In the world of living room furniture, there is perhaps nothing more important than a sofa.
Even the noble recliner must recognize that a living room, den or sitting room is simply not complete without a sofa. Sofas are also found in game rooms, “man caves” and even enclosed patios. A sofa enlivens a room, ties it all together and helps you know that you’re home.
Since there are so many sofas available today, it comes as no surprise that everyone has their own favorite. In Phoenix, Tempe and elsewhere throughout Arizona, everybody has their own take on which type of sofa is the most stylish – and just as important, the most comfortable.
However, no matter who is doing the shopping, our team members at Phoenix Furniture Outlet have noticed that certain types of sofas are more popular than others. If you are considering which type of sofa to buy, reviewing and understanding these best-sellers can help you get one step closer to making a great purchase decision.
A futon sleeper sofa is a comfortable sofa that can be unfolded into a bed. Typically, in the daytime, the bed frame is hidden under the sofa cushions. At night, it can be easily pulled free and stretched out into a twin or full-sized bed. This sofa type is especially popular among people who have smaller apartments, as it allows you to save space without having to sacrifice comfort.
The Zeth twin sofa sleeper is one of our best selling sleeper options. It comes in multiple sizes, so you can enjoy an easy rest on a full- or even a queen-sized sleeper if you desire. It’s fast and easy, with convenient setup and takedown, and it will last for years.
A reclining sofa combines two items people love: the sofa and the recliner. It offers the relaxing and inviting comfort of the standard reclining chair as well as the convenient size of a sofa – allowing several people to enjoy it at once. Compared to the classic sofa and recliner chair combination, a reclining sofa can optimize your living space and potentially save you some money.
You might also see this kind of sofa referred to as a motion sofa. For those who enjoy home media, theater seating is an incredibly popular take on reclining sofas. To get a good example of this, take a look at our leather home theater featuring three armless recliners.
A loveseat sofa is a very popular option for couples, as it is designed to seat two people closely together. Part of a loveseat’s charm is its cozy size compared to many other seating options. Additionally, there are many different loveseat designs, so it is easy to find one that fits your décor. The most iconic loveseat designs have the two parties facing parallel to each other. However, there are many modern twists on this classic favorite.
Innovative new loveseat sofa designs are showing up in Phoenix almost every day. When it comes to the most popular, however, Phoenix Furniture Outlet recommends the Victoria loveseat as an inspired selection that encompasses the elegance and passion of the style.
When people think of the traditional leather sofa, they are often thinking about sectional sofas. While most sofas are composed of a single immobile piece, a sectional is divided into several distinct pieces that can be moved around. It may consist of several different corner pieces, sofa sections, and chaises or recliners in various styles. An ottoman (or two!) is usually included as well.
Due to their variety and flexibility, sectional sofas are among the most popular sofas in Phoenix and Tempe. This reversible chaise sectional with Ottoman and two pillows is a dynamic example of how much comfort can be packed into a sectional design.
Futon sofa beds can be used as a couch or flattened into a full-size daybed. The name comes from the traditional Japanese quilted mattress that is rolled out directly onto the floor rather than on a conventional box spring. Futon sofas are filled with comfortable foam and are much closer in size to a standard mattress than their Japanese counterparts are.
The Primo Oregon Futon encapsulates what’s special about futons and combines it with dramatic wood sides in an espresso finish. It even comes complete with matching pillows. If it’s not quite right for you, you can also find futons in many other sizes.
A daybed offers a twin bed mattress with three sides, providing the appearance of an especially deep couch – usually about double the depth. It differs from the sleeper sofa in that the sleeping surface is always visible and available. Their distinctive, rectangular shape sets them apart. While a daybed might look very deep, it doesn’t take up more space than an average sofa.
The fun thing about daybeds is that it’s easy to tell if you’ll enjoy them just by sitting in them at the showroom. The Dark Bronze Metal Daybed with Trundle is a terrific example of a daybed that can fit into modern decor without giving up anything in the way of comfort.
The Chesterfield leather sofa makes use of a distinctive historic design said to date all the way back to the 18th century. It features rolled arms that are the same height as the back of the sofa. Its nail-head trim and deep button tufting also make it distinguishable from other sofa types. A Chesterfield sectional sofa is a larger piece that extends this iconic style into multiple pieces, as with other sectionals.
You can’t go wrong with a dark leather Chesterfield, and our Chesterfield leather sofa in black fits the bill perfectly. It recalls the original Chesterfield, which will truly never go out of style. Still, you’ll also find gorgeous Chesterfields in white and a variety of browns and tans.
A Lawson sofa is another striking addition to any décor, and is very popular as a result. This sofa got its name from Thomas Lawson, who requested a sofa that prioritized simplicity and comfort over fanciful style. You can recognize a Lawson-style sofa from its three back cushions and arms that rise slightly lower than the back, which can be either rolled or squared.
This sofa makes an immediate impression, and it is an ideal way to make a room feel more simplistic and comfortable. Black is the most traditional and popular color, but blue is perfect for more modern homes.
Traditional sofas come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. A traditional sofa can be told apart from a couch – that is, a standard long upholstered seat for two or more people – through its more bench-like qualities. It may feature a more stylish wooden backing and built-in cushions that should be augmented with comfortable throw pillows.
You might not find its picture in the textbooks under “traditional sofa,” but the Grace Bay Sofa is a solid example of how traditional and modern looks have been combined. Its gray hue will add some sedate relaxation to your outdoor patio space.
A Bridgewater sofa is memorable for its casual and comfortable design. With arms slightly rolled to the side and a bit lower than the sofa back, it is one of the most approachable sofas. A Bridgewater is the perfect fit if you want to be sure your sofa will match your existing decor and defer to the other statement pieces in the room.
Bridgewater sofas tend to come in lighter colors such as cream, light brown and light blue. These colors make any room feel more calm, clean and fresh – making them ideal for Arizona homeowners who prefer a more pristine sense of style.
Come Pick Out Your Favorite Sofa at Phoenix Furniture Outlet
People may replace the other items in the living room over time, but a comfortable sofa is a friend you can have for life. That’s one reason it’s so important to make the right sofa selection at a furniture store that offers you all the best sofa options.
When it comes to sofas in Tempe, AZ, Phoenix Furniture Outlet strives to provide a veritable wonderland of affordable, high quality options. We also offer free delivery and an unbeatable return policy so that you can shop with confidence. No matter what your tastes, our team can help you select a fine sofa that will bring effortless relaxation to your living room.
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