Getting The Sofa Right Is The Priority

Getting The Sofa Right Is The Priority

Furniture Care, Interior Design
One of the enduring questions that crops up in family sized homes is what sort of sofa arrangement should we invest in. . . . . .  It can be an expensive mistake if one person chooses something and the others hate it and won't go near the sitting room!  On the other hand, if the wrong size is bought, or a limited design, then the family won't want to squeeze onto it anyway. Getting advice from a professional furnishing outlet, prefereably one of the independent retailers, means they will give ideas as to how certain layouts offer what benefits and whether a suggested idea might end up being too limiting.  The professionals really do know how to make the most of any given space and will be able to…
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The Best Way to Care for Leather Furniture

The Best Way to Care for Leather Furniture

Furniture Care
Lots of us have leather within our furniture at home, be it a sofa, chair or storage unit.  To keep leather looking its best, and lasting a long time, it is important to care for it properly.  Here are some tips for keeping your leather cared for nicely. Regularly wipe your leather furniture down with a clean, dry cloth.  This helps to keep dust from building up.  Perhaps build this into your weekly cleaning routine so you do not forget!  If you need to, use a little distilled water on your cloth to get really stubbon dust. Use a vacuum cleaner to get into the nooks and crannies of your furniture.  All furniture builds up dirt and debris at some point, and leather is no exception!  Use a soft bristle…
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Choose the Best Furniture for Your Living Room

Choose the Best Furniture for Your Living Room

Interior Design
The living room is an important area of your home, whether you live alone or have a large family around you.  This is the room where you will spend a lot of time, and your guests will often spend most of their time here.  Choosing the right furniture to create a welcoming space which can hold up to the wear and tear of everyday life is vital for this part of your home. Firstly, you need to measure the space you are working with, to allow you to buy furniture which will fit in the room!  Get the widths, heights and lengths of each wall, allowing for any alcoves or recessed spaces too. Make up a floor plan using the dimensions you measured on graph paper.  This will help you…
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Fixing Scratches in Wooden Furniture

Fixing Scratches in Wooden Furniture

Furniture Care
Wood furniture is lovely to look at and can be highly durable, but it is definitely susceptible to scratches and dents!  Small scuffs can be fixed easily at home without needing to strip back the wood.  Antique pieces might need professional care, and if you have any doubts it is always better to get a pro to take a look before you attempt to solve the problem yourself!  Here are some ideas to help you sort out minor sratches in wooden furniture. Carefully clean your furniture before tending to the scratch.  You can use a little mild dish soap with water and a soft cloth to gently remove any dirt from the wood.  Make sure you let it dry before starting your repair. As most modern wood furniture has some…
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