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!

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.