The Style Guide to Buying a Sofa


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By Michelle Shin,

Buying one is a big decision, and not just because it’s pricey. Here’s how to find a keeper that’s incredibly well-made, sink-inand-stay comfortable, and so beautiful, it makes the room.

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Signature look: Mad Men–esque: low profile, high back, and squared arms.

Pros: Clean lines, good back support.

Cons: Too low for some people’s comfort.

Watch out for: Overstuffed cushions. “The structured design can make for a firmer sit,” says furniture design consultant Marissa Brown.


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Signature look: Upright and elegant, thanks to its curves and high arms. Also known as a Chippendale.

Pros: The tight back makes you sit up straight.

Cons: The shallow seat isn’t comfy for tall people—or for snuggling.

Watch out for: Wonky proportions. If the seat is nice and deep, the back can be too high.

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English Roll Arm

Signature look: Also called a Bridgewater, it’s low and louche.

Pros: Soft arms and cushions; tilted at an inviting angle.

Cons: Leaving its embrace can be (physically) challenging.

Watch out for: Cheap assembly. “Low-end makers slap the arms on the outside,” rather than building them into the frame, says Brown.

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Signature look: Boxy but tailored. The back and arms are always the same height, the cushions firm.

Pros: Stylish, sometimes slightly feminine lines; good for small spaces.

Cons: The arms tend to be thin and hard. Single-seat cushions look sleek, but over time they may start to “smile” (lift on the ends and sag in the center). The fix: Buy a sofa with one you can flip, that’s anchored by little hooks on the sides or back.

Watch out for: Awkward arm heights. “If they’re too high, it’s hard to find side tables that work,”


orange chesterfield sofa


Signature look: At home in a library, with its leather-bound kin. Often tufted, with rolled arms the same height as the back, and a tight back and seats.

Pros: Formal yet remarkably cozy.

Cons: BYO pillow for napping.

Watch out for: Appropriate upholstery. “These look best in stiff materials like leather, heavy linen, or velvet,” Gambrel says.

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Signature look: Loose cushions; the back ones form a T shape over rolled sock arms.

Pros: Versatile and great for stretching out, with low arms that double as headrests.

Cons: Less statement-making than the others.

Watch out for: Fussy details. “I’d never skirt a Lawson,” Gambrel says. “That looks too traditional.”

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If only our life is only black and white? How beautiful can it be?


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Things can be a lot simpler…

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To keep it simple can sometimes be so hard…


Keeping the lines all black and white is…

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Even in my dreams, it is sometimes just black and white…

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But having no greys in our life makes it hard to sleep into?

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So let us sit on it and let our emotions guide us. or email: info(at)

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The Must-See Sofa Trends of 2018


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2018’s sofa scene is indicating a major shift toward the opulent. Plump, curvy silhouettes, deep jewel tones, and luxe materials are making a big splash in living rooms everywhere. And while the luxury look may seem reserved for the 1 percent among us, these trendy sofa looks are achievable for us Regular Joes, too.

We’ve broken down the latest sofa trends by style, color, and material. We’re excited to show you what’s hot for 2018 – and how to get the look yourself.

Trending Sofa Styles

This year we’re seeing more and more sofas with plump, overstuffed silhouettes and plenty of space to kick back and relax. The exposed legs and delicate designs of Mid-century sofas and settees are still mega-popular,  but we’re also seeing a trend toward indulgent over-sized frames, chaise sectionals, and low, curvy profiles.

Comfy & Cozy

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Plush cushions and over-sized chaise sectionals are some of 2018’s top trends in living room furniture. Large, plump cushions and king-sized silhouettes are all the rage right now … And this means plenty of comfort and relaxation for you.

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Curvy Silhouettes

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Sofas with curvy, rounded edges are having a major moment in 2018. Traditional ’70s colors such as mustard, sage, and persimmon lend a healthy dose of vintage flair. To keep your space anchored in the modern era, choose of-the-moment shades like cobalt blue or millennial pink.

