A quick guide to sofa styles

A quick guide to sofa styles

I recently discovered that the terms "sofa" and "couch," according to their original definitions, actually described two different pieces of furniture. Although very interesting, knowing the difference between a sofa and couch might not help you when buying furniture, as most people now use the two words interchangeably. What's important to know instead are sofa styles. Here's a quick guide that will help you when shopping online. Camel back: These sofas have a "humped" back, which makes them easy to recognize. Camel-back sofas are usually found in traditional or contemporary homes due to their curved lines. Lawson-style: If your top priority...

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Sofas, couches, davenports – What’s the difference?

Sofas, couches, davenports – What’s the difference?

I'm sure many of you grew up like I did thinking that sofas, couches and davenports were all the same thing. I've always thought they were synonyms you could use interchangeably and that certain regions in the U.S. preferred one word over the other, much like soda vs. pop. You can imagine my surprise, though, when I discovered that the words sofa, couch and davenport in fact have three separate meanings. Couches Although invented prior to this time, couches became very popular in the Victorian era when they were referred to as a "fainting couch." Couches during the Victorian period...

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