Sofa Buying Guide: Choosing the right sofa for you

Sofa Buying Guide: Choosing the right sofa for you

Your sofa is the focal point of your living, it’s the main furniture piece that welcomes your guests to your home. Your choice of sofa therefore, is one of the biggest furniture buying decisions you will make so it’s important to buy a quality sofa for your living room that not only looks great but also feels great for when you want to entertain or simply sit back and relax.

Things to consider when choosing the right sofa

 

  Shape and size matters

Sofas come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The shape determines the overall feel of your sofa some are soft and feminine, while others are contemporary and modern. For a large room, consider a sectional or two sofas facing each other or placed at right angles. Size matters, too, so pick a sofa that fits your room and allows room for movement.

 

To go neutral or bold?

Neutral colors like shades of black, brown, grey and beige are safe choices to ensure your sofa can adapt to seasonal trends in home furnishing. Think of it as a blank canvass that you can build on with smaller accent pieces like pillows, throws or an armchair. Remember, your sofa is quite an investment and you want to get the most use out of it. However, a bold sofa color undeniably makes a statement and may better match your personality

 

Comfort & Construction

Make sure to try your sofa first before purchasing! Often times we get carried away with the look of a piece that we forgot to try it out but not all sofas are created equal – even within the same store. So make sure to take the time to try multiple pieces out to find out which material and firmness is right for you. SEE HERE FOR OUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING BETWEEN FABRIC OR LEATHER SOFAS -(http://blimsfurniture.com.ph/blogs/2019/01/25/fabric-or-leather-which-one-is-for-your-home/) Also take time to do a little quality check on the sofa. Does it have a good weight to it? Check the arms to see if they are firmly attached to the body, especially if you love to sit on the armrests. Lastly, check the sides and the back to see if it is well cushioned with no nails or screws sticking out that can be harmful to you and your family.

Special Features

In today’s modern day and age, sofas can come with all sorts of special features. From reclining seats, adjustable headrests, built in storage or even power, USB and Bluetooth compatibility. Some of these options may be right for you.

BLIMS offers a wide range of modern & contemporary sofas – take a peek at their variety of a fabric and leather sofas. Drop by any BLIMS Fine Furniture branch in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines (Davao, Calabarzon) and check out their wide selection of home furniture.

 

 

 

Fabric or Leather – which one is for your home?

Which sofa will suit your home better – Fabric or Leather?

Most people will have a preference between a fabric or leather sofa (couch) based on their taste, lifestyle, comfort and budget. Although your sofa upholstery of choice will ultimately be based on your personal preferences, have are some things to consider when making your decision.

COMFORT & APPEARANCE

Many factors can affect the comfort of a sofa, from the cushioning used, the design & ergonomics of the sofa up to the material of covering used. Leather has a soft and supple texture which will get even softer over time & use but in extreme temperatures, it can become uncomfortably cold to sit on or sticky and sweaty when it’s hot. Maintaining the right room temperature makes a big difference to comfort levels.

Fabric sofas will instantly add a soft, casual atmosphere to your space while leather sofas lend a sophisticated upmarket vibe. You can typically find more color and pattern options with fabric sofas but adding your own stamp with pillows and throws can transform any sofa, fabric or leather, into your own.

CARE

A leather sofa will typically last longer than a fabric sofa as leather hides are stronger than fabric, stain resistant (in darker colors) and less likely to tear and fray. Spills can easily be wiped off from leather and so is typically viewed as a family-friendly option. The wear and tear of fabric sofas most often depend upon the grade of fabric. As you would expect, high-quality fabrics (just like high-quality leathers) will withstand wear better. Regular vacuuming and occasional deep steam cleaning of your fabric sofas can help them stay looking newer much longer.

http://blimsfurniture.com.ph/blogs/2018/11/22/tips-on-how-to-properly-clean-your-fabric-sofa/ 

click on the link to see guidelines on how to properly clean your fabric sofa.

COST

It’s usually more cost effective going with a fabric sofa over leather. Quality fabric and framing are expensive, but the same sofa in leather will always cost more. A good compromise is to consider a half-leather sofa where in the top parts of the sofa, like the seat, back and arms are made of leather while the bottom and back portion are synthetic material. This way you can still get the look and feel of leather but a more budget friendly price point.

