Know Your Sofa - Back Cushions
So you’ve decided it’s time to replace your sofa, and you start researching local furniture stores, shopping through endless aisles of online sofas. And it’s at this point, you start to realize, there are a lot of options when it comes to sofas. You probably knew there were tons of fabric styles and colors, but did you realize there are also a variety of cushion styles, arm styles, footing styles, and more. For instance, do you go with a Loose Back Sofa, or would you prefer the low maintenance of an attached back sofa? It’s very easy to get lost in the details, so it’s important to take some time to review the features and benefits for each of these options.
In this blog, we are going to dive into the world of sofa cushions. Many customers do not realize there are several cushion styles available, each with their own unique features and benefits.
Loose Back Sofa
Sink in and relax. That is one of the biggest benefits of a loose back sofa. The back cushions are unattached, allowing you the flexibility to snuggle up and settle into your sofa. The cushions can be rotated, flipped, and moved to extend the longevity of the fabric. You can get cushions in anything from fiber to down, allowing them to be cushier or firmer, depending on your preference. The covers can also be removed for cleaning.
Attached Back Sofa
Similar to the Loose Back Sofa, the major difference is that the back cushions are fastened or sewn to the frame and they cannot be removed. This is the most common for sofa styles on the market today. The benefit is the fact that they stay in place, while providing a neat clean look with very little upkeep.
Tight Back Sofa
As the name suggests, tight back sofas have the back cushions built right into the frame and there are no separate cushions. Because of this, tight back sofas are generally firmer because the springs inside push you forward a bit, offering great back support and requires very little maintenance. The main benefit of a tight back sofa is that they are always going to look neat. There will not be anything out of place, or any worn down cushions. So if the thought of fluffing your cushions or having a messy looking sofa makes you shudder, than the tight back sofa is a perfect option for you.
Waterfall Back Sofa
Commonly found in motion sofa sets, each cushion is attached to the back of the sofa horizontally, usually 3 or more which creates the image of a waterfall. Similar to rocks smoothened by water. The unique curved design, slopes downward to relieve the pressure on the back, while providing superior support to the upper, middle and lower back. Not only does the waterfall back provide enhanced comfort by reducing the pressure on your limbs, but it’s slight slope also promotes the use of the backrest to support the lumbar region, preventing you from sliding down the chair.
Camel Back Sofa
Appearance. The first thing you will notice about the camel back sofa is the appearance, and the aesthetic appeal it provides to your living room. The couch’s curvilinear shape combined with its shallow seating offers comfort for the more traditional and formal living rooms. This is commonly found in tradition and elegant styles.
Scatter Back Pillows
Scatter back sofas are great if you just want to recline for hours on end with no plans to move anytime soon. It’s for casual sitting with a deeper seat that provides more leg room. You can mix and match the back cushions in color and fabric to create some versatility and a unique style. The pillows can be moved and adjusted for comfort and there are more pillows than seats.
Hopefully you have discovered something new about your sofa and this blog helps you find the perfect sofa for your living room. Remember, Surplus Furniture carries a wide variety of brand name sofa styles all at Factory Direct Pricing, ready for Same Day Delivery. So regardless of your design needs or budget, Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse has it all! Visit our warehouse today and SAVE!