Tips for Choosing the Best Furniture (Part II)

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Visit Tips for Choosing the Best Furniture (Part I) if you missed it.

In this second part we will talk about the three missing tips of the previous post referred to the choice of furniture.

Tips for Choosing the Best Furniture (Part II) 1

The missing tips are:

Furniture selection piece by piece
Evaluation of the characteristics of wooden furniture
Characteristics of upholstered furniture

Tips for Choosing the Best Furniture (Part II) 2

5- Selection of furniture piece by piece

Each piece of furniture has a functional or decorative purpose. You should know what characteristics you should consider when buying the common furniture of the house.

5.1: Sofas: choose a sofa based on the styles you like. You can choose a one-piece sofa Or sections containing two or more pieces.

5.2: Sofa Arms: Consider the style and height of the sofa arms. They can be without arms, curled or curved. Choose one with lower arms, padded and curled if you want to laze on your sofa.

5.3: Fabric of the sofa: decide if you want upholstered legs, bordered or uncovered, if you want your sofa is upholstered or with removable covers.

5.4: Dining Set: Dining sets come in shapes and sizes to fit your entertainment needs. Traditional rectangular dining tables and round dining tables have a classic look and may include folding sheets for more seating. Round tables offer better conversational flow. Remember to get dining chairs that fit under the table. Choose classic all-wooden chairs, elegant upholstered chairs or chairs with comfortable cushions. Reserve larger seats for the head of your table.

5.5: Chairs: From deep and soft chairs to rest to more formal chairs perfect for socializing.

5.5.1: Upholstered chairs: Upholstered chairs with firm or right seats provide good support for reading or socializing.

5.5.2: Occasional chairs: decorative casual chairs have a smaller scale than upholstered parts. Look for clean, smooth joints with a minimum of nails and screws. Most of the occasional chairs are European origin or inspired by the design (French or Italian) of the eighteenth century.

5.5.3: Armchairs: purchase armchairs for comfort and practicality. Remember that some chairs require back space to fully unfold. The newest models known as loungers or wall saver.

5.6: Storage Furniture: Get more storage space for your clothes, files, disks, knickknacks and more.

5.7: Cabinets: Elegant and versatile cabinets can hold a TV, CD collection, be included in your studio or give you additional closet space. If the closet does not work in your family space, add a hanging bar and try in your bedroom.

5.8: Dressers: Dressers, also called dressers, work in the bedroom to store everything from socks to sweaters. You can also use it at your front desk to keep keys, money and other items. If you fall in love with a particular dressing table, but you are not passionate about hinges, just adjust it to your liking.

5.9: Desks: desks can satisfy a decorative need, serve a functional purpose or both. For example, sliding cover desks look aesthetically pleasing and keep your papers and files. Purchase a modular desk in a non-reflective color for serious work. It must have at least one hole to route the computer and telephone cables. Consider how much storage space you want your desk to give you by looking at the dimensions of the drawers.

5.10: Bedroom furniture: When looking for bedroom furniture, consider the size of your bedroom, especially if you need a bed. Futons, sofa beds and bunk beds save space, but full-size beds, oversized beds and giant beds take up more space. Buy a complete bedroom set if you want a matching bed and dressing table. Consider adding a unique piece, such as a dresser.

6- Evaluation of the characteristics of wooden furniture

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The wooden furniture will stay in your house for a long time and can even be passed down from generation to generation. When you buy wooden furniture such as cabinets, dressers, dressers, tables, desks and shelves, look for construction, materials and quality finish.

Look for quality wood: The wood comes in two varieties: hardwood and softwood.

Hardwood: Strong and resistant to dents include cherry, maple, oak, teak, walnut and mahogany. Usually the most expensive furniture is made of fine hardwood.

Softwood: You will find less expensive furniture made of softwood such as cedar, cypress, spruce and pine. Some furniture can use a combination of different hard and soft woods. Evaluate the construction of wooden furniture: Manufacturers build furniture using several different techniques.

Solid wood: solid wood furniture has many details in wood. The grain of the wood goes through the core.

Wood veneers: Veneers are thin layers of high quality decorative wood glued to solid hardwoods, plywood or particle boards. You will see them in furniture of all prices, including furniture of fine quality.

Wood sheets: sheets are imitation hardwood surfaces applied to a product Composed of wood as a particle board. Economical films have no engraving or Details have a simple appearance. See also the construction of the joints of the furniture. Assembly techniques for joints such as timing and gouging usually have a superior construction.

Look for a good finish: the finishes can provide uniform colors and give protection to your furniture against heat, dryness and humidity. A good finish makes a wooden cabinet even more attractive and determines how much care it will require in the long run. The better the finish, the longer the cabinet will last and maintain its appearance. Choose finished rest furniture for high activity spaces. The rough and rustic finishes easily hide the prints and scratches. To repair scratches on solid wood furniture, sand the defects and renew the surface finish with a retouch kit. It simply renews the finish of plated or laminated furniture.

7- Characteristics of upholstered furniture

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Upholstered furniture has four key components - frames, springs, filler and fabric - that determine comfort and durability. Look at each component to make a smart purchase.

Upholstered Furniture Frames: Oven-dried hardwood frames made of oak or maple and attached with dowels have a solid construction. They offer durability and a longer life for your piece of upholstered furniture. You will also find quality frames made of steel, plastic or laminated boards.

Upholstered furniture springs: The springs give sofas, armchairs and love chairs their comfort. There are Two types of spring systems: eight-way springs, hand-tied and sinuous springs.

Hand-tied springs: Hand-tied springs used in quality pieces never "touch bottom".

Winding springs: Winding springs cost less than hand tied springs and provide a softer seat. In general, comfort and durability depend on the quantity and quality of the springs.

Filling of upholstered furniture: Filling around a furniture frame prevents fabric wear and ensures comfort. Manufacturers commonly use cotton or polydacron. The materials used in seat cushions also play an important part in the comfort and appearance of a piece of furniture. Quality pieces sometimes use a combination of lint and feathers wrapped around the foam core to provide support, allowing users to settle into a sofa, love chair or chair, comfortably.

Choose furniture fabric: Choose furniture fabric based on how much you plan to use them, how long you plan to maintain it and in style. Tightly woven fabrics, made of durable fibers tend to look better. Synthetic durable fabrics like nylon, polypropylene and natural fibers like cotton twill, velvet, denim and chenille are good options for active houses. The most delicate and elaborate fabrics like satins, apricots and brocades are a good choice for pieces of decorative furniture.


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