Choose Plush Sofa for Your Living Room and Bedroom
Nobody wants to buy a house without doing their homework on the area and evaluating the foundation, drainage, and electrical systems. On the other hand, many people spend a lot of money on a sofa without realising what goes through a good piece of upholstered furniture. This article will discuss how a plush sofa can brighten up your living room, bedroom, or any part of your home.
Choosing the Right Sofa Guide
Now that the kids have moved out, it's time to update the living room furniture. Are you preparing to move into your first apartment? Or are you a parent looking for a comfortable sofa for your family room? Your lifestyle will determine your sofa type needs and personal choices. A couch with cushions and curled arms, for instance, leans to a more classic style, whereas clean-lined simple designs appeal to a more contemporary sensibility. Don't know where to start when it comes to choosing furniture? To assist you, we've put together this sofa shopping guide.
WHAT IS A FABRIC SOFA: PLUSH SOFA?
What do you do when there are so many different styles of sofas to pick from? Evaluate your lifestyle and how you will use the fabric. Seek for artificial microfibers (polyester, nylon, acrylic) or mixed fabrics that are naturally stain-resistant and densely woven to retain spills on the surface rather than seeping into the cushion cores for low-maintenance care. Because they're easy to clean and fade-resistant, outdoor fabrics are ideal for families and high-traffic areas.
Fabric sofas also have various colours and designs to pick from. Consider cotton and linen if you want a delicate, lived-in look (i.e. you don't mind wrinkles). Whether you favour vivid blues, reds, greens, or neutrals like brown, cream, or grey, there is upholstery to fit your living space.
WHAT IS A PLUSH SOFA MADE FROM?
Plush is a pile cloth similar to velvet or fustian. The term "plush" was coined to indicate something soft or opulent and was later expanded to imply luxury accommodations or maybe something rich and full. In more cheap forms, it has also been referred to as früh or middlefrüh.
The plush pile used to be made of mohair or worsted yarn. However, these days it's made of silk alone or with a cotton backing, with the difference between plush and velvet being the longer and less dense pile plush. Upholstery and furniture are popular uses for the soft material, which is also popular in fashion and millinery.
Polyester and other synthetic fibres are extensively used in modern plush. Small plush toys produced from plush fabric are one of the most common uses of this fabric, to the point where these are often referred to as "plush toys" or "plushies." Plush is also a common material used in the creation of designer toys.
WHY CHOOSE A FABRIC/PLUSH SOFA?
As the major focal point of your living room, your sofa can completely transform the look and feel of the area.
Fabric couches are popular because of their adaptability and affordability. Still, it's important to consider the practicalities of fabric selection before purchasing to ensure that you'll be able to sit peacefully for years to come.
What is the greatest plushie fabric?
Cotton is the most frequent fabric used to make softies, but you can use upholstery fabric, fur, corduroy, velvet, and any other scraps of fabric lying around to make a softie.
The issue then becomes, what is the difference between plush and velvet? The distinction between plush and velvet as nouns is that plush is a textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side that is longer and softer than velvet's nap. In contrast, velvet is a tightly woven fabric with a short thick pile on one side (originally of silk, today also of cotton or artificial fibres).
Different Colour Choices
Fabric couches have a lot more colour and upholstery options than leather sofas. It makes it much easier to match the sofa to your existing decor or create a new theme around it by using it as a focal point.
Worth the Price
When you're on a budget, fabric couches are a good choice because they're frequently less expensive than leather sofas. Leather sofas can be two or three times the price of a fabric sofa, and while they last longer, this is a considerable upfront commitment. With so many style options, it's simple to discover a sofa that's equally as high-quality and sophisticated for a lower price.
Comfy and Cosy
Fabric sofas are comfy to sit on throughout the year, regardless of the climate. They're warm and cosy in the winter, but they're not too hot in the summer. The fabric also doesn't need to be broken in, so the sofas are ready to use as soon as they walk at your front door!
Easy to Clean
Spills, marks, and dirt seep into the fabric, making it stainable. It's consequently important to maintain and clean your sofa regularly, especially if you have children or pets in the house.
PLUSH SOFA SIZES
The size of the sofa should be the first consideration before limiting a variety of sofas by style. In addition to the aesthetics, the width, depth, and height impact its function. The width has an impact on the number of people that can sit comfortably, and the depth also influences posture. Furthermore, the size controls whether you can rest your feet comfortably on the ground. Because balance is important, your couch should fill the room without making it feel claustrophobic.
A normal sofa is usually between six and eight feet wide (including the armrests), 36 inches high, and 38 inches deep in most living room layouts. Not sure if these proportions will fit in your living room? You'll need at least 30-36 inches of pathway space to avoid feeling cramped when determining where to put your 3-seater sofa. Additional seating should be at least 36 inches apart as well. When choosing the ideal coffee table, go for one that's approximately the same height as the sofa seat and places it 14 to 18 inches away from the sofa for quick access to snacks and drinks.
Consider a petite sofa if you enjoy the look of a traditional sofa but prefer a shallower choice. This smaller version has a similar height and length to its larger counterpart, but it has a shallower depth, making it easier to fit into smaller spaces. Not sure if a small sofa is right for you? There are two things to think about: Initially, take your stature into account. A shallow seat would be more comfortable if folks on your sofa regularly find their feet hanging in the air when resting against the backrest. The space size is the second factor to consider. Conserving a few inches with a small sofa allows you to accommodate roughly three guests without taking up too much space in lengthy spaces that aren't extremely wide.
