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Getting Started with Custom Design Sofas at Gates Furniture

If you’re a detail oriented person who likes everything to be just right, or if you are artistically minded and enjoy creating your own masterpieces, custom furniture design is right for you! With affordable custom furniture options at Gates Furniture, it’s easy to design your own sofas, sectionals, and more. Then your piece will be built by the best manufacturers in the country and delivered right to your front door!


Designing a Custom Sofa or Sectional: Where to Begin

If you’re new to the world of customizable furniture, never fear! Our talented designers will help you get started. If you’re looking for a new sofa or sectional, you can start by picking out a size that works best for your home. Sectionals are also available in multiple configurations to accommodate rooms of any shape and size!

It will help if you come prepared with measurements of the room and any existing furniture that you plan to keep. If you have an older home, you may also want to take measurements of doors and hallways to make sure that your new piece will fit comfortably into your home!

Once you know what size to look for you can focus on style! Modern, traditional, vintage, farmhouse, cottage… the style possibilities are endless when you choose custom furniture! If you’re still trying to decide what styles you like or you are unsure of your interior design skills, simply ask our representatives for help! They can show you different options and pictures to help guide you when you’re making decisions.

You can also browse our furniture selection by category to find ideas for your next home improvement project! 

Next Stop: Upholstery

This will be the most visible part of your custom sofa or sectional, and it’s also the most fun to choose! Come to the store to browse hundreds of different fabrics and top grain leather swatches. Gates Furniture in Grants Pass has designer fabrics in all colors and patterns so that everyone will be able to find the perfect choice. Also, this is the perfect time to mix and match fabrics by adding a custom chair or recliner to the living room

Many of our custom furniture styles also come with pillows and you will be able to choose the fabric for two pillows to go with your sofa. 

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Finalize the Shape of the Custom Sofa

With many of the custom sofas at Gates Furniture you will be able to choose important style details like the shape of the arms and legs. You’ll find lots of inspiration at Gates Furniture to help you decide if you want a pleated arm, track arm, sock arm, or something different. And don’t worry if you don’t know what these terms means! Your Gates representative will show you visualizers so you get an idea of what the finished product will look like.

You’ll also be able to decide to go with a skirted sofa or choose the style for the legs. Different shapes and wood finishes will be available to make your sofa or sectional just right! Plus you can add extra design features like nailhead trim or coordinating welt fabrics. 

If you’re excited to try custom furniture design at Gates Furniture but you think it will be out of your price range, think again! Quality custom furniture is available in all price ranges, plus you can utilize one of our easy financing options. At Gates, customer satisfaction is our number one goal. So we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that you get the perfect sofa, designed just for you!

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