The 4 Basic Types of Couches

Couches are one of the main pieces of furniture that can be found in any house. They are a great place to sit with family and friends and have a long conversation. They can be used in theater rooms and game rooms as a place to lounge and pass the hours. They can be used as the main sitting area in a small studio apartment, then transformed into a comfortable sleeping area at night. It doesn’t matter how you use a couch, they are essential to any home.

Yet sometimes, we may not know what kind of couch to get for our home. There are 4 basic types of couches and each one can be used to serve a specific purpose while some may overlap in their uses. It all depends on your style choice and budget.

The first choice of a couch and the most popular is the full-sized, usually, three cushioned, couch. This is the couch that you will find in most homes. It is large enough to fit a small family and they come in a variety of colours and styles to match your tastes. This couch usually comes in a set with a smaller couch or loveseat.

This couch is best used in a living space or walk in conversation/meeting room. It is comfortable enough and sometimes professional enough to be used in waiting rooms or offices. This couch will serve most people very well. Especially since most people like to have more than one couch in their home.

The second choice of a couch is the much larger, and more expensive, sectional couch. This couch is great for game rooms, theatre rooms, or bonus rooms. It is very large and is able to accommodate many people at one time. It is long enough to stretch out on and watch a movie or play video games. This couch comes in fewer styles and colours but is still a great choice for any home.

The third, and cheapest option is the futon couch. This couch is universally known as a sleeper couch. It is a couch by day, and a bed by night. It usually consists of a metal frame that can be pulled and laid down to provide a comfortable sleeping area. The futon has a big mattress that looks like a bed mattress that folds in the middle making a couch but an uninterrupted sleeping mattress when laid flat. This couch is best used in studio apartments or in a house where you may need an extra bed for visitors.

The last option is the hide-a-bed couch. This couch is best used in apartments or houses that need an extra bed in case of visitors. The cushions come off and a folded up bed frame pop out revealing usually a full to queen sized bed. They are a heavier, more expensive option to the futon couch. But they come in more styles and colours than the futon couch. They usually also look better since you can’t see the bed. Hence the name hide-a-bed.

No matter what your need for a couch is, they are definitely worth the money. They are a universal piece of furniture that complete any living space. Now that you are equipped with the knowledge you need to find the perfect couch for your home, go out and have fun looking around for your next furniture addition.