Grande sofas are a fashionable addition to lengthy living rooms, not only because they provide additional space for family and friends to sit together. With a large sofa, you can accommodate a few other guests. They easily seat four or five people and are 90 to 110 inches long (and your pets, too). Another advantage? Tall folks will find plenty of room to lean back comfortably on grand sofas.
Do you want to work in a cosier living room? Add a loveseat to the mix. Loveseats or apartment sofas are just as deep and high as a typical sofa but are narrower. The seating accommodates two people comfortably. Loveseats and sofas are frequently used together in an L-shaped arrangement.
OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A PLUSH SOFA
The materials used in your sofa are just as significant as their appearance. Pay attention to the frame, suspension, and cushioning of your seating if you want it to last.
It is no surprise that the more durable your frame is, the longer it will last. Look for couch frames constructed of solid hardwood that has been kiln-dried to prevent warping and legs that are either built into the frame or are linked to the frame with metal screws and brackets.
Lift one front corner of the sofa about five or six inches off the floor for a quick frame test. The opposite front leg should lift to about the same height as the first, demonstrating that the frame is one solid unit. On a shoddy edge, the opposite leg may hardly rise, twisting the structure and causing its components to loosen or separate over time.
Remove the seat cushions if you can remove it. Then, run your hand down the seat deck to feel the spring system of a sofa (the fabric layer underneath the cushions). Look for eight-way, hand-tied springs that are created to support your every move for the "gold standard" of systems. The cushions are backed by coils, webbing, or ties on every couch. Sinuous wire suspensions with close-spaced "S" shaped rings better distribute weight, making for a more comfortable ride.
How do you select the right fit for your sitting style? Try out different fillings and foam cushions to establish whether you want a memory foam feeling or sturdy support. Discover what materials the core is made of and how it is wrapped. Place your hands in the centre of each side of a cushion and press down. The closer your hands come to each other, the higher the foam quality utilised. You want foam that is soft enough to be comfortable but stiff enough to prevent you from feeling the seat deck beneath you.
PLUSH SOFA FABRIC CHOICES
Cotton is a natural fibre that has become a popular choice for sofas for a variety of reasons. It's one of the most cost-effecient materials on the market, which is always a plus. Second, cotton is a flexible fabric that works well with a variety of patterns and colours. Cotton is available in a virtually infinite variety of colours and designs, ranging from pure white to deep indigo, leopard print to cabana stripe. Finally, cotton is resistant to fading, which is important if your sofa is exposed to bright sunshine.
Cotton has the disadvantage of being stain-prone. Therefore we recommend having any cotton couch professionally treated before bringing it home to keep it looking new. Alternatively, choose an intricate design whose stain resistance comes from the fact that it's a master concealer.
Linen's weave is slightly looser than cotton's, giving it a distinctive feel ranging from silky and glossy to bulky and nubby. The problem with linen is that it wrinkles and stains readily, just like linen garments. That's why we recommend performance linen for sofas subjected to a lot of use. Performance linen is an excellent durable fabric option if you have kids or dogs. Because it's a more structured fabric than conventional linen, it keeps its shape while being soft and pleasant.
Slipcovers made of linen are very popular since they can withstand daily use without sacrificing appearance. It provides the simplicity of a fast toss in the washing. But it's also adjustable if you want to try something new or switch things up with the seasons.
Velvet is luxurious, velvety, and opulent to touch. It takes colour beautifully, generating vibrant hues with a lot of depth and richness. The disadvantages of high-end silk velvets are that they stain readily and are high-end. We adore tight weave performance velvet for velvet couches in pretty much anyone's home that will get a lot of use. It stands up to everyday wear and tears. Look for velvets made of washable, high-performance polyester that can withstand fading, crushing, staining, and severe traffic. There are none of the headaches, but there are all tactile benefits.
For stain resistance, we propose a performance chenille, similar to velvet. Chenille, like velvet, features closed loops instead of an open nap. Chenille is chunkier than velvet, but it's still quite soft and velvety to the touch. It's also more durable. Cat owners, however, beware: the tufted pile that makes up chenille is readily snagged by scratchy cats (or dogs!).
If you like the look and feel of suede, microfiber is a great alternative fabric that is affordable and stain-resistant. The drawback is that it can attract hair and fur, so it's not the best piece of furniture for pet-friendly houses unless you enjoy lint-rolling your sofa many times a day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are Plush Sofas Australian Made?
Sweet Pea Interiors has a wide selection of furnishings and homewares to help you make your house a home in Australia. Hamptons, Coastal, Industrial, Scandi, and our unique customised furniture are available. Our plush sofas from Sweet Pea Interior are locally made in Australia. Mark Diggle from Adele Whyte Interior Design, our in-house Interior Designer, is open to Sweet Pea Interiors. Adele Whyte provides in-home consultations in the Hunter, Newcastle, and Sydney districts.
Are Plush Sofas Good Quality?
Yes, plush sofas are good quality and can last for two decades at the least. But just like everything we possess, we must handle it with care to expect it to stay for a long time.
How Much Are Plush Sofas?
Sweet Pea Interior plush sofas range from $180 to $8,000.00 depending on the style, material, and design.