How to pull off a green sofa this summer

Summer is all about adding greens to your interiors, be it fresh greenery or adding the colour green we have the perfect green furniture this season for you. It’s time for you to just hunker down on a green sofa housed at Spacio and we have some amazing ideas to play with it this season. Alleviating green is as calming as it is strong, and can own a delicate statement piece in any interiors. Let’s find out.

A little greenery can go long way to capture the optimism of the summer. But to make it dynamic arrange by putting a Green Sofa in your living or guest room. Adding green sofa as an accent is a striking move, however it’s absolutely worth your exertion. It’s superior to something that is pursued over and over by millions in other parts of the world.

Breathe life into a white decorating scheme with mixed shades of green and displays of real (or fake) plants. Our tip is to layer several shades of green for lush contrast – here, the blinds and a throw have been edged in a fresh lime fabric that stands out against the sofa’s similar shade.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. But here we are in the mood to have some fun. Make your sofa a statement piece against moody indigo background and patterned cushions throw to get fun in the story. A fresh idea for summer homes this season.

Opposite attracts but green and mustard yellow makes the perfect pair for summer interiors. Give your interiors the vibrancy and get close to your roots.

Get opulence with jewel coloured upholstery and muted but bold wallpapers to add that extra edge to your interiors. A fine use of yellow curtains is making all the difference creating a royal chic look.

The MD & Creative Head of Spacio Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Play it smart with green colour sofa this season. Whether you plump for the drama of forest green, go for playful lime green accents or keep it classic with a sage-green sofa we have all the available options to encapsulate your summers.”

Add character to your space with accent chairs

Accent chairs as the name suggests is not an ordinary chair but a furniture piece which add character, cosiness and comfort to your interiors. Accent chairs can play both fashionable and functional roles in any seating area. Spacio has wide array of accent chairs in its kitty to update and invigorate your space. One or two accent chairs can turn the outlook of our room completely, let’s take a tour.

This chair lovingly known as Lady Sting chair from the brand Agrippa seemingly defies the laws of ergonomics, standing as a symbolic and aesthetic element in American walnut wood. It’s a beautiful pretty faced furniture with its delicate curves.

Chairs full of personality presenting Brabbu accent chairs which has the capability of spicing up your living room décor with its strong personality. Upholstered in velvet the chairs are for intimate conversations.

Sculptural accent chairs from Bessa denoting simple vintage style with modern sensibilities. The curvy and exaggerated shapes of the sofa´s arms symbolize the end of enclosed spaces which are transformed into open doors to freedom.

Contemporary style is clean and unfussy, and contemporary accent chairs are great for rooms where you need a simple addition without clutter. The legs and hardware are often imaginative and unique. Look for simple lines and sober colors.

High back lounge chair also called winged chair embodies an unpredictable strength. The chair personifies a strong attitude. The whimsical lines makes it an effortless accent piece holding a strong character.

The Creative Head of Spacio Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Accent chair is all about giving your space sumptuous feel. Spacio has the ideal accent chairs from International brands which will be a good investment option for complimenting your existing décor.”

Pillow Talk: Learn the Lingo of Cushions

Cushions and pillows in any space introduce color, texture and form — all vital design elements when you’re finessing a room. These days we are bombarded with all kinds of styles and shapes of cushions, and here you’ll learn the ins and outs of this surprisingly complex piece of decor from Spacio Designers. Then you can impress your cushion maker with your knowledge of terms such as “bobble fringe,” “knife edge” and “Turkish corner.”

 

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The word “cushion” was used in writings as far back as the Middle Ages. Made of sackcloth or leather, filled with hair or wool and often embroidered, these large items were more like the floor pillows of today.In the U.S., the terms “pillow” and “cushion” can be interchangeable. In many other Western countries, a pillow is usually larger and for sleeping, while a cushion is used for lounging.

 

Most standard cushions on the market are 17 by 17 inches square. This is because a standard roll of fabric is 54 inches wide. Allowing for seams, three 18-inch pieces of fabric can be cut, avoiding wastage. Custom-designed cushions may cost a little more, but they open up a world of possibilities.

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The knife-edge cushion is the simplest and most popular of all the cushions. It has just two pieces of fabric and four side seams that taper into sharp corners. Why not add a border in another color to an otherwise monochromatic cushion, as shown here?

 

If you want a zipper, get one that matches the fabric color. You can also ask for an envelope-back cover — as the name suggests, the back fabric is overlapped to create the closure.

