As the centerpiece of any living space, the perfect sofa style has the power to set a mood and transform any room. There are dozens of sofa styles to consider (from the family-friendly sectional, to the space-saving loveseat). Finding just the right match for your space may seem daunting.
We’re here to help. The sofa deserves consideration for both its form (what it looks like) as well as its function (how you’ll use it). In this guide, we break down the most popular sofa styles to make your choice a little easier. Helping your interior design dreams come true.
Modern Sofa: Minimal & Trendy
The modern sofa is one of the most popular styles found in homes today. If you’re looking for a more minimal look without compromising on comfort, the modern sofa is worth considering. The modern sofa fits perfect into a room that leans towards simplistic, geometric shapes versus ornamentation and layers. As part of their sleek and smooth appeal, many modern sofas also offer metal leg options. Adding a flare of edge and glamour to your living room. Do the words ‘uncluttered’ and ‘pared-down’ make you smile? Then you’ve met your perfect sofa match.
Mid-Century Sofa: Sleek & Functional
The mid-century sofa is truly universal in its appeal. An iconic and celebrated style that has dominated homes since the 1950s and 1960s. Combining clean lines with more organic shapes, such as a winged arm and the signature tapered cone-shaped legs, mid-century sofas are the perfect blend of warmth with functionality that defined furniture of that era (think: Mad Men). The low-slung seating adds an extra layer of coziness. The mid-century is highly versatile. Whether you’re looking to decorate your entire house in the style or just infuse a bit of the organic shapes from that era. Mid century can look sophisticated in any living room.
Sectional Sofa: Family-Friendly & Relaxed
Does your family loves to cuddle up for movie nights? Perhaps you think that every sofa should be made for lounging. Then the sectional sofa is perfect for you. Often seating upwards of 4-6 people. The attached chaise on a sectional sofa is the comfy addition you’ve been looking for. The ideal accent? A plush upholstered cocktail ottoman in place of a coffee table where you can kick your feet up and relax.
One consideration: make sure you measure your space to ensure the sectional fits nicely. They take up the most space of any of the sofas on this list. If you love the idea of a sectional but live in a smaller space, there are plenty of smaller-scale options without sacrificing comfort.
Sleeper Sofa: Multipurpose & Handsome
The sleeper sofa is a favorite of those who love hosting and entertaining. Is your house is the go-to dinner party or sleepover destination? The sleeper sofa is a stylish way to turn any room into a double-duty guest room. The best part? Gone are the days of choosing a sleeper sofa that looks like a sleeper sofa. Instead, today’s beauties don’t need to be relegated to the playroom or basement, but rather look great front-and-center in your living room. Chic and comfortable can coexist.
Pro tip: look for a sleeper sofa that fits a queen-sized mattress, and your guests will thank you.
Slipcover Sofa: Traditional & Easily Maintained
For those who lean toward a more relaxed traditional aesthetic, the slipcover sofa is a no-brainer. The breezy shape is tried and true but offers an effortlessly stylish attitude. The slipcover sofa is great option if you’re expecting the sofa to be a high-traffic area. Experiencing the (not so) occasional kid spill or pet hair. With removable and washable slipcovers on the seat cushions, cleaning is a breeze. You’ll feel like you’re sitting on a brand-new sofa after giving the slipcovers a fresh wash. Hands down, the slipcover sofa presents the most unique combination of style and practicality.
Tuxedo Sofa: Sophisticated & Classic
If you like a more tailored look, opt for a tuxedo sofa. Its warm wooden legs make it one of the staples pieces of furniture in for any transitional-style room. As if the name weren’t obvious enough, the tuxedo sofa is evocative of the glamorously tailored suits of the Art Deco era. The back and arms on this style of sofa may be higher than the other styles mentioned here. Make sure to take the into consideration when determining what ‘comfort’ means to you.
Keep in mind: Like a Chesterfield sofa, the tuxedo sofa is perfect if you’re looking to dress up a formal living room. However, it may feel a little too fancy for a more casual, laid-back family room.
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