We have yet to mention comfort, and it is debatable when discussing living room furniture whether style or comfort is the more important. It is likely the latter, but with style a close second which makes the choice harder. You often have to visit a showroom to try a couch by sitting in it, although many do successfully purchase sofas online.
Space or the area where you will put your sofa is very important. It will easily help you determine which type of sofa is perfect for you and your home. You may want to have a regular or sectional sofa but without a space to place them. Of course, that wouldn't be possible.
Today sofas come in literally hundreds of styles with endless choices of upholstery. You can order your sofa mail order through companies like Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel. Most people will tell you that after style the most important thing they look for in a sofa is comfort. Choosing the right style of sofa to enhance your home is key. There are many different styles of sofa to choose from, but most manufacturers break them down into two distinct styles, traditional and contemporary. For instance, more traditional styles of sofa would include barrel back, English arm, tufted back, tight back and tuxedo.
Of course nowadays we have a traditional sofa that is also a sleeper sofa, or a sectional sofa that is called a sofa sectional sleeper. These categories are further divided. For instance you have the tight back sofa, which has a firm seat and no additional pillows. Then you have the attached pillow back, which has a softer seat and back. The filled pillow is sewn into the back of the sofa, thereby making them permanent in the sofa. Then you have the loose pillows and these come as cushions, which can be unzipped and cleaned.
One main decision is whether you are going to go for a leather or a fabric sofa. A few questions to ask yourself are: how much use will this sofa get? What kind of area is it in and therefore what kind of spills is it going to be prone to? If it is a high-use area, leather is durable, easy to clean and non- absorbent for spills and smells. With professional help, minor tears or scratches can be repaired with great results. Fabric, on the other hand, takes a bit more maintenance. It can be protected with a
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