3 Accessories You Can Add To Your Modern Sofa This Christmas (II/II)

In the previous blog, we talked and showed how to decorate a Togo sofa with blankets, today we will keep the same Christmas decorating theme and show you how to implement accessories on your modern sofa to embrace the cozy Christmas vibes.

2. Add Christmas pattern cushions

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Adding Christmas patterned cushions is one of the easiest and most effective ways to decorate your sofa. This is how the decoration of the living room really begins, enhancing the central element of this room.

In the example above you can see different patterns related to the season along with a very defined color palette made up of white and red.

3. Add the Christmas tree next to your sofa

Source: Love grows wild

By adding the tree near your sofa you will enhance that area but also the sofa itself. Since the sofa is usually the most used piece in the living room, it is a good idea to add it to the side so that people can enjoy and see all the details on your Christmas tree.

Comment below which was your favorite accessory to add to your modern sofa!

3 Accessories You Can Add To Your Modern Sofa This Christmas (I/II)

Christmas is here! It is almost magical to see how the environment changes drastically and you begin to perceive lights in the streets, Christmas trees everywhere, and if you are lucky; snow everywhere.

Therefore, to enjoy this beautiful season it is important to configure the interior design of your home, this way you can fully enjoy this magical season and really embrace the cozy and family vibes.

Today we have summarized a few simple ways to enhance your living room, specifically your modern sofa. As an example, we have taken the Togo sofa as a model to show you the arrangements you can do. 

Scroll down and choose your favorite! 

  1. Add blankets to your modern sofa to offer a warm support 

If you are one of the lucky people who live in countries where the snow comes out in December, you will notice cold days, so to stay warm try adding blankets on your modern sofa, this way you will also fully enjoy the weather.

Take a look at this example of a decorated Togo sofa:

Styling by Ruth Welsby.

Photos by Tom Blachford.

Click to see more accessories to add to your modern sofa.

Modern Furniture Frequently Asked Questions |Get To Know The Modern LC3 Sofa (II/II)

In the previous blog, we talked about how network communities have changed this time and which was the most iconic modern chair, which was the one and only LC2 chair made by Le Corbusier.

In this section, we will keep answering a few more doubts about modern furniture 

How does modern furniture look like?

To understand the appearance of modern furniture is important to understand the idea it is based on, this style has created with the objective of having workers working together with craftsmen to create functional furniture that has aesthetics. 

So this is basically a combination of functionality and a touch of art to create the whole structure, a great example of this is the LC3 sofa made by Le Corbusier, which has a very sophisticated and gorgeous appearance together with a functional space to receive few users supporting them in the comfiest way. 

If we summarize the characteristics of modern furniture we will have:

  • Clear lines and geometric figures
  • Material exposure like metals
  • Natural materials
  • Size and functionality

If you notice the LC3 sofa has all of them.

Where can I acquire modern furniture?

Two sites are the most used when it comes to modern furniture, they are:

  • Manhattan Home Design – Low/Medium budget
  • Knoll and Cassina – High budget

Modern Furniture Frequently Asked Questions | Get To Know The Modern LC2 Chair (I/II)

Get to know the LC2 chair by Le Corbusier and more favorite modern pieces by network communities. 

Today, information flows very differently than before. Now you can even find networking communities where you can ask questions about many topics, including lifestyle, photography, and even interior design.

The topic of interior design is one of the themes that are most seen in the aforementioned platforms, there you can find several questions related to furniture and advice/suggestions. Questions like “what is the best modern chair” or “what does a modern sofa look like” is just a couple of examples of people’s doubts.

As there are many questions on this topic, the objective of this blog is to summarize the most relevant ones and leave them in one place. Let us begin!

What is the most iconic modern chair?

This question has been taken from Quora. People respond that the most iconic modern chair is the one that sums up all the modern features in one piece. As Le Corbusier is recognized as the father of modernism, several users agreed that the LC2 chair – an element of the LC Collection – is a perfect and very iconic modern chair.

Click to see more questions related to modern furniture.

The Arco Lamp: The Center Of Your Decluttered Room

Although in principle it may not seem so, the decorating style and space’s organization are two things that influence each other directly, almost proportionally. No matter how careful the aesthetic aspect of a place is, the functionality can never be in a category too far apart; otherwise, it won’t be really useful to people. Imagine, for example, having a living room decorated in a clearly Mid-Century Modern style and having in it some iconic pieces such as the Eames Lounge Chair, the Arco lamp, a Noguchi table, a Barcelona sofa, and other amazing designs, and not being able to use it freely and fully enjoy its advantages because the furniture is always full of dirty clothes, toys, tools, books, the lamp is always occupied in other areas or disconnected, and the free space is very scarce due to the invasion of the disaster. As you can see, design and function cannot be separated from beauty and vice-versa.

To make your task easier, do this checklist of pending things before making any drastic changes:

  • Organize the objects by categories and assign them a specific spot within the place. Make sure your Arco lamp replica is in a favorable place for you to use it.
  • Make sure there’s not an excess of elements present in each area. If you don’t see where to put so many gadgets, it may be time to give some things away and get rid of others.
  • Take note of any item you need to facilitate the task of maintaining order, be it a dresser, a trunk, or another type of furniture piece.
  • Spend a whole day doing this task and do it focusing on establishing an order that remains from that moment. Make order your permanent lifestyle and try to make it also that of your family.

