The Interior Design Process for Buying Furniture: From Start to Finish

The Interior Design Process for Buying Furniture: From Start to Finish

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Tips and Tricks
So your furniture’s been delivered, and you’re sitting at your brand new dining room table or lounging on your perfect new sofa when the thought occurs to you: how did you get here, you beautiful thing, and where have you been all my life We service thousands of customers a year at Circle Furniture, and we know that the interior design process can appear equal parts mystical and mystifying. So we thought we’d help. Here’s how your furniture comes into your world, all the way from a dream sketched in a showroom to a piece that quickly becomes a family treasure that you will enjoy for years to come.   Where’s the best place to start your Interior Design Project? So you’ve selected Circle Furniture as your retailer of choice,…
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8-Way Hand Tied Sofas! Plus 3 More Sofa Constructions You Should Know

Things To know, Tips and Tricks
What are the different types of sofa seating suspension? There are a lot of variables that go into making a high-quality piece of upholstered furniture. Between quality foam versus down filling for cushions, choosing the right fabric, finding a frame made from solid wood rather than composite – it seems like there’s an infinite number of ways to determine the quality of a sofa. The seating suspension is arguably one of the most important things about a sofa’s quality – it’s what makes you comfortable when you sit or lounge, and keeps your sofa looking fabulous for years to come. Unfortunately, it’s tough to gauge a sofa’s seating suspension, especially because it’s hidden from sight. What even is eight-way hand-tied suspension, and how is it different from sinuous springs? We…
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Make Room for Guests!

Tips and Tricks
We all want to make overnight guests feel welcome and comfortable, and there are many ways to do that. However, an extra bedroom in your house dedicated for the occasional guest may not be the best use of your space depending on the size of your house and number of bedrooms. Here are a few quick tips to make sure your guests feel welcome without sacrificing a spare room in your house the remaining 300+ days a year. The Basics A Comfortable Bed: Having a comfortable bed for your guests is a must. The good news is that today there are a number of very comfortable sleeping options available in sleek new designs as day beds or sofas. This way your space is more open while the beds are not in…
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Furniture Care Q&A: Pilling

Furniture Care Q&A, Tips and Tricks
Question: My cushions are pilling - should I be worried about the look and longevity of my sofa? Short Answer: Have no fear - this is not a sign your fabric is defective and it is easily treatable! Long Answer: First of all - what are pills?? A pill or bobble is a small ball of fibers that form on the surface of fabric. So let's talk about what causes it and how to best manage them should they appear on your cushions. What causes these little balls of fiber to form? In the normal course of use upholstery, rugs, clothing, etc. surfaces will rub together and that friction allows loose fibers to pill. Natural fibers shed these loose fibers more easily and less noticeably. Man-made fibers are notoriously stronger (note: more common in upholstery) and they…
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Mattress Buying Tips from Sleep@Circle

Design Inspiration, Tips and Tricks
  Comfort – Mattresses don't have to be as hard as a board to be good for you, though some people may prefer a firmer feel. Today, mattresses are built with luxurious new cushioning materials and surface treatments. While these mattresses may feel more plush, the core provides necessary support for your body. Support – A quality mattress and foundation gently support your body at all points and keep your spine in the same position as good standing posture. When selecting a mattress, keep in mind that your body should be able to relax, with your spine supported in its natural curve. Space – Select a mattress that provides you with enough room for free, easy movement, especially if you're sleeping with a partner. Couples should select a queen- or…
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