Consider function, fabric and color to make your next sofa shopping trip a smashing success. Whether you’re planning a trip to the store or you’re browsing online, shopping for a sofa can be a bit overwhelming. There are lots (and lots!) of choices, and the last thing you want is buyer’s remorse. But where, oh where should you start? To help make your sofa shopping adventure as stress-free as possible, we’ve zeroed in on three things to consider: function, fabric and color.
Take a moment and think about your lifestyle. Your sofa should cater to your family’s needs as well as your room’s design.
the pros: Easy to clean and family friendly, today’s slipcovers are available in many styles and colors.
perfect for: Smart, savvy decorators who love to change up their look.
The Tight Back
the pros: Say goodbye to plumping and arranging pillows! A sofa with a tight back always looks stylish thanks to its streamlined (never frumpy) design. Find it on everything from traditional camelback sofas to contemporary sofas.
perfect for: People with back problems, since it offers firm support.
The Bench Seat
the pros: With a single, mattress-like seat cushion and no seams, the bench seat is a great choice whether you love a good nap or want to comfortably seat multiple guests.
perfect for: Contemporary or traditional spaces. A bench seat has a sleek, streamlined look.
The Loose-Pillow Back
the pros: This is the type of sofa you can really sink into. By using loose pillows in place of traditional back cushions, you can create a comfy spot to chill out. Typically offered in a variety of colors, sofas with loose-pillow backs also allow you to change up your look.
perfect for: Decorators who like to keep things casual.
the pros: Typically more transitional by design, the two-over-two (that’s two back cushions over two seat cushions) has just a single cushion seam. This makes it a great choice for a casual family room. Another plus? The cushions can be flipped often to keep your sofa looking new.
perfect for: A pair of snugglers looking for lots of lounging room.
the pros: Quite possibly the most popular of all sofa styles, the three-over-three features tdivee back cushions over tdivee seat cushions. This provides enough room for tdivee to settle in comfortably without needing to straddle seams. Just like the two-over-two, its cushions can be flipped to extend their lives.
perfect for: Parties of three.
1. WATERFALL SKIRT -
This skirt style starts right underneath the seat cushion for an elongated, graceful look.
2. KICK-PLEAT SKIRT -
With simple pleats at each corner, this skirt style is perfect for traditional or casual spaces.
3. CABRIOLE LEG -
Graceful, tasteful and popular in traditional furniture, this leg style adds old-world elegance.
4. STRAIGHT LEG -
Straight or tapered legs often make an appearance in modern or contemporary furniture.
5. TURNED LEG -
This charming leg style is popular in traditional and transitional furniture.