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  • How to Clean a Black Leather Sofa: Maintenance and Stain Removal

    Leather has a tendency to be much easier to clean than many other materials. Assuming that you have a well-made couch or sectional, you shouldn’t have any difficulty keeping it clean by employing just a few basic tips.

    Wipe down your couch with a microfiber cloth on a regular basis. This is an excellent way to get rid of dirt and especially crumbs. Some people like to cover their couches with a piece of fabric and periodically launder the fabric in order to protect the underlying leather, but this shouldn’t be necessary for anyone who invests in a high-quality leather couch like those we have at SofaDreams.

    Beyond this basic type of cleaning, though, there are a few things you’ll want to do regularly to make sure that your black leather couch stays looking like new for many years to come.

    Regular Cleaning Instructions for a Leather Couch

    Depending on the type of leather couch you have, there’s a good chance that your cushions can physically come out of the frame. If that’s the case, then make sure to periodically take them out and clean any debris that’s underneath them. You might be able to simply clean them out with a very gentle brush or even your hand. Otherwise, you’ll want to try the crevice tool on your vacuum.

    The time will come when you need to do a more complete cleaning. When that day comes, you might want to use a very mild dish detergent or another soft solvent. Dip a clean cloth into some warm water and then wring it out so it isn’t soaking. Gently rub around small stains until they’re buffed out. You don’t want to rub back and forth, since this can cause additional wear on the leather surface.

    Grease stains can be especially difficult to get out. While they usually won’t stick to leather, it’s hard to get them off once they do. Try a little baking soda if you’ve been having this problem. Don’t use too much but make sure to work it into the water that you would otherwise use for cleaning up your couch.

    Regardless of which technique you tried, make sure to dry the area with another very soft cloth. Once again, you don’t want to actually use a vigorous back and forth motion because doing so can cause damage.

    Take a few moments to look for any care instructions on the tag of your couch as well. When you get a new leather sectional, there’s a good chance that the manufacturer put some care instructions on the tag to encourage owners to clean them the right way.

    Keeping a Leather Couch Looking Sharp

    Those who have one of our pieces of furniture but might not be sure about the best way to clean it are encouraged to visit our online contact page. Our knowledgeable associates will be more than happy to help you care for your furniture and ensure that it looks great for years to come.

  • Replacing Your Sofa: How Long Should You Wait?

    Similar to home appliances, you can’t reasonably expect all pieces of furniture to last a lifetime. A sofa that gets frequent use, for example, will not last more than eight years if it is of average quality. There are some households where the living room is located immediately next to the foyer but the family room is set up next to the kitchen; in these households with two sofas, the busy one in front of the television set will start to lose structural integrity within five years.

    In general, if the cushions are sagging too much and the frame creaks or fills wobbly, there will come a time when your sofa will simply give up; this tends to happen around the 15 year mark. When this happens, you can forget about reupholstering because what you need is a complete rebuild that may cost more than a new sofa. In other cases, homeowners want to change their furniture because they move into a new place or simply because they follow their interior design instincts.

    Choosing Long-Lasting Sofas

    When a company sets up headquarters in a building secured by a 20-year lease, office managers will look for office furniture and equipment that will last even longer than that. SofaDreams designs and builds sofas that will retain their artful look for many decades even if they get frequent use. Our leather sectionals can be seen in the lobbies of luxury hotels in the United Arab Emirates and in the VIP sections of upscale nightclubs. With a large sectional sofa such as our Chicago model, you will get more than just a durable piece of furniture; you also get retro-futuristic styling that never goes out of style.

    Replacing a Living Room Set With a Sectional

    When you have a sofa, love seat, and armchair combo that has gone out of style, we recommend looking into L-shape sectionals such as our Orlando model, which can fit against a corner and create lots of space.

    Sleeper Sofas Last Longer

    Taking frequent naps on sofas that are not rated for heavy use will shorten their lifespan; the same goes when relatives and friends often spend the night. With a durable sofa such as our Severo Sleeper, which transforms into a full bed, your furniture investment will be protected for years.

