Published at Friday, 11 October 2019. Sofas & Couches. By Giacinta D'Andrea.
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.
Sofas have been called by many names, we are familiar with them being called couches, but they have also been called settees, lounges, davenports, or chesterfields. But it does not stop there they also go by other names because of their various styles such as a two-seater, a three-seater, a corner sofa, or perhaps a chaise lounge. A small version of a couch is sometimes called a loveseat, and, as you likely already know, there are sofas that fold out into beds, as well as futons -which are incredibly similar. There are even lounges or elaborate sofas with canopies for privacy or decoration.
You can look for a re-upholsterer near you (always an option), but you may be surprised to find that even your sofa can be renewed online. Fabric manufacturers now make their custom sewing work available through online web retail stores, particularly sellers of futon covers and bedding collections. Some of our finest American fabric manufacturers collectively offer thousands of fabrics from which to choose, including fabrics from top designers, at pretty reasonable prices.
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