Customize Never Compromise

Posted by Jessica Hauck on Jan 9, 2013 12:51:00 PM
Customize Never Compromise: what does that mean exactly?
 When purchasing furniture for your home, you want it to represent you and your style, right? Why settle for an ordinary sofa from a large chain store just because you can get it in less than a week. Do you buy the same boring clothes that everyone else wears or do you buy the fun shirt with a cool print because it's just your style? Furniture shopping is the same as clothes or shoe shopping, you should buy what you like, not what's in stock in their giant warehouse. 
 Customizing does not mean over doing it. You Don't have to have a floral sofa, plaid pillows and a stripped carpet, unless that's you and I'd say rock it if you love it. Customizing is about choosing what you love. You can start with picking the frame you like whether it has track arms, a picture frame back, or a serpentine shape.


Above: This sofa combines traditional style in the exposed wood feet and button tufted  back with a more modern looking track style arm and plush seat cushions.  Contrasting throw pillows add a bold look and extra comfort to this sofa.


England Sofa at Kensington Furniture
To the left: The sofa features great traditional design with a smaller footprint in a  three over one combo. The serpentine bench seat and curved seat deck are what  it's all about in this style. Contrasting pillows, a tailored skirt, and  modified wings complete the look.
 What type of seating do you want? Down filled? Do you need a sleeper? 8 way hand tied or sinuous coils? If you are not sure, ask some questions, the Design Consultants can help you decide depending on the look and comfort or are trying to achieve.

 Do you get sick of the same color or print? Is the fabric your hardest decision but you like to change things up? Get a slip cover sofa and change it out season to season and you will enjoy your sofa much longer!
Below: This slipcover cover sofa by Klaussner offers an easy-going casual-style to your living area with the ultimate  comfort of plush, down blend cushions. Beautiful welt cord trim, a straight-line  skirt at the base, and oversized rolled arms make this sofa a fantastic piece to  enjoy in your home whether you are watching TV with family on a lazy Sunday or  hosting guests for a dinner party.
Klaussner Sofa at Kensington Furniture
 So now we are starting to get the feel of what we want, right? Let's decide color... blues, greens, reds? No, how about Robin's Egg, Avocado, or Ruby. It sounds better and feels better. Simply picking a color like red doesn't have emotion. Ask for  pomegranate or fire engine red, it gives it life, and personality.
  Now what material: a lot could factor into this... do you have kids or a dog or maybe both! Will it be in a sun room getting a lot of natural light? Let say you do have kids and a pet, so a synthetic material would be best such as a polyester, nylon, or rayon or a blend of such. A Microfiber (a synthetic blend) is a great choice because it wears well and cleans well and is fairly stain resistant.

 Are you starting to see how fun this can be? We are almost done all you need to pick are pillows. Our in store designer suggests self pillowing. This means going with the same fabric as the sofa for the main pillows that come with it and then picking different accent pillows from anywhere whether it be Surya or your local department stores. We have great accent pillow options in store here at Kensington. This option helps with changing out colors and patterns periodically to your look can stay current and fresh!
  Above: A beautiful collection of Surya pillows in different colors and patterns. Color and style combinations from Surya are endless!
Kensington Furniture specializes in customization. We have expert Design Consultants who can help you find the perfect sofa that fits your personally style. Remember it is your home, do it your way.

Topics: Furniture Design, Living Room Furniture