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  1. Help: How to clean my fabric Sofa?

    In this blog and video you will find some handy tips on how to clean your fabric sofa.

    Most sofas come with removable fabric covers, so the cover can be easily removed for dry-cleaning. If your sofa does not come these removable covers, or you do not want to go through all hassle of removing them, washing them and place them back, below some easy to follow tips and tricks to clean your sofa.

    Red Wine Stain:

    Begin immediately by soaking up the liquid with a paper towel.

    Saturate the stain with soda water.

    Dab up the liquid with a paper towel.

    For heavy stains, scrub the sofa with baking soda.

    Use a toothbrush to loosen the last of the stain.

    Finally, vacuum the sofa fabric clean.

    Pet hair:

    Prevention is better than a cure, don't let your pet on your sofa, of cover up the sofa.

    But if it's too late, use a rubber glove. Make sure the gloves are textured.

    Simply rub the hairs away. Ensure you vacuum all the hairs away.

    Oil and Grease Stains:

    First cover the stain with dishwashing liquid.

    Rinse with a damp cloth until the detergent is gone.

    For deep stains mix equal parts of water and ammonia.

    Scrub with a soft brush to remove the stain. Consult the manufacturer is the stain persists.

    Chewing gum:

    Put ice in a plastic bag and apply to the gum until it hardens.

    Then slowly peel the gum away.

    Follow these easy tips and tricks and your old furniture may look like new!

  2. Sneak peek inside - learn from the interior designers in Hong Kong

    SofaSale furniture used by our Hong Kong interior design customer.

    Everyday we work hard developing new furniture pieces, and since we offer a wide range of different furniture products, from Sofas to Beds, from dining chairs to Outdoor Lounges, it does give great satisfaction once interior designer specialists recognise our style, and use our products in their projects. Below project is unique, since for this project we supplied a wide range of furniture and in the end it all comes together in good harmony. Are interested to do the same, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always available to offer free interior design advise and help you mix and match our product into your design plans. We do offer a great level of flexibility in terms of size changes, fabric and leather options etc. Just to ensure you can build your dream interior in your Hong Kong home.

    harrow-3                           Above:Lundana Sofa  Cruzman Single Sofa Marble Coffee Table Glass Side Table dining table                           Above: Reagan Glass Top Table Tiara Dining Chair                           Bayan                             Above: Burnham Cabinet cage table                         Above: Bilbao Sofa  Funky Metal Coffee Table Tulip table                               Above: Tulip Table Master Chair
  3. Fun, whimsical furniture for a Hong Kong kid’s home

    Great article in the SMCP Post magazine on Kids furniture in Hong Kong

    Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva sums up her 5 favourite pieces of kids furniture. Not limited by any budget, she selected breathtaking furniture pieces from Eames to Magis, these products show you that just because it’s for children doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Exclusivity seems to be the high on the selection criteria.  We are delighted that Cristina selected our Mini Egg Chair in the exclusive range of 5 kids furniture seating. The Egg Chair mini with a price tag of only HK$ 2,390 is clearly setting itself apart from the rest.

    Egg Chair mini.

    harry

    Harry Rocking Stool   |    HK$ 12,000

    bambi

    Bambi Stool   |   US$ 375

    Mico

    Mico  |   HK$ 2,400

    Eames Elephant

    Eames Elephant  |   HK$  2,100

    mini egg chair

    Mini Egg Chair  |   HK$ 2,390

    Please read the full article on the SCMP website: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/design-interiors/article/1995990/fun-whimsical-furniture-hong-kong-kids-home

  4. What features should I look for in daybeds?

    A daybed frame is generally raised off the ground, providing plenty of room for storage underneath. This can consist of built-in drawers or open space to stash holiday decorations, as well as a spot for a trundle bed that pulls out to create an extra sleeping spot. If you’re looking for a daybed that can sleep two people, find one that has the trundle included so you don’t have to purchase one separately. For added comfort and a piece that feels more sofa-like, try an upholstered daybed. If you really want some extra room to spread out, look for a full-size daybed, as most come in twin sizes to fit smaller spaces.

    What’s the difference between a daybed and a futon

    Although they are both very similar in the purposes they serve, there are some major differences between the two that every buyer should know:

    Futons: Think of futons as sofas that double as beds. Because their primary function is seating, they need to be a bit firmer to account for more frequent use by multiple people. A futon needs to fold up and down to switch functions, so often the overall sleeping area will be slightly larger than that of a daybed.

    Gustav Futon

    The above Gustav SofaBed is an example of stylish Sofa, which can be easily changed into a comfortable double bed, this is a Futon.

