Durability and good design can go hand in hand for furnishings

Jun 15 2011

Attractive design and durability are important for sofas that are the focal point of a room.
Attractive design and durability are important for sofas that are the focal point of a room.
There are two ways to make the sofa the center of attention it deserves to be - add brightly-colored pillows to liven up a neutral fabric on the couch or use a bold, unique sofa fabric to make it an instant focal point.

Either way, homeowners need to give as much thought to the nuts and bolts of choosing a sofa if it is going to stand up to the use it will likely get in the home of an active family.

The quality of the frame will determine a sofa's quality and durability. Hardwoods such as alder, maple and oak are preferred in couch construction. In addition, the lines of the sofa - its back height, style of arm rests and number of cushions - will determine whether a sofa can fit into a certain space and match the homeowner's style preferences.

Choosing window treatments requires the same attention to function, as well as attractiveness. Durability and good design can go hand in hand whether the choice is to choose a simple roller shade or something more detailed, such as a roman shade. Either style can be found in a wide variety of colors, fabrics and patterns.
 
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