By Adalheid Voigt. Industrial. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 01:24:52 AM.
Anytime you´re arranging furniture you have to think about balance. When too many visually heavy things are on one side of the room the entire space looks unbalanced. Since sofas tend to be large in scale they take up quite a bit of visual space, and they require something of equal weight across from them to balance out the room. This is why you often see two chairs placed directly across from a sofa. Together the chairs balance out the weight of the sofa.
Sofas that have no separate seat cushions are often called tight seat. This style can be found both on traditional and modern sofas or sofas with wood frames. It is generally conveys a formal look. "Under the hood" of your sofa are the various parts that make up its structure. These are largely responsible for the longevity of a sofa.
Knowing how to identify each main part and its variations can help you describe the sofa you want to a salesperson or designer. Understanding the basics of sofa construction can make you a shrewd judge of sofa quality. The arms define the ends of a sofa and play a critical role in the overall look and function of the piece.