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Comfortable High-Back Couches

Talen Gray Reclining Sofa from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Talen Gray Reclining Sofa from The RoomPlace

When you feel like sinking into your sofa at the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than a high-back couch. Whether you want to watch a favorite show, read a book or just relax, a high-back sofa can be the perfect place to rest your weary head. From traditional to modern looks, it’s easy to find a high-back couch that’s perfect for your style, personality and budget.

Let’s take a look at a handful of examples that exude comfort along with style!

#1. Talen Gray Reclining Sofa

The Talen Gray Reclining Sofa offers comfort above all, with a high-back design, pillow-top arms and soft chenille upholstery engineered for utter luxury. With a traditional look and ultra-cozy feel, this couch would make a great addition to virtually any living room.

Image: Rover Leather Power Sofa w/Power Headrests from The RoomPlace
Image: Rover Leather Power Sofa w/Power Headrests from The RoomPlace

#2. Rover Leather Power Sofa w/ Power Headrests

Form meets function in this classic-styled leather couch that’s designed for superior luxury. Top-grain leather, MemoryPedic cushions, a high back and power adjustable seats and headrests make for the ultimate relaxation experience at the end of the long day. The Rover Power Sofa is not short on style, either—contrast stitching and supple, beautiful leather give this sofa a traditional look with a twist.

Lola Platinum 3 Pc. Sectional from The RoomPlace
Image: Lola Platinum 3 Pc. Sectional from The RoomPlace

#3. Lola Platinum 3-Piece Sectional

With a style that mixes urban chic with European influences, the Lola sectional is dynamic and distinctive. Elegant touches like diamond pattern stitching, gunmetal finish legs and platinum faux leather fabric contribute to a contemporary style that pairs well with a variety of living room designs. But best of all, this sectional features multi-position ratchet headrests which offer exceptional functionality—just adjust them to create an instant new look.

Nirvana 3 Pc. Sectional from The RoomPlace
Image: Nirvana 3 Pc. Sectional from The RoomPlace

#4. Nirvana 3-Piece Sectional

The Nirvana sectional truly lives up to its name, with a design that’s engineered for serious comfort and relaxation. Durable faux leather upholstery keeps you cool in the summer and cozy in the winter, while plush MemoryPedic cushions offer just the right amount of give and support. Sit back, relax and enjoy the reclining seats, perfectly high headrests and supple, contoured design.

Bari Sofa from The RoomPlace
Image: Bari Sofa from The RoomPlace

#5. Bari Chocolate Sofa

Don’t have the space for a sectional, but still want to bring unbeatable comfort to your space? No problem. The Bari Sofa delivers luxury and style in one, with a high-back design, real leather upholstery and modern accents. A stunning example of transitional style, this sofa is ideal for both traditional and modern living spaces.

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Top 10 Looks in Interior Design for Spring 2018

Featured Image: Barrington Purple Linen 3 Pc. Living Room From The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Barrington Purple Linen 3 Pc. Living Room From The RoomPlace

It’s the beginning of springtime in a still-new year, which means it’s the perfect time to freshen up your home with some of the latest and greatest design trends of 2018. For a glimpse into the top interior design trends that are dominating the market, take a look at these ten style, décor and furniture ideas.

Linon Cyrus Damask Purple Area Rug From The RoomPlace
Image: Linon Cyrus Damask Purple Area Rug From The RoomPlace

1. Luxurious Purples

You might’ve heard that Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year. This striking purple hue is perfect for adding a touch of bold, vibrant, fresh color to any space in the house. But the trend isn’t limited to just Ultra Violet. From mauve sofas to purple counter stools to violet area rugs, many shades of purple are luxurious, unexpected and regal, often pairing well with mid-century modern design.

Woven White Poof Ottoman From The RoomPlace
Image: Woven White Poof Ottoman From The RoomPlace

2. Eclectic Home Accents

Add a colorful, unexpected edge to any room with eclectic designs that set your space apart. Pick an intriguing piece of décor or a single bold accent for each room to give your home a curated look. From patterned rugs to architectural light fixtures to eye-catching ottomans, there are plenty of ways to decorate in a trendy, eclectic style.

Richland Rolled Back Dining Chair From The RoomPlace
Image: Richland Rolled Back Dining Chair From The RoomPlace

3. Rolled Back Chairs

Balancing classic beauty with modern minimalism, rolled back chairs are timelessly stylish. Use these versatile dining chairs with or without slipcovers to achieve the perfect look for your room.

