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LIVING ROOM

I want help figuring out which fabric works best for me

Say hello to the CasaOne Fabric Guide! Unless you are in the business, facts on fabrics used in upholstery are probably alien to you. Know exactly what you are getting and whether it suits your needs with this easy-to-understand guide.

  • Canvas - for everyday use - Canvas is a cotton material that is plain-woven, breathable, and known for its durability. Canvas is used regularly for bags and shoes because of its hardy nature, so, using it on furniture is a great choice to withstand everyday wear and tear.
  • Cashmere - for that luxurious look! - Cashmere is a premium quality wool that is known for its softness, durability, and insulation capabilities. The name comes from the material's origin - hair of the cashmere goats that live in China and Mongolia. This natural fabric is among the most luxurious and expensive options for upholstery.
  • Cashmere Blend - for that luxurious look at a budget - Cashmere blend contains a percentage of other fibers (usually wool) apart from cashmere. This not only brings down the cost significantly but also has an impact on the quality and feel of the material.
  • Cotton - to ring in the Summer - A natural fabric that provides breathability and comfort, pure cotton does not retain moisture too easily, making it ideal for use in stuffy or balmy warmer months. 
  • Cotton Linen - for that stylish yet warm look - High on comfort and appearance, both these natural fibers are extremely breathable, with a good, open weave so your furniture isn’t likely to get musty even in damp weather. While linen has the tendency to crumple easily, cotton makes sure that the fabric is suitably crease-resistant making your sofa/chair look sharp always.
  • Leather - for all things sophisticated - A natural material that is durable, stain resistant, and water repellent, leather looks and feels luxurious. It is easy to clean and it's subtle aesthetic allows it to blend into most home decor, lending a sophisticated, high-end edge to sofas and lounge chairs.
  • Leatherette/Faux Leather/Synthetic Leather - With the look and feel of leather, without the animal hide, leatherette gives you luxurious looking furniture at a fraction of the cost of leather. Leatherette is easy to clean due to its non-absorbent nature. It does not fade with age; however, with heavy use, the top layer can crack, revealing the cloth underneath, making it appear more worn.
  • Linen - for breathable furniture - Linen is one of the top choices when it comes to upholstery for its comfort and breathability. It’s one of those fabrics that does not become dull and is used extensively in luxury furniture. However, the fabric tends to crease easily and doesn’t do as well as its synthetic counterparts when it comes to soiling, and wear and tear.
  • Microfiber - if you want your furniture to live long - This is a synthetic material made from thin strands. It is affordable and is fashioned to look like suede or leather. Great for sofas and couches, microfiber is water repellent and very durable, making it a good fabric for upholstery.
  • Microsuede - easiest to clean! - Microsuede is made from polyester fibers fashioned into soft and luxurious, suede-like material. It is easily dyeable and comes in a wide range of attractive colors. Like most polyester-based fabrics, it is durable and stain-resistant, making cleaning up spills and stains very easy; perfect for households with kids and pets.
  • Polyester/Polyblend - for the offices - Polyester is regularly used in upholstery as a blend with other fibers. These mixed fabrics are referred to as poly blends. Though not as breathable as cotton or linen, polyester adds durability and crease resistance that makes it a fuss-free choice of fabric. You often find polyester blends used on seating upholstery as it doesn’t fade easily and is well equipped to withstand regular use.
  • Poly Linen - Poly linen combines the look and feel of high-quality linen with the durability and strength of polyester. A breathable, soft (yet strong) cloth, it has all the textural qualities of a natural fabric, while being engineered for resilience against wear and tear, stains, moisture, and creasing.
  • Poly Silk - Poly silk is a blend of synthetic (polyester) and natural (silk) materials. However, the ratio of polyester and silk may differ from one material to another. The addition of polyester to silk makes the fabric more durable and long lasting. It also makes it resistant to creases, resulting in a great material for drapes and upholstery.
  • Poly Wool - Polyester and wool are blended to produce this durable material, which provides the best attributes of both fabrics. Poly wool has the suppleness and drape of wool so it will feel soft and cozy against your body, while the presence of polyester in the fabric makes it resistant to scuff marks.
  • Sunproof Fabric - for that perfect patio look - Sunproof fabric is mildew resistant, quick drying, and water repellent. It is a durable fabric, which wears less over time, making it perfect for outdoor usage. It is also resistant to chlorine.
  • Velvet - to cozy up this winter - Velvet is a heavy and durable fabric with a sheen. Depending on the material that has been used to manufacture the velvet, the fabric displays different characteristics. Silk velvet has a soft drape and shimmering surface; whilst synthetic velvets such as those made from rayon and acetate have a strong sheen, they do not drape as well. Velvet keeps you warm in the cold season.
  • Vinyl - Vinyl is a great fabric for outdoor furniture because it is extremely durable and easy to clean. However, it stays hard, has a tendency to crack, and doesn’t breathe, making the fabric uncomfortable to sit on during hot summer days. 

