Six Different Types of Couches You’ll Love

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Designing and decorating your home requires picking the perfect furniture. Couches are the primary piece of furniture in living rooms, and come in many forms for a range of spaces and styles. Choose the best fit for your living room to complete your design set up. Focus on size, shape, price and use to narrow down your options.

What Is A Loveseat? A loveseat is one of the most common types of couch, and offers seating for two. Loveseats are great options for small apartments, lofts or studio apartments as the sole couch in a living room.In average to large sized living rooms, loveseats are typically paired with larger sofas.When paired with another couch, loveseats should be the same pattern and style. Love seats usually range in price from $100 to $2000, depending on size and materials.

What Is A Sectional? Sectional couches are large, multi-part sofas designed for spacious living rooms. Pieces typically meet at a corner angle, with one end functioning as a sofa, while the other end may be designed as a chaise lounge styled couch.Sectionals are a good option for anyone with a large living room and a need for generous seating. Sectionals usually range in price from $500 to $5000, depending on size and materials.

What Is A Chaise Lounge? A chaise lounge acts as an extended chair, often the size of a small couch, designed to seat one person. Rather than extending to the side for multiple seating like a sofa,chaise lounges extended forward, to provide room for a person's legs. Chaise lounges are often attached to one end of a sectional. Chaise lounges usually range in price from $200 to $3000, depending on size and materials.

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What Is A Divan? Divan couches are based on the traditional seating of the Middle-East, designed for lounging or sleeping, and upholstered with tall pillows. Long and low, divans typically have a low back and arms, or none at all. They are often used for sleeping as much or more than seating. Divans usually range in price from $300 to $3000, depending on size and materials.

What Is A Daybed? Daybeds are designed to be used as beds as well as seating. Good for lounges, dens and spare bedrooms, these small, two to three sided couches function well during the day as a couch, but are easily used to sleep on. Daybeds usually range in price from $100 to $3000, depending on size and materials.

What Is A Futon? Originally a traditional Japanese design, futons have become increasingly popular for dorms, guest rooms and small studio apartments. Consisting of a thin, flat mattress set against the frame of a couch, the frame can be unfolded into a bed and used for sleeping. Unlike a day bed, which requires no movement or changing from couch to bed, the futon must be unfolded to be slept on. Futons usually range in price from $100 to $1000, depending on size and materials.

Selecting the right couch for your living room requires you to decide how much seating you would like, how much money you can spend, and what style you are going for. Small spaces do well with love seats, futons and daybeds, while larger, more spacious living rooms benefit from the ample seating of a sectional and/or divan and chaise lounge. Narrow down your options by determining a price and size range, then pick the perfect couch style for your home.

Last Updated: April 10, 2012
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About Alexandra Kerr Through Ideal Home Garden, Alexandra covers topics ranging from interior design to home improvement, gardening and cuisine. Having a passion for cooking and entertaining in her own life, she hopes to communicate her love of home design and decorating with her readers. 

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