is not lower ) is that the frame is sturdy. ” Keep reading because you will find more tricks to make the right choice.

CASES, STYLE, AND PROTECTION

Do you have children? Covering the sofa with a cover will allow you to protect your upholstery, and it will be easier to clean it often.

They change the room. With a colored case, you can renew the look of the room. You can have a different one for each time of the year.

They adapt perfectly to any structure, including chaise longues and sofas with mechanized systems.

THE BEST UPHOLSTERIES FOR THE SOFA

Cotton upholstery for the sofa

• Very elastic, it is a resistant upholstery and does not deform easily.

• It is fresh, which makes it ideal for giving a natural look to your sofa and with it, to your living room.

• In a thousand colors and prints, it is a very adaptable upholstery to all types of decoration.

Chenille upholstery for the sofa

• Very soft to have a mixture of fabrics that give a velvety finish.

• With a combination of synthetic and natural fibers, it is more resistant and wrinkles less.

• It is changing due to its iridescent effect, which causes it to change its color according to the light it receives.

Leather upholstery for the sofa

• Resists the passage of time well, and even worn as a decorative.

• Adaptable to all sorts of environments, from the most modern to the most classic.

• Easy to clean with a cloth dampened with water and with special cream every 4 or 6 months.

Technical upholstery for the sofa

• The new material is characterized by its resistance to stains.

• With “Aqua Clean” treatment, which allows removing any stain only with water.

• With the variety of textures and colors, this upholstery adapts to any style.

A WHITE SOFA IS A GOOD CHOICE

It helps to add beauty and light. White is bright, and if it receives sunlight, it reflects it even more. At the same time, it is a tone that reduces the visual weight of the sofa, and although it is an astronomical model, it will seem to take up less space.

It allows redecorating for very little. A white sofa is a neutral base capable of adapting to any style or season with only the details. Change the colors and fabrics of the cushions, and both the sofa and the living room will look like others.

It favors the sense of order. The white color is relaxing to the eye and creates spaces of calm, an effect that enhances the taste of harmony and order in the living room.

It is cleaner than you think. Choose it removable and with a very resistant upholstery, such as cotton or chenille. Thus, before any stain, it will be enough to wash the cover, and it will look like new. And a trick: a textured upholstery – ribbons or velvets – will hide more stains.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LIVING ROOM WITH SOFA

With the place to save. There are sofas with space under the seat of the chaise longue, ideal for storing blankets or cushions. And others with shelves on the sides of the arms, perfect for storing small objects like books and magazines, etc.

With technology. The sofas with sliding seats synchronized with the backrests become sunbeds in less than a minute. There are also speakers with integrated speakers that can be connected to mobile or TV.

With several uses. The sofa beds have improved their mechanisms and are now much more comfortable and easy to use. And other sofas incorporate accessories such as trays or bedside tables perfect for when a coffee table does not fit.

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