BLIMS offers a wide range of modern & contemporary sofas. Take a peek into the variety of Fabric and Leather Sofas available. Drop by any BLIMS Fine Furniture branch in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines (Davao, Calabarzon) and check out their wide selection of home furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

Maximize your space with a Console Table

     Whether placed by the entryway, behind a sofa, in a hallway or an empty corner the console table is a space-efficient and easy furniture piece to integrate into your room. It can add character to your home by providing a space for you to showcase your style depending on how you choose to accessorize it. Likewise, it can serve to define between two areas as in an open concept living and dining room without the use of tall dividers or walls.

     Although typically used as a table for decorative items and storage, some console tables can also double as a narrow desk.

     At BLIMS you have a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes to choose from when looking for the right console table for your home.

   Gruff Console Table

         Lush Console Table

 Beatrice Console Table

        Lyon Console Table

    Celia Console Table

BLIMS is one of the leading furniture stores in the Philippines, with 18 locations around Metro Manila and select cities nationwide. With a wide selection of living room furniture, dining tables, beds & mattresses, recliners and office furniture, you will surely find something to suit your style. Visit a BLIMS Fine Furniture showroom today and find the perfect furniture pieces for your home.

Come and visit our BLIMS branches located near you!

  • BLIMS AYALA FELIZ (3rd Level Feliz Ayala Malls Marcos Highway Brgy. Ugong Pasig City
  • BLIMS ALABANG TOWN CENTER (Level 3, New Wing Alabang Town Center, Alabang Muntinlupa City
  • BLIMS CW ALABANG HOME DEPOT (Unit B1 Alabang Home Depot Zapote Road Cor Filinvest Ave, Westgate Alabang Muntinlupa)
  • BLIMS CW BALINTAWAK HOME DEPOT (Unit B1-13 CW Home Depot 1240 EDSA Brgy Apolonio Samson Quezon City)
  • BLIMS CW HOME DEPOT IMUS (2/F Unit B20-23 CW Home Depot Aguinaldo Highway Daang Hari Anabu-IID Imus City Cavite
  • BLIMS CW COMMONWEALTH HOME DEPOT (2/S Unit C-02 CW Home Depot Commonwealth Ave. Brgy Matandang Balara, Quezon City)
  • BLIMS CW LAGUNA HOME DEPOT (2/F CW Home Depot Santa Rosa Tagaytay Road Pulong Sta.Cruz Sta.Rosa City Laguna)
  • BLIMS CW ORTIGAS HOME DEPOT (Unit 82-90 Central Warehouse Home Depot #1 Julia Vargas Ave. Ugong Pasig City)
  • BLIMS ABREEZA MALL DAVAO (3rd floor Abreeza Mall J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada Davao City)
  • BLIMS ROBINSONS PLACE ERMITA (Level 3 Robinsons Place M Adriatico St. Ermita Manila)
  • BLIMS FORT VICTORIA (Unit 104 Shop Fort Victoria 5th Ave Corner 23st BGC Taguig city)
  • BLIMS GREENBELT (Ground Floor, Greenbelt 1 Ayala Center Makati City)
  • BLIMS GREENHILLS (Lifestyle Center, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City)
  • BLIMS GLORIETTA (Level 3, Glorietta 4 Ayala Center Makati City)
  • BLIMS HONGKONG SUN PLAZA (HK Sun Plaza 8001 Financial Center Area Roxas Pasay City)
  • BLIMS MARKET-MARKET (Level 3 Market-Market Bonifacio Global City Taguig)
  • BLIMS SHANGRILA MALL (Level 6 Main Wing Edsa Shangri-la Plaza, Brgy Wack Wack, Greenhills East Edsa Cor. Shaw Blvd Mandaluyong City
  • BLIMS VENICE PIAZZA (2nd floor Venice Grand Canal Mckinley Hills Brgy. Pinagsama Taguig)

BUYERS GUIDE: Dining Table Set

We’ve Compiled top tips to help make shopping for your next dining table set a breeze.

Available Space

One of the most important factors that will influence your decision on what dining set to get is the available space and layout of your dining room. There needs to be enough space around the table so that you can conveniently pull out the dining chair and people can easily pass behind someone who is seated. As a general rule of thumb, there should be between 90 to 120cm clearance from the edge of the table to the wall or any other piece of furniture.

