Sofas and Loveseats are some of the most popular types of seating in living rooms all around the country, rarely will you walk into somebody’s home and not see at least one sofa or loveseat. But what’s the difference between the two? There are obvious differences such as size, but there are differences you may not know about too.
Size differences between a sofa and a loveseat vary depending on the specific models, but typically a sofa will seat at least three people on three separate cushions, whereas a loveseat will generally only seat two. Loveseats are sometimes styled to look more like oversized chairs than sofas. Large sofas may seat up to six people or more, especially sectionals. Loveseats generally won’t include additional sections.
Another important difference between a sofa and loveseat that some people may not consider is the ability of a sofa to accommodate pull-out beds and other features because of its size. It’s common for a sofa to house a thin mattress that can be folded up under the cushions when not in use. A loveseat is typically too small to store a mattress. Many sofas feature reclining seats that are separate from the other cushions, but a loveseat simply can’t do that because of size.
Sofas and loveseats are often purchased together in a set for a living room or family room. Sometimes a loveseat is considered to be fancier than a sofa and can be placed in a more formal sitting room. Often times a sofa and loveseat are purchased together to the fabrics match in order to create a cohesive feeling in the living room.
No matter the size, shape, or décor of your living room, Buddy’s has the perfect sofa or loveseat just waiting to be taken home. Come in and try them out for yourself, or give us a call at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions.