Things to Consider When Buying a Sofa Do you want exposed legs or short legs that are not seen? Do you want a sofa with a ”flounce” (a short bedskirt for a sofa) to hide the legs?
What formality do you want your sofa to have? Straight? Scrolled? Camel-back? * The less fussy the back, the less formal the look of the sofa.
What type of cushions do you want? One, two, three or four? • The fewer cushions, the less dirt they collect.
What type of arms do you want your sofa to have? Arms that are the same height as the back of the sofa or arms that drop down a few inches below the back of the sofa? Do you want wide arms or thin arms?
What type of fabric do you want the sofa to have? Leather, velour-covered, fabric-covered, etc…?
What style of sofa goes with the decorating style of your home? • Hallmark of a high quality upholstered sofa is the Eight Way, Hand-Tied Coil Spring. This support system consist of as it’s name implies, coils that are hand tied by the furniture maker.
Traditional sofa with pullout accordion style bed. These usually have a thin mattress and a spring system. SOFA BEDS
Know as couches, usually have 2 or 3 cushions and come in an endless amount of styles. Sofas
Large sofa in quarter-circle or rounded-corner “L” shape to fit in the corner of a room. Sectional
Sofas that have a reclining back rest and may include a rising footrest. Recliner