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!

MATTRESS BUYING GUIDE: Choose the right mattress for you

Buyers usually spend more time focusing on the style of their bed frame rather than choosing their mattress. But buying the right mattress is truly a worthwhile investment as you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping on a mattress. Being able to choose the right mattress for your needs can be tricky- here’s a brief but comprehensive guide: 

The best way to find the perfect mattress, is to try to lay on it. It is suggested that you take about 10 to 15 minutes to try out and lay down on the mattress before you finally figure out if it suits your needs. 

When testing out mattresses, keep in mind the 3s:   

  • Softness– Mattress softness should keep your body comfortable and relaxed from all angles.
  • Support– Your mattress should not only be soft but should also be supportive enough to cater to your unique sleeping patterns and body shape. 

soft mattress supports and maintains body’s natural curves and contours. It is also perfect for those who sleep on their sides and like to sink into their mattress. 
medium firm mattress is for those who like to change sleeping positions. Shoulder and hips will sink into the mattress but the rest of the body will be supported and maintained in a comfortable position. 
If you need extra support on the other hand, an extra firm mattress is a great choice, perfect for those with back problems.   

  • Size– Basically, the common mattress size range is SingleTwinDoubleQueenKingand California King. From smallest to largest, each one differ by dimensions. Being able to choose the right size depends on the size of your room, your body size and the number of people who will be sleeping on the mattress. Always remember that your mattress should be at least 6” longer than the tallest person sleeping on the bed.

Watch and be inspired by blogger Kelly Misa as she shops for her own mattress at the BLIMS Mattress gallery. 

In photo: Uratex Premium Touch Mattress

In photo: Slumberland Belleza Mattress 

You can only choose the best mattress if you have a wide range of choices. Drop by any BLIMS Fine furniture branch in the Philippines and visit our Sleepshop or Mattress Gallery to find 5 world class mattress brands under one roof. Do not miss out on the BLIMS Mattress Sale until October 31 for great finds.

FURNITURE BUYERS GUIDE: Accent Chairs

Vienna Accent Chair
  An accent chair is a simple and fun way to add character to your space or liven up an empty corner in your home. 
    If you are shopping for an accent chair, here are some things to consider:

Measurement & Size
    Not all chairs are created equal, make sure to measure your space to ensure that your chair fits well into the area with enough room around it to be functional. Consider placing your chair on an angle from the wall to make your layout more interesting. However, remember that this will take up more space. Creating an outline on the floor using masking tape or cardboard can be a great way to visualize your intended furniture piece.  

Material

Accent chairs come in a multitude of materials from leather and fabric to plastic and natural fibers. Remember, an accent chair does not always have to match the rest of your sofas or living room pieces exactly – it’s meant to stand out as an accent piece! However, keeping one element the same, like the leg material between sofa and accent chair will maintain a cohesive looking space.   

Design & Functionality 
    A great looking accent chair becomes even greater when it’s a functional piece in your home. When choosing the right one for you, also consider what it will be used for. A chair for a reading nook should ideally be deep enough that you can casually cozy up for hours while a chair for a formal sitting area should be more structured so it is easy to get in and out from.         Whatever your style or purpose, BLIMS Fine Furniture offers a wide selection of  stylish accent chairs perfect for every home. Here are some of their items that you might want to check out:

  Chai Accent chair. Add some color to your space with this modern contemporary accent chair with solid ash legs.
Dallas Accent chair. The Dallas collection is an ode to luxe country living with its generous wooden finishes, soft fabrics and a comfortable style perfect for family gatherings. Add this elegant accent chair to complement your space.
Mochi Accent chair. Plastic accent chair in a modern curved design with wooden tapered legs.
Olaf Accent chair. An elegant winged accent chair with sloped wooden arm details. One (1) rectangular throw pillow included. Custom colors and sizes available.
Channel Accent chair by Scandinavian Design. Mid century accent chair with tapered brass legs designed by Malene Lillelund.
Lilac Accent chair. A great accent piece for a small nook that is both functional and beautiful. Lift the base to find storage underneath. The armrest can be reclined to form a small bed.

 

To see more furniture pieces perfect for your home, visit our website BLIMS Fine Furniture or simply drop by one of our showrooms located in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines. Have a happy furniture shopping day ahead!

