Upholstered Furniture

In-depth news, analysis and trend coverage of the stationary and motion upholstered furniture industry, including sofas, chairs, sectionals, recliners, glider-rockers and loveseats covered in fabric and leather.

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  • Houzz

    In the Houzz

    Guest Column by Houzz

    September 5, 2017

    Your guide to buying a sofa that will last forever

    By Susan Redman, Houzz One of life’s pleasures is curling up and relaxing on a cozy sofa. But buying a sofa that will stand the test of time requires careful consideration. The important thing is to not rush into an impulsive purchase, as your sofa will be one of the most-used pieces of furniture in your home. A high level of craftsmanship that delivers deep comfort and support is paramount. And there are other considerations as well, such as style, shape, upholstery and durability. This buying guide lists the most essential points to consider, so that when at last ...

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    December 29, 2016

    My mom is too old for Ikea?

    My mom is 82, and she loves Ikea. Her dining room group -- Ikea. Bedroom furniture (except for the nifty new adjustable foundation from Ashley HomeStore) -- Ikea.* Her living room? OK, the upholstery is Ekornes. Still, those little sloping footrests that go with the reclining sofa — Ikea, as she didn’t really want to dish out hundreds more for the real thing. Office furniture — Ikea. Even her plates and napkins come from Ikea. All this is to point out that apparently my mother is an outlier. According to a consumer survey conducted by lender Earnest, the peak age for shopping that ...

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  • Erin Berg

    On the Slant

    Erin Berg

    August 30, 2016

    Mississippi or Bust

    Why would I want to go to north Mississippi? That's what I would have said if someone asked me if I wanted to visit the area before I started working in the furniture industry and covering upholstery. Sure, I’ve owned and loved upholstered furniture for as long as I can remember, but I never thought about where most of it comes from. But recently, I had the opportunity to see and feel what it is to make upholstered furniture and to gain an appreciation for U.S. manufacturing. Franklin Corp., Houston There is making furniture, and then there ...

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