Exploring Furniture Design

Hello, I'm Nancy Gopher. Welcome to my site about furniture design and creation. I am crazy about making my own furniture. The furniture creation process always starts with a vision of the perfect design. I instantly jot the idea down on paper and tuck it into my wallet for later use. Upon returning home, I begin planning the materials and tools needed for the project. The materials range from wood and metal to plastic and fabric. I create my own chairs, tables, footrests, bookcases and bed frames. I will use this site to teach others how furniture products are made by hand. I will also explore all of the different furniture designs available on the market today. I hope that you will be intrigued by this subject and visit my site on a daily basis.

3 Tips For Buying The Right Size Sofa For Your Living Room

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When it comes to furniture, few items make as big of an impact in a room as a sofa. The sofa you choose can set the whole tone for the style of your living room, so it is important to choose wisely. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is investing a lot of money in a sofa that is not the right size. If you will be visiting a furniture store in the near future to purchase a sofa, use the following tips:

Think About the Size of Your Living Room

The size of your living room will play a big part in determining what type of sofa you should buy. If you live in a small home with a small living room, buying a large overstuffed sofa can be a mistake because it will make the room looked cramped. Likewise, if your living room is large and you purchase a small, narrow sofa, it can get lost in the room and look out of place.

Consider Scale

If your living room is already fully furnished and you're just replacing your current sofa, it is important to consider the scale of the other furniture in the room. If you favor basic furniture that is diminutive in scale, a large sofa with thick cushions and pillows won't look quite right. On the other hand, if your living room is furnished with bolder, larger pieces of furniture, you probably don't want a sofa that is the exact opposite. Thinking about scale will ensure that the overall look of the room is appealing and complementary. You will also want to ensure that your new sofa leaves enough room between other furniture so you have a walkway.

Always Make Measurements

One of the best rules of thumb when buying is a sofa is to never make a purchase without taking exact measurements. If you find a sofa that you fall in love with, take the time to measure it before you buy it. Then go home and use masking tape to make an outline of the sofa where you want to place it in your living room. Furniture showrooms are often large, and it can be difficult to actually picture how a sofa will look in your own space. When you have exact measurements and can do a mock layout, you should be able to tell if the sofa will actually be a good fit in your living room. 

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29 November 2016