Thursday, November 22, 2012

Understanding the Couch Styles : 10 of the Coolest Sofa Styles For a Chic Living Room

Leather, suede, corduroy, these are just three of the fabrics that host the daily potato bar cooking. We plump up the accent with throw pillows, toe off our shoes, push up our sleeves, pull our great grandmothers afghan over our should and perch the rear of our anatomy. This couch is our sick bed come colds and flu, our ice bath after a hearty cardio workout and the lion in our family den as it eats us up in comfort and spits us out with minor muscle atrophy. But did you know the couch comes in an array of styles that can turn our potato into more than just a bump on the log. Depending on the era of our sofa and the style it exudes, we can bake our potato to more refined tastes. Let’s continue our divulging on this topic and dissect eleven diverse styles that will help you decide what will bring the wow factor home . 1.The Sofa Style. This typical, dog friendly couch is made in its entirety with arms, back and skirt covered legs. This is the epitome of a coach potato existence even if its upholstered in a floral pattern.


2.The English/Club Sofa. The low visible legs of this sofa set it apart from the regular sofa style as well as the more rounded arms and backing. A sofa like this is a great accessory when the heart of your home is its solid wood flooring.
3.The Tuxedo Sofa. This rectangular symmetrical approach to seating features high arms that are nearly equal to the back. This sofa can turn your room into a sophisticated area with it shape. Add a few pillows to soften the edges and enjoy!
4.The Camelback Sofa. Named after its predecessor the dromedary camel, this sofa is most recognized by its humped backing. It’s a traditional choice with formal consequences and unless it’s been rendered as potato salad is rarely used as your chicken soup home hospital rest area.
5.The Knole Sofa. This mid century sofa whose roots originate in England is classic at its best. This straight piece of furniture will encourage perfect posture as well as embellishments on the edges via chords or upholstery tacks. Bring back the prime British era with this piece and watch your room convert before you eyes.
6.The Cabriole Sofa. Embrace your curves with this Louis XV inspired couch from the 18th century. It’s rounded and fluid wood frame upholster in sleek tones and fabric create a very beautiful and organic piece of furniture that set before a fire place will be a great punctuation mark to the end of a long day.
7.The Lawson Sofa. Similar to the Tuxedo, the Lawson is all about straight lines. This sofa however brings a bit more home-style joie de vivre with its square and unassuming approach to seating. This is a great choice for contrasting colors on one element of furniture as well as seating more than one person!
8.The Chesterfield Sofa. I can picture this sofa in every home that houses a library. It screams men’s club, Old English library with its high rolling back and arms and tufted upholstery in thick leather. But these tufts and this leather don’t always accompany this style of sofa for its best character reference is in its scrolled shape. This makes it possible to make this sofa a modern choice when done in color and fabric of your discretion.
9.The Midcentury Modern. This low-rider can settle the hub of your room and be the calming force that ties it all together thanks to its streamline form and shape as well as it’s solid and sturdy legs. This great addition to your room will encourage your movie night watchers to sit on it, but lean comfortably against it as well making this three seater expand to accept anyone.
10.The Sectional. This sofa can come in L shaped, U shaped, even circle shaped as it is composed of sections of sofa that fit together as a puzzle that complete a full sofa. Great for large families and big rooms as well as those of us who need change every once in a while. Disconnect a section and set it apart as a one seating sofa or ottoman and enjoy the many benefits of this sleeper, chaise enable sofa.

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