What Is a Sofa Table? How to Style the Living Room Staple

Assembly was a breeze and took less than 30 minutes with two people, thanks to the clear labeling and precise instructions. The design is more for those who prefer to sit, rather than lie down, since there is very little sinking in the firm cushions.

Choosing the Right Sofa Color

Futons are typically less expensive—and therefore less comfortable—than sleeper sofas, and they’re a popular option for college dorms, small apartments, and anyone on a budget. You can find a small futon for as little as $50, and even high-end products won’t cost more than $400 or so. Sleeper sofas, also called pull-out sofas, look like standard couches, but they contain a hidden mattress that folds out, transforming the sofa into a temporary bed. While not the most comfortable surface to sleep on, pull-out sofas are a great option if you frequently have houseguests and don’t have space for a guest bedroom. L-shaped sections can be right-arm- or left-arm-facing, and this refers to which direction the “L” is meant to face. If you’re planning to purchase an L-shaped sectional, make sure to figure out which side the arm needs to be on before you shop.

If the cushions are damp, remove them from the couch and place them in an open space until they are completely dried off. Anyone who has entered a room only to be abruptly faced with the back of a sofa or side of a wardrobe knows that a good layout is key to creating an elegant living room and comfortable home.

Special Features

Numerous customer experiences vouch that these cushions hold up over many years of hard use. The highly resilient foam in the cushions are plush with just the right amount of support to prevent that feeling that the couch is eating you. In fact, some sectionals are designed to maximize storage space. They can fit just about anywhere and in almost any configuration. The stock form of the majority of sectional couches will come in a three-seater configuration with a chaise.

If you have kids, pets, or frequently entertain and you still want a light-colored sofa, the best solution for keeping your couch clean is to opt for one with a stylish, washable slipcover. The most common approach is to buy a sofa that complements the other décor and is not the center of attention nor camouflaged into the wall color.

In fact, sprinkling baking soda over the entire couch will help to remove odors and further loosen stains. You can also use a homemade baking soda solution for any areas of deep-set stains; in a bowl, mix together equal parts baking soda and water. For either the dry or wet solution, let the baking soda sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the baking soda has fully absorbed the stain, vacuum it up with a brush attachment. And as with all types of cleaning solutions, always spot treat a test portion of the sofa before cleaning it fully.

Select a Price Range for Your Sofa

Available in more than 400 pattern, color, and texture variations (yes, really!), this is a truly versatile pick that comes at a pretty penny. Our main complaint with this couch is how prone to scratching it is—even from normal wear, like from a metal fasten on jeans or from children playing with toys. However, we noticed that the more minor ones faded with time, and the deeper ones weren’t really noticeable unless you looked closely.

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Start with a simple layout, and upgrade as you go, incorporating additional seats, seat cushions, and even chaises as your family grows. We considered sturdiness, comfort, firmness, and fabric texture, as well as any changes over time and how easy any stains were to handle. It stood up to a dog jumping all over it, and any muddy paw prints came off easily. If you’re concerned about dirt, you can also choose a darker shade, since there are a total of 89 upholstery options available. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing and nicer than a futon, guests will always have a comfortable place to sleep. Even if you see the term stain-resistant, look into your sofa’s care instructions. How much time and effort can you commit to keeping your sofa in good shape?