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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Best Sectional Solutions for Small Spaces

Furniture Cart comes to the rescue with a bunch of good advices and tricks to keep your apartment beautiful, stylish but yet comfortable with the most appropriate use of your space.

When you have a challenge to make functionality meet comfort and keep it in the frames of the room – sectional is the answer. The only thing you have to do is to pick the right “key” for your shelter and imagine yourself playing design “tetris” game to fit the best for small spaces.

First of all, a good solution for a seating for a small living room or apartment is a reversible sectional. As an example, we focus on the versatile modern Ravel II Reversible Sectional by Furniture of America. This sofa style gives plenty of options to find the right place for a comfy seating for you and your guests due to the ability to change configuration. Just in case you are rearranging furniture in your new home or you want to save some space on the one side or another – the reversible chaise can be placed left or right of the sectional. And, moreover, relaxing angles from the tufted back to the extra cushioned chaise offer plenty of curl-up comfort.

Another good option is represented by Kirwin Nuvella Living Room Collection, where high style and low-maintenance living really come together. Available in few colors to be a zest in your home décor, Ashley Furniture offers two decisions for your convenience – chaise sectional and sectional with sleeper. The last one combines an ultra-comfortable sofa and the sleeper, which features easy to lift mechanism memory foam mattress. Await for guests to come and invite them to stay late with comfort and in a great mood!

For homes with smaller spaces, the medium-sized pull-out sleeper Denton Sectional by Furniture of America is the perfect option. With a reversible chaise that fits on either left or right side, it effortlessly converts into a bed, making it not only a good-looking contemporary piece, but also a smart, versatile choice. It is available in black, gray and ivory colors, so let your creativity find the way when renovating your interior design and go with the flow of your imagination with rearranging furniture in your living space.

Ashley Furniture makes a step further with the modular solution and gives an opportunity to transform your living room with this contemporary Iago Collection. Free standing pieces feature cushion cores that are constructed of low melt fiber wrapped over high quality foam. You can be imaginative and “build your own” sectional “system” by switching the units.

The Lugoro Collection represents traditional style and the small modular sectional from the said collection features both left and right side facing pieces to offer multiple configuration options. So, even more pros to create a super mod hangout space in your living area with any of these sleek and stylish modular collections.

Give some linen touch to your living room and create a warm contemporary style in your relaxation area. The Haven Living Room Collection by Universal Furniture is a celebration of life’s great moments. Everyone will enjoy the Belgian linen of this reversible sofa chaise and a rich style and multifunctionality.

The sofa chaise from the Carlinworth Living Room Collection by Ashley Furniture will make it easy to add a lot more highly-designed seating to your living room without overstuffing it, with a good taste and the best for your home design.

We’ve mentioned just few advantages of the each possible option. To add even more, these sectionals are made to seat even more guests and if you chose the right sectional sofa it will add a charming flair and organizational touch to your room. The one thing you have to do carefully – just think practically how much seating you need in the frames of the available space and consider what design catches your eye and becomes the right stuff for your interior design style.