If you're like most people, you thought for hours about what type of couch would look best in your new or redesigned living room.
When it comes to choosing the couch that's right for you and your new living room, a classic style is a safe way to make your hard earned money last as long as it can.
A classic, well-designed couch will survive the test of time and stay in style no matter how the trends around it are changing.
In the article below, we'll look at ten couches that will last you for years to come.
Table Of Contents
- English and Bridgewater
- Modern Mid-Century
- Tuxedo and Knole
- Stick With The Classics
The cabriole is an 18th-century French style sofa that traditionally has carved wooden legs and trim, and a back that curves into the equal height arms in one piece.
The arms often curve inward, creating a long continuous line from arm to arm.
With an original element and a modern twist, the cabriole sofa can fit well with both traditional and modern style homes.
As its name suggests, the camelback sofa's main design feature is the center humped backing and exposed wooden legs.
You'll be hard pressed to find a camel back sofa without a tight back, and they are often tufted.
Camel backs are excellent couches for a traditional styled home.
The English sofa, also known as the English rolled arm, is well-known for its curvy high back, dropping low arm, and the unique swoop of the side.
The upholstery is tight all over, but still decently cushioned, including the arms.
Some English sofas have arms so low that they will appear to be armless.
The Bridgewater sofa is similar to the English sofa, except the Bridgewater sofa has a loose back and seat cushions, allowing you to adjust the firmness of both.
These classic couches are surprisingly versatile and can complement any room style.
The modern mid-century sofa boasts a unique minimal design and clean lines.
It's designed to look stylish as well as comfortable, with an exposed wooden frame and long legs.
It puts a modern twist on material and shape and remains as popular today as it was back in the 1940s.
The Lawson sofa has straight lines with arms much lower than it's back.
The signature design element of the Lawson sofa is back pillows that separate from the frame, allowing your back to rest at a comfortable angle.
Both of the back pillows and seat cushions are box-shaped with welts at the edges.
The arms are typically slim and rectangular or a small roll.
Since the Lawson has several different options, it can be made to fit in with many room styles.
Straight legs and rectangular arms give the Lawson a modern feel, while a tailored or ruffled skirt with small roll arms make the Lawson sofa perfect for your traditional or country home.
The Tuxedo sofa has straight lines, a high back, and equal height arms that are either squared or slightly flared out.
The Knole is similar to the Tuxedo with a high, straight back and slightly flared arms at the same height.
However, the Knole sofa can be lowered to provide extra bench seating.
The sectional sofa is a multi-piece sofa that can be arranged in multiple ways.
Sectional sofas are practical, easy to move, they maximize your space, increase your seating capacity, and are ideal for corners.
Sectionals typically come in three or five pieces, although you can configure your own seating from two to eight pieces.
The most common configurations are an L-shape and U-shape, and curved shapes work well with modern living rooms.
Most sectionals will come with fixtures that connect the pieces together to keep them from separating during use.
The Chesterfield remains as popular today as it was hundreds of years ago.
It has retained its distinguished elegance and is still an icon that is synonymous with luxury.
Whether your style is traditional, modern, retro, rustic, or romantic, the Chesterfield sofa will work in your living room.
The classic Chesterfield comes in mahogany brown with padded leather and rolled arms.
It's back is the same height, and it curves outward at the top.
It features a tufted design on the back and arms, and sometimes even on the seat.
A modern Chesterfield sofa will have more choices for color, material, and shape.
Black, white, red, blue, and green are popular colors for the leather, wool, velvet, or another material.
If you don't like the curved top, no problem. There are modern versions of the Chesterfield with clean lines in the back you can choose from.
Stick With The Classics
When you're trying to decide what couch will be best for your new living room, make it easier on yourself by sticking with the classics.
Any of the ten couches we talked about above will look good in just about any style of living room, and they will last years to come.
Some of those couches have been around for centuries, so you know they can stand the test of time.
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