Sofa shopping can be a huge annoyance if you don’t know what you’re looking for. How are you supposed to buy the perfect sofa if you don’t have an idea of what you want? Don’t just go shopping blindly.
Take a look at these inspiring styles to get an idea of what you want and find the right one to suit your lifestyle:
The English or Club Sofa
This sofa is perfect for those who want both comfort and style. The deep seat cushions are perfect for relaxing when you’ve had a stressful day. This style also looks quite traditional, so it’s perfect if that’s the look you’re going for.
The Sofa Bed
If your goal is to save space and entertain guests, then a sofa bed can be a great choice. Sofa beds are perfect for guest rooms and even your main living room. By day a sofa, by night a comfortable bed. A great dual-purpose piece of furniture that’s useful for every home. If you have houseguests regularly, you can’t afford to have one of these.
The Camelback Sofa
The Camelback sofa can help you to achieve more of a formal look in a room, but it doesn’t have that harsh feel like many other formal sofas do. The legs are exposed, so this can give the illusion of space in a room. This silhouette was extremely fashionable in the 18th century. It always has a hump in the middle of the back, hence the name.
The Chesterfield Sofa
The historical looking Chesterfield sofa always has a quilted back and is usually made of leather. You’ll find this kind of sofa in a library, so it’s perfect for a home library.
The Cabriole Sofa
This type of sofa is reminiscent of the Chippendales and Queen Anne. Another one that was popular in the first half of the 18th century usually goes best with a luxury, formal look. It might not be the most comfortable, but it certainly adds an element of style to a room.
The Chaise Sofa
Although this might remind you of something you’d see in a therapist’s office, it can be extremely comfortable and perfect for reclining on.
The Sectional Sofa
Similar to the Chaise sofa, but usually larger. This is great if you’d prefer a bespoke look in your room, as you can get both U and L shaped versions. You can usually find one of these to fit any layout of the room. Perfect for comfort, large families, and socialising.
The Lawson Sofa
The Lawson sofa is usually a great choice for the living room, or wherever you watch TV. The deep cushions make it very comfortable, whether you’re lazing alone or sitting with family.
The Knole Sofa
The Knole sofa is based on a 17th-century design and was used in English country houses. This kind has a formal look but it can look great with both traditional and modern interiors. Just perfect for making a statement. It could be your focal point!
Happy sofa shopping!