    What to Do With Your Old Sofas

    If the sofa is salvageable through reupholstering, you can donate it to charities such as the Salvation Army in the United States; simply call them up for pick up and they will give you a receipt that you can use as a tax deduction. If it is a couch in excellent shape but you need to make room for one of our Hollywood sectional sofas, consider setting up a den, playroom, or lounge for relocation.

    Learn More About Our Sofas

    Accidents can always happen, and sometimes they may involve your sofa. Contact our office to learn more about our five-year Gold Plus Protection Plan in case you expect your sofa will be subject to heavy and frequent use.

  • 4 Best Sofas With LED Lights

    Advances in LED technology have inspired more interior designers to incorporate lighting in their projects. Backlit panels, recessed lamps, and light strips are increasingly being recommended by architects and designers of living spaces; there is also the matter of programmable lighting sequences that let you play with colors, brightness, and patterns. At SofaDreams, our designers have also been inspired by LED lights, which are now a feature included in many of our luxury sofas.

    The Idea Behind LED Lighting in Furniture

    Light art has been around since the days of the Bauhaus School; at that time, decorative lighting sculptures relied on incandescent devices. In the 1980s, there was an explosion of fluorescent and neon light designs inspired by architecture in cities such as New York and Tokyo. Since LED technology is more advanced and energy-efficient, it is more suitable for decoration purposes. At SofaDreams, some of our most luxurious furniture pieces feature LED mood lighting because they are designed and manufactured as works of art.

    Hollywood U-Shape Sectional Sofa

    When you think of classic Ferrari models such as the Testarossa and California, you tend to envision a red exterior that nicely combines with a flat black leather interior. The red and black color scheme of our Hollywood sectional is the one most requested by our customers because it reminds them of a Ferrari. The LED lighting details on this sofa include striping for a more streamlined look.

    Jacksonville L-Shape Sectional Sofa

    This elegant fabric sectional sofa has LED elements below the armrest in a space where you can keep books or decorative items. The lights are arranged in a way that resembles the lighting system of an art gallery.

    Chicago Big Sectional Sofa

    With this large sofa, you will not need any other furniture pieces in your living room. The spacious shelving spaces on the back of the ottoman section are ideal for placing small sculptures, books, or framed photographs. The LED lighting package is large enough to illuminate a corner or an accent wall.

    Detroit L-Shape Sectional Sofa

    Detroit is the city where dream cars such as the Chevy Corvette, the Ford Mustang, and the Pontiac TransAm were designed, and this sectional sofa borrows some of the design aesthetic from those classic sports cars. The LED lighting feature in our Detroit sofa evokes the design of automotive racing stripes.

    Learn More About SofaDreams and Our Luxury Furniture Collection

    SofaDreams is a furniture design studio that started doing business in Berlin and later expanded its collection across Europe and the United Arab Emirates. We take pride in making our luxury sofas the best pieces of furniture for your residential or commercial spaces. Every step of the process, from drafting to choosing materials and from manufacturing to testing, is subject to strict quality control. If you have questions about our furniture or about the ordering process, please fill out our online contact form.

  • The 4 Best Modern Luxury Accent Sofas

    Furniture and interior design trends usually move faster than architecture. Whereas architectural floor plans set the scene for living spaces, the feeling, and the ambiance can be set with furniture pieces; it is better to choose other factors such as colors and textures in accordance with the style and looks of the furniture pieces. It is important to remember that furniture is never secondary in the eyes of interior designers.

