Design Your Own Custom Sofa

Posted by Brielle Pastore on Jan 8, 2014 11:30:00 AM
Kelly Sofa by Klaussner Furniture
Every day, we have tons of customers that come in to our store wanting to pick out a sofa and customize it themselves. This is becoming more and more of a trend! The days of “you see what you get” furniture is long gone. You can now customize many different aspects of your furniture. In this post, we are going to focus on customized upholstery and more specifically, sofas.

Lexie 4 Piece Sectional by England
Set aside some time out of your day because customizing your sofa could take some time. Normally it takes about two hours to complete the process. You want to make sure you are absolutely in love with your custom piece before you finalize your order!
Keith, one of our knowledgeable design consultants, shares five steps to follow for creating the perfect custom sofa for your home!
Step 1: Pick a Frame
Frames come in many different shapes and sizes. You can customize a sofa, loveseat and/or a sectional. You can also customize chairs! Sofas, loveseats and chairs are a bit self-explanatory but sectionals have more customization available when it comes to frames. You can add length to your sectional and add a chaise lounge or a cuddler piece. Depending on the space you are working with in your home, you can maximize seating by customizing the frame of your sectional. Once you are in store, sit on the different frames to feel which one you think is the most comfortable.
Kendrick Sofa by Flex Steel
Step 2: Pick a general color group
Do you want to stick with the current colors of your room or build an entirely new room around your new custom furniture? If you are looking to save time and money, pick a general color group that fits in to your current color scheme at home. It is general enough to fit in to your home now but you can also change things around a bit later if you would like. Having a color in mind before you come into the store will also save you time. Once you pick a color group, a design consultant will help you build your dream sofa around it!
Step 3: Pick a fabric
Picking a fabric can be the most time consuming of your customization experience. Do you want fabric or leather? What exact color would you like for the body of the sofa? Would you like a design or solid color? With the help and guidance of one of our design consultants, we can work with you to pick out the best option for you. If you know that your kids, pets or friends will be using your sofa every day, pick a darker, stronger fabric that way it won’t need to be cleaned as often. Don’t be afraid to be bold and use bright or designed fabrics. Get creative and show off your personality!
Check out all the different fabric options in our design center!
Step 4: Pick coordinating fabric
Coordinating fabric can be just as important as your main fabric. The coordinating fabric can be used for your pillows or even a chair to accompany your new piece. Having the option for pillows and chairs allows you to add on to your piece without having the stress of trying to find something that matches with your customized piece. Most sofa, sectional and loveseat frames come with pillows. Match the coordinating fabric to your main fabric accordingly. If you choose a solid color sofa, pick a coordinating fabric with designs to add contrast to your piece.
Kelly 3 Piece Sectional by Klaussner Furniture
Step 5:  Place your order!

Most custom pieces can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to come in. The reason for this is that our vendors create the piece especially for you! Buying a sofa is not a task to take lightly. It is one of the largest and most used piece of furniture in your home. You want comfort, style, durability and customization. A custom piece from Kensington Furniture will fulfill all of your needs and dreams! Our design consultants will help you from start to finish and walk you through the customization process until you are 110% satisfied with your new customized living furniture! 

Topics: Fabrics, Furniture Design, Living Room Furniture