Sofas are functional and versatile. They’re critical to entertaining guests at home and giving them a comfortable place to sit. At the same time, your sofa is where you want to stretch out and read a book or just day dream through a Sunday afternoon. As the largest piece of wooden furniture sofas act as an anchor and set the tone for your décor style. So, let’s take a look at some of the different sofa styles available.
Size is one of the key considerations when shopping for wooden furniture. Sofas that are designed for small spaces and to seat 2 people are known as loveseats. These sofas can be arranged alongside larger sofas in the living rooms or styled independently in the bedroom or foyer. These sofas are also known as settees or two seater sofas.
The mid-century style is very popular today. This sofa styled features an upholstered seat and back with a wooden base and legs. Typically, the upholstery is monochromatic and the legs are tapered and flare outward. It has clean lines and a solid, sturdy look while the length of the legs makes the sofa appear light. This sofa style works well as a three-seater as well as a love seat.
A chaise is perfect for family rooms and informal living rooms. This sofa style is characterized by a low arm on one side. It may or may not have a back. In many cases, the back slopes down as it traverses the length of the sofa. Chaise sofas has an old-school romantic appeal to them. Though they are long enough to seat two people, the style of sofa is designed with a single person in mind.
Cabriole sofas date back to the 18th century. The curves of the sofa are reminiscent of a ballet movement. While the legs have a concave curve, the upper half of the sofa is curved outwardly. It is characterized by an exposed wooden frame. The back and arms are of the same height and often carved with motifs. The sofa does not have separate back cushions but you could use throw cushions to jazz it up.
Sectionals are also known as L-shaped sofas and family sofas. These sofas are great for people who like to entertain guests at home. Depending on the orientation of the sofa, a sectional sofa may be said to be right or left side facing. Modular sectional sofas are great for small spaces as they can be arranged and re-arranged every season to refresh your living room look. These sofas are better suited to informal living rooms.
When you’re looking at buying wooden furniture, sofas are usually at the top of the list. Today, you can buy a sofa online or offline. There are plenty of designs to browse through and shopping online furniture lets you shop in comfort. That said, always prioritize quality over design and make sure you buy your sofa from a reliable design house that treats the wood properly and uses a reliable construction style.