BUYERS GUIDE: LEATHER SOFA CARE

Leather sofas surely add elegance and coziness to today’s modern home. To ensure that you and
your family can enjoy these sofas for years to come, here are some simple tips on how to clean and maintain them:

1. Keep it clean. Dust and vacuum often. For daily or weekly dusting, use a clean, soft, lint-free cloth
slightly moist with distilled water, Do not use too wet a cloth. Wipe area gently.

2. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight. Although leather is resistant to fading, direct prolonged exposure to the sun will cause any material to fade. Therefore, it is important to position your leather sofa furniture away from windows, skylights or other intense light sources.

3. Clean spills quickly. Just like any upholstery, leather can become permanently stained if food spills
are not cleaned. When tackling a spill, use a clean cloth with some distilled water. If necessary, use a
MILD soap solution. Avoid rubbing too hard into the sofa, use a blotting motion instead.

4. Moisturize Regularly. To maintain its supple feel, moisturize your sofa with a leather conditioner every six to twelve months. Remember to always do a test on a hidden area before using any chemical on your sofa to make sure it is suited for the leather.

At BLIMS, we use only top grain corrected leather to ensure you are able to enjoy the luxurious
feel of leather with the added convenience of a protective coating for ease of cleaning and maintenance.

TOMO 2-Seater Compact Leather Sofa

LORENZO Leather Sectional

Find more stylish sofa pieces for today’s modern home from our Leather Gallery or visit our any of our 18 showrooms around the Philippines.

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: Scandinavian Sofas

Picking the right sofa for your home can be a daunting task. It is one of the major furniture purchases you will be making and is a focal point of any modern living space. Let’s look into Scandinavian inspired sofas and why they might be the perfect fit for your space.

Scandinavian design is famous for its simplicity, clean lines, and slim silhouettes. This makes it a great fit for compact homes that want a “light” looking sofa for an uncluttered visual or as a design showpiece in a larger home.

Simplicity

Simple and contemporary, a Scandinavian style sofa can definitely create a minimalist look in your home. Pairing it with natural elements can create a warm, cozy atmosphere while keeping the color scheme monochromatic keep your space looking uncluttered.

Mikaela 2 – seater sofa

It can easily blend into any home-setting without too much furnishings but you can also dress it up with fun accent pillows and throws.

Clean Lines (Yet Detailed Design)

Scandinavian style sofas have a very refreshing look about them with simple but detailed designs like diamond patterned stitching, ribbed cushions or tufted backrests that make an impact.

 

Apart from this, Scandinavian style sofas are iconic for its characteristic tapered wooden legs. Modern renditions of the style have come to include various wood stains like grey and walnut but also other materials like brass and iron for a touch of chic elegance.

Nobel sofa and Channel accent chair

Slim Silhouettes

With an emphasis on minimalism and lightness, Scandinavian style sofas often feature slim profiles that make it a great choice for tight spaces.  Check out some of these Scandinavian inspired sofas by BLIMS Fine Furniture:

Tomo 2 or 3 Seater. A Tight back tufted half
leather sofa with solid wood base and
tapered legs.
Valentin Sectional sofa. Compact and functional fabric L-shape sofa with adjustable backrests to turn into a sofa bed. Right facing chaise.
Nicolai 2 or 3 Seater. A Contemporary Scandinavian style high-back winged fabric sofa with removable seat cushion cover for easy maintenance.

Simple, Timeless and Elegant – consider a Scandinavian inspired sofa the next time you go shopping for a compact space or are looking for a simple piece that has a big impact.

Check out more of our items at BLIMS Fine Furniture or visit the nearest furniture showroom across the Greater Metro Manila Area and the Philippines (Davao City)

Check out more of our items at BLIMS Fine Furniture or visit the nearest furniture showroom across the Greater Metro Manila Area and the Philippines (Davao City)

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Leather Sofas

What is a living room without a good sofa? It is a big investment considering we’ll spend most of our family bondings here. And because it’s not something inexpensive, we want to make sure you get your money’s worth and that is one good reason why you should go for a leather sofa. 

BLIMS Fine Furniture offers a wide range of styles of leather sofas from contemporary, industrial to modern designs. Visit any of our 18 showrooms in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna & Davao, Philippines to find the perfect sofa piece for you.

Here are other reasons why leather sofas are a great investment:

  1. Leather sofas are hypoallergenic

Leather couches don’t collect dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens. This is perfect if you have pets or children at home.