    Our Most Luxurious and Futuristic Sofas

    At SofaDreams, our design team lives by the philosophy of making furniture the main focal point of any space. Whether it is a living room, a home theater, a corporate lobby, or the VIP section of a trendy nightclub, our sofas make the space. The four sofas below represent our best ideas in terms of modern luxury, and we explain the inspiration behind them:

    The Hollywood XL Leather Sofa

    If you are familiar with the vaporwave and synthwave styles of music that have been trending since 2010, you know that they are inspired by the aesthetic design of the 1980s, which was highly angular, futuristic, and luminous. The 80s were a decade of clean lines, primary colors, pastel tones, and a sense that the future was always around the corner. The Hollywood film and television industry can be credited with spreading 1980s design sensibilities around the world, hence our choice for naming this very large U-shape leather sectional that includes LED lighting similar to the one used in the 1982 classic science fiction film “Tron.” In addition to LED lights, this sofa includes USB or wireless charging pads for your mobile devices plus cooling cup holders.

    The Big Sofa Couch Concept

    Remember the classic Stanley Kubrick film “2001: A Space Odyssey?” A lot of things stand out from that masterful movie, and one of them is the gorgeous furniture. Our Sofa Couch Concept looks like it could have been placed in that film’s space station, and we are particularly proud to have designed it with plenty of comfort in mind.

    The Charlotte Leather Sectional

    This sofa design is more modern than futuristic; it is the favorite living room piece of Kimbella Vanderhee from the hit reality television show “Love and Hip-Hop,” and it reflects her style sensibility. Compared to the Hollywood sofa, this one is softer and curvier. The Noble Chesterfield quilting style looks great on dark leather, and it also includes LED mood lighting.

    The Detroit Sofa Sectional

    Each new Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette model manages to look retro and futuristic at the same time, and this is exactly the kind of effect you get from our Detroit U-shape leather sectional, which even features parallel LED lights that resemble racing stripes.

    Learn More About Our Furniture

    For any questions about our products and the ordering process, contact SofaDreams through our online contact form. You can also install our Sofa Design Studio App on your smartphone to see how our furniture will fit in your home.

  • Ultra-Modern Living Room Design Ideas

    For a long time, space has been looked at as a premium or a commodity in the world of interior design. People concerned themselves with the best way to use or conserve space. Ultra-modern designers that are up on all of the latest trends have a very different way of looking at this issue, however.

    Rather than trying to figure out how to design a space, they’re instead phrasing the issue as one where they attempt to design with space. This has led to some very creative adaptations that can help people put together a truly one-of-a-kind room.

    Take wall units, for instance, which allow designers to dramatically redefine what the unused space alongside a room’s edges can be used for. By making it into an entertainment center, it can decorate the walls while making them functional and helping to save space. This kind of creativity is helping to bring ultra-modern design into its own.

    Considering the Function Of Every Piece Of Furniture

    It isn’t just storage devices that have changed the way people think of room design, though other pieces of furniture can integrate storage into them. Larger modern fabric sectionals actually incorporate a degree of storage space that provides a convenient place for people to put everything that they need while they’re relaxing.

    Those who are designing a room like this will certainly want to consider a few other features, however. Individuals who sleep in their living room will want nightstands that fit with the sofas they use for napping. This is especially true of a studio apartment or condo dwellers who exclusively utilize the bed on a sectional as their place to sleep.

    Focal Points

    Others that have more traditional assignments for the areas of their home might want to experiment with fabric coffee tables and other unique pieces of furniture that can help to plot the layout of a room in a creative way. This also provides a degree of functionality, since you’ll be able to use the table like you would any other. The fact that it’s covered like this doesn’t hinder that and might even make it more useful since it will match the other pieces in your room.

    Truly rebellious designers who don’t mind completely shattering the expectations that people have of what they should do with a room have incorporated bedroom sets directly into a living room. While this might seem like a radical departure from the norm, it’s also certainly an excellent way to make use of a dwelling that has a limited number of rooms. Some urban dwellers have taken to this quite well since it helps them do everything inside of the same room that they use to rest in.

    Come Up With Living Room Ideas From SofaDreams

    SofaDreams wants to spruce up your living area with European designs and unique arrangements. We’ll have sectional and modular sofas that match your color schemes.

