Published at Friday, 19 July 2019. Sofas & Couches. By Giovanna Cusanelli.
Until the 20th century the sofa or couch was the name which referred to a long, upholstered seat - one end would be inclined enough for the person lounging on it to rest his or her head. In the late, middle ages the couch almost signified a daybed, and again, we do have our modern versions of the daybed, do we not? Window seats are also very beautiful, comfortable, luxurious and simple to install.
The daybed was the most popular and common kind of sofa in the 17th century. Especially into the 19th century the sofa, couch, or lounge bed was often thought of as a ladies lounging seat. However, reverting back further in history, men would often lounge as they ate or relaxed, and the women would stand or sit in chairs. As a matter of fact, it was not until the industrial era that sofas began to appear eventually in the homes of more and more common people. Soon it became so that virtually everyone, singles, couples, and / or whole families, would acquire at least one sofa for their home.
Contrary to popular belief, the wicker outdoor sofa set is also very good in terms of looks and style. Sleeper sofas are used in both indoors and the outdoors. These types of sofas are a blend of the sofa and the bed. Finally, there are several types of sofa designs available in different sizes, shapes, and seating capacities.
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