Sofas can be expensive, but without one, your apartment might not feel complete. Additionally, as you’re shopping for a new sofa, you might feel like there’s an endless amount of sofa styles. If you want to find the right one for your apartment and make sure your money is well spent, read below to help yourself determine which type of sofa is best for your apartment.
Sectional / L-shaped sofa
Sectional sofas can be a great choice if you plan on regularly lounging in your living room. The most common sectional sofas you can find in apartments are L-shaped sofas, which can be ideal if you want to sit and lay down while having enough seats for a couple of friends.
One common disadvantage of L-shaped sofas is that their orientation is usually fixed, making them more difficult to rearrange to fit a uniquely-shaped apartment layout. However, you can find compact sectional sofas that will work well in a smaller apartment.
Whether you need space-saving furniture because your apartment is small or you plan to frequently host overnight guests, sofa beds can be very useful. Sofa beds are space-efficient sleeper sofas because they fold down and turn into a bed without an additional mattress or the burdensome task of removing cushions.
Since the sofa’s cushions are used as the bed’s mattress, one important factor to consider when buying a sofa bed is its fabric and softness. Many sofa cushions are filled with foam wrapped in either down feather or polyester fibers for comfort and support, and although down feather filling is more expensive than polyester, down is softer.
Sofa-in-a-box (Multi-part sofas)
A multi-part sofa, commonly known as sofa-in-a-box, can be the right choice for anyone who wants easy-to-move furniture. A sofa-in-a-box often comes, as its name suggests, in one box. As such, if you need to move, you can easily pack up a multi-part sofa and move it to another apartment.
A sofa-in-a-box is also quick to assemble and can be easily rearranged to fit your living room’s layout. It can also easily turn into a sofa bed with some adjusting.
Sofas with rounded arms
If you are a fan of a classic sofa design with a soft armrest, then sofas with rounded arms can be good candidates for your apartment’s living room. There are several kinds of rounded sofa arm styles such as panel arms, pad sofa arms, and saddle arms. While you sit on your sofa with rounded arms, your back and your arms will be comfortably supported.
Sofas with rectangular arms
If you like to go for a modern aesthetic, sofas with rectangular arms might be the best fit for your apartment. There are many distinctive rectangular armrest styles available such as key arms, track arms, and modern slope arms. Sofas with rectangular arms usually have a flat surface, making them perfect for balancing objects such as that popcorn bowl you’re enjoying on movie night.
What type of sofa do you think is best for your apartment? Share your thoughts in the comments!