Barrington Charcoal Linen 9-Seat U Sectional From The RoomPlace
Image: Barrington Charcoal Linen 9-Seat U Sectional From The RoomPlace

4. Tufted Sofas

When it comes to living room furniture that packs a punch, there’s no better way to make a stylish statement this spring than with a new sofa. If your current couch is feeling drab or plain, breathe life into the room with a tufted sofa that has plenty of character. Indulge in the comfort of a U-shaped sectional, bring a touch of old-world charm with a leather sofa or blend traditional style with modern design.

Brisbane Green Apartment Cart From The RoomPlace
Image: Brisbane Green Apartment Cart From The RoomPlace

5. Mid-Century Servers & Kitchen Carts

A retro mint-green cart adds a pop of color to a neutral kitchen, while a versatile mid-century server makes a beautiful statement piece. These additions to your kitchen or dining room setup are practical as well as trendy, keeping in line with the latest interior design trends of 2018.

Image: Bowenite Ceiling Lamp From The RoomPlace
Image: Bowenite Ceiling Lamp From The RoomPlace

6. Industrial Inspired Lighting

Touches of industrial design can add a real sense of character and style to any space, whether you incorporate just a few industrial elements or go all-out. Either way, lighting fixtures inspired by this trend are a great place to start. From industrial ceiling lamps with a bronze patina to industrial-style chandeliers, make a statement in any room with this popular look.

Brigitte Ottoman From The RoomPlace
Image: Brigitte Ottoman From The RoomPlace

7. Gray Leather

From deep, sumptuous charcoal gray to lustrous silver-gray, living room furniture in gray-toned leather is a rising trend. From sofas to ottomans, you can’t go wrong with this classic material in a chic, modern color.

Cora Orange Chair From The RoomPlace
Image: Cora Orange Chair From The RoomPlace

8. Colorful & Mismatched Chairs

For added character, pair a couple of colorful side chairs with a more neutral set of dining chairs for a chic, mismatched look. Invoke a country-inspired style with sage wood, or opt for timeless-with-a-twist with vibrant orange. Not one for bold colors? Mix it up by pairing two mismatched styles, like classic wooden dining chairs with metal chairs at each end.

Image: Crestwood Table From The RoomPlace
Image: Crestwood Table From The RoomPlace

9. Solid Wood Dining Tables

Many of 2018’s most popular home designs center on minimalism, a style that proves less is more. Keep your dining room furniture simple, raw and beautiful with a wood table that has a trendy reclaimed look. The chunky, solid style brings warmth and character to your space.

Celine Area Rug (5x8) From The RoomPlace
Image: Celine Area Rug (5×8) From The RoomPlace

10. Textured Area Rugs

Adding visual texture to a room is the perfect way to update your space and stay on trend. Add a striking luster with a shimmering shag rug or make a glamorous impact with a faux sheepskin rug.

For more great ideas that are fresh and on-trend this spring or in any season, discover our new arrivals.

 

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How to Choose an Ideal Sofa Fabric

Featured Image: Marlo Charcoal 3 Pc. Sectional (Reverse) From The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Marlo Charcoal 3 Pc. Sectional (Reverse) From The RoomPlace

When shopping for a new living room sofa, sectional, armchair or other upholstered furniture, it’s important to consider not just how they look but how they’ll hold up to the wear and tear and everyday life. Factors like durability, stain-resistance, and ease of maintenance will help you decide what type of fabric is best for your furniture. Let’s take a look at the benefits and downsides of several common options.

Image: Florence Charcoal 3 Pc. Leather Sectional From The RoomPlace
Image: Florence Charcoal 3 Pc. Leather Sectional From The RoomPlace

Leather

One of the best options for people with young kids or pets, leather is durable and classic. Cleanup is generally easy—just vacuum or wipe with a damp cloth to clean up messes. For more thorough cleaning, you’ll want to use a leather conditioner or saddle soap to ensure your leather sofa or leather sectional set looks good for years to come. Check out our past blog post on the topic for more information on whether leather is right for you.

Image: Denali Smoke 3 Pc. Polyester & Microfiber Sectional w/Chaise From The RoomPlace
Image: Denali Smoke 3 Pc. Polyester & Microfiber Sectional w/Chaise From The RoomPlace

Microfiber & Polyester

Another durable and popular choice, microfiber upholstery is easy to keep clean and stands up well to everyday wear. One downside of some microfiber furniture is that it can have a bit of static that attracts pet hair or clothing lint.

Microfiber is made of polyester, and there are other polyester-based upholstery options as well. These include polyester canvas, some faux leathers, tweed, twill and many other strong, textured fabrics. In general, polyester is a durable synthetic fiber that offers many advantages. However, some polyester blends include natural fibers like cotton, which can be more prone to staining, so it’s important to check the sofa label for its exact composition.

