The perfect couch is one that encompasses your personality while adding to your home’s overall aesthetic. At Lulu and Georgia, we know that you’re looking for a sofa couch that is not only a comfortable place to rest, but also a reflection of your personal style and taste.
To help achieve your vision, we have curated only the best couches and sofas that reflect multiple different styles in order to compliment any room. Lulu and Georgia’s sofas and loveseats allow you to choose between multiple styles without sacrificing comfort.
Similar Yet Different: A Couch and A Sofa
The terms “couch” and “sofa” have become interchangeable over the years. However, there is a distinction between the two. Originally, a sofa was a specific piece of furniture with a cushioned upholstered bench nestled between two arms. It was designed to sit four or more people comfortably. A couch is generally understood to have a narrower bench to accommodate two people and is usually constructed without arms.
Despite these terms becoming nearly synonymous, their use still carries slightly different undertones. If you’re looking to buy sofa sets, it’s assumed that you’re looking for something to suit a sitting room, or more formal living space. Conversely, if you’re looking for a new couch, then the implication is that you want something that places a stronger emphasis on comfort, for example, in a den or family room.
The Many Seating Styles
Your living room is one of the most trafficked areas in the whole of your home. Many people use it to socialize with their families, entertain guests, or relax after a day at work. A comfortable sofa needs to be one that can suit your lifestyle and fit seamlessly into your space.
Sectionals are multiple pieces of furniture designed to accompany each other. Usually, a sectional consists of two or more pieces typically coming together at a 90-degree angle to create an L or U shape. Another type of sectional features a chaise lounge on either the right or left side of the sofa. Yet another type of sectional is modular; this consists of several interchangeable pieces that can be arranged in any manner to suit several different living room dimensions. When browsing sofas and sectionals, you may want to consider the layout of the room to determine what type and shape of sectional is best suited to your space.
A loveseat, otherwise known as a courting chair, is a smaller version of a sofa that is designed specifically for two people or smaller living spaces like an apartment or studio. If you’re furnishing a smaller apartment, a loveseat is an ideal choice to add the comfort of a sofa without taking up too much space.
Daybeds are transforming pieces of furniture that serve to function as a couch by day and a bed by night. A daybed can resemble a chaise lounge when backed against a wall and pillows layered to provide support. Traditionally, daybeds have a static frame and support a standard-sized mattress.
Settees are often categorized with sofas, however, they are usually designed with a svelte profile. The shallow profile lends to narrower seats, and the back is set at a steeper incline. A Settee makes for excellent accent seating when lined along entryways, or pulled up to a dining table instead of a bench.
If you’re shopping for sofas and chairs, you know that fabric plays a critical role in the overall comfort and design.
Couches and sofas can be crafted from a variety of fibers, but perhaps the most striking upholstery choice is velvet. Velvet couches add depth, texture, and rich color to the design of any room. The variety of hues and the ultra-soft comfort of velvet couches also make them a perfect mix-and match piece.
Velvet couches can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the style of the couch and the surrounding elements of the room. With elegant wood or marble accents in a light-colored room, a velvet couch exudes the easy glamor of a parisian salon. When paired with muted earth tones and accents with clean and simple lines, a velvet couch stands out as plush and accessible in a cozy, relaxed living room.
Leather is a premium sofa material. Whether your couch is constructed with high-quality top-grain, split-grain, or even suede, it will be extremely durable, and time will only enhance its appearance and character if tended to carefully.
Leather couches can be styled to suit a number of different room design ideas. When arranged in a space with vintage touches and traditional design elements, the patina of a leather sofa highlights the old-world charm and glamor of a vintage inspired room. On the other hand, leather couches also shine in an edgy modern space. The deep tones of well-cared for leather create the perfect focus piece for an artistic room, adding layers of contrast and texture. A leather couch acts as the perfect centerpiece to tie together bold design elements with metallic or colorful nuances.
Touches of Texture
Adding texture into a space’s decor is an imaginative and expressive way to bring visual coherence to your room. To add dimension to your couch, you can add throw pillows with stylish patterns and materials to create an air of intention. With the proper selection of pillows, you can dramatically change the room’s motif. A variety of textures can add a layer of warmth while adhering to one specific accent can infer a minimalist touch.