5 reasons to consider a sectional for your space

5 reasons to consider a sectional for your space

Buying new living room furniture? Before you automatically start browsing the sofas and chairs, take some time to consider a sectional first. It seems many people are hesitant to buy a sectional and I'm not sure why. Maybe it is due to their larger size, or maybe people are just hesitant to try something new, fearing they will regret it later. While not for everyone, I think there's a lot to love about sectionals. Read on to learn the benefits of sectionals and you might just realize you love them, too. 1. They are perfectly designed for taking naps Let's…

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Should sofas be placed against the wall?

Should sofas be placed against the wall?

When arranging a living room, it's often best to place the sofa first. Where will you put it? For years homeowners and renters have been setting up their sofas against the wall. It seems like such a natural spot! But there are designers who say that sofas should "float" and that placing one against the wall is a rookie mistake. So what's the best arrangement? Well, that might depend on your preference and space. Keep these considerations in mind when choosing the perfect spot for your sofa. The room's size If you have a large, spacious living room, placing your…

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A quick guide to sofa styles

A quick guide to sofa styles

I recently discovered that the terms "sofa" and "couch," according to their original definitions, actually described two different pieces of furniture. Although very interesting, knowing the difference between a sofa and couch might not help you when buying furniture, as most people now use the two words interchangeably. What's important to know instead are sofa styles. Here's a quick guide that will help you when shopping online. Camel back: These sofas have a "humped" back, which makes them easy to recognize. Camel-back sofas are usually found in traditional or contemporary homes due to their curved lines. Lawson-style: If your top priority…

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Sofas, couches, davenports – What’s the difference?

Sofas, couches, davenports – What’s the difference?

I'm sure many of you grew up like I did thinking that sofas, couches and davenports were all the same thing. I've always thought they were synonyms you could use interchangeably and that certain regions in the U.S. preferred one word over the other, much like soda vs. pop. You can imagine my surprise, though, when I discovered that the words sofa, couch and davenport in fact have three separate meanings. Couches Although invented prior to this time, couches became very popular in the Victorian era when they were referred to as a "fainting couch." Couches during the Victorian period…

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Using Leather in Your Home

Using Leather in Your Home

  Back in the day – way before you and I were born – leather was mostly used to cover books, not to decorate one’s home. As you know, however, the use of leather has come a long way. Not only do homeowners incorporate leather into their interior design, but now there are a variety of styles and colors of leather to choose from! If you love the look and feel of leather, add some of this gorgeous material into your own home with these ideas: Upholstery Leather seating has become a common design choice for many homeowners … and…

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