Other Synthetic Fibers

Polyester is not the only synthetic fiber used for upholstery fabrics. Other made-made fabrics like olefin, rayon and nylon are often blended with other fibers to improve durability and stain-resistance. In general, synthetic materials are stronger and more practical than their natural fiber counterparts.

Image: Bloom Gray Tween Chaise Cotton Sofa From The RoomPlace
Image: Bloom Gray Tween Chaise Cotton Sofa From The RoomPlace

Cotton

Cotton upholstery provides good resistance to wear and fading, but not much resistance to wrinkling and staining. In general, 100% cotton sofas can be a great choice aesthetically, but may not be right for families with children or pets. Cotton canvas and certain cotton blends are more durable choices than softer cotton weaves like chenille.

Image: Barrington Charcoal Linen 9-Seat U Sectional From The RoomPlace
Image: Barrington Charcoal Linen 9-Seat U Sectional From The RoomPlace

Linen & Silk

While linen and silk are quite different fabrics, their downsides as upholstery options are similar. Both are best suited for formal, adults-only living areas that are free of pets, since they won’t withstand heavy wear. Both silk and linen furniture must also be professional cleaned if soiled.

Tips for Choosing a Sofa Fabric for Your Home

Now that you’re familiar with the pros and cons of some of the most popular sofa and couch fabrics, here are some additional tips for how to choose the one that’s best for your needs:

  • Choose a sofa fabric based on how much use your sofa will get as well as who will be using it. Toddlers, dogs and cats can be particularly rough on upholstery, so it’s best to choose a durable material like leather or microfiber.
  • Fabrics with higher thread counts (number of threads per square inch) are denser and therefore more durable. To get the best possible strength and quality out of a fabric like cotton, opt for one that features a high thread count.
  • For best results, and to ensure your new sofa or sectional has a long life, we recommend applying a water-repelling upholstery protectant like Scotchgard. This will help create a barrier to reduce the chance that spills will stain your furniture.
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5 Colorful Living Room Sets We Love

Mars Red 3 Pc. Living Room From the RoomPlace
Featured Image: Mars Red 3 Pc. Living Room From the RoomPlace

Whether your home décor is warm and traditional, sleek and contemporary or something in between, a pop of color in your living room can make your space stand out. Here are 5 of our favorite colorful living room sets, along with some ideas for incorporating them into your home in a stylish way.

Casino Red 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace
Image: Casino Red 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace

1. Bold Red Living Room

Make an impact with vibrant red hues that can work with virtually any living room design style. The Mars Red living room set is striking as well as practical, channeling a trendy, mid-century modern look. Casino Red adds visual texture and a sense of luxury to your space. If you’d prefer to add just a splash of color, pair your neutral living room set with a bold red loveseat or a red area rug.

Lotus Salsa 3 Pc. Power Sectional From The RoomPlace
Image: Lotus Salsa 3 Pc. Power Sectional From The RoomPlace

2. Leather Sectional

The epitome of modern comfort, a leather sectional set helps your living room feel warm, spacious and inviting. Whether you have a big family that needs the luxury of a wraparound couch or you’d like a more compact sectional, find a style that suits the shape and size of your living area. Black leather sectionals are becoming increasingly popular, and they’re perfect for adding a touch of drama and contrast to a lighter colored living room design.

Image: Heritage Blue Loveseat From The RoomPlace
Image: Heritage Blue Loveseat From The RoomPlace

3. Blue Living Room Sets

From soft blue to deep navy, blue is a top trending color for living room sets this year. A navy loveseat is the perfect accent to a white, beige or earth-toned sofa. Whether you want to give your space a chic, nautical vibe or a clean, modern aesthetic, a striking blue color can be the answer.

Clive White Chair From The RoomPlace
Image: Clive White Chair From The RoomPlace

4. Statement Accent Chairs

No matter what interior design style you’ve chosen for your home, from traditional to farmhouse-inspired to industrial or mid-century modern, there’s no better way to capture the essence of that style than with living room accent chairs that make a statement. An antique-style armchair can bring an essential element of charm to your mid-century living space. A boldly patterned chair can liven up a monochromatic room. A sleek white chair with a striking profile could be the final touch your minimalist living room needed.

Lanzo 2 Pc. Red Living Room From The RoomPlace
Image: Lanzo 2 Pc. Red Living Room From The RoomPlace

5. Two-Toned Living Room Sets

For a truly unique look that blends bright colors with traditional styles, two-toned living room sets like this Lanzo design are rising in popularity. With a designer feel and upscale styling, a two-toned set allows you to enjoy the fun of bright colors with the luxury of traditional designs.

We hope one (or more) of these colorful living room sets have inspired you to add a splash of color in your living room design and décor.