Is Your Modern Sofa Ready For Christmas?

The proximity of the holidays is always a good reason to get excited and always remember that it’s worth dressing indoors and outdoors with the special and endearing magic of Christmas. In this sense, your modern sofa doesn’t have to be left behind. You can always find original and appropriate ways to dress your sofa and give it an extra cozy sense to receive Santa. If during Halloween you had fun making your midcentury sofa look spooky with cotton cobwebs, paper spiders, and plastic pumpkins, this Christmas will be the perfect spot to celebrate with your family.

This is the best time for you to buy those amazing pillows with the faces of Rudolph the reindeer, Santa, and some snowmen. Your modern sectional adorned with red or green colored blankets and gold or silver accents can be the most spectacular companion for your Christmas tree. Some people find the most suitable lights to make leather sofas look amazingly integrated into the overall concept of decor and surroundings, regardless of whether the style of the living room is MCM, Rustic, Farmhouse, or Skandi. The best sofas will always be a central element in any layout. Let your creativity fly and discover the most amazing ways to adapt them to your decorating style.

The Tulip Table: a Legend of The Mid-Century Modern Style

It’s amazing how Eero Saarinen’s Tulip table is more popular and coveted today than it ever was before. Although it was more than half a century ago (1956) that this wonderful creation was presented to the world and went out to conquer the furniture design markets, the passage of time has only enshrined it as one of the most iconic and representative designs of the Mid-Century Modern style. The Tulip collection would be one of the most influential in the world of furniture design and would lay the aesthetic foundations of the style that, during those decades, was experiencing its fullest peak and its highest peak of popularity: Modernism.

Some other pieces in this group of products, such as the Tulip Chair, Tulip Armchair, and Tulip Stool, are part of the range of creations that radically transformed the traditional conception of the design of pieces within their categories. In them, the legs were eliminated to present a very different way of support. For Saarinen, it was surprising that he was the pioneer in this trend by presenting this proposal as something innovative, that no other designer before him had approached with such emphasis. Some very faithful knock-offs of the table, such as the Tulip table replica by Manhattan Home Design, imitate its characteristics with great fidelity. The Tulip table reproduction is the ideal element for minimalist environments, based on a simple, practical aesthetic, in which functional furniture predominates.

Take Your LC2 Chair, A Table & Create Your Reading Corner!

The LC2 Chair can be the partner in your reading corner.

Photography Tim Young, via Image.ie.

A reading corner is that harmonious area created specifically for reading or doing activities that require concentration such as work or, right now during pandemics, Zoom meetings.

This area is essential if you work from home, are a writer, or simply like to read. The good thing about creating this area is that you only need to invest in a good chair. The support, in this case, is the main element that you must include because here you will spend hours of the day, so acquiring an ergonomic chair is the first objective when setting up the site.

If you are willing to spend a considerable amount on your support; in this case, the chair, we want to present you with one of the best ergonomic chairs when it comes to these activities; the LC2 chair.

Photographer William Waldron, via Elle Decor.

This is a model designed by Le Corbusier, totally comfortable and chic. The piece has cushions filled with dense foam, which is one of the best quality foams on the market. In addition, it is covered with a strong aniline leather that is responsible for creating that natural and bright look.

The Napa Sofa: A Modern Sofa For Life

Why choose a boring sofa when you can pick an amazing one? Although we must not underestimate the possibilities that a model with neutral colors, of great versatility, compatible with practically any type of decorating style and environment, there’s no doubt that you can always consider an interesting design. The Napa sofa is a sample of that; its upholstery of tanned leather will steal the attention of locals and visitors. In any case, the most important thing is that the model you choose reflects your style and meets the functionality and aesthetics that your layout needs.

When you choose a midcentury sofa with personality and a design that becomes the focal point of the environment, you have a very significant advantage on your side. Your sofa becomes a statement that you are not afraid of risks, you are original, and you like to break schemes. The main idea is that you reduce the degree of boredom in your space to its minimum expression. After all, a modern sofa is a very clear instance of what it means to experiment in interior decor. Also, remember that sofas with leather upholstery guarantee a long durability thanks to their materials, which can continue to look great many years after being bought, and can be the main figures of many memorable moments that transcend from generation to generation.

3 Types Of Cushions Materials Your Modern Sofa Should Have: Low-Density Foam (IV/IV)

Note: we always recommend to readers to check the previous article ( low-density foam) in order to enjoy fully the information placed in both.

If you have read the previous articles you perhaps have perceived that we frequently mention density, and you perhaps may wonder why it is related or how, well, that’s because of the quality foam measures by the density.

According to sleepfoundation.org density is “simply a measurement of weight per unit of volume. In the case of foam, it is measured in pounds per cubic foot (PCF). In other words, the density of the foam is expressed by measuring the weight of a single cubic foot of foam material”.

So now you can have a better idea of the previous foam like the high-density foam of what is made the LC3 sofa by Le Corbusier.

Now our latest foam is low density foam. This foam can be seen as the worst option for any case, but it really is not, it totally depends on your needs. It is true that denser foams are durable, but low-density foams also have their advantages.

These types of foams generally offer a warmer feel and better temperature regulation. This can be a very important factor for those families who live in hot climates.