    Daybeds: Think of daybeds as beds that double as sofas. Their primary function is for sleeping, so they will feature an actual twin-sized (or larger) mattress instead of cushions, and will typically be on the softer side. Daybeds do not fold up and down, so the seating depth will be greater than a futon, but can be easily adjusted by adding pillows as backrests.

    Benchy day Bed

    The above is the Benchy Day Bed. Which can be used during the day to sit more people in your living-room or office.

    Interested in these products: find the link of the Bench Day bed  and Gustav SofaBed 

  5. Ibiza style furniture

    What can we learn from the Ibiza lifestyle?

    In Ibiza of course, the lifestyle is being outside most of the time, but in winter or evening it’s also nice to be able to enjoy it inside. It’s really nice to have an outdoor living room or a indoor garden, a green interior. The relation between in- and outside can be used freely! In a way similar to the Hong Kong climate..

    An easy and effective way is to incorporate plants. They have a way of adding some dimensions into a room, bring colour and texture,  but most important making any space feel lively and bright.

    A large plant can sit in their pot, and be the statement piece whilst other plants can be hoisted up slightly on a small pedestal to add height to a room. They can also create contrast and are great when you have a white canvas, it adds a pop that draws the eye. It’s easy to create your own unique little greenhouse with mixing some of your favourite ones.

    We like to let the images do the talking:ibiza furniture ibiza table ibiza-03 ibiza-04

    Want to learn more about furniture which can be used both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong, like these Ibiza style furniture, please visit our SofaSale website.

  6. Video: Secrets to success: Learn to Re-upholster furniture

    Want to update a piece of furniture, without spending a lot? Try reupholstering, with these secrets to success.

    Start by using a seam-ripper to remove the old fabric to make the job easier on your hands.

    If the cushioning has seen better days, add an extra layer of polyfibre fill and cover with quilt bedding for a cushy uniform seat. When adding fabric rather than stapling one entire side, insert a staple on one side, pull the fabric tight and than move to the opposite side and insert a staple directly opposite the previous one. When it come to corners folding edges neatly and uniformly is key to a polished look. To create a clean vertical pleat, cut a nudge in the fabric, fold over the raw edge of the fabric of the bottom and tuck the side around the leg, now staple it to place. Now fold over the raw edge of the other side, and lay over the piece you just stapled. Cut a small slit on the edge of the fabric, use a butter knife to tuck in excess fabric, this will create a nice vertical pleat in the corners.

    A cardboard strip will help create a clean edges on the banking piece. When piecing together fabric, make sure your pattern is aligned, check it as you are stapling.

    A metal tag strip will also help to create a clean finished edge, place the tag strip on the very edge of your fabric, with the tags going through the front of the fabric, fold the fabric over, and pound the strip into place.

    Follow these easy tips and tricks and your old furniture will look like new!

  7. SofaSale featured in SCMP: Post Magazine

    A Hong Kong bachelor pad gets a bold, bright and blue update

    High-end hotels provide the inspiration for a Sheung Wan bolthole for a student studying overseas. BY OLIVER GILES Interior designers may dream of having a free rein on projects. But as Wesley Liu recently discovered when creating a bachelor pad in Sheung Wan, working without a brief can also be a burden. “There weren’t really any processes of approval,” says Liu, founder of PplusP Designers. “The client just passed the whole project on to me. I didn’t know what he’d think of it.” But the designer need not have worried. “When it was all done,” Liu remembers, laughing, “he came in and was like, ‘Wow!’ It was just like a TV show.”   One of the first things Liu did was to knock down a wall between the living room and the kitchen, creating a sleek, open-plan space for entertaining. One request from the client, who likes to cook, was that he wanted to be able to serve his friends food and drink easily. “So an open-bar concept was best,” says Liu. Parties can also spill outdoors because the room opens to a balcony with sweeping city views of Poho (the area around Po Hing Fong) and Sai Ying Pun. post magazine Living room The sofa (HK$11,000) and single-leg coffee table (HK$1,200) came from SofaSale. The rug and the stool-like coffee table were gifts from designer Wesley Liu. The dining table (HK$9,000), dining chairs (HK$1,200 each) and bench (HK$5,800) The full story you find on the SCMP Post Magazine website    
  8. Key suggestions for a good night sleep

    One is better than the other: sleep! But in general, we can say that everyone deserves and good night of sleep. It is always nice to be able to crawl inside your bed after a long day (or night).

    However where some people can easily sleep in, in just 10 minutes others are struggling to catch the sleep and may fight to get their well deserved night rest.

