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!

Sectional Sofa Buying Guide

Just couple of weeks ago we talked in our blog about the sectionals for small spaces. Today we are here to remind you that a sectional is always a good answer when it comes to living rooms, both in spacious premises or small spaces. Good comfortable chaise or modular can provide enough seating for the big company of your friends and become a relief harbor for the eve. You can find the right spot for it in the corner to save some space in your room or make a statement in design when placing it in the middle, it is up to your creativity and décor preferences.

This time we are giving you the brief guidelines and tips about the types of sectionals. Just in case. In case you are starting making baby steps in the furniture rearrangements. Or if you are making renovation with a completely new home décor and you still want to provide seating for the whole crew.

For a start, choose the best layout option for your room, whether it can be l-shape, chaise, symmetrical or other, it will become a fav place for a chit-chat, social talk or enjoying TV show.

Ashley Furniture offers a range of types of sectionals easy for a best fit:

L-shape in a classic traditional design with the Larkinhurst – Earth Living Room SectionalTip for you: When deciding to figure the convenient layout, better to face a single focal point (TV or chair, for instance) across from the longer part of the sectional.

U-shape in a contemporary style with the Pantomine Modular Sectional will become a good conversation corner for the crew.

Symmetrical has the same left and right arms, as an example we’ve chosen the ultra-plush Nesbit DuraBlend Antique Living Room Sectional.

Chaise sectionals with left-facing and right-facing chaise, Kendleton Left Chaise Sectional by Ashley Furniture and Masoli – Cobblestone Sectional w/ Right Facing Chaise.

Tip: You have undoubtedly noticed on Furniture Cart, that either reversible sectional or not, it can be “right” or “left” which refers to the arm placement when you look at it head on, not from the position when you sit on it.

Usually referred to as curved type, Pantomine Modular Sectional offers multiple configuration options to rearrange your room.

Pay your attention to another available design features when choosing the right sectional for your place. Due to versatile Modular Sectionals, it’s possible to arrange your piece of furniture whenever you like by purchasing extra pieces later to rearrange. Reclining Sectional means that one or several seats in sectional recline and a Sleeper Sectional comes with a full pull-out bed offering an opportunity for your guests to stay overnight.

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