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Tips To Select The Perfect Coffee Table For Your Living Room

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A coffee table is one of the most important pieces of furniture that you will buy for your living room. It is essentially a centrepiece of your living room and will reflect a lot more than your aesthetic sense. A coffee table should blend in with the rest of the furniture as well as the overall look of your house.

Some people go for readymade pieces while others prefer custom made furniture to reflect their own style. If you are looking for a coffee table for your living room, here are some tips that will help you out:

Size

This is the first thing that you need to consider. Usually, people put a coffee table in a living room to cover the empty space. However, you need to consider the size of the table required according to your living area. If your living room is small then one table is sufficient but with a larger space to cover, you might need two coffee tables or a bigger one. You also need to leave some room for leg space such that it will still allow you to move around the living area comfortably.

Height

The height of your coffee table is also something to look at. It should not be too high nor too low and should look appropriate together with the height of your sofa. This will make it easier for anyone to stretch their legs or even eat their snacks.

Shape

While there are no rules how you should match the shapes of your sofa sets with the table, it will add to the aesthetic appeal of your living room if you take some time to consider it. Feel free to play with different shapes and experiment as you wish. If you are not sure about the table’s shape and don’t want to make a long-term purchase right away, you can always consider furniture leasing at WTP Singapore where you can rent a coffee table for a few months and see if it suits your home. If you like the coffee table you picked out, you can go ahead and purchase it. Otherwise, you can also switch it up with something else once your lease is over.

Purpose

What is the purpose of your coffee table? Do you plan on using it for display purposes or do you want a multipurpose table? In either case, this is something that you need to pre-determine. If you like having things in your reach then go for a table that has drawers or cabinets under the table like our Hexagon Coffee Table for storage. However, if you want your coffee table to be a piece of accessory then go for something fancy like glass or marble like our Marble Coffee Table

Material

Go for something that is durable without going over your budget. The wrong material can cost you a lot in the future. Pick out something that goes with the overall appearance of your living room or has been used in other items. Look for something that is easy to maintain and works great for all seasons. If you have kids at home, stay away from furs and expensive materials because chances are that these materials will be ruined before it wears out on its own.

These are our top five tips for selecting a coffee table for your living room. If you wish to explore more options, head down to WTP Singapore and allow our consultants to guide you through the selection process.

Recommendations on How to Care for Your Sofa

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Fabric sofas have been in trend for quite some time now. Everyone loves the trendy colours and patterns you can choose and how nice they look in your living rooms. However, fabric sofas do need regular maintenance if they are to keep their charm in your living rooms. Here is a list of tips on how to care for your fabric sofas:

Vacuum Regularly

Fabric sofas tend to attract dust very easily. The dust causes gradual wear and tear in the sofa leading to the deterioration in its condition. Regular vacuuming can prevent dust particles from settling on your sofa and making a cosy little nest for themselves. If your sofa is constantly exposed to an open window or door, there is also the chance of dirt creeping in your sofa which will also cause wear and tear. Vacuuming also prevents this dirt from accumulating on your sofa. We recommend you use an upholstery attachment while vacuuming so you can get the maximum amount of dust and dirt out and not harm your precious sofa in anyway.

Avoid Sunlight

Colours fade in sunlight over time especially if they are dark colours. Avoid putting your sofa in a spot where the sun is hitting it directly. Other than the colours, the constant exposure to heat weakens the fabric of the sofa and it is more likely to become loose around the edges where it keeps expanding and shrinking because of the fluctuating temperature.

Don’t Miss a Spot

In case of a spill, don’t dilly nor dally. Get yourself a wet cloth and make sure it soaks up as much of the stain immediately as possible. Letting the stain settle is an amateur mistake which you should avoid because it is harder to get the stain out of the fabric once it has spread. Minimize the circumference of the spill so you don’t have to clean and possibly wrinkle a larger portion of the sofa.

Professional Help

There’s only so much you can do at home. If you want your sofa looking fresh all the time, consider getting your sofa professionally cleaned occasionally. A professional cleaning session twice a year will ensure your sofa doesn’t suffer from the usual neglect we amateurs inflict. If you have custom made furniture or rental furniture from WTP Singapore, our team will provide you with professional tips on how you can maintain your fabric sofas as well.

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Your sofa comes with a guide on how to clean it, much like a tee. ‘S’ stands for solvent that means you should use water free solvent only solutions when you or someone cleans your sofa. A ‘W’ means water only so you shouldn’t use solvent solutions on these sofas but should use water only cleaning products. A ‘SW’ means this sofa is tough enough to handle both.

Try these tips out on your sofas and see the difference for yourself!

