Designing Sofas and Furniture
If you’ve ever had difficulty filling a space in your home where nothing seems to fit, creating a design of your own may be an option. Traipsing from store to store can be time consuming and frustrating especially if you don’t find what you need. Such pieces, when found, may be more costly because of the uniqueness of the design. This would be the perfect time to bring out the designer in you. One can leave free run to its creativity and arrange oneself on so its own collection particularly designed pieces. If designing a sofa or a sleeper sofa collection, for example, there are steps to begin this process.
Color and Design of the Sofa
Acquire a paint chart and samples of upholstery fabric to have an idea of the look, color and cost to begin implementing the design. The range in price for upholstery fabric has a wide range. With an eye on your budget, choose the best quality fabric for your sofa without going over. There are good quality fabrics out there that will be in your price range; shop around.
Determining the Size of the Sofa
The use of Kraft paper can used to determine the size and shape of the sofa. Kraft paper can be used to create a pattern of the sofa you would need to fit the space. Anchor the paper on the floor in the space where the sofa will be placed. This is just one of the methods that can be used when no visual reference is available or the space is limited.
Contact several professional furniture makers to receive quotes on your project will assist in determining the budget for the project. Take pictures of the space with the Kraft paper so that the builder can have a better idea of the dimensions the sofa will need to be and the style of the room where the piece of furniture will be placed. The furniture maker will then make a sketch that you will need to have a copy of in order to finish the design process.
The next person to contact will be an upholsterer. Choose an upholsterer who will get the job done within the budget, but will also give you a good quality. The upholsterer will need to see the sketch the furniture maker provided to get a feel of how upholstery and other materials will be needed to give you a quote. Make sure the amount of upholstery needed is included within the quote supplied by the upholsterer.
If the upholstery shop you have chosen to complete your sofa does not deliver, then you will have to hire furniture movers to pick up the sofa if you are unable to do so yourself. If the upholster shop does deliver, make sure you have the amount in your quote so that you may stay within budge. If movers are needed, contact a moving company and get a quote from them to know what you will have to work with budget wise.
Upon following these steps and completing your project, you will understand that designing sofa beds and any other furniture is not the enormous undertaking you believed at the beginning. But one considered, can all these things also on new things fall itself. You will also have a piece of furniture that will be the envy of your family and friends and a sense of accomplishment that will boost your morale in completing other such projects.