Furnishings 101

Custom Slipcovers: Pros and Cons

Custom Slipcovers: Pros and Cons Certain slipcovers have a bad rap, and rightfully so. They resemble unflattering sheets of fabric with a few pieces of elastic holding them to your sofa or chair. But order a piece of furniture that comes with a well-fitting custom slipcover (like the ones we sell at thestatedhome.com) and you will learn that slipcovers can be the perfect solution to many problems. That said, they still aren’t for everyone. So how do you know if you and slipcovers are made for each other? Start by seeing if any of the following apply to you. If so, you should consider a slipcover. (more…)

Upholstery Cleaning Tips: How to Care for Your Furniture

Upholstery Cleaning Tips | The Stated Home

Now that your new couch has arrived and is in its place of honor in the living room, there are a few steps you should take to keep it looking fabulous (and no, you don’t have to encase it in plastic).

One of the best—and easiest—things you can do for your upholstered or slipcovered furniture is to rotate and fluff your seat and back cushions (you might need to do this more often depending on the kind of cushion fill you have). Vacuuming with a soft brush attachment will remove dust and debris, but if you need to do more advanced cleaning, keep reading. (And if you’re still hunting for the perfect piece of upholstered furniture, check out our selection here.) (more…)

Types of Upholstery Fabric

Types of Upholstery Fabric | The Stated Home

Choosing the fabric for your new upholstered couch may seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Sure, there are lots of colors and textures to choose from, but that’s the fun part! If you are shopping at our site, thestatedhome.com, we’ll even send you samples, so you can spread them out and pick the one you love the most. But looks are just one factor. There’s also durability, types of fabric, and what care is required to consider. So let’s clear it all up for you. (more…)

Fine Leather Furniture: A Shopping Guide

Fine Leather Furniture Buying Guide | The Stated Home

Let’s say you’ve decided on a leather sofa, chair, or ottoman—how do you decide which leather to select? It can be a confusing decision, with descriptions such as full grain, top grain, split and bonded leather, aniline, and semi-aniline floating about. You aren’t just choosing color, you also are picking feel and durability. Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about choosing leather (and head here to see our selection of gorgeous leather furniture): (more…)

Customized Furniture: Why It’s Worth It


Customized Furniture: Why It's Worth It | The Stated Home It’s true that good things come to those who wait. How else can you explain the pleasures of homemade bread, springtime tulips, and the Veronica Mars movie? Well the pleasures of waiting apply to furniture too. And while the wait for made-to-order furniture is a bit longer than the wait for a loaf of bread, typically eight to 12 weeks, it’s better for everyone involved. Keep reading to find out why (and head here to see all of our worth-the-wait furniture): (more…)