Loveseats

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Designed for two, loveseats are perfect for saving space and cozying up. Both stylish and comfortable, these pieces easily fit in smaller living rooms or complement sofas in larger spaces. They’re made with various luxurious materials great for unwinding after a long day. And if comfort isn’t enough to get you interested, maybe the plush accent pillows and bold patterns that accentuate the versatile loveseats will be. More

How to Choose a Loveseat

Loveseats are versatile and functional because they are larger than chairs, yet smaller, and more compact than couches. These pieces are great for families who need additional seating, couples who like to snuggle, or singles who like to sprawl out. Loveseats are a great alternative to sofas for small or oddly shaped rooms.

Size and Budget

Before buying your loveseat online, measure your living room and create a furniture plan. Include tables and consoles in your measurements and consider line-of-sight for television viewing. As families tend to gather in the living room, it is important to leave ample space for activities, like game or movie nights.

If you plan on using your loveseat as the only couch in the room, it will get a lot of use; set aside a larger $400 or $500 budget for this piece. A good quality, well-maintained loveseat will last for many years and will work perfectly for apartment size living spaces. While bargain pieces for sale will be cheaper, you will have to replace them sooner. If you plan on using your loveseat to supplement your couch, it is likely to get much less use and a smaller $200 or $300 budget might suffice.

Style

Traditional and mid-century loveseats fit well in a formal setting. These pieces tend to be more decorative with nailhead trims, tufted cushions, rolled arms, classic lines or printed fabric. Modern or contemporary loveseats are characterized by clean geometric lines and sleek materials. They are often lower to the ground with squat backs that resemble benches. Contemporary pieces are more versatile as they have fewer embellishments. Other loveseat styles include dual power reclining loveseats and wall hugger options.

Color

Since loveseats are smaller pieces, you can pick one with a bold color or fun pattern to update the room without overwhelming the eye. For areas where people often gather, like living rooms, adding red or yellow loveseats will create a positive vibe. Subdued hues, such as navy blue, light gray, sand beige, tan or tobacco brown, are better suited for places associated with rest, such as sitting rooms. Choosing a loveseat that highlights an accent color will bring any room together.

Fabric/Materials

Loveseats are generally upholstered with leather or fabric. Wood and leather are always great options, as they're durable, easily cleaned, and fit well into both contemporary and traditionally decorated spaces. If you are going for a more playful look, textured or printed fabric works great. For family seating, consider plush, stain-resistant materials such as microfiber.

Using Loveseats in Different Rooms

Loveseats are versatile pieces that can fit into a variety of rooms as well, which presents different opportunities depending on the room.

Living Room

Many living room sets come standard with a matching sofa and loveseat accompanied by an accent chair, this is an easy and obvious choice. Some folks prefer non-matching furniture choices, and certainly, there is no rule that says the loveseat has to perfectly match the sofa. For an eclectic or custom look, chose a loveseat that does not match, but still complements the rest of your furnishings. Some designers choose to make the loveseat the accent piece in the room by selecting one with a pop of color or bold pattern.

If you like the balanced, symmetrical effect of two facing sofas in your living room, but don't have quite enough room; or want to add armchairs to the couch duo as well, echo the same look utilizing two loveseats. Double loveseats will take up a smaller footprint, allowing you to fit them into tighter spaces or giving you more options on surrounding furnishings.

Apartment

Apartment living can be great, but many apartments don't have enough space in the living room for a sofa or sectional. Between creating multi-functional space, sometimes challenging architectural configurations and traffic patterns, you may not have room for large contiguous furniture options. Often a loveseat can fit your space better AND leave room for an accent chair or two.

Home Office

Because the majority of the focus is on the desk and chair combo and creating a functional workspace, non-desk seating is relegated to what is left over. Perhaps there is room for an armchair or two, but since this is an office in your home, a loveseat is a popular option. Not only does it have a less formal feel, but you can also opt for a loveseat with a hidden sleeper—and voila—you've got the perfect space for overnight guests.

Master Bedroom

If you are fortunate enough to have extra space for seating in your bedroom, consider a loveseat rather than an armchair. While a single accent chair and a lamp tucked in a corner can create a reading nook, the overall impression can come across as stark or lonely. However, swapping that chair out for a loveseat will instantly give it a cozier look.

Hallways and Entryways

Many hallways, entryways and foyers have an extra little alcove just screaming to be filled with the convenience of something to sit on. A settee or tailored loveseat might be an ideal choice here, you will be likely looking for a selection that has a smaller footprint to stay clear of traffic while still providing a spot to sit or rest items.