On the other hand, it is also important that the dining table is not too small for the room or else it may look awkward. A space of up to 180cm from the wall to the table should be about right.

Consider the number of users

Our recommended lengths per number of persons are as follows:

  Number of Dining Chairs (Seats) 
2 4 6 8
Length 

(Rectangular / Oval Dining Tables)

80-90cm 90-120cm 150-180cm 180-220cm
Diameter

(Round Dining Tables)

70–90cm 90–120cm 130-150cm 150-170cm

This gives everyone enough elbow room to eat comfortably as well as get in and out of their seats without disturbing their neighbor. There are also extendable table options that give you the flexibility to seat more people on special occasions.

Complementary Pieces

Don’t forget to consider complementary pieces that can offer additional seating, storage or serving space to your dining room. Sideboards are a great place outside of your kitchen to store extra dinnerware, serving ware or table linens for special occasions. It is also the perfect platform to set up a beautiful buffet spread.

If your dining space has a bar counter near-by, consider adding barstools for optional seating as well.

Hanging a Light?

The right lighting fixture can add that extra bit of personality to your dining space. Hanging lights should usually be around 75 to 90 cm from the top of the table for maximum effect without being a hassle.

 

 

Rachel Dining Table

 

 

 

Kado Dining Set

Bridget Dining Set

Nessa Dining Set

   Tyra Dining  set With Neutral and natural colors.

BLIMS is one of the leading furniture stores in the Philippines, with over 18 locations around Metro Manila and select cities nationwide. Visit a BLIMS Fine Furniture showroom today and find the perfect furniture pieces for your home.

 

 

Know How To Choose The Best Recliner For You

There are many factors on how we choose the best recliner for us. We either go for the style or we prefer to focus on the comfort and function of a recliner. But whatever we choose, it is important to get a recliner that suits your lifestyle.

In choosing a recliner, make sure you get one that is genuine and will give you the quality comfort that you deserve. Only genuine La-Z-Boy recliners put your comfort first with quality that’s built to last. Each is exclusively engineered with patented reclining mechanisms and crafted using only the finest materials. Here are some of the new innovative recliners that will surely love from La-Z-Boy.

La-Z-Boy I-Clean Recliners

 

Spills happen but stains don’t have to! Don’t let spills ruin your day. With La-Z-Boy Recliner’s I-Clean fabric technology it is easy to clean up life’s little messes so that you can relax. The I-Clean recliner’s performance fabrics are designed to be stain resistant, easy to clean and soft to touch.

La-Z-Boy Power Recliners

Introducing our new collection of comfort and innovation, the La-Z-Boy Power Recliners. The La-Z-Boy Power Series takes comfort to the next level by providing you limitless relaxing positions with a touch of a button. Upgrade to the Power XR+ recliner which has adjustable power lumbar support and power tilt headrest that helps you sit in utmost comfort.

La-Z-Boy Leather Recliners

Known as the world’s best selling recliner, La-Z-Boy has been providing unparalleled reclining comfort for decades. Featuring it’s patented mechanism, only La-Z-Boy recliners allow 18 different reclining position for maximum comfort. Choose from a wide range of recliners that will surely suit your comfort and lifestyle.

At La-Z-Boy, it’s all about giving you choices so that your new furniture doesn’t just suit your home, it suits your way of living.

Visit a La-Z-Boy Gallery, BLIMS Fine Furniture or select dealers all over the Philippines today and experience La-Z-Boy comfort.

One stop shop for Office Furniture

Office Furniture today

Today’s trend of office furniture is stylish and elegant with modern designs that fit into well groomed office spaces.

Office World by BLIMS is renowned for its top quality office furniture, offering a wide range of categories with modern design that will suit your office needs.

We offer a variety of office chairs that are comfortable and durable. We also provide a wide range of office tables and conference tables that helps create an efficient work environment. Office cabinets such as filling cabinets, bookshelves and other storage cabinets are also available to create a clutter-free workspace.

Chairs

Office World carries a wide selection of chairs to suit your needs. From stylish designer inspired pieces like the Austen and Astaire, multi-functional chairs like Gillard and Liam to BIFMA tested products such as Mira and Bevel. Our range of productive office environment.

