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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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