    In this article you will find some simple tips to sleep well! 

     

    Inner peace

     

    It sounds logical, but inner peace is very important. Once you are in bed, you often you mind is spinning and goes through all kinds of thoughts. A shopping list, an important event, a birthday you should not forget ... To get some rest and peace of mind, you can try some bed yoga exercises. For those of you who do not like yoga, meditation may work better for you, or alternatively read a few easy going pages and listen to some calm down music.

     

    Leave your mobile

     

    In order to keep your inner peace, you will not be able to look on your mobile once you are in bed. It's even better to leave this friend away for a while before going to bed. We have previously written a blog post about taking your mobile. The bright light of your monitor wakes you up and all reports of your apps do not bring down your mind to a sleeping mode.

     

    Lavender

    LavenderOnce you are calm and ready to go to sleep, it can help to get some lavender into your bedroom. The smell of lavender has a calming effect on your senses. For example, you can apply some lavender body lotion on your upper body or put lavender under your pillow. If you like it, you can even drink a cup of lavender tea before bedtime. Do remember, what goes in, must come out. Don’t drink too much, you may have the chance that you have to go out and visit the restroom during the night.

     

    A good quality mattress

     

    At SofaSale we tell our customer, do invest in a good night sleep, do find yourself a good quality bed. It is wise to adjust your bed to your wishes and your way of sleeping. Everyone has a unique sleep character and once you know, you can choose a suitable mattress,which will fit you. We are ready to advise you. 

     

    Hopefully, from now on, you'll sleep with these sleeping suggestions.  Sleep well. Goodnight!

     

  9. Fall in love with the Bugg

    Summer is officially here. The season of sunshine, lounging and sizzling barbecues has begun! So this year, don’t waste glorious summer days slaving over a hot stove in your tight indoor kitchen – take the party outside and cook up a culinary storm in the great outdoors.

    Nothing says summer like outdoor entertaining, complete with ice cold beverages, good music, great company and the smell of snags and skewers fresh off the barbie. Investing in a trusty BeefEater BBQ from SofaSale.com.hk, such as the portable BeefEater Bugg, is the perfect solution to summer entertaining. Whether you’re cooking for four or twelve friends and whether you’re a seasoned entertainer or an excited beginner, the BeefEater Bugg BBQ will help you host a successful soiree and impress your guests, time and again! 

    Brighten your outdoor space with the stylish BeefEater Bugg BBQ in Amber.

    Don’t be fooled by its stature. Compact in size but big on features, the BeefEater Bugg packs a punch when it comes to cooking and scores ten points for versatility. Witness the Bugg’s high-performance Quartz Start Ignition – the BBQ fires up the first time, every time. Fitted with two powerful, independently controlled stainless steel burners and an extra large, rust-resistant cooking surface with a grill plate, there’s plenty of room and power for everything on the menu. Dual temperature controls ensure even heat without flare-ups, while an integrated thermometer allows you to check on the temperature of your food so you can cook your steak just the way you like it.

    The best part? 

    The BeefEater Bugg features an innovative vitreous enamel-coated dome hood with spring-assist so you can choose to cook with the hood up for crispier results, or down to achieve mouth-watering succulence. No need to get the oven going for slow-cooked tenderness – the Bugg can do it for you!

    Another big plus of this BeefEater BBQ is its portability, which lets you take your gourmet barbecuing anywhere – from your backyard to the beach! Designed for convenience, the Bugg is lightweight so it’s easy to store and carry, making it the perfect cooking companion wherever you are. It also features a smart wheel-lock for extra stability, a locked-in grease tray to avoid spills, and handy side trays that lock in to offer extra preparation space and then conveniently store away once you’re done. Stylish, functional and jam-packed with clever features? We think so!

    Convinced, by the Bugg at SofaSale, guaranteed for the best price in Hong Kong. 

  10. How to simplify your space

    Enter the world of minimalistic, simple Scandinavian designer furniture. Scandinavia is known for its beautiful environment, endless forests, lakes, beaches and beautiful people. No wonder Scandinavian furniture designers are using natural element in their furniture designs. It will give character to the furniture. Given our immense density and tight floor spaces in Hong Kong, it does make sense to bring in tranquil Scandinavian elements into our interior design plan. We have created a short introduction photo of our latest range of Scandinavian designer furniture. On the sofa, we used natural fabrics in soft, calm colour tone. The sofas are being matched with easy to use, coffee tables, finished with some retro style art on the wall and easy going carpets.

    For more Scandinavian designer furniture, please visit our website:  www.SofaSale.com.hk

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