    No matter how much experience you have with interior design, you should trust yourself to know what you like. Take a few moments to browse our catalog of ultramodern furniture and then contact us online to let us know what you’re thinking about. Our team can help you find the right pieces to completely redo your home with authentic European-inspired furniture that’s truly made in the Old World fashion.

  • 5 Best Contemporary White Sectional Sofas Of 2020

    Contemporary interior designers love stark single-color designs, which is why there are so many great white sectional sofas on the open European market today. If you’d like to bring some of this forward-thinking fashion into your own home, then check out these top picks from SofaDreams and imagine how modern your surroundings can look.

    1. Palm Beach U-shaped Sectional

    Available in stunning white leather and optionally outfitted with a matching coffee table, the Palm Beach would be sure to stand out no matter how eclectic your living room design is. Under the upholstery, this sectional is every bit as impressive as it is above.

    The seat cushions are all made using extremely dense highly resilient foam that’s backed with a set of sinuous springs to provide an extra level of stability and comfort. Other features like integrated LED lights and a set of USB charging ports makes this couch a great fit for those who want their seats to integrate with the rest of the technology in their homes.

    2. Gainesville XL Leather Sofa

    The Gainesville XL is an excellent option for those who want something larger that’s going to convert a huge subsection of their floor plan into something usable for seating. It’s covered in exquisite white leather, or your choice of other monochromatic hues, which helps to make for a rather surprising display. Those who like wild designs that really attract attention are going to love this modern couch, which is also perfect for larger studios or condos.

    3. Reno U-Shape Sofa Sectional

    With a beechwood frame and modern chrome feet, the Reno offers a more muted white look than most of the other options that are currently in. That makes it an ideal choice for those who have other furnishings that they’d like to pair with their seating arrangement. It can be oriented in several different ways, which has also helped to make the Reno rather popular with those who have to dress up a room that already has a few other pieces laid out. If you’re replacing your old sectional, then you’ll definitely want to consider this one.

     

    4. Las Vegas XL Sectional

    Another fabric sectional with a Nevada-themed name, Las Vegas has a lot in common with Reno. That being said, it’s designed to offer more of a professional low-profile appearance that might give it the look of furniture made for a home theater room.

    In fact, it’s somewhat boxy-yet-circular shape lends itself to being positioned around a projection screen or even a stereo. There’s more than enough room for several guests to lounge around and part of the layout could even potentially be used as a bed.

    5. San Francisco L-Shaped Sofa

    Owners of the San Francisco fabric sofa are given the option of either structured or woven fabric. This option could fit into a wide variety of different types of rooms.

    It offers multifunctional headrests, which in turn can dramatically improve the level of comfort that it provides. Perhaps most notably, it comes with a number of little storage spaces that ensure everything you have is always in reach.

    Update Your Room Furniture With SofaDreams

    SofaDreams combines foam cushioning with modern leather for improving your living space. From leather sectional sofas to fabric ones, we know European styles. You can get an upgrade at an affordable price.

    For more information about any of these fine sectionals, make sure to contact SofaDreams online. Our team will get right in touch with you. Soon your family room will look supreme.

  • How to Arrange Two Sofas in a Living Room

    One of the most common furniture layout arrangements for residential living spaces involves placing the sofa, love seat, and armchair around a space centered by a coffee table; doing so creates a sitting area that everyone is familiar with. Even in a small space, this arrangement will not feel too cramped because of its familiarity.

    Some modern living room designs forego the armchair and love seat. Over the last few years, more interior designers have been favoring a sectional sofa or even two sofas as the main focal points. At Sofadreams, sectional living room furniture pieces happen to be our best-selling items, and we can explain how these creations can fit into your living areas.

    Mismatched Furniture Pieces

    You don’t have to follow a rigid set of rules with regard to living room decor. Even when you have two mismatching sofas, there are ways to create stylish visual structures; for example, decorating with lamps, rugs, accessories, and other items that present simple lines as well as basic colors. In essence, you want to create a sense of harmony in living areas with contrasting furniture, and you can do it with items that match each other.

