How to Chose the Perfect 2-Seater Sofa
Sofas are one of the most important parts of every living room because it creates the foundation for comfort and sets the tone for your space. The two-seater sofa is the best option for smaller or limited spaces or for increasing your living room seating two seats at a time. So, it is important that you consider a few design details before investing in a new 2-seater sofa.
What is Your Style?
Contemporary or modern, traditional, or rustic, farmhouse or industrial, transitional, or mid-century – you can find living room favourites to suit every style. From delicate pleating and tailored piping on a sophisticated two-seater sofa to stainless steel cross base coffee and end tables, you can shop by style that will suit your taste and budget.
What about the Arms?
Sofa arms not only help define the sofa’s style, but they also determine a certain comfort level. Tall arms offer the sofa a more dramatic shape and provide extra support when sitting on the end of the couch or curled up in the corner. Low arms act as a headrest when you’re napping or lounging on your side. Here are a few design terms to know:
• Rolled arms: gently sloping rolls that give the sofa a traditional look
• Saddle arms: padded arms that look like additional seating
• Track arms: straight lines that form an L shape and easily fit in tight spaces
What is Your Colour Theme?
If you're not dedicated to one style, look to colours and finishes to create a cohesive theme for your room. All the different shades of grey are the most current and fashionable neutral. That will create the perfect starting point to add more colours with accent chairs, pillows, wall art and decorative ceramic accents and vases. Then mix ’n match colours and style to create a living room that is uniquely you.
What About Two-Seater Sofa Materials?
Comfort may be the most important factor when choosing the perfect loveseat, but you also want to make sure you’re choosing the right material. Some fabrics are more durable than others. We offer a variety of fabric options for our Canadian custom sofas. The Lanzii performance fabric is 100% polyester and gives you the sophisticated style you want with beauty, softness, texture, and the protection you need against spills and life's other messes. Best of all it is kid, pet, and life friendly meaning that it meets and exceeds durability expectations with many remarkable features like minimal shrinkage or stretching, its breathable, it air dries quickly and stains are easily removed with water alone.
Don’t Forget to Measure.
Be sure to measure your room carefully to ensure your new furniture will fit your space easily. Measure the room’s dimensions, including the length, width, and height of the walls. Be sure to also measure the width and height of the doorways leading to the room, since the furniture must fit through them. Rule of thumb is to leave at least 30″ of space between the sofa and other pieces of furniture, and about 16″ of space for a coffee table.
Standard 2-seater sofa sizes typically range from 52” to 64″ long and 30” to 40″ deep, depending on the style and the manufacturer. Just as the name suggest, a 2-seater sofa will comfortably seat two people, but the length of the furniture will also determine who can lay on it to watch TV or take a nap.
Small Space Solution
A two-seater sofa is also known as a loveseat. The loveseat gets its name from the idea that a couple can share it, sitting very close together… so really a loveseat is a small sofa for two people. Loveseats are great alternatives to sofas in smaller rooms where you don't have the space for something bigger or bulky and will help your furniture arrangement feel more in proportion
However, a loveseat can also be a great addition to any living room. It increases the seating without requiring you to add another larger sofa. Let’s also consider that a two-seater sofa makes a great addition to a child’s bedroom for sleepovers or in a den for extra seating. Regardless if the room is big or small, a two-seater is just the right thing!