  AUSTEN

 ASTAIRE

 

     GILLARD

    LIAM

 MIRA

 BEVEL

Tables & Storage

PX5 Office Series

 

From reception all the way to the board room, the PX5 series offers a whole range of office solutions to furnish the entire office including office & executive tables, cabinets and drawers, as well as various sized conference tables. Featuring a refreshing Hazel Walnut and white contrast finish – the series lends a light and airy to any office space. Made with Melamine Faced Chipboard, Top Quality Steel ball bearing drawer slides, “D” nut solution construction and floor levelers, you can be assured that the PX5 series will grow with your company for years to come.

PX9 Executive Series

A modern twist on the Executive office, the PX9 series features dark wood against a marble finish for a luxurious and elegant space. Tapered solid wood legs and reverse chamber edges add an air of sophistication, perfect for the budding executive.

 

Come and drop by on any BLIMS Fine Furniture locations in the Philippines, and discover a wide array of office furniture to help you build a better office environment.

Tips on How to properly clean your Fabric Sofa

                          In Photo: Mia Fabric Sofa

The living room is the focal point of every home. This is where conversations are shared and memorable family bonding moments take place. As time flies, living room furniture, especially the sofa, tend to accumulate dust and dirt. Here are few simple tips and tricks to properly maintain and clean a fabric sofa.  

Protect the Fabric. The best form of fabric protection is prompt attention to spills. For dust and food crumbs, use a bristle brush to remove any large particles from your couch. For liquid stains, immediately blot the area with a clean cloth to remove as much liquid as possible. Then, soak a sponge or cloth with mild soap water and blot the mixture on the stain. Press dry afterwards with a clean dry cloth. You can also try using vinegar or vodka on the cloth to blot the stains as an alternative. No worries as the smell of both the vinegar or vodka will disappear when the area is dry. Remember to blot, do not rub. Additional fabric protectors and cleaners may be applied to your upholstered furniture but always test on a small area first. 

Turn the cushions. You can extend your upholstered furniture’s life by periodically turning over the loose cushions.

Vacuum. Vacuum your upholstered furniture weekly for general cleaning and to remove surface soil. This also prevents dirt from becoming embedded into the fabrics.

Avoid Sunlight. Too much sun can damage your upholstery fabric, causing it to fade and even fray.

BLIMS offers a wide range of Fabric Sofas. Drop by any BLIMS Fine furniture branch in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines (Davao, Calabarzon) and check out their wide selection of home furniture.

What are the benefits of a Sofa bed?

As one of the most versatile pieces of furniture for your living space, the sofa bed is a worthwhile investment – especially for the holiday season when you may find the need for some extra sleeping space for guests. 

So what exactly are the benefits of owning a sofa bed? And what should you consider when shopping for one? We’ve put together a list of things to consider before making that purchase. 

Automatically turns your living room to an infrequent guest room

One dilemma of a limited space is not being able to accommodate a guest bed or having little storage space to keep an extra mattress. A double duty furniture piece like a sofa bed makes it easy for you to invite people over, instantly turning your sofa into a bed that your guests can sleep on.  

Quick and easy set up 

 Most sofa beds are designed to be set up in just a few steps, whether it be a bi-fold design, traditional pull-out or single action sofa bed, you can rest assured that setting up your guests’ sleeping space will take only a few minutes. This takes the pressure and guesswork out of preparing the room in advance and lets you enjoy the freedom of welcoming guests any time.

 A wide range of styles

 Sofa bed design have come a long way in the past years. These days, you can surely find a piece that will fit perfectly into your style, needs and budget. 

Multipurpose furniture for compact spaces 

 If space is your top constraint, a sofa bed is one of the pieces that can make the most out of tight areas. Placing a sofa bed gives you the advantage of transitioning from a lounging area to a sleeping space. With BLIMS’ wide range of sofa beds, you are sure to find one that is both a comfortable sofa for the day and a restful bed at night. Some options even have built-in storage!

A perfect match for your busy lifestyle

 If you are someone with a hectic schedule, a common problem is not having enough time for sleep. By investing in a sofa bed for your office space, you get the advantage of taking a proper power nap and then returning back to your tasks feeling refreshed.    

BLIMS Fine Furniture has a great selection of sofa beds, from classic to modern pieces, Check out some of their items here: 

Visit any BLIMS showroom here in the Philippines and find amazing furniture for your home.