Will the sofa I’ve chosen fit in my space?

Take a good look at our Sofa Size Guide and bring comfortable seating home with a sofa of your choice. 

Find the perfect fit for you, and your space, with the help of this size guide. Always remember to check that the dimensions of the selected sofa are lesser than those of the space available to ensure proper placement and ample room to move about. 

I want help with understanding which type of sectional will suit my space

Since many of us battle with the confusion that surrounds left hand facing (LHF/LAF) sofas and right hand facing sofas (RHF/RAF), below is a comprehensive guide to help you find your way to ordering the perfect sofa to fit your living room needs.

  • Left Hand Facing/ Left Arm Facing (LHF/LAF) - If you are facing a sectional sofa (not sitting on it), and the chaise lounge (the part with greater seat depth) is on the left, then you are looking at a left arm facing sectional or simply, a sectional facing left; the sofa extends to the right.
  • Right Hand Facing/ Right Arm Facing (RHF/RAF) - If you are facing a sectional sofa (not sitting on it), and the chaise lounge (the part with greater seat depth) is on the right, then you are looking at a right arm facing sectional or simply, a sectional facing right; the sofa extends to the left.

How do I choose the best TV size for my room?

For the best TV-viewing experience, you will need to ensure that the TV size is proportional to the viewing distance. If a medium-sized television is placed too far away, you run the risk of squinting or straining your eyes to see details. On the other hand, if the distance between you and a large television is too little, then clarity and comfort might suffer. Use this size guide to determine what TV size is best for your living room.

I am designing my house for the first time. I want to understand which coffee table is the best choice for my living room setup?

Whether it is to hold the latest magazines or travel books, offer extra living room storage, or to elevate home decor, your coffee table plays a vital role in tying the room together. Rely on this coffee table guide to help determine the type of table you should bring home.

  • Ensure you have ample walk-around space to avoid bumping into the table.
  • The approximate width of your table will be the space remaining after you deduct placement distance from the sofa and TV stand.
  • The height of your coffee table can be the same as your sofa seat height or up to 2 inches lower and the length should not be more than two-thirds of your sofa.

Pairing the right type of coffee tables with your couches

  • A square coffee table is ideal for large sofas and traditional sofas. 

  • A rectangular coffee table works well with standard-sized sofas and long sofas with a chaise. 

  • An oval coffee table can be placed in compact spaces with a standard-sized sofa or long sofas with a chaise.
  • This table is good for homes with kids because it does not have sharp corners. 

  • A round coffee table can be placed in compact spaces with a loveseat or sectional sofa to create a cozy nook.
  • This table is good for homes with kids because it does not have sharp corners. 

BEDROOM

How do I choose a bed frame that works for me?

  • Twin Bed - A twin bed is perfect for compact bedrooms, children’s rooms, or guest rooms with its narrow width. Recommended mattress size: 38” x 75” 
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  • Full Bed - A full bed is ideal for single-person bedrooms as it is usually the same length as a twin bed with extra inches in width. Recommended mattress size: 53” x 75” 
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  • Queen Bed - A queen bed comfortably accommodates two people without overcrowding the bedroom. Recommended mattress size: 60” x 80”
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  • California King Bed - A California king bed offers plenty of individual sleeping space for two adults and is ideal for anyone taller than 6 ft. Recommended mattress size: 72” x 84”
  • King Bed - A king bed (a.k.a. Eastern king) is perfect for couples who want more than 3 ft. to themselves for ample sleeping space and comfort. Recommended mattress size: 76” x 80” 

 

How do I know which Mattress is right for me?

Choosing the perfect mattress is vital when a large portion of your life is spent sleeping. With the different types of mattresses in the market today, it all boils down to comfort. Zero-in on the right mattress with this simple buying guide.

Step 1: Pick Your Mattress Type

  • Foam Mattresses have excellent support, conforming ability, and pressure relief.
  • Spring Mattresses easily contour to the body and sink with weight, making them suitable only for a select few sleepers.
  • Hybrid Mattresses offer optimal core support with a coil support system and comfort through foam layers.

Step 2: Find Your Comfort Level

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DINING ROOM

Choose Complimentary Barstools and Bar Tables

When picking the perfect barstool and bar table, make sure there is a distance of 10 inches to 13 inches between the two.