5 Things To Consider When Adding A Rustic Feel To Your Home

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Everyone has his or her own distinct style and design philosophy. As such they tend to follow the same patterns when decorating their house. However, it is not uncommon to borrow décor ideas or seek inspiration from other sources when considering a home makeover. Usually, people tend to cop to the influential design standards or whatever is trendy during a certain period. Nowadays, rustic chic is a very popular design movement. Here are a few things to keep in mind when adding a rustic feel to your home:

Make a strong statement

Rustic elements borrow heavily from the natural world and hence, it is also about adding strong and sturdy contrasts to your décor. Showcase the strength of nature by adding in a wooden table in the kitchen or wooden bars stools.

Don’t make it look like you’re trying too hard

Instead of overcrowding or littering, try adding in one or two pieces that infuse rusticity to your overall space. It won’t have the same effect if you transform every décor into one with a rustic theme. You might end up overdoing it.

Imperfection is a must

It is all about simplicity intermixed with comfort, so don’t go looking for the perfect piece. The core essence is to create a space inspired by nature that is peaceful yet also a little wild. Picking up a sofa upholstered in vintage fabric is a great way to start.

Look to another era for inspiration

Aside from a little imperfection, rustic also showcases the past. It is about adding in the old world charm, so don’t go looking for modern colours that brings a pop of colour to your décor. Instead, why not add your grandmother’s vintage armoire to your bedroom for a little rustic appeal or consider infusing wood and rustic colours to your furnishing.

Consider renting furniture

Instead of spending money buying new items, consider renting furniture from WTP Singapore to find out what furniture is a great enhancement to your living space before making a long-term commitment. New and custom made furniture is also an option for you to create a piece of furniture that will suit your rustic theme perfectly.

You can add a rustic feel to your home in a simple way instead of going all out. The design philosophy is to not to completely overhaul your home but to add warmth and a country charm to your overall space. Renting furniture is a new way of living that is increasingly gaining more and more followers. If you are interested in exploring the furniture in WTP Singapore that can create a rustic ambience for your home, head down to the showroom and get help from our consultants. Start your journey to incorporate rustic feels to your home today!

Best Themes for Furnishing Your Living Room

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Your living room is the most socially active room in your house. Whether you are enjoying a game of football on the television with your friends or just relaxing with your family, the living room is the place that accommodates you the most. To make sure it is appealing and aesthetically pleasing to you, we recommend some new themes for furnishing your living rooms. Here are the best themes we found that you could try out for your living room.

Modern New Yorker’s Lounge

This idea involves lots of colour thrown in to make it look bright and neat. It is perfect for a small apartment. The idea involves colourful fabric sofas example our blue Coco Sofa placed on either side of the walls of your sitting room so you have walking space. Tall standing lamps are preferred rather than smaller ones accompanied with big tables to maximize space. Small coffee tables, example our Hexagon coffee tables can also be a good alternative if you’re thinking of getting a big sofa. Hanging shelves and big rugs give the room an airier feel as well.

South American’s Retreat

For people that have a good amount of sun hitting their living room, we recommend a classy South American colonial design. Fabric sofas with a wooden outline will look very good with this theme along with plain fabric chairs with the outline similar to the sofa. This look needs space to be pulled off perfectly because the side tables and the centre table like our Rootslab Coffee Table series will be the centrepieces of your living room. Plain wooden ones will do perfectly but make sure the colour suits your overall theme. You may consider looking for custom made furniture from WTP Singapore to add unique pieces to your living room. Marble would add a touch of elegance to your sitting room as well.

The Artist’s Living Room

The most modern of our recommendations, this idea uses minimal space when covering the floor of the living rooms. Plain white fabric sofas are a good option but they should be coupled with durable and easy to maintain stainless steel tables and chairs. The emphasis in this idea is on the walls as they are filled with artwork, flowers or trophies. You need to think of an entire wall mural and then choose your furniture depending on the centre art piece you have in mind. If you are not sure if the centrepiece you have chosen is to your liking in the long run, you can consider approaching a furniture rental from WTP Singapore and exploring the options you have for your centrepieces, example our Metal Disc Sculpture on Stand. Since the rentals go by a monthly rate, you can simply switch up your centrepiece if you find that it does not suit your liking after a few months.

Beach Side Blue’s

If you are one of the lucky few that lives next to a beach like in Sentosa, we recommend you to go for this look. Your couches should lie opposite to your view while simple vases and low plain coffee tables should be the main pieces of your living room. Add an armchair or two example our Canary Armchair near the window or balcony of your home to enjoy a relaxing time after your day as well.

