A reclining sofa just might be the best piece of furniture ever invented. Who doesn’t love to relax and put up their feet? A reclining sofa also gives you plenty of room to hang out with loved ones. Before you purchase a reclining sofa, there are a few things to consider. Here are tips on finding the right one for you.
Measure your space
A reclining sofa will require more space than a sofa that doesn’t recline, so think about the size of your room. Some reclining sofas will need at least four inches between its back and the wall, while some are wall huggers and don’t require any extra space behind them. You’ll also need to rethink your table arrangement, since you’ll want sufficient space to extend the footrest without bumping into a coffee table. Take lots of measurements before you start shopping so you know what to look for.
Decide on a color
Once you have an idea of the size of the sofa you want, think about color. If you’re starting from scratch, the sky’s the limit. You can let this piece dictate the design of the room. If you’re adding a reclining sofa to your existing décor, use the colors in your room as inspiration. Since a reclining sofa is a big piece of furniture, you might decide to stick with neutral colors such as gray, tan, brown or black.
Choose a fabric
Choosing an upholstery material will depend on your lifestyle. If you have children or pets, you’ll want something durable and stain resistant. Leather is a good choice, but it can be more expensive with the possibility of scratching. Microfiber is a popular choice; it’s also durable and soft, as well.
Reclining sofas come with a variety of features that pamper you even more than their comfort alone. Decide if you want manual or power reclining. How about built-in tables or storage cubbies? And others have massage features or USB outlets for charging your devices. How many or how few features you want will depend on your personal preferences.
A reclining sofa can quickly become the best seat in the house. The great benefit is that it’s big enough to share with friends.
If you love Modern décor, you probably love perusing the pages of the design site Dwell. It’s filled with homes that can inspire you and provide ideas to implement in your own home. Its editors recently shared four modern home décor trends they believe will be big in 2019. Here are some tips for using them in your modern rooms.
Last year, the Dwell editors saw jewel tones replacing the “Scandinavian chic” neutrals. This year they predict more of the same. They’re pairing crisp white with strong colors for a sense of contrast. “We’re particularly loving the depth and warmth of colors like plum, mustard, and terra-cotta—bold tones that still play well with others,” they said.
Texture and pattern are important in modern home décor for 2019, and the Dwell editors said graphic, geometrics textiles and textured tiles that resemble fabrics like linen and corduroy will be big. They also expect to see layering of different textures and patterns.
Look for the popularity of abstract design to impact the world of furniture with modern home décor trends. Bold, chunky statement pieces are focal points, while ’80s-inspired designs, such as a tulip table or whitewashed accents are important, too.
Finally, the Dwell editors said 2019 modern home décor trends include patio or deck design, as this will be the year where people celebrate a true indoor/outdoor way of living. Outdoor spaces will get more attention, and homeowners will use greenery indoors as much as possible.
Just as its name implies, an accent chair is a piece of furniture that adds an accent to your room. Combining fashion and function, it complements your décor while providing a focal point and a bit of contrast to your seating group. It doesn’t match the other furnishings and it gives the space personality. From Modern to Traditional and everything in between, you’ll find an accent chair that can become a star player in your room no matter what style. Here are some of our favorite choices to provide some interest as well as a nice place to sit:
The Mist Accent Chair offers a bold stripe that will wake up your casual living room grouping. While the colors are subdued, the contrasting pattern steals the show. You’ll love how the upholstery matches the toss pillows on the sofa and loveseat.
In classic navy and cream, the Maya Accent Chair offers a farmhouse twist on classic buffalo plaid. This chair would provide a wonderful focal point to your room, mixing well with a cream or khaki sofa.
Every Mid-Century living room should have a pop of color, and the Taylor Accent Chair will do the trick in a rich persimmon red. This special seating will add personality and spice to your space.
Modern style is fun, and the Baden Red Hanging Chair is the epitome of playful design. Imagine how this piece would enhance your modern décor. You’ll be floating with design excitement as well as a pop of red!
Curves and elegant details make a Traditional home stand out, and the Kodiak Accent Chair is regal enough to live up to the lifestyle. In rich brown with a timeless pattern, it will add refinement to your seating area.
An Urban style home celebrates your sense of adventure, and the Romeo Leather Chair in tan will add to the storied look with its rich leather patina. The retro silhouette is sleek, not overpowering the space but adding to it.
Pinterest is a popular place to go for design inspiration. From options for kitchen countertops to ways to dress your bed, you’ve probably gone to the site searching for ideas. The people at Pinterest keep track of popular search words, and release their list of trends based on what people want to see. Here are five Pinterest trends for 2019, based on the top home searches:
Searches for mustard yellow increased by 45% over the past year. You can embrace the bold color by painting walls mustard yellow or using small furnishings, such as an accent chair, for a colorful pop.
Searches for vertical gardens were up 287%. The Pinterest trend for 2019 includes floor-to-ceiling plants that take the place of wall art.
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces are becoming more important in home design, and the more modern and sleek, the better it seems. Searches for contemporary fireplace were up 763%.
Bold wallpaper, especially with big prints such as botanical tropical leaves, were breathing life into more rooms. Searches for bold print wallpaper increased 401%.
Tin is in! Pieces give rooms vintage style, showing up in everything from backsplashes to wallpaper to wall art. Searches for tin interiors were up 563%.
Which one of the Pinterest trends for 2019 is your favorite?
When you’re designing a living room for your family, casual style is a great choice. Furnishings have a laidback look with kid-friendly fabrics that help you relax. Oversized seating makes rooms feel welcoming with plenty of space to hang out. The centerpiece of a casual-style living room is the sofa, and here are five casual sofa options that will help you update your home for the New Year.
The Albany Truffle Sofa makes classic statement in you room with its flared arms and rich truffle color. The casual sofa offers plenty of style and comfort, with loose back cushions and four striking toss pillows.
Small rooms don’t have to sacrifice style when you choose a sofa with a sleek silhouette such as the Osborne Sofa. Inspired by menswear, this grey sofa features button-less tufting on the back cushions. Two colorful toss pillows give the casual sofa a punch of pattern, much like a bold necktie.
Lighten up your space with the Harlow Linen Sofa. Generous lines feature welted roll arms and a plush chenille fabric is soft and sophisticated. Four toss pillows with a silver hue add lots of style.
Show off your personality by going bold with a red sofa. The COLORS Sofa in Salsa will wake up your décor with a big pop of color. The striking flared frame has comfort at the forefront with pillow-top armrests and ultra-soft upholstery.
The gorgeous shade of this Capri Sofa provides a neutral tone for your living room while putting you on trend. Plenty of toss pillows provide interest with accent patterns that feature grey and ivory. This casual sofa will be a nice addition to casual style living room.