What style of couches are best for you? You have a lot to choose from, and it can be hard to decide which style is the right style for your home. In this blog post, we will explore 12 different styles of sofas and couches. We will talk about their features, pros and cons so that by the time you finish reading this article you'll know which style is perfect for your needs!

Sectional Sofas

sectional sofa is made of multiple pieces. They are typically three pieces but can have more. The sectional style is perfect for bigger spaces because it offers so much seating area in one room. Sectional couches offer the most flexibility of all styles of couches and sofas because they separate into multiple pieces to create different arrangements, allowing you to change up your style with ease. Two common configurations are the L-shaped and U-shaped sectionals. Rearrange your sectional sofa to fit your space in whatever way you desire.

3-Piece Sectional

3-Piece Sectional by Signature Design by Ashley

Mid-Century Modern Style

Mid-century modern style is all about sleek lines and simple shapes. The style was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and has made a comeback in recent years. This style of couch is perfect for those who want a timeless look in their home. Mid-century modern couches typically have low, wide arms and tapered legs. They are often upholstered in a solid color or a simple pattern.

Lady Bird Sofa Blush

Lady Bird Sofa by Austin Grown


Loveseat Style

loveseat is a small couch that seats two people. It is perfect for couples or for use as an extra seat in a room. Loveseats are often upholstered in fabric and have low, wide arms. They can be used as standalone furniture or paired with another piece of furniture, such as an armchair or a recliner.


Loveseat by Signature Design by Ashley

Recliner Sofa Style

recliner sofa is a style of couch that has a built-in reclining mechanism. This allows you to recline the back of the couch and elevate the footrest for maximum comfort. Recliner sofas are perfect for those who want to relax in front of the TV or take a nap. They come in both fabric and leather upholstery and have a variety of different reclining angles. Our store has reclining sectionals, loveseats and regular 3-person sofas. Test out whatever will best suit your household.

Buster Power Recliner Sofa by Flexsteel Furniture

Chesterfield Style

Chesterfield style of couch is characterized by tufting on the arms and back, as well as rolled arms. The style typically has a deep seat that tapers to a smaller footrest. Chesterfield sofas are elegant. They are perfect for the style-conscious homeowner who is looking to add an upscale element to their home.

Distinctive Chesterfields Flora Sofa

Flora Sofa by Distinctive Chesterfields

Contemporary Style 

Contemporary style couches are perfect for those who want a modern look in their home. It's important to note that mid-century is not the same as contemporary. Contemporary furniture may mean furniture that is current but is always based on a particular design style. These couches have clean lines, simple shapes and often feature metal legs. They come in a variety of different fabrics and colors so that you can find the perfect one to match your style.

Tuxedo Style

tuxedo style couch is characterized by having arms that are level with the back of the sofa, creating a uniform look from all angles. Tuxedo style couches are perfect for small spaces because they have a tailored appearance and come in many compact sizes.

Furniture of America Angeline Nailhead Tuxedo Loveseat

Furniture of America Angeline Nailhead Tuxedo Loveseat

Chaise Lounge Style

chaise style of sofa is very long and narrow. The name comes from the fact that they were often used in rooms back when people had large houses with a lot of extra space to fill up. Some chaise lounges have arms, while others do not. It's just dependent on your space. There are also chaise lounges to be used outdoors, poolside, or maybe near that firepit you just built.

Lady Bird Chaise Blush

Lady Bird Chaise Lounge by Austin Grown

Sleeper Sofa

There are many varieties of sleeper sofas. Sleeper sofas are perfect for guests who need a place to sleep, or for families with small children who need an extra bed. Here are some of the variations:


A daybed style of sofa is a couch that has a pull-out bed. This makes it perfect for use as both a couch and a bed. Daybeds are often used in small spaces, such as apartments or dorm rooms, because they take up less room than a traditional bed.

The Vintage Series Twin Metal Day Bed by Samuel Frederick Furniture



Futon style couches are designed to fold out into a bed. Some futons have a metal frame, while others may be made of wood or another material. There is no standardized look for this style of couch. This style can range from modern and sleek to rustic and traditional depending on your preference, as well as the design you have in mind for your room.

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DHP's Aria Futon Sofa Bed.

Pull Out Sofa Bed

Remember those sleeper sofas from our childhoods with paper-thin mattresses that creaked with every movement? These days, pull-out sofas beds are just as good as regular beds. They are well-designed and are a comfortable choice for guests. Pull-out sofas can also be a great choice for people who live in small spaces. They take up less room than a traditional bed and can be easily hidden away when not in use.

Sleeper Sofa by Benchcraft

Camelback Style

camelback-style couch is one with a high, curved back. This style got its name from the hump that sits at the top of the back. Camelback sofas are often used in formal living rooms because of their elegant look. They come in both fabric and leather upholstery and can be quite expensive, depending on the style you choose.

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Camelback Couch. Image by James Bernal

Lawson Style

This style of sofa was designed for comfort and remains popular today. You can identify a Lawson-style sofa because its back is comprised of pillows that are separate from the frame rather than attached. Lawson-style sofas often have two or three cushions and are perfect for those who want a relaxed and comfortable couch.

Belcampo Sofa by Ashley Furniture

Settee Sofa Style

A style of sofa that is characterized by its long, low appearance. Settees are often used in homes with a formal living room where they can really shine as part of the decor. They come in both fabric and leather upholstery so you can find one to match your style and budget needs.

Settee by Cozy Life


At the Furniture Mall, we have several sofa styles to look through before you make your decision. Our home specialists are non-commission so you can be at ease while you shop, with the knowledge that they are there for any questions. We have locations in Topeka, Olathe, and Austin.

Written by Emily Holleran