Try some of these ideas and give your living room a makeover! You can head down to WTP Singapore to explore the themes that you can use as well as seek advice on which pieces will suit your housing style and space the best.

Top Sofa Colours To Choose For Creating A Luxurious Ambience

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Sofas are something that takes most of your living room’s space so naturally, you need to consider buying something that goes with your overall vibe. If you are someone who loves taking risks, then we are sure that you are all in for experiments.

However, sometimes these experiments turn out to be a disaster and instead off giving a classy, royal feel, it ends up looking cheap and mismatched. Instead of picking something out from the display, explore your options with the catalogue or go for custom made furniture. Your sofas do not have to be plain, you can mix and match the print or go for colour blocks.

Here are some of the best colours that will give your living room a luxurious ambience:

Cream or White

These two colours are placed together because they belong to the same colour family and are quite similar. As seen on our Lydia L-shape Sofa, these two shades add a hint of luxury to your sofas, whether you have your sofas made out of fur or plain cloth. The colours are easy on the eyes and provide warmth and cosiness to the entire space.

Gold

Our heart has a special place for all things that sparkle and some shades of gold may just fit the bill. This is a colour that will not work on its own, so you need to pair it with another colour. You can select cream, beige, white, black, royal blue, fuchsia pink or red with this colour to transform your living room into one that exudes royal vibes.

Deep Wine Red

Deep wine red is a great colour to go for that looks absolutely ravishing especially when made out of velvet or leather. It looks traditional, royal and classy. If you are looking to impress your guests with your aesthetic sense, go with deep wine red.

Blue

This is probably the most versatile colour and it works in all environments. You can go with the lighter tones of blue like our Coco Sofa or the darker shades like our EYAL sofa that suits a royal theme. Blue also goes with a lot of colours so if you are thinking of only changing your sofa and not the whole living room, blue is an excellent option for you.

Black

Black is a stylish, modern and chic colour for your sofas, especially when paired with golden hues. You can use this colour in any material and it will look amazing. When black is under consideration, we believe there is nothing to worry about.

Grey

Grey sofas like our Sarah Sofa look subtle yet luxurious. Over the last few years, the slate grey has become quite popular because it compliments bright walls or accessories. If you are afraid to try bold colours like red, this can be your go-to choice.

Selecting colours for you sofas can be tricky and sometimes you are afraid to try out something new. In such instances, you can always choose furniture leasing in WTP Singapore and try out the furniture for a few months before purchasing them. The consultants here will also provide you with advice on what sofas can fit your interior design best to create a luxurious ambience for your home.

What is an Upholstered Bed?

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An upholstered bed is often used to refer to a custom made frame, though they’re not always one and the same. Upholstered beds can be made according to the very specifications provided by you or simply in read-made measurements. This means that you can make it according to your exact specifications, including the way you want it right down to the finish colour of the headboard. But, before investing in a custom made furniture, especially since it’s your bed, you might want to ask yourself a few of these questions first:

Do You Spend Most Of Your Time In The Bedroom?

Most people only go to their bedroom when it’s time to sleep, but there are those that watch TV and read on their bed. Some even eat there! This is not unusual, especially in studio type apartments. If that’s the case, upholstered beds with tall headboards are perfect for you since they have the necessary cushioned support to make you feel cosy as if you’re just sitting on a sofa while on your bed.

Do You Have Limited Space in Your Room?
If you have a small living space, a wooden or leather bed frame may not be the best idea for you. Upholstered beds are a great option for people with little room space as they take up less space than other types of bed frames. In fact, it will be able to make your room look bigger than it is.

Do You Want to Make a Statement?

This is perhaps the best reason to get custom made furniture, especially when it comes to upholstered beds. Since you can make them according to what you like or want, you can pretty much get the bed of your dreams. You can add in platforms, a swooping sleigh bed or even a winged headboard, whatever floats your boat. An upholstered bed is meant to be a centrepiece that helps to make your room feel more modern and unique.

One interesting fact about an upholstered bed is that it provides you more comfort than a regular bed frame. Upholstered beds do not have a footboard, this means that you will not be kicking your footboards accidentally while sleeping at night! This is an even more important benefit for tall people who may need to stretch their legs beyond the mattress. Also, you do not have to go around your bed to the sides to lie down– simply prop yourself down from the foot of the bed with no restrictions!

Upholstered beds are not always custom-made; they are also readily available in all shapes and sizes, from complete beds with high footboards. Simply put, so long as you have the time to put into cleaning it, you can find the right upholstered bed that works just right for your bedroom. Visit WTP Singapore where you are given the option to buy or rent furniture and explore the options you have with our selection and customization service here!