3 Types Of Cushions Materials Your Modern Sofa Should Have: Medium-Density Foam (III/VI)

3 Types Of Cushions Materials Your Modern Sofa Should Have: Medium-Density Foam (III/VI)

Note: we always recommend to readers to check the previous article ( high-density foam) in order to enjoy fully the information placed in both.

Right now we have talked about one of the types of foams; the high-density foam which was basically a good quality firm foam that it’s used in LC3 sofa

Now, it’s time to talk about medium-density foam. This is another good quality foam, lower than high-density foam but better than the low-density foam. A piece of furniture with this kind of foam will give you enough support and stability to enjoy your movie nights and receive guests.

This medium-density foam is normally used to build foam mattresses, foam toppers, sofa cushions, ottomans and benches, seat pads, and camping mattresses. So as you can see it not only uses to build modern sofas but also many other types of furniture.

Final thoughts…

What do you think about the medium-density foam? Comment below which kind of foam you have implemented in your furniture pieces and how is the experience with them! 

Click to know about low-density foam.

3 Types Of Cushions Materials Your Modern Sofa Should Have: High-Density Foam (II/VI)

Note: we always recommend to readers to check the previous article in order to enjoy fully the information placed in both. 

In the last section, we mentioned three types of filling cushions, which are:

  • High-Density Foam.
  • Medium-Density Foam.
  • Low-Density Foam.

Before diving into the types of filling you should have in your modern sofa, it’s important to mention that many upholstery foams are made of polyurethane (a combination of polyol and diisocyanate), so the phrase or term “polyurethane foam” makes reference to various types of foam from high-density to low-density foam.

Now, let’s talk about the first!

As the name refers to, this is a type of firm foam that typically forms the bottom layer of popular memory foam mattresses. It is also a highly resilient foam and is widely used by manufacturers because it provides a long life span due to the strong support it has. Thanks to its density you will not have to worry about acquiring another modern sofa in a long time.

An example of a modern sofa filled with this type of foam is the LC3 sofa by Le Corbusier. 

Click to know about medium-density foam

3 Types Of Cushions Materials Your Modern Sofa Should Have: Knowing The Foams (I/VI)

When do you think of a good quality modern sofa, which factors came to mind? 

When most people think of a good sofa or any other item, the first thing that might come to mind is the brand. If the brand is known normally the product will be of good quality. But, what happens when you don’t know the brand in the field of the product you want to buy? That is when it is important to know what materials are of good quality.

One of the determining factors that will shape the quality of the sofa is the filling materials of the cushions. Believe it or not, these are of the utmost importance because the comfort you feel when using the sofa and the resistance they have towards all users will depend on the quality of the sofa filling (since you are probably not the only one who uses it).

There are a variety of types of sofa fillings but today we are going to talk about types of foams. 

Foams are one of the most used types of fillers in a modern sofa and are divided into three:

  • High-Density Foam
  • Medium-Density Foam
  • Low-Density Foam

Click to know about high-density foam

The Arco Lamp Can Transform Your Entire Living Room

The power of a floor lamp is more relevant than you probably think and much more if it’s a design as impressive as the Arco lamp. Adding such a piece can transform the look of a space, especially if it’s a dark corner and you want to give the fragment more functionality, like turning it into a reading nook, your official relaxation area, or your cozy new workstation. You could check the catalogs of many stores that include these types of fixtures among its products, and you would find hundreds of different floor lamp models. You could spend hours trying to choose the perfect one for your home, but we make it easy for you and tell you that this legendary work by the Castiglioni brothers is special for several reasons and belongs to the list of the most iconic designs of the Mid-Century Modern style.

The versatility of this model allows it to look good and be highly functional in practically any environment of the house where you choose to place it. Besides, thanks to options such as the Arco lamp replica from Manhattan Home Design, you can obtain practically those same benefits without having to invest a large sum of money. This Arco lamp reproduction, just like the original, allows you to point the light right to the area where you need it. Also, it’s one of the few floor lamps that can offer you overhead light since its creators paid a lot of attention to detail. They made sure that the user could move freely around the reflector head suspended in the air, that is, the light-emitting source, without the discomfort of tripping over its massive Carrara marble base.

No matter what others may tell you. If you want to discover why the Arco lamp is so renowned, it’s best to give it a try and see for yourself the reasons for its great fame.

Home Accents To Complement Your Mid-Century Furniture This Black Friday (II/II)

We always recommend to our all readers to check the previous article when they come across a two-part article.

So, if you haven’t read the previous article, click the link to see it!

Throw pillows are the best way to enhance your Florence Knoll sofa or any other couch 

The Florence Knoll sofa is the perfect symbol of mid-century modern style, so if you have this exact same sofa or any other similar, the following throw pillows can easily complement your layout.

Source: Target.com

Another great way to enhance your home décor, including mid-century furniture, is to add sculptures that are made in the mid-century color palette. We have found good examples of these sculptures that will be great deals on Black Friday. Look at them!

Source: Home Depot

Since it’s fall, those colorful fruits can look perfect on your coffee table!

Our last recommendation will be lamps. This element can never be absent in the decoration of our home, lighting is one of the most important factors that we must take into account when improving our space.

Source: Target.com