Your Guide to Leather Furniture

When buying leather furniture online you cannot see or touch it before your receive it right at your door. Just before you make a final decision on making the purchase of leather furniture, you have to get to know all the major details and if there is some information you need to know, but which is not included in the specifications on the leather furniture item we recommend to make precise inquiries.

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Still, first we recommend to look through our brief guide to leather furniture! And right after reading it through you will be an expert in shopping for the leather couches, recliners and sectionals and other furnishings.

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Well, let’s start. You like the general look, the style and you get down to read the specifications, and here comes the material! There may be few mentioned, and not to get lost, we will guide you. So, the material classifications:

  • 100% Leather consists of top grain leather, which is supple, durable, and cleanable, in high use areas combined with split hides on the outside arms and backs (used primarily in stationary leather category)
  • Leather Match upholstery features top grain leather in the seating areas with skillfully matched vinyl everywhere else (used in leather motion category)
  • DuraBlend® is an exclusive trademarked brand for Ashley Furniture and features a seating area made up of a combination of Polyurethane and/or PVC, Polycotton, and at least 17% Leather Shavings with a skillfully matched combination of Polycotton and Polyurethane and/or PVC everywhere else. It provides the look and feel of 100% Leather or Leather Match at an economical price.

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Due to its natural features, leather is comfortable, durable and flame resistant. It has legendary tear strength, making it one of the strongest upholstery materials and its elasticity gives it high ripping resistance. Each leather hide is unique, comes with its own distinctive natural markings and characteristics.

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  • Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight to prevent it from fading over time
  • Maintain at least two feet between your furniture and heating sources to avoid drying leather out
  • Like any item, leather can accumulate dust. Remove dust particles from the surface with a soft cloth, making it ideal for dust sensitive people
  • Certain types of leathers perform better when preventative maintenance is practiced.
  • Use general household cleaning products. Never use chemicals or cleaning agents (such as furniture polish, ammonia, or detergent soaps) and abrasives. Avoid all products containing solvents, silicones, or oils, as they may negatively affect the leather’s surface.

Do you still have few more questions on the subject or on the special item? Do not hesitate to ask Furniture Pick team directly or you are welcome to leave comments here!

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What You Really Need To Know About Queens.. and Their Beds!

Let us start today with going back in history. Once upon a time… Well.., not that long, we will cut it short! Have you ever thought of the names for the bed sizes? We bet that if someone is asked to give ideas on the etymology of the names for King and Queen beds they will likely say that bigger beds were for the Kings and smaller for the Queens to sleep in. Not that easy! So, few lines from history for you.

The first bed, familiar to the one we sleep in, appeared during the times of Roman Empire. Before those times, beds were constructed of straw, leaves or animal skins spread on the ground. Further beds were becoming bigger and more decorated during the times of Renaissance and Louis XIV. But Kings & Queens used to sleep in smaller beds than we do now, because the smaller the bed – the easier it is to preserve body heat. Don’t forget, they used to have the fireplace only to keep them warm. Even in 1940s Americans used to sleep on twin or double beds, just before the mattress industry introduced the names for the bigger mattresses bringing more comfort to sleeping experience – and here it comes with the names for the beds accordingly!

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Speaking of queen-size beds, we have to confess that size is not the only one thing you have to know about this type of bed. And we are here to give you a short guidance on the subject:

  1. Dimension: Standard Queen beds are 80 inches long by 60 inches wide. Which is exactly the size of the beds introduced by Simmons Company in 1958, calling it in press a bed that “fits for queens”.

  2. Other sizes of Queen beds: Yes, they do come in few more sizes!

  • California Queen or often called the Queen XL or extra long – comes with 4 inches extra to the length instead of the standard 80 inches.
  • Olympic Queen, also known as expanded queen, is 6 inches wider, with the final dimensions of 66×80.
  • Split Queen has the same dimensions as the standard one, but the mattress is split into two separate ones, each 30×80. Also named super queen.

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  1. Mattresses depth varies from 9 to 16+ inches, so you have to keep it in mind when choosing the right bed and the good mattress to fit. Sometimes manufacturers offer pockets that are 22 inches deep, making it easy to keep sheets in place.

  2. By the way, speaking of the sheets! Most queen sheet sets come for the standard queen-size beds, and no more than 15 inches deep, you may face difficulties when finding the right size bed sheets for Olympic and California Queens. But, no worries, if you are looking for it, you will definitely find the correct size, as there are even some companies that manufacture queen-sheets with deep pockets for the mattresses up to 22 inches.

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If you have any more questions you are welcome to address them to our team of Furniture Pick! We hope our Queen Beds guide is helpful to you and we have almost answered all the basic questions about the queen sized beds.

Go Glam: Mirrored & Metallic Decor

All that glitters comes first to mind when thinking of glamour and chic. This week Furniture Pick gives ideas on the glam home décor.

Today we will find a clue for the top questions which may occur when “going glam”:
Give general ‘rules and regulations’ on the trend
How to make it in style and with taste, but not to go too far and overwhelm it
Spotlight few impressive furniture pieces that might fall into your ‘glamorous’ eye

Rules and Regulations

What color is typically glam? Typical glamorous tones are white, black, gray, jewel, cream, silver/gold tones, brushed platinum and all that matches the frames

What kind of accents can be used to complete the style? We recommend to use the light-catching materials like mirrors, metallic, crystals and lacquer to add shimmer to your glam. Do not forget about the chandeliers, scones and signature table lamps in style as accents.

What furniture and shapes belong to the glam design? Upholstery, metal, sculptural lines, old Hollywood era and Art Deco style, with special attention to details and iconic elements; elegance, mirrored and metallic décor, geometric shapes and patterns are in trend nowadays for glam.

Glam Shine

Mirrors are the heart of the glam! Don’t be afraid to pick them in the furniture design, but yet be careful not to overwhelm, because too many in one spot can make the whole look inelegant. Use metallic as much as you can though! With more metallic you can’t spoil a good glam! Place mirrored and metallic elements in a spot where the lights are reflected to give the place its brilliant glory.

Iconic Samples

Bring out dimension with silver toned color and subtle glazing effects. Graceful curves and mirrored framing elements will play their signature role in luxe glam home décor by Ashley Furniture.

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Add more warmth and sunrays to your triumphant house and home with the Sun motif Accent Cabinet by Coaster Furniture! Mirrored glass doors and top will perfectly catch the lights and reflect them amazingly.

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Couture” by Pulaski Furniture is a fleet leader when it comes to glamorous dining room experience. Stunning upholstered chairs design, brushed platinum blended with the portion of mirrors and glass, round metallic handles and ‘shine’ are a true reflection of a good taste.

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Mirrored console table is a typical glamorous element and a must-have if you are to give the unique flair. It can be used as vanity, table or decorative element. Just add it to your luxe upholstery in neutrals and you will see how wisely it fits the space. Unique “X” shaped base combines geometry and mirrors making it glamorous and contemporary. Add your favorite decorative accessories to really make them stand out on the mirrored console table.

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Interested more in the accent cabinets and chests? Please visit Furniture Pick to check out even more!

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