 

The insert in a knife-edge cushion tends to look fuller in the middle and thinner on the edges. Use a feather-down blend, which will hold its shape and doesn’t need as much fluffing as a 100 percent down insert.

 

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The box cushion has a top, a bottom and four sides. The sides are called the boxing, and can be from 1 inch to 10 or more inches deep, depending on the overall size and use of the cushion. This banquette has box cushions for both the seating and on top of it. Keep in mind that the seat cushion will flatten in half when you sit on it, so be generous with your measurements.

 

Piping, also called welting, can add structure. This can be either in the same fabric, known as self-piping, or in a contrasting color. If you have other cushions in the room, link that color to your piping.

 

The insert should be firm and enhance the structure of the cushion. Synthetic inserts, such as hypoallergenic polyester, are a smart choice for cushions that will suffer from wear and tear. Just as comfortable as feather-down inserts, they’re also great substitutes if you’re allergic to feathers.

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The embellished cushion allows you to be creative. A room takes on a distinct personality when you think hard about your cushion design.

 

Embellishments are many and varied. Bobble fringes with pom-poms look playful. Ruched or cut fringes look soft and feminine. Braided and flanged cords in contrasting colors add elegance. All cushion makers carry an array of trims and give great advice.

 

Another tip when buying the insert: Make sure it is encased in a tightly woven fabric, like cotton. This will stop the feathers from popping through. The insert also needs to fill the corners of the cover. If you like the plump look, get an insert that’s the same size as the cover — if not, get one an inch or two smaller.

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The Turkish-corner cushion, in my opinion, is not done enough. If you don’t like the sharp corners you get with a knife-edge cushion, try Turkish corners.

 

The treatment is called pinch pleating. This works on the knife-edge cushion and the box cushion when it is a scattered — not a seat — cushion. The pleats create neat, rounded tucks at each corner. This treatment is used to great effect on this blue-gray plaid back cushion.

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Taupe Turkish Corner Pillow Cover
Here’s a closer shot of a Turkish corner. With this style, the insert fits right up into the corners, so this cushion doesn’t have the flat, pointy look of other cushions.

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The bolster cushion has many uses. Its tubular shape with round ends is a great head support for something like reading in bed, and a helpful armrest on a banquette. Bolsters also break the visual monotony of traditional cushions.

 

As with round cushions, piping can help create a neat finish. Use a color that is already in the room for your piping.

 

Bolster cushions may or may not have zippers. After the loose filling is inserted, the seam is closed with a slip stitch. If you don’t go with a zipper, remember to choose hard-wearing fabric, as spot cleaning will be your only option.

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The flanged cushion is also a change from the standard knife-edge cushion. A flange is a piece of fabric that extends beyond the seam, giving the cushion a gentle, fluttery effect.

 

Flanged cushion covers can be made with the same fabric as the cover itself (called a self-border) or as an integrated border with a contrasting fabric. These striped pillows sitting on the chairs have the flange on the vertical, rather than all sides. Using the same fabric but turning the pattern a different way includes both ideas and gives you a stunning result.

Living in Big Spaces : Three things that makes a big difference

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This May, we’re all about Small Spaces, a bread-and-butter topic on Spacio and a personal favorite of ours. No doubt we’ll cover lots of tips, inspiration and ideas for small-space living over the coming weeks, but first let’s revisit what we already know works. Here are three classic ways to make living little work for you.

 

Lighting

Small is one thing, but small and dark is quite another. Almost nothing has the power to transform a room like lighting.

 

Work with the natural light available to you by keeping furniture low and out of the light’s path, using window treatments which let in as much light as possible, and by using reflective surfaces like mirrors to increase the light’s throw. In terms of artificial light, make sure you have sufficient general, ambient and task lighting for all the ways in which you use the space. Once it’s properly lit, even a small room can feel spacious.

 

Organization & Storage

It goes without saying that in a small space, storage, and more importantly, organization, is key.Furniture with added storage and built-ins are a great way to achieve the former, and the latter comes down to habit forming and learning to live with less. It’s a constant struggle for many of us, but tidying regularly and paring down will make a big difference in fully embracing your small home, not simply making do with it.

 

Versatility & Flexibility

In a small space with multiple uses, having a flexible layout and/or furniture can be a saving grace. Search out pieces with multiple uses: a desk/dining table hybrid (or even a wall-mounted dining table), a comfortable and stylish sofa bed, nesting tables and rolling pieces can all make life a little easier for the small apartment dweller.