Tips for choosing your Gommagomma lounge suite
Will it be used for family TV watching or occasional guests?
The fabric pattern?
What colour lounge suite will fit with the rest of your décor?
Will it provide enough seating space for family and friends?
The eye is a muscle and likes to be worked. To avoid a boring living room, give your eyes something to do. But don’t go overboard, in most living rooms, one main focal point is enough.
Rethink your furniture arrangement
The living room is where you spend your time with your family, watch your favourite TV shows and entertain guests. For this reason, this part of the house needs to provide comfort and a relaxing ambience. You can achieve this by properly arranging the furniture.
The first thing to consider is how wide the space is.
- A smaller room will need only a single couch, a few chairs and some end tables.
- If you have a larger living room, you will need a bigger sofa, coffee tables and extra chairs.
Another thing to consider is the flow of traffic.
- Arrange the furniture in such a way as to allow smooth foot traffic.
- Furthermore, the pieces should be not too far so that you can encourage conversation among the occupants.
- While arranging the furniture, the larger pieces should be placed in the room first. This can make your task easier and faster.
- Pull your furniture away from the walls to create a more dynamic arrangement. If you have the room, placing a long narrow table behind your couch can help avoid that “floating” feeling.
- Notice the path from the door to each seat in the room. Is it a straight shot, or do you need to swerve around furniture? Aim to have a gently flowing path to each seat.
Feeling the crunch in a small space
Go bold! Living in a home with children gives you a perfect excuse to choose colour. In studies, yellow has been shown to make both children and adults feel happier.
Adding floor cushions to your living room will not only give little ones a soft place to land, they can pack a punch. Choose cushions in bright colours and graphic patterns and instantly inject fun into an otherwise neutral space.
Choose occasional furniture carefully. The rounded corners are more kid friendly than a sharp edge would be. Or perhaps nix the traditional coffee table and select a pair of cushioned ottomans to tie your space together.
Including some of your children’s artwork with some of your favourite art pieces will give your home life and personality. Plus, it will bring a bright smile to the face of anyone who visits.
Caring for your Gommagomma lounge suite.
A new lounge suite can be a major investment for many families. If that is true of your family, you may be worried that no upholstery will stand up to the tornado that is your son and daughter. Never fear! Here are some tips that will guide you.
We recommend that you move your chairs and settees around the room from time to time to reduce exposure to sunlight.
Avoid sharp objects
Take care not to store furniture stacked on the cushions or arm rests as this will compress the foam or fibre filling. Your furniture is best packed upright, resting on the base. Cover your furniture with a dust cover if you plan to store it for a lengthy period.
After a while you will notice the foam in the seat cushions will soften by at least 20% of its original hardness enjoy the comfort of furniture that is now worn-in.
Keep it clean
- Dust your furniture using a vacuum cleaner or feather duster at least once a week.
- Remove stains using a damp white cloth.
- If a spill or stain won’t come out consult an upholstery specialist.
- Show-wood surfaces require no polishes or sprays, simply wipe them with a clean, damp cloth.