20 Popular Types of Sofas and Couches Explained

20 Popular Types of Sofas and Couches Explained

 




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Sofa Glossary


 Top 10 Different Types of Sofas And Couches Explained



  1. Chesterfield

  2.  English Sofa

  3.  Sectional Sofa

  4. Chaise Lounge

  5.  Cabriole

  6. Contemporary Mid-century Modern Sofa

  7. Mid-century Modern

  8. Bridgewater

  9. Camel back

  10. Lawson-style Sofa 


 Different Sofas & Couches Types





Camelback: A common type sofa which has a back that’s highest in the middle, shaped
like a camel’s hump.

Sleeper:
Any sofa that can be adjusted to become a bed, whether it’s a pull-out model or a
futon style that leans back.

Pillow Back: Another term for loose-cushion models where the cushions are not attached
to the deck.

Tight Back: A sofa with no removable cushions. This minimalist look tends to be less
comfortable than loose-cushion models. Instead of a ?lled cushion. these usually have a
spring base.

Rolled Arm: A sofa style with arms that curve outward, usually cushioned. This is a
classic and traditional sofa style.
Sectional: A sofa that comes in multiple parts that can often be rearranged to make a new
shape. The most common is the L-shaped sectional.

Deck: The bottom structure of the sofa where the seat cushions rest. In loose-cushion
models, the deck is usually upholstered in a neutral-colored fabric instead of the
upholstery material.




Loose Cushion: A sofa which has cushions that are not attached to the sofa base. These
tend to be very comfortable and easier to clean. Some models can have a pillow back with
tight seat cushions, some have a tight back with loose seat cushions.

Welt: A decorative cord used as an accent along the lines of an upholstered piece,
sometimes used in a contrasting color from the upholstery.

Square Am: A sofa style with arms that are boxy and usually cushioned. These models
are more streamlined and modern.
Bench Seat: A single cushion that goes the entire length of the sofa.

Skirt:
A section of fabric that extends from the deck of the sofa to the ?oor, usually
covering the legs.

Tufted: An upholstery style that uses knots or buttons to secure sections of the fabric to
the base, resulting in “tufts” of fabric. Tufted sofas have a classic and expensive look but
are often less comfortable than other models.

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