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Sofas are arguably the most used item of furniture in the house. Choosing the right one will depend largely on style, space, budget, and who will be using it.
There are plenty of sofa and couch styles available. When selecting a style, you will need to consider the various design features available. Specifically, you should look into the sofa back height, the curvature of the arm, comfort vs design, size, material and functionality.
The most traditional is the 3 seater sofa where the slightly curved arm is lower than the high back. In larger spaces 3 seater sofas are usually used in combination with a loveseat, or 2 seater sofas. The slightly higher back and plush cushions provide ample comfort.
Popular sofas for large areas is the sectional sofa, also known as a modular sofa. These couches are divided into sections which are placed together, so they are really easy to move around. The most popular sectional is the L-shaped sofa which has space to recline. Get to know them better with our guide.
If you are looking to add versatility to and sculpt your living area to your needs, a chaise sofa would be perfect for you.
Other styles include the futon sofa, the convertible sofa bed or sleeper, and the high-back and high-arm Tuxedo, which looks particularly classy in velvet. Just like recliner armchairs meant for single person use, there are now recliner sofas for the most comfortable option where the lever-controlled footrest pops up when needed.
For those seeking a mid-century modern look, Chesterfield (also quilted or tufted) sofas are a good option. Usually made as a leather sofa, the Chesterfield is a tufted design) where the back and arms are at the same length.
Sofa sizes are usually referred to by the number of people they can sit. Typically, sofas are either two-seater or three-seater and when purchasing a sofa, you should make sure to measure your space thoroughly so you know what sofa size your space can accommodate.
If you live in a smaller space, a sofa set consisting of a 2 seater in combination with an ottoman should fit really nicely to create a complete living room set. Small sofas provide effective use of space in your modern living room without compromising on functionality.
Or make the most of the space available by opting for an L-shape sofa that can fit in a corner and sit more people. Large sofas would enhance the grandeur of your modern living room.
Your sofa can be made of several different kinds of materials and the most common ones are: leather, velvet, polyester fabric and linen. These are usually paired with wood or metal for the legs. If you are looking for a unique textured finish, do consider going for a bouclé sofa or a bouclé chair.
While standard classic sofa materials like velvet or leather may be nice, if you have kids or pets then a modern polyester fabric may be your best choice for a sofa material. If sticky fingers and accidental spills are a concern for you, do go for a sofa with removable covers which makes cleaning up a breeze.
Families will want something stain resistant and easy to clean, especially with animals that constantly shed.
It may seem like a given, but color choice is as important as material. As the largest item of furniture, you can turn your sofa into a feature with brighter greens, yellows or pinks. You may be more minimalistic in your approach, selecting something common like the generic black, white, gray, brown or blue.
The color you select will depend on how much space you have, your decor, additional furniture and personal style. You may also choose to reupholster an older sofa with a new sofa cover. Jazzing up your sofa with cushions is always a good idea, too!
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Essentially they are the same thing, with 'couch' being a more popular term in the United States. It comes from the French word 'coucher', which means 'to sleep'.
'Sofa' is a more popular term in British English, most commonly used in the United Kingdom and India. Origins of the word is thought to come from the Arabic word 'soffah', a raised part of the floor for sitting and covered with cushions and carpets.