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Modern Couches, Contemporary Sofas and Loveseats

Craft your dream living room with modern sofas and contemporary couches that are as stylish as they are comfortable. From plush velvet sofas to modern leather couches that feature quality upholstery, plush pillows and sturdy construction, we've got you covered when it comes to modern living room seating.

What is a Sofa?

A sofa is a piece of furniture that typically seats three to five people and is considered one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home. It is usually upholstered in fabric or leather and typically sits on solid wood or metal frame. Both stylish and functional, our contemporary sofas come in a wide variety of modern profiles, elegant hues and quality fabrics. Choose from modern white sofas wrapped in boucle, urban black leather couches perfect for the city or playfully elegant pink couches to elevate the look and feel of your home, no matter what your style is.

Types of Sofas

Before you decide on the best couch for you, consider the different types of sofas that offer unique functionalities depending on the needs of your room.

  • Sectional Sofas: A sectional is a sofa that is composed of multiple modular units that typically form an L-shape or U-shape. Sectionals are a great option for larges rooms in need of ample seating.
  • Loveseats: A loveseat is a small sofa that seats two people that features slimmer armrests and backrests than the typical couch. They are usually found in living rooms, bedrooms, or offices and oftentimes come in a set with your primary sofa. Whether you're looking for a cozy spot to cuddle up with your partner or an intimate seating option for your home office, a loveseat is a great option.
  • Apartment Sofas: An apartment sofa is a type of sofa designed for small spaces thanks to their shorter, narrower profile. Apartment sofas also tend to have clean lines and simple designs, which can help to make a small space feel more open and airy. While they are often less expensive than other types of sofas, apartment sofas can still be quite stylish and can add a touch of luxury to any space.
  • Sleeper Sofas: A sleeper sofa is a type of sofa that can be easily converted into a bed. They are typically built with a metal frame and a mattress that ranges in sizes from twin to queen. For people who often have guests stay over, especially those without a lot of space, a sleeper sofa is a great option.
  • Daybeds: A daybed is a piece of furniture that can be used for both seating and sleeping. They are typically about the size of a twin bed and feature a backrest that can be used as a headboard. Easily transform your cozy lounge spot to an accommodating sleep space for guests in no time with a daybed.
  • Settees: A settee is a type of sofa that typically has two armrests and a backrest and features a slightly shorter profile than a standard sofa, making it ideal for smaller spaces. Settees are often upholstered in luxurious fabrics, such as velvet or suede, and they can be used as an accent piece in a room or as extra seating for guests. While settees were once only found in formal living rooms or parlors, they are now available in a wide range of styles and can be used in any room of the house.

Popular Modern Sofas & Couch Styles

Once you land on the best type of sofa for your space, consider the profile. CB2 offers a range of sophisticated yet unexpected modern profiles that will set the tone of your room.

  • Armless Sofas: An armless sofa is the perfect couch profile for those who want clean lines and a sleek silhouette instead of the typical bulky form.
  • Curved Sofas: The curved sofa is a stylish piece of modern furniture that can add a touch of elegance to any room. It's distinctive shape of a curved back and side that create a soft, is both eye-catching and inviting, making it a popular choice for living rooms and dens. Whether you're looking for a small love seat or a grand statement piece, curved sofas are sure to make a lasting impression.
  • Chesterfield Sofas: A chesterfield sofa is a type of sofa that is characterized by its unique buttoned upholstery and rolled arms. This style of sofa was first created in the early 1800s in England, and it quickly became popular among the British aristocracy. Today, chesterfield sofas are still associated with luxury and sophistication. They are often found in high-end homes and office spaces.
  • Track Arm Sofas: A track arm sofa is a type of couch that has clean lines and square or rectangular arms that track straight back from the front of the sofa. This style of sofa arm is often seen in modern and contemporary furniture designs.

How to Style Your Modern Sofa

While your sofa is the perfect piece of modern furniture to anchor your room, you can't let it do all the work itself. To complete the look of your mid-century modern living room, pair your modern couch with a pair of statement accent chairs and chic side tables to hold your books, phone or drinks. Make your space even comfier when you layer in a textured area rugs, cozy throw pillows and luxurious throw blankets. Finalize your look with a modern coffee table or an ottoman that doubles as footrest.

Popular Questions about Modern Couches and Sofas

What is the difference between a sofa and a couch?

In general, a couch is considered to be more informal than a sofa and often has a larger profile and deeper seat; however, the terms are often used interchangeably.

How long does a sofa last?

The average lifespan of a sofa is seven to 15 years, but the higher quality the sofa, the longer it will last.No matter which type of contemporary sofa you choose, it's important to find one that is well-made, comfortable and provides plenty of seating for all of your guests.

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