Coastal and tropical
sectionals are influenced by
styles from overseas, with
distinct decorative details such
as palm trees, seashells, and
pineapples. These pieces are
most often constructed of
bamboo, rattan, sea grass,
wicker, and other woven
Mission furniture is
characterized by its simplicity
and use of vertical slats and
Shaker furniture is also very
simple, similar to mission
without the slats. These styles
are almost always constructed of
Traditional sectionals have
rolled or slightly curved arms.
These pieces will have
traditional details such as
nailheads or wood inlay along
the base and up the arms, or may
have tufted cushions. In
general, the feet are wooden
blocks and the back of the couch
is straight or slightly humped.
Sectionals that have
an updated or futuristic look
are considered modern or
contemporary. Modern and
contemporary couches will have
straight or track arms with
straight lines across the top of
the couch. These pieces are very
simple, without any no extra
padding, sometimes coming in
nontraditional shapes and sizes.
Casually style sectionals look
overstuffed or fluffy in nature.
These will often have pillow top
arms, which are fluffy cushions
sewn on the top or inside side
of the arm and additional pillow
top seat cushions that make
these couches irresistibly
Transitional sectionals are
simpler than traditional, but
not 100% modern. Featuring soft,
but clean lines, without the
ornate details of traditional
style. Transitional sofas can
have rounder features than
modern or contemporary
sectionals, and will fit in with
Cottage style sectionals are
smaller scale upholstery pieces
that are slipcovered or pictured
in plaid or floral fabrics.
Calling to mind log cabins and
deep forests, these sectionals
have a rugged look, often
featuring natural woods accents
and darker fabrics. The frame
may even look like an actual
There's much more to your sofa than what's on the outside. Knowing how your sofa was made and what's inside it are important factors to consider. This guide covers the kinds of sofa frames, seating support, and cushion filling and their benefits
The construction of your sofa can affect the price and how long it will last. The supports and filling can also affect the comfort of your cushions. Make sure when you're shopping that you get the best quality for your budget with these tips.
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Vacuuming, dusting, and conditioning will help your upholstery stay pristine. Check our spot cleaning tips to make sure you remove stains safely. Consider slipcovers for easy laundering or leather for spills.
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