5/6/19

Which Sofa (Cushion) Is Right for You?

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Today’s sofas come in every style, length, seat, and color you can imagine. But the number-one question we get from clients is whether their sofa should have one, two, or three seat cushions. And that depends on how you’ll actually use your sofa – so here’s the best way to decide:

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One Seat Cushion

The single-seat cushion, known as a bench seat by those in the biz, is a sleeker and more modern look. This solo cushion actually fools the eye by making the sofa look even longer. It’s also a more tailored style that’s perfect for entertaining. That’s because you can fit a lot of people on the single cushion – there isn’t an uncomfortable spot that you often get in that gap between cushions. The only “cons” to this type of sofa cushion is to be sure you get a good quality of upholstery. Otherwise the ends of the cushion can pop up as a person sits near the center.

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Two Seat Cushions

This style has become a lot more popular in the last year or two. The look also has an elongating effect with two longer cushions, and it’s super-comfortable to share with another person. Each person gets a lot of real estate with a bigger cushion, which is fabulous for couples or small-group entertaining. The downside to a two-seater is that it isn’t optimal for more than two people – someone will get stuck in the gap. And if you or a family member like to nap on the sofa, this one will let your hip sink into the space between cushions.

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Three Seat Cushions (or more)

Having three seat cushions has been the traditional look for many years. And it’s still a great choice if you have a big family or if you entertain a lot. The multiple cushions help designate seating areas, allowing you to fit more people comfortably on the sofa. If you have pets or children, this is also a great choice because you can remove a single cushion for quick clean up – or even flip it!

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We hope we’ve made choosing your next sofa style as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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