  1. Leather sofas are durable

Leather is 4 times more durable than fabric sofas. It is for this reason that a lifespan of 1 leather sofa is equal to the lifespan of 3 fabric sofas. You don’t have to worry about replacing your sofa until the next decade or more.

  1. Leather sofas are actually cost-effective

While fabric sofas are lower priced compared to leather sofas, the lifespan of a leather couch is much longer than a fabric sofa and so you will surely get your money’s worth.

  1. Leather sofas are classics.

There are a certain elegance and attraction this type of sofa exudes. A suggestion is to get Leather sofas that are mostly sold in neutral & natural colors which matches almost any room. If you have decided to change your interior, you can update your look with some new accessories but your sofa can still be the perfect centerpiece of the living room.

Look at these modern & sophisticated leather sofas from BLIMS:

Lorenzo Sectional Sofa
Stockholm 3-Seater Sofa
Tomo 3-Seater Sofa
Giorgio 3-Seater Sofa

 

  1. Leather sofas are Easy to Clean

Leather sofas don’t require frequent visits to a cleaner but mostly light dusting vacuuming and wiping down with a damp cloth. To maintain the beauty of the sofa, periodic moisturizing is also suggested.

Click here to view our  leather Gallery  or you can simply visit our showrooms 

 

 

 

 

Essential Condo Furniture for Metro Manila Living

The Philippines has a lot of new condos that are ready for you to move into, but space and size is always a concern. Condo living is surely made easier when you have the right condo furniture pieces for your new home!

Here are some essential Condo Furniture pieces perfect for Metro Manila living.

 DARLA Ottoman with Storage

  • This classic piece is great for storing your magazines, books and even extra blankets for unexpected sleepovers
  1. NANTES T.V. Cabinet
  • Owning a T.V. Cabinet with open cabinets helps lighten the area where it is located because your T.V. can appear less bulky when you have see through the shelves. Not to mention you can easily tell if the certain area is collecting dust and easily clean it

  1. PORTLAND Lift Top Coffee Table

This show stopping piece is sure to impress your guests. Imagine converting your coffee table to a working table with a simple lift. To add to this, the extra storage compartments will surely help you declutter your space.  Talk about taking storage to a whole new level

The side compartments are convenient for storing notepads, pencils, and even cleaning essentials when a pet accidentally uses your living room as a bathroom or a guest accidentally spilled his/her drink

  1. LYON Shoe Cabinet

It’s great to have a shoe cabinet that doesn’t take up so much space, especially when you open it. With 3 levels of shelves, your shoe addiction will definitely have enough storage space. Open shelves on the side are also a good place to place your shiners, keys or even your emergency kits.

  1. NANTES Bar Table

Why get a bar top and cabinet separately when you can get both! With so many compartments, one can surely have enough space for all the wine glasses, dinnerware or even books.

  1. VIENNA Sofabed 

Sofabeds are highly recommended for compact or tight spaces. A sofa that can easily be converted to a bed will always be a huge space saver. Sofabeds that have extra storage are also always a plus especially in the crowded spaces of Metro Manila.

That’s our list of essential condo living furniture in the Philippines. We hope that gave you an idea on what furniture you need best for your condominium. You can further improve your living space by reading our blog on how to best furnish your condominium.

You can visit our condo furniture collection to view and learn more about the products or you can simply visit our showrooms

La-Z-Boy — More Than Just A Recliner

La-Z-boy is often known as the world’s most comfortable recliner. But La-Z-Boy offers much more than that.

It was 1920’s when the first La-Z-Boy Recliner brought unparalleled comfort. Today, they have added new collections that fit into different lifestyles.

Motion Sofa

Lean back and share with your loved ones. This generously cushioned sofa with backrest, footrests, and reclining ends is perfect for family bonding and shared moments.

Power Series

Grab the power to recline with a touch of a button with our Power Series— only La-Z-Boy gives that comfort and convenience in one touch.

Signature Collection

Simone

Graham

Dexter

Teague

Make your lifestyle more sophisticated and elegant. Its leather material can give you not only a timeless look but also long lasting comfort.

Urban Attitudes

Designed to be comfortably beautiful, Urban Attitudes Collection adds a perfect touch for your modern living space.

It also has Comfort Core Technology that provide optimal firmness and lasting comfort.

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