Sofa Styles You Need to Know for Your Stylish Home

While looking for a right sofa to fit your space and home style you will find out plenty of designs and sofa styles. Today the Furniture Cart team defines the most popular types of sofas, so you can not only understand a difference between Tuxedo and Chesterfield, but explain it also.

We will start from the retro furniture piece, making it easier to distinguish this style from the rest on the list. Mid-Century Modern sofa is usually characterized by a clean-lined, exposed delicate wood legs, rectangular shape, tufting. Usually made in leather or tweed, this sofa takes roots from the furniture styles of the middle of the previous century.

Chesterfield has peculiar features of the deep button tufting on the back and the rolled arms. Moreover, the arms are the same height as the back and it is often made of leather. Just think of the sophisticated library couch style – and it is definitely about Chesterfield.

Camelback has an arched back reminding of the animal it is named after. The back typically has one or two humps, the same as the aforesaid animal, by the way. Elegant curves’ style creates graceful look in the living room space. Originally this kind of couch featured an ornate leg or skirt.

Tuxedo sofa is clean-lined and geometric, square frame with the arms and the backrest of the same height. Usually sleek tuxedos are upholstered with fabric making it the buttoned-up and modern piece for the ones, who love minimalistic look.

Bridgewater is estimated to be a comfortable classic of the sofas, creating a casual and friendly look to a room. It features the angled upholstered back and low, set-back armrests.

The hallmarks of the Lawson sofa are square or rolled arms that are lower than the squared back. The couch has been designed for the financier Thomas W. Lawson, so no wonder it had comfort in mind, featuring deep wide seat good for relaxing or reading a book in.

English (aka English rolled arm) features low arms, high backrests and loose cushions on the bottom (making it extra comfortable to seat), upholstery is tight throughout. Sometimes the arms are so low that it appears to be armless.

Sectionals are multi-piece sofas, they can be manufactured and arranged in multiple configurations. Two common configurations of these kind are L-shape and U-shape, but there’s much more to get to know about sectionals, as they are gaining popularity and the list is becoming vast and versatile.

Gorgeous Cabriole sofa was popularized by Louis XV in the beginning of the 1700s. It features the exposed carved wooden frame, and the legs that curve outwards and down, upholstered in soft fabrics, like linen, cotton and velvet to create a cozy feel.

Knole sofa is the one which first appeared at Knole House, Kent in the 17th century. The armrests are as high as the head and the seating has considerable depth. Usually used by the head of the house to formally receive guests and visitors, it has many features reminding the actual throne.Hopefully, now you are keen in the sofa styles and kinds, and you will definitely get inspired and find the right one for your cozy space!

Tips for the Best Dresser Choice

What is a dresser in your room? Undoubtedly, it is not only the functional chest of drawers to store your socks and hoodies, lingerie and pajamas. It is one of the major parts in your overall room decorating, reflecting your design ideas, the look that you adore and that inspires you when entering your room. Still with no loss of functionality! Thus, to find the right piece for your personal room, studio apartment, spacious bedroom or a cubicle, making budget meet style desires, it deserves a better care than only ‘˜one click’.

HOW TO CHOOSE A PROPER DRESSER FOR YOUR ROOM?

First measure the space the dresser will occupy. Think of the place available for this furniture piece and where you’d like it to go, find several options and choose the right one. The space available for it will give you an idea of the shape and size of the dresser appropriate for your room. Keep the width, height and depth written, so it won’t slip out of mind, when you are swept by the style and options available online at Furniture Cart.

When measuring, take precise attention to few things around the space available for your dresser:

  • Make sure you have enough clearance and it is not too close to the bed, any other furnishings, or the door of your room (when closed or opened)
  • Check if there’s room to open the drawers easily with enough space to take out the stuff you need from it
  • If you are planning to put it under the window, mirror or the wall art piece, pay attention to the height of the dresser.

A dresser fits the best at the plain wall, allowing you to hang a mirror or a decorative piece above it. We don’t recommend placing a dresser with a corner sticking out on your way to bathroom or entrance to the room to avoid any kind of traumas when being in a hurry or making your way to the bathroom in the dark.

Consider your storage needs and put attention to the quantity, shapes of drawers and shelves available. Decide what stuff you are going to keep in your chest. If it comes only to lingerie and sweaters, you will have to look for different sized drawers and available shelves only. However, if you want to keep a lot more versatile things, like jewelry and clothes, then you’ll have to look for more options available by manufacturers.

The practical considerations of measurements and storage assess will help you narrow down your options. Afterwards you are welcome to make a decision on the style, color and design within the budget available and in the frames of the measurements and storage needs.

Adorable and Smart: Parisian charm with Genevieve Collection for young ladies by Universal Furniture

The elegance and charm of France in every detail of Genevieve Collection. Timeless styling, beautiful craftsmanship and smart features make it a collection any girl would love to grow up with!