Mario Bellini Sofa: Dimensions, Ways To Decorate Around It & More! (II/II)

In the previous blog, we talked about how to start a planning process from a sofa and the dimensions and appearance of the Mario Bellini sofa. Now, we’ve searched through Pinterest for amazing ways on how to implement a sofa as a centerpiece and then complement it with different types of art decor and accessories.

We must mention that the Mario Bellini sofa comes in different presentations; the fabric and the leather one, so in the next part of the blog you will see different colors and textures but they are related to the original design. 

Source: Photographed by @pablo.enriquez

This is the perfect example of a simple and natural look if you see, there are only two pieces of furniture; the Mario Bellini sofa and ottoman, but the way they integrated the plants and the frameless mirror create that kind of bohemian, relaxing vibe.

Source: Architectural Digest

This is a monochromatic style, if you notice, you see that you don’t need a lot of colors to create a harmonious and beautiful living room. The soft lines in the details and the paintings make the room look very elegant and vintage.

Mario Bellini Sofa: Dimensions, Ways To Decorate Around It & More! (I/II)

Planning a living room decor influenced by a designer piece is one of the ways that people begin this process. How exactly do this? Easy! Placing striking designer pieces that have had importance during history due to their classic and desired design just like a Mario bellini sofa.

A sofa is the main element of a living room, this is basically what helps a regular area to become one with a specific objective, in this case; providing an ideal space to be with family and friends which is why a living room exits. This is why you can start planning decor from the principal element; the sofa.

From the sofa, you can obtain the style you will implement, the color scheme, and the art accessories you can place. For example purposes, we have selected the Mario bellini sofa to show you how you can use this strategy. Let’s get started!

First of all, you must know the sofa that you will place as a centerpiece, so we are going to show you what Mario Bellini looks like and measure.

Dimensions:

Height: 26.4”, width: 113.4”, depth: 37.8”

Click to know how to decorate with a Mario Bellini sofa.

Lighting, A Modern Chair & A Good Book Is All You Need To Spend The Quarantine

Quarantine driving you crazy? To be honest, at some point I was giving up and starting to get depressed, or maybe not depressed, but I was definitely having more anxiety than before the quarantine. I didn’t know what to do at the time until various suggestions from different people faithfully recommended spending time reading.

Reading offers a multitude of benefits, in fact, according to healthline one of the main ones are:

  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Combat the symptoms of depression.
  • It prevents cognitive decline as you age.

So that’s what I did, I started taking time to read books of different genres and I created a kind of reading corner, like? Taking my Florence Knoll armchair that is upholstered in leather and has these thick and comfortable cushions to support you for hours and hours without feeling uncomfortable, a beautiful arc lamp that combines with the aesthetics of the Florence Knoll armchair and its steel details; and my last but least element for my reading corner was my collection of books by Edgar Allan Poe.

I spent a week as a test and the changes are incredible, my anxiety decreased and my mood improved thanks to this small but significant tip.

5 Reasons Why Your Eames Lounge Chair Is The Best Option For Your Reading Nook

If we tell you that the Eames Lounge Chair is the best piece you can choose to make it your official companion during your reading sessions, but if this doesn’t sound like a very convincing reason, here are 5 concrete reasons why you should choose it:

  1. It’s a durable chair. Even an Eames Lounge Chair replica like the one from Manhattan Home Design will last a long time in your home because it’s made with the best materials.
  2. You’ll read with style. Sitting on a plastic stool is not the same as sitting on a chair made with premium quality by Mid-Century Modern style designers. Your reading corner will look really amazing.
  3. It’s an ergonomic chair. Protecting your health is not a game, and what better way to do it while enjoying an activity that generates as much pleasure as reading? An Eames Lounge Chair reproduction will keep you away from lumbar and orthopedic diseases.
  4. Includes an ottoman. This is an essential part without which the design is not complete. Fortunately, even the Eames Chair replica includes the ottoman, with which you can rest your legs and live a very complete relaxation experience.
  5. It’s easy to move. Unlike other pieces such as some robust accent chairs, armchairs, or couches, you can move your Eames Lounge Chair temporarily or permanently without this representing a major complication since it’s a piece of furniture that’s very easy to move.

As you can see, this chair is a wise choice for several reasons, of which we have only mentioned five here. The other reasons you’ll have to discover for yourself and be surprised by this wonderful modern design.

Togo Sofa: Fabric Vs Leather, Which Is Better? (II/II)

Now, as we have discussed the benefits of fabric sofas, today we will continue to help you in the struggle caused by the selection process between a leather and fabric sofa.

Note: remember that there is no better option than another, what there is a piece that adapts more to your needs than the other.

We will keep the previous example of a Togo sofa, but this time the example will be a leather model. Some of the following features are from general leather sofas and other are only from the Togo sofa.

Leather Togo sofa: Pros

  • When it comes to quality, leather is generally considered at the top of the list. the Togo sofa is upholstered with aniline leather, this is one of the best qualities on the market, giving not only a strong but also natural texture.
  • According to experts, leather sofas can last up to four times longer than a fabric sofa. This benefit is due to the naturalness of the skin, it is resistant but flexible, this translates into a more durable material. So if you want to keep the same sofa for many years to come, a leather Togo sofa or any other leather sofa is the one for you!

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