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History of the Sectional Sofa (Why, When & How Invented)

Sectional sofas have become a mainstay of the modern living room, but its history goes back further than you might expect. The casual style and invitation to lounge brought on by the sectional sofa may seem a reflection of contemporary times. However, the sectional sofas Victorian roots, and mid-century renditions say otherwise. Besides, who liked …

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24 Styles of Sofas and Couches Explained (2022 Buyers’ Guide)

I love sofas. I love trying them, shopping for them and, of course, sitting in them. I doubt the store staff liked it all that much, but they were polite. Our furniture store date led to more dates and ultimately to getting married. We still laugh at how we actually spent much of a date …

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10 Different Types of Leather Sofas

Leather is one of the most popular materials used to upholster sofas, couches, armchairs, and footstools. This durable material is incredibly comfortable to sit on because it acclimates to our body temperature. There are many different types of leather sofas made from various grades of leather: full-grain, top-grain, split-grain, suede, nubuck, bonded, or faux leather. …

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What is a Chesterfield Sofa?

Chesterfield Sofas have been around for centuries, and they have a rich history. They have been considered stylish, luxurious, and elegant.  You can find Chesterfield sofas in various materials, like genuine leather, linen, and velvet. You have many color options, also.  No longer for the rich, you can find a Chesterfield sofa that fits your …

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12 Different Types of Sofa Cushions

Sofa cushions are designed with special needs in mind. Some have lumbar support, while others are ideal for those with long legs.  Feathers, foam, polyester, batting, and hollow fill fiber are among the common options for fillings of sofa cushions.  The density of the cushions can indicate the firmness of the cushions. The typical ranges …

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15 of the Best Online Second Hand Furniture Stores (2022 List)

Buying used furniture can be awesome or not so awesome. IMO, some folks think their used couch is worth way more than it is. There’s a big difference between buying cool vintage furniture or antique furniture and buying some used “cheap-in-the-first-place” items. Regardless, if you put some time into and go to the right places, …

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Sofa Dimensions for 2, 3, 4 and 5 Person Couches (Charts & Diagrams)

How many people does a sofa accommodate? It’s an important question when buying a couch. Of course, it varies whether it’s kids vs. adults, but there are standard dimensions for sofas that accommodate 2, 3, 4 or 5 people. Below we set out a series of charts and illustrations that show you the proper dimensions …

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Why is a Loveseat Called a Loveseat?

Loveseats have been around for a long time, since the 17th century to be exact, and have hosted many date nights for people throughout the United States and beyond over the years. This is mainly due to a loveseat’s distinctly small size, which is typically only fit to seat two people comfortably; providing an intimate …

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The 21 Best Sofas and Sofa Brands of 2022 (Budget to Luxury): We Asked the Experts!

It’s been quite the year. The events of 2020 have led to a lot of time spent inside. We’ve made the sourdough, we’ve mastered knitting, we’ve eaten more Domino’s pizzas than we’ll ever care to admit. Now that we’ve run out of flour and have a collection of (somewhat) nice scarves to distribute during the …

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What is the most popular sofa color? (CHARTS)

Ever ask yourself “what color couch should I get?” Nobody can tell you this directly as it’s a personal choice, but we can set out what sofa colors are the most popular. Below are three charts setting out the popularity of colors for regular sofas, sectional sofas and leather sofas. Yes, the results differ slightly. …

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