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Classic Sofa Styles
Probably the most import piece of furniture in your living or family room is your sofa. It serves as a place to visit with company, curl up and watch a movie or your favorite TV show and if you have children, it may even serve as a trampoline! My advice is to invest in a high quality sofa that will take the wear and tear of everyday living. When you are looking for a sofa, you will have a variety of choices when it comes to styles. The style of a sofa is generally determined by three things: the arms, the back, and the legs or skirt. Take a look at some of the most classic and well-know sofa styles.
English or Club Sofa: slightly rounded arms set back from the front of the seat, tight seat , slightly rolled back, no skirt, and turned legs on castors.
Tuxedo: high arms from back to front and clean lines.
Camelback: distinctive style created by Thomas Chippendale in the 18th century, traditional and formal style, serpentine back, high rolled arms.
Knole: high and straight back, angled arms that can be adjusted to open out or stand up straight, finials and cords connect the backs and the arms of the sofa.
Cabriole: 18th-century Louis XV–style sofa curves in a continuous line creating an oval shape, usually has exposed wood trim and carved legs.
Lawson: straight lines with low, square back and arms.
Chesterfield: tufted back, high rolled arms, and sometimes tufted seat. It is often upholstered in leather.
Midcentury Modern: Retro feel with straight, square lines, often with low, square legs.
Sectional: modular seating that allows you to make the sofa as large or small as you want, can add a variety of components from chaise lounges to recliners.
Bridgewater: low and set-back arms, elegant profile, usually skirted, traditional styling.
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