There are a few key reasons to choose a settee or loveseat over a sofa. First of all, they're much easier to move than full size sofas. Secondly, they won't gobble up all the space in a small room. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, they'll encourage canoodling with your seatmate.
There's something intrinsically luxurious and old fashioned about a Chesterfield sofa. All that tufting! Those curved arms! There's just so much to love. Which is probably why the Chesterfield has remained a classic style over the years. Here's a roundup of Chesterfields for every style and budget — from classic to modern, low end and high.
We're always excited to learn about new sofa resources to add to our Marketplace — and even more so when it's one specializing in small space furniture. Simplicity Sofas offers apartment sized furniture that is bench made in High Point, North Carolina and shipped across the country via UPS Freight with some (easy) assembly required.
I used to associate tufting with ornate victorian furniture, but it's actually been around through almost every era of design. On modern pieces, the texture adds visual interest to the otherwise simple profiles. Far from fussy, these tufted pieces balance upholstery with clean lines for Mad Men worthy style.
Sofa beds may get a bad rap but they're lifesavers for small spaces – or any home that is expecting guests, for that matter. Not all sleepers will break your back ... or the bank. In fact, there are quite a few really good sofa beds out there if you know where to look. And, hey, that's what we're here for! Check out this roundup of the best sleeper sofas available today.
You might remember Roger and Chris from their stunning Austin home that was a mix of modern and farmhouse, with a ton of DIY ideas. Or you might remember Roger from his role as TV host of popular A&E shows "Sell This House" and "Move This House." However you remember, you certainly won't forget them after checking out their new furniture line, Decades.
Buying a new sofa is always a little bit stressful. You go from web site to web site and store to store, sitting on and even lying on sofas, trying to find the perfect fit. You need to find one that is the right size and style, one that is comfortable and suited for the use you will give it, and of course one that is the right price. But when buying a new sofa, sometimes we are so focused on meeting all these demands that we forget to take a look at other important features: how well it is made, how long it will last and if the cost reflects its quality.
We opened a can of worms (in the best sense) when we posted about American made furnishings earlier this month. Since that post ran we've been hearing about a lot of other American-made products, like North Carolina's Younger Furniture.
Yesterday, Maxwell attended the NYC press preview for the new items launching at IKEA in the coming year. High on his list of favorites were the new textiles and there were a few furniture standouts as well - jump below for his for photos and notes:
When it comes to a well furnished room, it's all about the mix. Too much of any one style, no matter how well chosen, can tip the balance toward the space feeling too "safe". Offsetting the basics with even one unexpected piece wakes up the overall design — adding a fantastic, chic chair in a style that is just a touch off of your norm and a click toward luxe is an easy way to accomplish this eclectic objective...and you can do it for under $500: