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Types of Sofa designs

One of the essentials found in most homes today. Given its importance, there are many types and designs of sofas to choose from.

1. Recliner

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A recliner is an armchair sofa that reclines when the occupant lowers the backrest and raises the leg rest concurrently. It has a backrest that can be tilted back, and often a footrest that may be extended by means of a lever on the side of the chair, or extend automatically using a button remote. Its the epitome of comfort among all types of sofas. Explore the options here.

2. Incliner

An incliner sofa allows us to put our feet up. The top half tilts a little but does not go backwards like a recliner. Instead, the seating portion of the sofa will slide forward as the leg rest moves up. An incliner sofa can be positioned closer to a wall, but it needs more space at the front.

3. Cornerset

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A corner sofa or L-shaped sectional provides more seating space for everyone. It is an ideal solution for a space where you can't put other types of sofas together without getting the place congested. When placed properly, it is a space saving technique yet classy lounging.

4. Chesterfield

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The Chesterfield sofa is a distinctly recognizable furniture design — large couch with rolled arms of the same height as the backrest. The arms are also rolled outward to create a luxurious look and provide comfort while seated.

Traditionally, it is common to use deep button tufting all over. Since the 21 Century, it has been increasingly more popular to replace the buttons with glass cut diamonds for an alternative aesthetics. They give off a luxurious look that can be used to impress your guests with.

5. Lawson

Lawson sofas offers comfort and classic simplistic design, it hones the contemporary look of modern sofas. Its main characteristics is its boxy shape, tailor look with the armrest lower than the back. The original style comes with loose back pillows, three cushion seats and the arms are rolled or squared. This sofa is more versatile, fabric options and other accents can be changed up to make it as formal or casual as you want.

6. English Roll Arm

Its style is defined by loose seating cushions, tight back, deep seat and rolled arms. The arms are usually lower than the back. Its design makes it the best for comfort and the look makes it a great choice for any setting and pairing. It is truly a timeless piece that goes well with all modern furnitures and also adds a tinch of glam.

7. Mid-Century

To add a retro look, go for the Mid-Century designed sofas. It features clean lines, hairpin-style slanted legs, and slight tile in the back, making it a comfortable choice. It is an ideal piece of furniture due to its unique shape and dignified and composed look. It is a popular choice among people who like a little retro and mid-century modern design.

8. Loveseat

These adorable seatings are fabulous as two seaters. They are designed to be in small sizes and can fit into small spaces, like in the bedroom to give a cozy feel, in the hallway for more seating or in a small apartment’s living room where a regular sofa is too big. The small size of these seats makes the people sitting on these, physically close to one another. Hence due to this intimacy, these seats are called loveseat sofas.

9. Tuxedo

Similar to a chesterfield but slightly different, this design has a clean shape like a box with arms the same height as its back. It got its name from the classy look, the furniture equivalent to that of the classic suit.

10. Cabriole

The Cabriole sofa has a traditional style which features an exposed wooden frame, equal height back and armrest, with curved legs. The legs are the most distinct feature of this design. Being both unique and elegant, the legs are with concave and convex portions to form a s-shape. This design was popularized by King Louis XV back in the 1700s.

11. Camelback

The design can be guessed from its name. The back features a hump, where it is arched in the middle and also has higher points at both ends. There are variations of styles, one hump or two humps. These are great choices for fans of traditional styling and are especially common in American and English homes. There are more modernised styles these days that feature all-white sofa with dots running along the hem of the back. It truely can fit any style of the living room and add a little traditional touch to it.

12. Meridienne

The Meridienne is often called the fainting couch. It comes from a subcategory of the wider range of chaise lounges. It differs from the rest as its back typically features an arched back on one side. It may also wrap around and extend the entire length of the piece. This style was designed for women to rest in the middle of the day when the sun was at the highest point in the sky, also known as the sun at the meridian, hence deriving its name.


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