A love seat is a classic piece of furniture that works well in a variety of spaces. Since they’re shorter than the average sofa, they add seating room while saving space. Available in a variety of styles and shapes, love seats are great for families, couples or one-bedroom apartments tight on space.
What size love seat should I buy?
Love seats range in size from 50 to 80 inches wide, so your first step is to determine where your new furniture will be placed and if it will fit. Be sure to consider the size of surrounding furniture as well. This will ensure your new love seat complements your existing pieces instead of overpowering it.
If you’re unsure of where you can tuck your love seat, look to odd spaces. Alcoves, bay windows and reading nooks can all easily accommodate these miniature sofas. You can also place them in larger spaces — try facing two love seats toward each other to create a cozy entertaining space.
What type of upholstery is best for love seats?
Are you looking for a formal piece? Or are you in need of a piece that can hold its own against the wear and tear from pets and children? Love seats range in styles from traditional and tufted to modern and sleek. Traditional styles may feature velvet upholstery and cabriole legs, but these won’t hold up as well as cotton upholstery with sturdy legs. Don’t fret, however. You can still enjoy a lovely, traditional style without having to worry about permanent stains and pet hair collections.