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One of the joys of having an old house is all of the funny little gaps and nooks - and the lack of storage space. I'm making it my mission to fill up all of our funny little nooks and crannies with shelves and cupboards to keep out stuff organise and out of site. Some of our areas are so unusual I'm getting custom furnture solutions made - like our kitchen which is not really suited to cooking in this century! If you are also dealing with retrofitting furniture to create storage in an old house, then you'll appreciate the hints on my blog.

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Couch Confidential | 4 Golden Rules for Cherry-picking the Perfect Living Room Couch

Whether you're moving to a new home or simply replacing the old furniture in your existing home, picking a couch can be a daunting task. With a myriad of off-the-rack and custom-made couches available, how do you decide what's best for your home? Luckily, these golden rules for cherry-picking the perfect living room couch are designed to make your decision a whole lot easier.

Choose a Style that Resonates with your Personal Taste

When it comes to choosing a couch for your living room, be selfish and pick a style that resonates with your personal taste to produce your desired look. For example, if you love the idea of having a modern funky couch as the focal point of your living room, you can choose a sleek piece in a wide spectrum of bright colours and patterns for an eye-catching effect. Whether you choose readymade or custom-made couches, you'll want your sofa to match the style of your home, so that it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

Size Makes a Difference so Take Proper Measurements

When buying a new couch, it's important that you take proper measurements, so that your couch fits into doorways, hallways and living room. You must ensure that your new couch fits into existing space without cluttering the room and compromising on the comfort you desire. Moreover, you don't want to choose your dream couch, only to find out that it cannot fit into your home.

Choose Fabric to Match your Room's Décor

Once you've measured your couch dimensions and the style of your sofa, it's time to select the fabric you want. You can choose between textured, striped, plain and textured fabric. Consider your lifestyle and room's décor when choosing your fabric. For example, if you have young kids, you should choose darker colours with textured weaves that won't display dirt and can endure wear. You can use coordinating cushions to finish off the look of readymade or custom-made couches.

Consider Durability for Long-Term Use

While appearance is important, you'll also want to consider long-term functionality of your couch. Invest in a good-quality sofa that will offer you comfort for years and is resistant to wear. You'll also want to consider high-density foam seating support with even weight distribution and firm bases, so that you avoid sagging of seats in the long-term.

Whether you choose readymade or custom-made couches, be sure to follow these golden rules for cherry-picking the perfect living room couch.