Old-School Style

Neutral-colored mid-century modern sofa

If you’re a fan of the Mid-century aesthetic, fear not – this vintage-inspired trend isn’t going anywhere. Clean lines, cushion tufting, and exposed wooden legs are still super-hot in home décor. To bring this look into your own home, look for tuxedo or cabriole-style sofas.

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Sofa Color Trends

The use of color is one of 2018’s biggest trends when it comes to home design and furniture. From paint and décor to bedding and upholstery, there’s never been a better time to express yourself with your favorite shades.

Deep Jewel Tones

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One of the hottest color trends we’ve seen this year is the increased use of bold, rich jewel tones. Deep purples, emerald greens, and shades of blue ranging from teal to sapphire to navy are taking over homes across the globe. A statement sofa is the perfect way to infuse this trend into your own space.

Pretty in Pink

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“Millennial pink” was one of 2017’s hottest hues, and we’re happy to report that this flirty, feminine shade is here to stay in 2018. From blush and baby pink to salmon and dusty rose, this trendy tone can make any space feel a little softer, warmer, and sweeter. If pink isn’t quite your thing, we’re also seeing a major trend toward purple-y tones such as lavender and mauve.

Those ’70s Shades

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Five years ago, the thought of welcoming back ’70s-inspired colors  would have sent most of us into peals of laughter and cries of “yeah, right.” But as it always does, the wheel of style just kept turning … And here we are in 2018 celebrating gold, green, and rusty orange as some of the season’s trendiest shades. Go with an ultra-saturated hue to make a bold statement, or apply the trend more subtly with earthy, muted shades.

Material & Upholstery Trends

It appears that this year’s upholstery trends are skewing toward the luxurious and the detailed. Rich materials such as velvet and leather lend an air of sophistication, while tufted backs and seats create texture and visual interest.


Purple velvet sofa in living room

As one of the hottest emerging material trends, velvet has become a year-round staple in closets and common areas alike. No longer reserved for winter months and special occasions, velvet has become an everyday fabric that adds a touch of elegance and opulence to any space.


Mid-century style sofa with tufting

Bold tufting is one of our favorite trends of the year, and we love how easy it is to incorporate into the living room. Traditional button tufting, vintage-inspired channel tufting, and the ultra-modern all-over look provide a healthy dose of detail and drama.

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With these trends in mind, you can shop for your newest sofa with confidence. Check out Centrepiece’s incredible selection of styles, colors, and materials to find the perfect piece for your space.

by Zoe Ursick.

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Sofa Secrets: How to Choose the Right Seat Depth and Cushions


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You want your sofa to be super comfortable, right? That’s why you need to pay special attention to the seat cushions. Factors like seat depth and cushion fill work together to create different amounts of support and softness. Not everyone will like the same kind of cushions, so here’s how to choose the best combination for your personal tastes.

7 step guide to your made to measure sofa in Sunny Singapore


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Step one

Choose your style


Step two

Choose your size (bring your room measurements) What is helpful if you can send the image and the size to info(AT)


Step three

Choose from over thousand of faux leather and fabric options. You can arrange for an appointment to meet us at our workshop to make your selection.custommade_step4

Step four

Choose your feet, Choose what is stable and will last for many good years. Singapore Custom made sofas are made with good quality materials so it is intented to last for many many years.


Step five

Choose your trim, fancy or not. Our people will guide you to make the best choice. custommade_step6

Step six

Choose your comfort (soft, firm or hard fillings), this is totally important for you to come by and sit on the sample sofa so that you have a better idea of what will be the best fit for you and your family.


Step seven

Don’t forget your footstool… and in accessories to make your home not only unique but stylish too. You will receive guided advice to make your home looks like a designer has added the magical touch to it.

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you can also whatapps during office hour at 90305057.

Comfy sofa to consider?


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Whether you like to lounge for hours, or prefer a more formal sitting arrangement, choosing the right sofa plays a major part in the enjoyment of your home.

Comfort is an individual matter, so test out plenty of sofas before considering looks and finish. At our workshop, the showroom space is small but we have sample seatings of various hardness and density for you to test out. Our store almost guarantees that you will be happy with the custom made sofa before it is delivered to you. Therefore it is a good indicator that your sofa will be a good buy in the long term.