    Why Sectional Furniture is Better

    In properties with open floor plans that combine the dining room with the living room, sectional sofas are a much better fit than two different couches. For clients who have a kitchen center island that flows into a great room, we recommend large sectionals such as our U-shaped Palm Beach model, which is large enough to skip a dining table set; you can always take meals at the center island and later walk a few steps to the lounge space created by the sectional.

    Two Sofas in Small Living Rooms?

    Most of the time, trying to arrange a couple of couches in smaller spaces is not going to work, which is why you will always be better off with smaller L-shaped sectionals such as our Las Vegas model, which leaves enough room for a coffee table. Two is not always better than one, particularly when you do not have too much space to work with.

    Have Any Room Arrangement Questions?

    At Sofadreams, we do more than luxury furniture design; we are also interior designers at heart, and that is why we developed the Sofa Design Studio App with augmented reality. With this app, which is available for Android and iOS devices, you can not only build the sofa of your dreams but also visualize how your creation will look in your residential or commercial space. We can also help you with design consultations and ideal seating arrangements; please feel free to contact our office with these questions.

  • What Colors Go With a Black Modern Sofa?

    Black furniture has been around for centuries, and it never really goes out of style. A black leather sofa, for example, can easily become the focal point of a family room or a corporate lobby. Luxury leather furniture is often made with black materials, and this has a lot to do with the versatility of this color.

    Whether you have a black leather couch or a sectional sofa, here are some recommendations with regard to matching colors:

    High Contrast Paint Colors

    The sharp contrast between black and white was part of an interior design trend that was very popular in the 1980s, and it happens to be making a strong comeback now. Let’s say you have a black Palm Beach U-shape sectional from our collection in a luxury condominium; in this case, you will want black granite countertops and coffee tables, but the color palette of the floor plan should have white walls and flooring.

    Furnishings and Accessories

    If you are planning on getting an area rug, you will want patterns instead of solid colors so that you do not end up going overboard with the contrast. Let’s say the couches are black and the flooring consists of polished Carrara marble; in this case, a dark gray rug will provide a nice transition from the floor to the furniture pieces. Similar to the rug, throw pillows should also feature some patterns and textures.

    Window Dressings and Artwork

    It may be tempting to go with sheer white fabrics to create a nice contrast with dark furniture, but you don’t really want to do this. Keeping up with the spirit of the 1980s, the curtains or blinds surrounding your dark sofas should feature solid primary colors; preferably red and blue. Neon, secondary colors, and pastel tones should be limited to decorative items and paintings, but they should feature a light shade of coloring. Keep in mind that white, black, and primary colors are bolder choices, which means that you do not want them to take up more than 60% of the space.

    Get More Interior Decorating Ideas from Sofadreams

    Need more decorating tips related to your living room furniture? With the Sofadreams Design Studio app, your decor ideas can come alive thanks to the magic of augmented reality technology. Developed for iOS and Android devices, this app will let you place one of our black sofas in your living space so that you can determine the best wall color and other design ideas. Should you have questions about our fine furniture creations, please get in touch with our office.

  • 4 Best Modern Sectional Sofas Of 2020

    Has your current sectional seen better days? If you’ve been putting off replacing it for the last few years, then 2020 is the time to do it. Interior designers have come up with some truly impressive styles that would fit any modern home. Here are the four best modern sectional sofas of 2020.

    Modern Sectionals For Modern Home Interiors

    Take a few moments to figure out the dimensions of your current sectional. Shopping for a new one is so simple that this is probably the only information you’ll need to select your choice of these popular options.

    1) Design Sectional Sofa Orlando XL With LED Lights

    With your choice of neat two-toned color design and even an optional ottoman or coffee table, the Orlando XL sectional can take your home’s layout to the next level. It offers LED lights that feature changing colors and a convenient touch wheel remote control. A variety of small storage spaces are strewn out through the sofa and it also features decorative high gloss wooden panels that come with a special coating of varnish to give them an extra ultramodern look.

