What are the different types of sofas?
There are many different types of sofas which you can choose from. A sectional sofa, chesterfield, sofa armchair, English Rolled Arm, bridgewater, camelback, cabriole, chaise lounge, futons, club chair, convertible sofas etc. are a few of a multitude of styles you can choose from.
Material wise, sofa frames can be made in wood, steel, plastic or other manufactured boards. The padding used can range from down feathers to foam.
Sofa coverings are available in a huge variety of styles, textures, and colours. Leather, faux leather, and corduroy are commonly used on sofas. Natural fabrics like cotton or linen are also popular. Synthetic materials like microfiber and nylon are often used too.
What is a loveseat?
Loveseats are much smaller than sofas and usually only have room for two adults to sit. Into the 19th Century the loveseat was a sign of wealth, as it was only seen in upper class homes. Today, they are used as functional space-saving seating in small homes or apartments – or as part of living room sets.
What Materials are Sofas Made From?
A sofa may be covered with any choice of synthetic, natural, or blended fabric. Wool and nylon are the best choices in their respective categories of natural and synthetic fibers, but cotton, acetate, rayon, and polyester have their own functional properties.
Are Sofas a Standard Size?
- Sofas are available in a broad range of sizes. Most sofas will have a standard length of somewhere between six and eight feet. The standard depth is 28 to 30 inches from the back of the sofa to the front of the arm. The seat height usually measures 15 to 20 inches. As far as the height of the back of the sofa, you’ll find that its height matches the other furniture in the room for overall uniformity, typically ranging from 30 to 36 inches.The seat depth and the height are the most important aspects to consider, both for their comfort and ease-of-use. Lower seat heights and shorter depths will be more comfortable for smaller people. And taller seat heights with more depth would work better for taller people.