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As we get more conscious with our spending, many sofa retailers are offering products with organic coverings, sustainable wood frames or the potential to recycle fully at the end of use.

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The quality of your sofa is very important if you want to reupholstered your sofa in future. A poor quality mass produced sofa will probably be declined by your upholster because it is just not worth it. Save yourself the embarressment and make sure you deal with the best right from the start.

Need more tips on how to get the best deal and quality? Contact us at centrepiece furnishing or shop at: Centrepiece

Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement are possible even in Singapore


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In this Florida guest bedroom, designer Tammy Connor covered twin headboards in Matteo’s nubby Knot throws to amp up texture. This is a fast and easy fix for adding color and interest.


Worried a “busy” bedroom will detract you from a good night’s sleep? Just balance a playful headboard with simple, solid bedding for inspiring results. “The master bedroom has a very retro feel to it,” designer Mona Ross Berman says this New Jersey beach house.

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This is an interesting design trick for a kids’ or guest bedroom: Unite twin beds with a long headboard, like seen in this Manhattan room, designed by Amanda Nisbet.

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Slipcovered Headboard

If you’re not happy with your old headboard, try a slipcover like designer Nick Olsen did in his Brooklyn studio. It’s an inexpensive way to change up your room’s style.

If you have just moved to Singapore or is moving around Singapore and needed a headboard update? Contact Centrepiece for one of the most experienced custom made sofa/headboard makers in Singapore for luxury home.

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Tips On Buying Sofas For Either Work Or Play


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Sofas are not just for the home nowadays. Many places of business, from offices to mechanic shops, have sofas for their customers to sit on during their walk-ins. What do you need to look for when buying a sofa for your business?

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This has to be the most important factor to figure in when purchasing a new sofa for your business. Hopefully, you will have lots of customers so you need to make sure that the sofa you choose is durable enough to handle a heavy traffic area. Chances are that the sofas which are made well with quality material will be more highly priced than other sofas. But the extra money will be worth it in the long run when the sofa lasts you many years instead of just a few months.

You will also want to make it so that that the sofa has a material that is very easy to clean. Even if there is no drinking or eating in the area, the sofa will still tend to get not so clean from so many people sitting on it or from children climbing on it or putting their feet up. You might even think about buying a sofa with fancy fabrics, since the fabrics have patterns so spills are harder to spot and is easier to keep clean.

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One of the largest problems in buying a sofa for an office is the fact that while you will need a lot of space for seating, you don’t have that much space in a small office for a large sofa. If that is the case, then you might want to consider purchasing a sectional sofa. Sectional sofas can be placed into the corner of any room without taking up a lot of space. Sectional sofas can also be made into two or more loveseats or chairs.

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Upholstery – Sofa Restoration Tips from Centrepiece Furnishings


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What material?

Choose a cotton-and-polyester mix for durability, particularly on sofas that are subject to more wear and tear. Some people, especially in hot and humid Singapore, prefer 100-percent cotton because it breathes. When re-upholstering a décor piece, such as a hallway chair that isn’t used often, you could choose a more delicate material, such as silk.

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Which colour?

Choosing a colour really depends on your individual taste. We have a range of European fabrics from classic to contemporary.

Any money-saving tips?

Go bargain-hunting. One of our clients found an amazing armchair that is at least thirty years old, and she only paid $200 for it. It has seen better days, but it will look great once we’ve restored it.

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Maintenance matters

When it comes to cleaning your sofa, you can choose either machine-washable fabric or a fixed material that we will Scotch Guard to prevent staining. If you have kids or animals, go for machine-washable!

Contact us and tell us about your upholstery needs

We are a 2nd generation of sofa and upholstery makers with more than 40 years of sofa making experience in Singapore. Our Premium upholstery services that you want, will assured you with the best value for th dollar you pay. We want you to be happy with our products and services as we want to earn your referral to your friends.

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Grey sofa is the classic trendy piece that cant go wrong for now.


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It’s the most neutral neutral.

Because gray is a mixture of black and white, with little or no specific color undertone, it is the most neutral hue possible, meaning it can anchor absolutely any color scheme.