    2) Italian Leather Sectional Verdi

    If you’re looking for something that has a low profile but offers an extremely comfortable layout, then you’ll certainly want to look into the Verdi sectional. It comes finished with Italian top grain leather that follows it’s simple and clean lines. That gives it an almost futuristic appearance that isn’t going to look dated no matter how long you keep it. Best of all, the highly resilient foam construction coupled with sinuous springs are going to ensure that you will be keeping it around for quite some time.

    3) Severino Leather Sectional Sofa

    Another option to consider if you’re looking for Italian top grain leather is the Severino sectional. It features an all-around no split covering along with solid hardwood construction. The inner frame is completely wood and the legs are made from stainless steel, which translates into longer seating times and even more support while reclining. This has made it a great option for those who plan on putting a sectional in their home theater room. You can position everyone on it to watch a movie or the big game in complete comfort.

    4) Hollywood XL Modern Leather Sofa

    Those who want a truly large place to sit will love Hollywood XL, which is every bit as luxurious as the name would suggest. It’s a perfect choice for those who have a single room in a condo that will only play host to a single piece of furniture. That being said, it’s a huge sectional that’s ideal for places where you want to convert wasted space into comfortable seating. It even includes a large section you could curl up on and take a nap.

    Decorate Your Living Room With SofaDreams Sectionals

    Those who are dealing with some dated-looking sectionals are invited to take a look at the current SofaDreams catalog. See just how much difference a single piece of furniture can make with a solid wood frame.
    No matter which of these looks best to you, make sure to contact us online. Tell us more about what your ideal custom sectional would be like, to improve your living space.

  • How To Choose The Right Color Sofa

    Depending on your home’s existing interior decor, the perfect couch could one of countless hues. That’s because color choices are much more personal than designers might have led us to believe. Some homeowners have even enjoyed mismatched eclectic patterns that offer dramatic exotic looks you wouldn’t be able to find when relying on more conventional rules of design.

    That being said, you’ll usually want things that match to at least some degree. Pick something that compliments your walls and carpet as opposed to simply mirrors them. For instance, you might want to pull out some of these colors with a secondary accent line on one of our large leather sectionals and have the rest of it be a different tone. It all depends on your personal tastes and the other furniture you might have.

    Matching Remaining Pieces Of Living Room Furniture

    Those who have a wild collection of living room furniture may not care about the primary color of their new sofa, but most will want it to match. If you’re replacing a darker sofa and want to keep the remaining pieces that you have around it, then try to invest in a couch that has the same color.

    Those who are completely designing a new room might want to consider the concept of a color wheel or additive primaries. Some colors are believed to go well together.

    When you find a scheme that suits your tastes, then you can make sure to get a whole living room set that matches your particular preference. That’s an excellent choice for those who are currently looking at a bare room and want to pick all of their furniture from the ground up.

    You may also want to think about any use of accent walls or other bits of creative paint trickery used in the room that you’re planning on putting on your sofa. Try drawing out these colors with your selection. That’s an especially useful piece of advice for those who are also planning on installing other pieces of living room furniture made to match their existing living room.

    Once you’ve found a piece you like, you’ll also want to feel free about customizing it. Make everything match your own specific tastes and don’t let anyone from the design world tell you otherwise.

    On the other hand, if something from certain professional appeals to you doesn’t be bashful about basing an entire room design around the specific design in question. Some homeowners might want to take some time and look through a complete contemporary furniture catalog to see if anything strikes their fancy.

    Match Sofas & Sectionals From SofaDreams Your Home

    At SofaDreams, we specialize in European-inspired furniture that’s genuinely made the old world way. We have sectional sofas that match your coffee tables, some even in neutral colors.

    Be sure to contact us online with more about your current color layout. A member of our team will help you get a perfect piece of furniture that matches your current homestead. You may even want to take a few moments to lay out some paint chips or swatches if you’re planning on redoing a room so that you can be sure you end up with a perfect selection.

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