Tips on Buying Settee in Lagos Nigeria
1. Check the Frame
The frame should not wobble or creak, it should be sturdy and sit squarely on the floor. Wobbly or creaky frames mean less sturdy joints, while a strong frame means your sofa will last you longer.
Tip: To test frame strength, lift one front corner or leg of the sofa off the floor. By the time you've raised it six inches, the other front leg should have risen too. If it's still touching the floor, the frame has too much give; it's weak.
2. Correctly Arranged Springs
Feel the springs through the upholstery — they should be close together and firm. Settee with no springs, just webbing or mesh, are uncomfortable and flimsy.
3. Feel Your Fillings
Seat cushions should be firm and resilient and fit snugly within the sofa frame. Additionally, the cushions should regain their shape after you press down and let go. A cushion that stays put when you press down will be flattened in no time
Tip: Two good options that are comfortable and reasonably priced: HR foam in a layer of down and conventional foam wrapped in polyester batting.
4. Think About the Long Term
Since settees are such a big investment, you’ll want yours to stay in fashion as long as possible. Given that, it’s often best to stick with a neutral fabric. You can always add color and pattern with throw pillows. Plus, pillows are easy and inexpensive to change if you decide to redecorate.
5. Upholstery fabrics
Fabric settee present you with a bigger range of colour options. They usually come in a fibre mix for strength and texture.
6. Leather upholstery
Leather settees are easy to look after - remove dust with a slightly damp cloth. Just like fabric, leather's not immune to the fading effects of sunlight so keep at least 30cm away from direct heat sources to prevent it drying out.
7. Bed Sofa
Sofa beds are a flexible piece of furniture that allow use as a settee by day and sleeping space by night. There are many forms and shapes of a sofa bed depending on the mechanism type.
8. Number of Seaters
A three seater settee is a good option as it can accommodate a growing family. A two seater settee is good where there is limitation in space. One large furniture piece also looks much better in a small room than a few small pieces
Tip: Ask the store for a piece of fabric larger than the usual swatch. Place it where the settee will go. View it in natural and artificial light — and see how much you still like it after a few days.