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Alternatives to the Standard Sofa

Sofas are pretty much standard fare in a living room or family room. It’s the place where we put are feet up; read a book; watch television or hangout with the people who are important in our lives. Being without a sofa is almost unthinkable.

Where would we sit and catch up on the news or have a quick nap before going out for the evening? Due to space constraints or awkwardly shaped rooms, even though they are available in a number of sizes, a standard-sized sofa is anywhere from 72 inches to 96 inches in length and just might not fit. Today’s furniture manufacturers offer some great space saving solutions that won’t take up too much of your available floor space.

Eurostyle Leonardo 2 Loveseat

A loveseat typically is used in conjunction with a sofa to increase a living room’s functionality and seating capacity. However, the Eurostyle Leonardo 2 Loveseat in Black Leather and Chrome offers the same function and convenience as its “big brother” for those who live in smaller accommodations. You might not have a wall long enough to accommodate a standard sofa, but you might be able to comfortably make room for two loveseats, which will give approximately the same amount of seating as a large sofa.

Armen Living Dupont Sectional Sofa

A sectional sofa might sound counter-productive when discussing space-saving types of sofas. But since they are essentially L-shaped, a compact sectional like the one shown in the picture could easily fit into a corner of a living room or family room, maximizing floor space.

Van Gogh Designs Baha Loveseat Sofabed

As mentioned above, the loveseat does duty as a sofa while comfortably seating two people. The beautifully crafted Van Gogh Designs Baha Loveseat Sofabed also functions as twin bed. When living in a smaller-sized home, having an extra place for someone to sleep is such a bad idea.

Coaster Furniture Jetson Convertible Sleeper Sofa Bed

Like the compact sofa bed, the sofa convertible is a great space-save and alternative to the standard sofa. But the Coaster Furniture Jetson Convertible Sleeper Sofa Bed is more like a futon than a sofa bed, because the bed component doesn’t pull out from within the couch frame as it does with a sofa bed. Unlike the futon, however, a convertible sofa’s seating area automatically functions as the “mattress” of the sofa bed, saving you the trouble of having to purchase a separate futon mattress.

2 Responses to “Alternatives to the Standard Sofa”

  1. Hi. nice article. I prefer the sectional sofas. We had one but recently my brother moved out so now I have to get a new one. Anyway I loved it. not only is it a comfortable place to sit. But you can sleep on it and it can accommodate much more people than your normal sofa can

  2. sofa bed are very very comfortable and i love to sleep on them `

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