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Notice how this room reads a strong presence of neutral, even though only a few accessories actual show any color.

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Gray makes colors pop (like vivid black) while feeling fresh and clean (like stark white), so you can play with pillow accents endlessly and never clash.

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Trends will come and go, but gray will always slip right into a new palette perfectly.

Choose to custom made a grey sofa with one of the best sofa makers in Singapore. Export it back home and you will have a piece of lasting sofa that you can feel proud for the longest time. or email: info(at)

or whatapps at: 90305057

Custom Made Lounges


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Your lounge will probably be one of your most used pieces of furniture so the level of comfort is of the utmost importance.

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At centrepiece furnishing, we showcase and specialise in custom made lounges that are Singapore made to the highest level of quality and comfort.

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Our Singapore made sofas can be customised to suit your space by offering a range of size options and a variety of fabric or leather options so there is no doubt you will find a custom lounge that will suit and enhance any interior space.

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Call into our showroom to try out our custom lounges and our expert staff will be more than happy to assist you with your choice. Features include: –  structural warranty – choice of fabrics – various size options on Singapore made lounges.

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Custom made headboards that change how you feel when you sleep


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Do you feel that night time has become a little mundane?

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And maybe your bed time gets a little cold?

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Not sure, how come the feeling of warmth seems to be lesser now?

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Then it is time for you to refresh how your headboard look. Because, the staleness of the headboard may have been accumulation of past feelings that can be change out as quickly as you dump your headboard for a new refresh one!

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You will feel better almost immediately as you take action to improve your life. And one of the best way to start is where you spend so much time in, in bed… with your headboard.

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Whatapps: 90305057 and ask how you can create a new headboard to feel in the pink of life!


Time to feel loved with your Pink ottoman


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This is a afforable way to change and add a little elegance and charm into your space.

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Use velvet pink luxurious fabrics that set you apart of the rest.

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Add it anywhere and watch how it will uplift that space.

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Create ideas and storage but dont compromise on the look.

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If you are in Singapore, contact us for a custom made pink ottoman that lifts your space and spirit up. or email:

Outdoor cushions made with style


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Outdoor cushions are a wonderful way to add style and colour to your patio and backyard, but are outdoor cushions waterproof?

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First and foremost, the water resistance level of your cushions depends on the fabric they are made of. Small and primarily decorative outdoor cushions are most commonly made of polypropeline or polyethane. Although these fabrics are not waterproof, they are water resistant. This means that the cushions are able to resist the penetration of water to a certain degree, but not completely.

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Many outdoor cushions contain a foam that is specifically produced for water to pass through, ensuring the cushion doesn’t become waterlogged. This makes them significantly more resistant to water than memory foam and other foams that are commonly used for indoor furnishings.

Sunbrella fabrics are commonly used for outdoor seat cushions and outdoor bench covers, due to their high level of tolerance to UV rays. Sunbrella canvas upholstery consists of a metallic sheen alloy that allows water and UV light to pass through the fibres. Although this certainly does not make the cushions waterproof, it means that they are more likely to keep their quality in a harsh environment.

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Outdoor cushions made out of less porous fabrics such as oilcloth are indeed waterproof. Oilcloth consists of a finely weft linen with a coating of boiled linseed oil. Although cushions made from oilcloth are waterproof, their tough and stiff nature makes them more subject to rips than cushions made of a softer fabric. This also makes them far less comfy.

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To ensure your cushions stay at the highest possible quality, it is recommended to pre-treat them with waterproofing spray prior to use to increase the level of water resistance. We also recommend storing your cushions undercover when not in use to avoid any spoilage caused by unexpected downpours.

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Although the majority of fabrics used to produce outdoor cushions are water resistant, rather than waterproof, they are still far sturdier than indoor cushions. Indoor cushions are made more for comfort than weather resistance and are commonly made of polyester or cotton blends. For this reason, never use indoor cushions outside!

If you need further advice on style and the type of cushions that can meet your outdoor space needs. Contact us at or email: info(at)


Visit our showroom at the industrial estate at Ang Mo Kio in Singapore


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