In addition to traditional upholstered furniture, you can buy frameless furniture today. Our site of advice decided to find out what is the difference between frameless sofas, how they might look, what features they have. We will definitely talk about the pros and cons of such sofas to help you make your choice..
Of course, we cannot say for sure, but, most likely, the first prototype of frameless upholstered furniture was an armful of leaves or grass, simply thrown on the floor of the cave. What? It is softer to sit than just on the stones. It is clear that furniture has evolved along with humanity; modern sofas cannot be compared with benches, shelves and benches of the past. But the main principle remained – a sitting and lying person should be as comfortable as possible.
The portal devoted a separate article to the selection of sofas. But frameless models definitely deserve closer attention..
Traditionally, sofas are a fairly rigid structure on a metal or wooden frame. And if the frame is removed? The inner filling and fabric will remain. Unusual, agree. It is like a beanbag chair, soft, without corners or hard parts at all, and inviting to sit down in its gentle, enveloping embrace..
Frameless sofas consist of an inner cover that is filled with granular polystyrene foam and an external removable cover made of waterproof, durable fabric. Granular polystyrene foam is 90% air, the material is very lightweight, safe for humans. The main thing is that the balls are from 5 to 10 millimeters in size, in which case the sofa is as comfortable as possible. The fabric for the outer cover can be jacquard, chenille, velor, flock, tapestry are used – the choice is great.
Frameless sofas have the following advantages:
- They are light, even a child can move;
- Ergonomic, follow the body shape of a sitting or lying person;
- The service life is practically unlimited, there is nothing to break here. And if the outer cover is worn out, torn, damaged by the claws of animals, irrevocably dirty, it is easy to replace;
- Such sofas are unpretentious in care;
- Most of the frameless sofas are modular, so you can assemble a set of furniture in your living room at your discretion, changing ottomans and seats in places as you like;
- The design is very non-standard. Frameless sofas look incredibly comfortable, they are distinguished by rounded shapes. Relaxed, somewhat playful, creative – they fit perfectly into a modern interior. For hi-tech lovers, for example, sofas with LED lighting are even available. In addition, there are sofas that do not look like a familiar piece of furniture at all – their shape is no longer connected with a frame..
Frameless sofas also have obvious disadvantages:
- The filler shrinks, loses volume. Approximately once every two to three years, sometimes even earlier, you will have to buy granular polystyrene foam and add it to the inner cover. Or call a specialist who will do everything for you. It’s not that expensive, but still. And if the filler is not filled up, the sofa will sag and will not be as comfortable as before;
- It can be difficult for older people to use frameless furniture. Firstly, there is a habit of reliable frame sofas, and secondly, it is more difficult to rise from an overly soft embrace and a low landing;
- Frameless sofas will most likely not be able to fit into the classic austere interior, as their shape is too peculiar;
- You should not use leather for the outer cover of such furniture – it will stretch, lose its appearance very quickly.
The price of frameless sofas will be very different. You can find simple double models for 5 thousand rubles, or you can buy a modular set that will cost even more than a traditional frame sofa – from 30 thousand rubles.