A round sofa breaks all stereotypes about the classic interior and is able to change the appearance of the living room or bedroom beyond recognition. The non-standard form of the sofa dictates certain rules when choosing it. Unusual furniture can make the room exclusive, but it also easily makes the interiors tasteless, if the layout and design were not thought out in advance.
Features of choice
To properly choose a circular model of the sofa, you must first determine its dimensions. Round sofas for living room and bedrooms are large and compact. The latter can not hold more than two people in the folded state, and in the unfolded state they have a sleeping place with a diameter of 2 m. The sleeping place of large models usually varies within 2.0 m - 2.5 m.
Experts say that for a large sofa will require a room area of at least 25 m², for a small sofa room should be at least 20 m². If the sofa is a round shape put in a small room, the room will look cluttered. For the same reason, round models should be carefully selected the rest of the furniture. Furniture should be a bit, and it should look easy, unless it is not the purpose of decorating a room in the Baroque or Art Deco style.
A round sofa is the central element of interior decoration and is not placed close to the walls. The conclusion is logical that this model is not intended for small apartments of the Soviet period, unless they have undergone a major redevelopment. But for country cottages and modern apartments, a round sofa model can be an ideal choice.
Functional characteristics and methods of transformation
Both large and round small sofas are produced with a transforming sleeping place. The round models differ in their design and are:
Modular sofas are more functional, they consist of sliding blocks. Mobile parts in the day are placed in the room as additional seats and a coffee table. Such models do not have a flat bed and are uncomfortable for constant night use. Modular sofas will be the best choice for small living rooms, when a bed is used in a single format for the night guests.
Monolithic round sofa has a stationary main part, so it looks more respectable, but takes up a large area. This model can not be placed in a standard bedroom or a small living room. But the bed has a flat surface in comparison with modular sofas and models-transformers.
A round sofa-transformer will perfectly fit into a spacious bedroom. Sleeper is not as comfortable as in monolithic models, but it is more successful than modular, composite sofas. Between themselves, the transformers differ in the design of the mechanism, which can be:
Round sofa bed with roll-out mechanism - the most popular version of the transformer. The base of the sofa rolls out from under the stationary part of the seat. Turning to bed occurs quickly and without physical effort. A model with this design is suitable for children's and adult bedrooms, living rooms.
A round sofa bed with a folding mechanism is comfortable, the sleeper is flat, the joints are practically not felt. Transformation occurs with the help of the folding backrest and the moving side parts. Folding transformer suitable for living rooms and bedrooms. It should be borne in mind that with the folding mechanism the child is more difficult to handle than the withdrawable structure. More durable is a folding round sofa on the metal frame. Models with wooden bases wear out more quickly and break.
A circular sofa bed with a half mechanism refers to modular models. Mobile halves of the sofa are connected together, forming a sleeper. Half-transformers are rarely used for sleep, only for guests, and they are equipped with living rooms.
Filler and upholstery
The quality of sleep affects not only the way to transform a round folding sofa, pay attention to the filler of the soft part of the chosen model. Seats of any sofas are made either on a spring block or filled with polyurethane foam (polyurethane foam). True, unscrupulous producers sometimes use furniture manufacturing waste as a filler, but since the round sofa belongs to the premium class and does not happen cheap in principle, we will not consider this option.
If we compare the FPU filler and the spring block, the polyurethane foam is significantly inferior. The sleeping place on the springs adapts well to the contours of the body, quickly restores the shape, durably, but this is in case the seat is made in a system of independent springs. If one spring comes out of operation, on the appearance of the sofa and the comfort of sleep this is not reflected in any way. If the manufacturer has chosen a cheaper technology and the seat is a unit with interconnected springs, the failure of one spring will result in sagging of the soft part, squeaking when pressed, discomfort in a dream. In this case, the foam filler will be the best choice.
For upholstery manufacturers of round sofas use leather or furniture textiles:
- Upholstery tapestry.
- Jacquard material.
- Flock - a kind of furniture velor.
A round leather sofa is expensive, but striking for its respectability at first sight. A little cheaper is a round sofa bed with an upholstery made of artificial leather and a newer material - eco-leather. Artificial leather for durability is not inferior to its natural counterpart. Eco-leather is more gentle to the touch, but less resistant to deformation. If the house is inhabited by animals, eco-skin is better not to choose. A practical option in this case will be a model with a tapestry or jacquard upholstery. In addition, textile refers to breathable materials, and if you plan to use the sofa as a bed, it is better to choose it.
Round sofa in the interior
A round sofa bed has drawbacks:
- takes up a lot of useful space;
- under it is difficult to choose the finished furniture in the store;
- The non-standard form means making custom made bedding accessories.
Despite the disadvantages, round sofas are becoming more in demand, and designers are offering the consumer more and more new and original models. In modern apartments and private buildings, round sofas have been used in children's and guest bedrooms, living rooms, halls, dining rooms and even kitchens.
Round sofa has an advantage over traditional linear sofas. You can put it in any part of the room, having displaced the rest area at will. The round model looks great in the center or placed on the corner. Since the round sofa is not placed close to the walls, the space behind it is decorated with elegant floor lamps and outdoor vases. Additional design should not detract from the main interior detail - a round sofa, so all accessories and the rest of the furniture should be soft colors and laconic lines.
Owners of country cottages can show imagination and decorate with sofas in the form of an arc bay windows and polyhedral facades. In buildings with a rounded facade, the installation of an arcuate sofa will save space and will allow a large number of guests to be gathered in one place. Particularly popular is a round corner sofa for kitchens and dining rooms with a non-standard façade or bay window inside the room. In these cases, the round sofa does not carry the function of the bed, but the built-in furniture for the bay window is only made to order.
A round sofa in the kitchen of a modern apartment should have a more compact overall dimensions. Designers offer models with traditional rectilinear backs to the corner, leaving only the soft part of the seat round. This sofa at the same time saves space and gives the room an original look. It is convenient to put an angle and modular sofas with a rotary mechanism. Such models are transformed into the desired form, depending on the circumstances. In the kitchen, materials wear out more quickly and get dirty, so it's practical for the kitchen to have natural or artificial leather as an upholstery material.
Radius soft corners, namely so-called furniture specialists, sofas of rounded and arched shape, make it possible to create non-standard interiors and to show individuality in the design of their own dwelling.