What to Consider When Choosing a Sofa Color

So, you’re on the hunt for a sofa; this means you’re looking at the levels of comfort throughout your options and at the size of each, of course, to ensure that your new piece can actually fit in your space.

Now it’s time to think about color!

Here are a few things to consider before choosing the color of your new sofa:

Your sofa’s aesthetic purpose

First determine the aesthetic purpose of your couch.

Bright Living Room with PlantsMore often than not, a sofa serves as either the focal point or an accent of a room. The color of your sofa, then, depends on how much you want the furniture to stand out.

When your sofa is the centerpiece of your room, choose vibrant colors and patterns that instantly attract the eye. Select a subtler, more neutral color for accent sofas that aim to highlight other more important parts of your space.

Your room’s color schemes

How do you choose just one color for your sofa?

With so many hues and patterns to pick from, committing to one choice can be overwhelming. Make the decision a bit easier by using the existing color scheme of your space.

If you plan on adding a couch to an already decorated space, simply choose a color that meshes well with your pre-existing color palette.

If you plan on redecorating, try first choosing your room’s accents and artwork and then selecting a sofa color that complements your choices.

Your family’s habits

Having young children, messy family members, or furry pets should be factored into your color choice. Your family’s habits, such as eating and drinking on the couch, are another determining factor.

Dark colors hide stains and spills better than light colors, and pet fur is harder to clean off of white fabric.

How often you use your couch and for what purposes can help guide you in selecting the best color sofa that suits your lifestyle!

Haven’t found a color you like yet or are reluctant to let go of your old comfy couch? The team at Design Craft Upholstery, Inc. can help! With reupholstering, you have the opportunity to choose from a wider range of patterns and fabrics.

Give us a call at 425-775-7620 today to learn more about our upholstery and restoration services!

Tips for Maintaining Your Upholstered Furniture

Tips for Maintaining Your Upholstered Furniture Upholstered furniture can be both beautiful and comfortable for many years if cared for properly. Here are some top tips for maintaining your upholstery.

Properly clean spills

Spills are bound to happen, but if you’re not careful when cleaning you could actually make them worse! The best way to handle is to blot a spill spot immediately after the spill occurs. Never rub or scrub a spill. Blotting will absorb the liquid, whereas rubbing or scrubbing will push the liquid deeper into the fabric. Instead, blot with a clean towel or paper towel until all or most of the liquid is absorbed.

Vacuum

Gently dry vacuuming the surface of your upholstered furniture will help prevent dust and dirt from settling into the fibers. This is especially important to do prior to using any kind of fabric cleaner in order to avoid scrubbing the dirt into the fabric.

Avoid excess light and heat

Too much sun or heat exposure can damage your upholstery fabric, causing it to fade and even fray. Position the furniture so that it doesn’t sit in the sun for extended periods of time, and never use heat to dry your upholstery. Heat can cause permanent damage and shrinkage. Use a fan to allow the fabric to dry naturally, and be sure to wait until the furniture is fully dry before using it again.

Here at Design Craft Upholstery we specialize in furniture reupholstering and furniture restoration in Lynnwood, Washington, Seattle and the surrounding areas. From wood, leather, and cloth to many other materials, each piece is treated as a unique work of art. Contact us today for a quote!