Sofas + Love Seats
Sofas are among your most significant investments when it comes to your living room furniture. These pieces of furniture provide your home not only with comfortable seating, but they also give your living room area a relaxed and homey atmosphere as well. Apart from its obvious function, a sofa is also a major element to the overall theme and design of your living space. So to ensure that your sofa suits your tastes and needs now and into the future too, let us help you choose the style, size, function and feel that’s just right for you.
west elm has a fine selection of sofas, love seats, settees and sleeper sofas in a wide range of sizes, shapes, styles, colors and upholstery fabric. With such a diverse selection of sofas, it is almost certain you’ll find the right one for your living room from among our offerings. Before you start browsing our selection, however, let’s address a few important considerations, which should make your shopping easier and give you a very good chance of owning a sofa that suits your requirements and taste. These considerations are the size of the available space you have for the sofa, the type of materials and upholstery you want and finally the design of the sofa that works well for you and your living area.
Size is a good place to start when shopping for a sofa and for this part, break out the tape measure and take the measurements of the space where your new sofa will go. If you are replacing an old sofa and are happy with its size, just measure the dimensions of the furniture. When taking measurements of the space for the sofa, make adjustments for the extra space that you will be comfortable with around the furniture and also for coffee or side tables that you want to use with it. The dimensions of our sofas range from a cozy width of 56 inches with one of our love seats, to a roomy seating with an urban sofa measuring 93.5 inches wide.
After determining the size of the sofa for your living area, you can move on to selecting the style. Our sofas come in either modern or contemporary designs. Modern sofas have longer and exposed legs, usually have firm and tufted upholstery, and have straight lines and distinctive angles. Sofas in contemporary styles on the other hand, have shorter and often hidden legs, come with plushier cushions and have traditional accents. Choose a sofa that goes well the design of your living room and likewise complement existing furniture such as tables or media consoles. Or use your new sofa to create a whole new look for your living space.
Most of our sofas come with various options for fabric and fabric color. Having the choice of selecting the upholstery fabric for your sofa allows you to modify its appearance to make it blend even better into your living area. The general rule of thumb when deciding on the color for your sofa is that you should choose a hue that is within the same range as the dominant shade in the room. You can also choose a contrasting color and fabric to add a distinctive texture to the overall look of the living room. Whichever way you choose a fabric for your sofa, always trust your own taste.
The frames on our sofas are constructed of wood, metal or a combination of both, ensuring that they last you a long time. The seat cushion types available include foams of various densities and down cushions, which is the most comfortable to sit on. For the back cushion, our sofas come with either pillow back or tight back.
Apart from regular sofas, we also have specialty living room seating that just might suit some of your other requirements. Our sofa offerings also include sleeper sofas and daybeds with pull out trundles. Since these types of seating furniture doubles as extra bed space, they are ideal for small apartments or when you want an additional bed in case of visitors without sacrificing as much space.