Why We Love Sofas & Chaises
Comfortable seating is essential to every home, especially when it comes to furnishing a living room where your family and guests will relax and socialize. Modern sofas add an elegant touch of class to the look and feel of your home, offering much more than a simple place to sit. A modern chaise lounge brings a personality all its own, enhancing the atmosphere with a distinctive piece of furniture that becomes the most coveted seat in the room. Modern sectionals and sofas deliver the best of both worlds, with many places to sit comfortably as well as a place to stretch out and relax. The style and contemporary colors and patterns available in sofa and chaise choices make it easy to weave your personal sense of style throughout the aesthetics of your home.
Where Sofas & Chaises Work Best
Comfort is key to introducing the right sofa or chaise lounge to your home's decor. In relaxing environments like the living room, you'll want a sofa that can properly accommodate your guests while also providing exceptional comfort. These sofas aim to fit just about any living area and include a range of large sectional options and sleeper sofas to more petite love seats and chaise lounges. But the living room isn't the only area of the house that can be home to a modern sofa. Just the right form of seating is welcome in the bedroom and can play well with existing furniture pieces like bed frames, nightstands and clothing dressers. Finally, consider a couch or chaise in the home office in place of traditional lounge chairs. These designs can also work wonders in commercial office locations where they create an inviting presence in lobbies and waiting rooms.
A Contemporary Sofa or Chaise Lounge For Every Style
Sofas and chaises help to create the welcoming feeling guests will experience when they come to your home. A warm and inviting couch or seat encourages friends and family to stay a while, letting go of their cares and enjoying special time together. The diverse selection of contemporary sofas, sectionals and chaises by furniture designers including Gus Modern, Blu Dot and Herman Miller makes it possible to find just the right look for any home. In any interior design scheme, these contemporary sofas, sectionals and chaises work their way into to round out the look and feel of the space. From seating inspired by mid-century classics to iconic pieces that have a story to tell, you'll enjoy incorporating a new sofa or chaise into your home.
Choosing the Best Sofa & Chaise
Size is of the utmost importance when selecting a new sofa (or any piece of furniture). Depending on your living area's layout, you'll have a variety of different options available to you:
- Sofas: standard 2-3 seat designs that fit virtually anywhere and have a width of 18" to 42"
- Love Seats: smaller yet cozier sofas that don't exceed 36" in width
- Sleeper Sofas: sofa by day, bed by night; available in much bigger widths to accommodate an interior bed frame
- Sectionals: the ideal companion to large living rooms and great rooms; covers most of the room with perpendicular sofa segments
- Chaises: end pieces and slim in profile; great for adding to existing sofas or for compact areas
Start by pulling out the measuring tape and thoroughly determining the dimensions of the room you plan to furnish. With so many shapes and sizes available, understanding the available space you have to work with is essential. Once you determine the type of sofa you need, you'll be able to refine your options by sizes keeping in mind dimensions like height, width and length. Fabric colors and leg finishes are important too and it may be in your best interest to request a color swatch of a sofa you are interested in. After refining your choices by size, shape and a color that most appropriately matches your existing decor, you're ready to introduce a new sofa to your space. If you have any questions about the contemporary sofas and chaises featured here, please, call our furniture experts at 877.445.4486.
Complete the look of the living room with additional furniture implements. Accent tables including coffee tables, end tables and side tables easily find their place in the living room and look to the selection of media cabinets for an eye-catching design that is both functional and stylish. If a sofa or chaise is too large for your space, you may be interested in a lounge chair. From elegant rocking chairs to vintage-looking swivel lounge chairs, you're guaranteed to find an option you will like. Finally, complement the furniture in your room with a well-chosen area rug.