VIENNA. a 3-seater sofa with 2 bolster cushions that will bring elegance to your space. Pocketed spring cushions topped with memory foam ensure your guests will surely have a comfortable night’s sleep.
COMBINA 3-SEATER AND CHAISE. A versatile series that can be used separately or together as a sectional sofa bed.
MALLOW. A Bi-fold sofa bed with tufted design.
ZINNIA. Sectional fabric sofa with pull-out bed and storage compartment.

 

  TIVOLI. Sectional fabric sofa with pull-out bed and storage compartment. 

 

 

18 BLIMS Branches to Cater to Your Furniture Needs

No one talks about the pressure that comes with buying furniture for your home. As one of the biggest investments you’ll make when completing a home, your furniture choices will directly affect your daily life.          

BLIMS Fine Furniture, one of the pioneers in the Philippine furniture industry for over 40 years, is here to help you choose what’s best for your home. And now with 18 branches, BLIMS is your one stop shop for the pieces you need to complete your space.

Shop our various sections including:

Living & Dining Space to find sofas, occasional tables, accent pieces, dining sets and sideboards that range from modern contemporary to industrial chic.   

The Leather Gallery specializes in leather upholstered goods from everyday sofas to show stopping signature pieces. 

BLIMS’ Condo Collection features compact furniture such as multi-functional tables and storage as well as various styles of sofa beds to make every space count.  

Our Sleepshop features bedframes that can be customized to suit your taste and size requirements while the Mattress gallery showcases models from the top five mattress brands in the Philippines – namely: Ambassador, King Koil, Salem, Slumberland and Uratex Premium. 

And for those mixing a bit of work with leisure, we have Office World pieces that may suit your needs. 

With BLIMS, you won’t be shopping in the dark     

Buying furniture may make you feel like you are tiptoeing into a whole new world. BLIMS understands that with finding the right furniture comes the nitty gritty details. At BLIMS, we don’t just offer furniture pieces but we are committed to helping you find the best one for your needs. 

Visit any of our showrooms and you’ll find that at each turn, you become a smarter consumer. Each store is equipped with information and helpful associates that try to understand your requirements, walk you through some choices and hopefully find the perfect pieces for your home.

 

BLIMS CW Home Depot Sta. Rosa, Laguna

BLIMS CW Home Depot Ortigas

BLIMS Greenbelt 

Visit our website to know more about our locations. Have a happy furniture shopping ahead!

Buying Guide: Center Tables

What is a living room without a center table? Placing a center table is an easy way to assign a focal area in your space, it creates areas for conversation and something you can design around. Here are some tips and ideas to help you in your search for your next table:

Assess your seating configuration
What kind of seating do you have? Your choice of center table should mirror the overall shape of your seating area. If your sofas and accent chairs are laid out in a rectangle , longer tables are a good option as it can reach people sitting from end to end. Options like an oval, rectangle or a series of tables arranged lengthwise would be a good fit. If your layout is more of a square, then a circular or square shaped table would be a better choice for your living room.

Keep your living room style consistent
Make sure that your center table goes effortlessly with the colors, textures and patterns used in the room. An elegant wooden center piece fits well in a traditional living room while modern spaces demand a center table that is edgy and geometric.

Don’t forget about your proportions
For a living room that feels right and well coordinated, it pays to be mindful about your proportions. As a basic rule of thumb, your center table should not be longer than your main sofa! For a heavy and overstuffed couch for example, such pairs well with an equally chunky center table. If you have placed a dainty sofa on the other hand, you’ll be able to create the right scale by matching it with a compact center table. Creating a comparable scale between the pieces in your living area is the key to achieving the right balance.

BLIMS fine furniture offers a wide range of center tables perfect for every home. Here are some of their items that you might want to check out:

 

NANTES. Country chic compact coffee table w/ drawer.
Smoke. A timeless piece featuring black tempered glass top and a smoked wood finish.
Pretorio. A pair of hexagonal tables with a marble top and stainless steel base. Used separately, or grouped together to 

create a configuration that is your own.

Wolcott. Round coffee table in walnut finish with a removable top to use as a tray and reveal storage inside.
GRUFF. Rustic yet contemporary center table with tempered glass on top and two drawers.
 To see more of our items, visit our website BLIMS fine furniture or simply drop by  one of our showrooms. Have a happy furniture shopping ahead!