If still nobody introduced these flawless pieces of adorable furniture for the cute and clever girls, we, the Furniture Cart team, are here to take you on an adventure to the world of Parisian flair and tenderness. With traditional silhouettes and distinctive French details, Genevieve collection is fresh and subtly feminine in a French White finish. A sophisticated mix of coordinated pieces creates a collected look that appeals to girls of all ages with all the graceful curves and delicate detailing.Just imagine that perfection and beauty can be smart and innovative in one. Everything is possible with the SmartStuff by Universal Furniture! The manufacturer put a lot of effort and clever ideas into making it all smart, but it’s worth it, cause in the end it becomes functional, safe and long-lasting.

Safety is a top priority: anti-tip kits are provided for drawers’ chests, all the furniture comes with softened edges and corners, cord management system, drawers feature built-in stops – just to name a few safety points provided so kids can be kids and parents can relax!

Whatever bed you choose from the collection, do not forget about functional Nightstands with the charging stations inside which are perfect for today’s plugged-in kids and all their stuff. Cord management system keeps floors free of extra cords.

And there’s something more hidden in the Mademoiselles Couture Closet – it opens to reveal a corkboard, jewelry storage, and adjustable shelves for a real stylish queen!  One tip for you – Built-in lighting in the Reading Bed is strategically placed for studying, ideal for a little precious one who adores reading before falling asleep.Use it as the desk for study or reading or open a desk top to reveal ample storage area and it suddenly becomes a perfect Vanity Desk. Check your look in this full length Cheval Mirror then slide open for jewelry storage at your finger tips!And one more miracle from the “smartland” – Crib to CollegeTM: let the bed grow with your girl! The smartCribs convert further into toddler bed and in few steps… in a full-size bed offering a lot more options on the way (like day bed and many more)!

Get inspired with the style and create the divine bedroom for your young lady: yet tiny, but tender and feminine – she will grow into ballet dancer or scientist, fashion designer or journalist, doctor or actress – she will always be a gorgeous lady, from the very birth and her first baby-steps.P.S. One more secret surprise awaits for you with the Smartstuff Stuff created by Universal Furniture – you young treasure receives set of coasters in each nightstand, folding boards in each dresser, growth chart with every crib and exercise guide in every chest. A little more joy behind it all!

Top Rated Beds of 2017

Arranging the furniture for your new bedroom? Getting rid of your old bed? Want to have the best for your cozy snug place at a right price? This Friday we have collected the list of Top 5 Beds, so that you have a benefit of saving time before hitting the shops straightaway and overcoming the overwhelming choice of styles!

Whenever you are looking for a minimalistic modern bed or a space-saving bed with storage for a smaller bedroom space, or a high-style poster bed – it is likely to become your favorite place for a healthy and good sleep anyway. And, due to our top list, you will find a piece that fits with your taste, high style and the size of your room.

What’s in trend nowadays?

White & modern design! One of our “Top Five” is a bed created by Universal Furniture offering sophisticated, clean and simple, bold and a bit daring piece. This bed honors its roots in Modernism, but has been adapted for today’s life and activities, in action and rest. The Modern focuses on livability and usability, making it comfortable enough for every day.

Traditions are timeless and always in good style. Like the classic tuxedo, Hadleigh Bedroom establishes a sense of an endless refinement. The collection is crafted with solid wild black cherry from the Allegany mountains with a finish that showcases the natural beauty of this sought after lumber. Within the collection is a balanced blend of the 18th Century classics with modern touches for an updated look. The poster bed by Kincaid Furniture brings high end taste to the master bedroom. 

Extra softness and elegance: the Willenburg Bedroom Collection by Ashley Furniture is constructed with hardwood solids and birch veneers in a transparent dark coffee finish matching perfectly the linen color fabric of the tufted upholstered bed. It has curved shape rolled edges with full button tufting in the textured fabric. One of the best in the list now!

Distressed white coziness of rustic style with the Willow Bedroom Collection by Progressive Furniture bestows elegance with the splendor of a unique finish and the nature of salvaged wood. Hand applied distressing on roughhewn and planed pine solids to achieve a natural, vintage look and bring the cozy tone to your purlieu.

The heirloom look of the platform bed from the Oak Park Collection by Intercon Furniture is created by solid lines and straight mouldings. The accents like wood slats and rustic, dark metal hardware add to the classic Americana feel. Packed with under-bed storage, all drawers feature solid, cedar drawer boxes with full-extension glides, ensuring that the things are easily accessible and the furniture will be long-lasting. Combining quality design with simplistic elegance, it is one of the flagship beds today.

This week Top 5 Beds feature different styles and shapes. Whether you are interested to get to know more of the bed styles – you are welcome to look through our Guide to Bed Styles. Ready to make an ultimate choice? Or would you like to see the whole list of the beds with the Furniture Cart?