Things to consider when ordering a custom-made couch


When renovating or redecorating your living room, you surely have many requests and opinions that you want fulfilled when starting your project. Getting custom furniture made by a company like Dream Design Furniture & Upholstery is one way to ensure your home looks exactly how you want it. Regarding your living room, the most important piece of furniture is the couch. Getting a custom made couch can give you a centre piece of furniture that can help lift the entire room. Before ordering a custom couch, however, there are a few things you should consider to make sure you get the most out of your couch.

Make sure the couch isn't blocking anything

The first thing you need to consider is what space limitations you have. If you're renovating your living room, this could be extra tricky. Talk to the contractors you've hired to fix your floors and walls and ask them for their opinions on what will be the best place for a couch when the renovation is done. You should also make sure that you just don't look at the width and depth of the space where you want to put your couch. Power outlets, windows, and permanent wall fixtures are things that you should consider so that the couch isn't blocking any of them.

Measure your doors

Remember that the couch will be delivered to your home. Measure the width and height of all doors that the couch needs to be transported through. If you conclude that the couch is too big to pass through the doors, you should consider getting a two piece couch instead. Usually you can't tell it's really two pieces when the couch has been assembled, and it can open up for creative design solutions if you want to rearrange it later.

Consider the practical implications of your design

There are a few things you should think about when designing the couch itself as well. Choosing fabric is not just a matter of what will look best in your living room; it also has to fit the couch. If you want a patterned fabric, you should consider the width of the fabric roll in comparison with the width of the couch. You don't want seems in the fabric to show up in the middle of a cushion, and the pattern could also become uneven. If you have any further design suggestions other than the fabric of the couch, you should make sure the company is aware of these. The easiest solution is to send them a drawing to specifically point out where you want, for example, nails or studs to be located to make sure they get everything right. 


11 November 2015

Antique to Contemporary and Everything In Between: A Furniture Blog

Hi, my name is Olivia, and I love furniture. I don't have a particular style but instead adore creating my own unique look with a blend of antique, contemporary and reclaimed furniture. I have studied furniture design, re-purposed old pieces, shopped in furniture stores more hours than I can count and helped a lot of friends with their decorating needs. That is why I decided to start this blog. When I'm not thinking or writing about furniture, I work for a small nonprofit as a grant writer. I also volunteer at my kids' school, love to bake and am constantly looking for ways to make cleaning easier.