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Different Types of Couches and Their Names

"What's in a name? That which we call a couch
By any other word would feel as comfortable."

It feels like every day there's a different name for a new type of couch. From sectionals and recliners to chaises and swivels, there's no stopping the interior design industry from creating new ways to revitalize your living room with new sofa styles. 

But with this guide, we'll help you stay on top of the latest couch trends, so you'll never be frozen in fear thinking you'll have to go hang gliding when someone invites you to sit on their glider.

Your Guide to Different Types of Couches

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The Classic Sofa

Here's your average sofa, for those who believe, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." You simply can't go wrong.

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The Sectional

Perfect for large parties or sprawling out on your day off. You can add, remove, or rearrange different sections of it to make it your own.

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The Accent Chair

Sit on it, or don't — that's not the point of an accent chair. The best part of these chairs is that they don't even have to match the rest of the room.

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The Swivel Glider

For those who want to feel like the Godfather, but who also want to spin around and around like a two-year-old. They may look stationary, but they aren't.

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The Recliner

Who said recliners were for grandpa? You can sit up and watch TV or kickback and take a quick cat nap with the pull of a lever.

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The Reclining Sofa

Uniting comfort and communion in one furniture piece. Sit back and relax with your family and friends as they do the same with you.

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The Reclining Sectional

Uniting comfort and communion on an even larger scale. This sectional can be arranged how you want to allow each of your guests to comfortably kickback in your home.

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The Sleeper Sofa

Perfect for sitting on and sleeping on, sleeper sofas (or sofabeds) are great for guests or yourself in smaller homes and apartments.

 
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The Loveseat

What is commonly believed to be a seat made for two, it was actually designed in the late 17th century as a chair that would fit the elaborately large dresses of the time. But you can believe what you want.

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The Chaise

For the dramatic moments in life, fall back into this chaise and let the chair do the talking.

 

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The Chair and a Half

Fall into the depths of this chair, and I'll guarantee you'll feel like a star. But don't confuse this with an accent chair.

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The Ottoman Chair

What, you've never sat on an ottoman before?

Know What It's Called? Go Find It!

Of all the names and of all the styles, finding the right couch has become as elusive as finding a sock's pair. Your favorite style sofa is no longer a mystery. Regardless of its name, you'll always find the perfect type of couch at Bassett Furniture. Our online catalogs and local storerooms are filled with sofas of all kinds. Find your favorite today!

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Sources:

About: http://furniture.about.com/od/buyingfurniture/bb/SleeperSofa.htm
Encyclopaedia Britannica: http://www.britannica.com/topic/love-seat


 
 
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