Sofa

  • How to Decide Between a Leather or Fabric Sofa

    Leather vs Fabric SofaYour sofa is one of the most important furniture purchases you’ll make. The time you’ll spend sitting on it—reading, watching TV, visiting with friends and family—makes it worth putting some serious thought into your sofa choice.

    Should you go with a leather or fabric sofa? Here’s our handy guide:

    Choose a leather sofa if …

    • You want your room to feel extra-stylish, whether you go for a sleek, modern look or a vintage feel.
    • Someone in your family suffers from allergies. Leather sofas don’t harbor allergens like dust and pet dander.
    • You don’t want to clean your sofa often. Leather sofas typically don’t need more than a bit of dusting and a quick wipe. Fabric sofas require more maintenance, including yearly steam cleaning.
    • Your family is spill-prone. Leather sofas, especially in darker colors, don’t stain as easily as fabric sofas.

    Choose a fabric sofa if …

    • You’re on a budget. Fabric sofas are usually less expensive than their leather counterparts.
    • You want a bright color or bold pattern.
    • Coziness is a priority. Fabric sofas are softer, and will feel warmer even when the room is cold.

    Now that you’ve decided whether to purchase a leather sofa or a fabric sofa, check out the selection available at Sherwood Studios. No matter your budget or style, we’ve got the right sofa for you. Need help furnishing and decorating your home? Consider our full interior design services. Call us today at 248-855-1600 to get started.

  • Tips for Choosing Between a Sectional and Couch

    Modern Sectionals and Sofas

    Looking for some tips for choosing between a sectional and a couch? Here are the questions you should ask yourself:

    How will you use the space?

    A sectional may be a better choice for a cozy den where you and your family will cheer on your favorite teams and squeeze in together to watch a movie. However, if you’re using the room as an elegant space to welcome guests, you may want to choose a couch. A couch plus a couple of armchairs will give people who are less familiar with one another plenty of personal space.

    How much room do you have?

    A large sectional can overwhelm a smaller room, whereas a couch would look just right. If you’ve got a large space, a sectional in the middle of the room can help establish definition.

    How much flexibility do you want?

    Sectionals typically have just one configuration, and you’re committing to a lot of the same fabric. If you choose to mix a couple of couches with armchairs, you’ll be able to reconfigure your space more easily and vary upholstery fabric and colors.

    Now that you know whether a sectional or a couch would work best for you, shop for both at Sherwood Studios. We have a wide variety of stylish, comfortable seating options at multiple price points. Need more comprehensive help? Consider our full interior design services. Contact us today so we can design the space of your dreams.

  • Tips for Buying a Sofa Online

    Buying a Couch Online You’re probably used to buying plenty of things online, from clothing to groceries. But if you’re like many of us, buying a sofa online can seem risky. It’s one of the largest and most expensive pieces of furniture in your home, and you can’t exactly drop it in the mailbox to return if it doesn’t work out. Armed with a few good tips, however, buying a sofa online can be easy and stress-free.

    Reviewers are your best friends

    Don’t just go to the manufacturer’s website and look at the professionally photographed, flatteringly lit pictures. Read customers’ and bloggers’ honest reviews, and try to find photos of the sofa taken by a non-professional in an actual home.

    Figure out dimensions

    Will the sofa be able to turn a tight corner when the movers bring it to your house? Will it even fit through the front door? Don’t just eyeball door frames and hallways—take meticulous measurements before ordering the sofa.

    Know the return policy backwards and forwards

    Many retailers have strict policies for returns and exchanges, and some may even require you to ship an unwanted piece back at your own expense, not to mention slap you with a hefty restocking fee. Learn more about a company’s policies before your purchase.

    Now that you know how to pick out a sofa online, check out the amazing selection of sofas available at Sherwood Studios to find one that fits your personal style and budget. We also offer full interior design services to homeowners in the Oakland County area, if you’re interested in building a beautifully designed room around your new sofa. Give us a call today at 248-855-1600 to find out more!

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