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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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Plush Furniture Ideas for Your Living Room

Mirage Chaise from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Mirage Chaise from The RoomPlace

There’s nothing better than being welcomed into your living room with comfy, luxurious furniture after a long day. If you’re looking for the perfect sofa, loveseat and chairs for your space, these plush furniture ideas are sure to bring an inviting, warm touch to your home.

Tory Fabric Power Reclining Sofa from The RoomPlace
Image: Tory Fabric Power Reclining Sofa from The RoomPlace

Sofas & Sectionals

MemoryPedic cushions and power recliners make the Tory Fabric Power Reclining Sofa a dream come true. Get off your feet and enjoy plush yet durable fabrics that will stand the test of time. Not looking for a reclining sofa? The Blair Sofa features thick padded seat cushions, pillow-top arms and, best of all, a unique “look of leather” fabric that’s cozy and comfy with a classic look.

If you have the space for a sectional and you’re looking for ultimate comfort, look for one with a cuddler chaise. The Evelyn Gray or Denali Smoke sectionals feature generous cushions, plenty of seating space, rich upholstery and modern style—the total package.

Dakota Vanilla 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace
Image: Dakota Vanilla 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace

Loveseats

Shopping for the perfect loveseat? Opt for utter indulgence with the Dakota Vanilla Loveseat, featuring double pillow top arm cushions and supple leather. The epitome of contemporary luxury, the creamy color and smooth design of this loveseat brings unbeatable comfort to your living space.

Perhaps you’d like to go bolder? Nothing’s quite as bold and luxurious as the plush, velvety look of the Casino Red Loveseat.

Wesley Swivel Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Wesley Swivel Chair from The RoomPlace

Accent Chairs

When choosing the perfect accent chair for your plush and comfy living room, oversized is the name of the game. The Wesley Swivel Chair offers spacious seating and an enveloping design that wraps you up comfort. Curl up with a cup of coffee, a good book or a four-legged friend and enjoy the plush fabrics and included throw pillows. Looking for something with a different style? This Peyton Chair is versatile, chic and still ultra-comfy, with an oversized seat that’s soft and inviting.

With these plush furniture options and ideas from The RoomPlace, you’ll be well on your way to creating a living room that’s warm, inviting and ultra-comfortable.

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Trending Looks Series: Contemporary Family Room

Trending Look Series: Contemporary Family Room from the RoomPlace
Featured Image: Trending Look Series: Contemporary Family Room from the RoomPlace

Beautiful and contemporary through-and-through, this family room is the complete package: comfortable and modern, with the perfect balance of timeless subtlety and trendy elegance. Let’s take a look at contemporary family room furniture to help you achieve this design in your own home!

Color Palette

This look is best suited to a neutral modern color scheme, but that doesn’t mean it lacks character. Off-white, warm gray, soft beige, slate and taupe are excellent wall color choices for this room’s style. Accents in black, deep brown and silver add richness and contrast for a cohesive room design that offers plenty of contemporary appeal.

Athena Navy 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace
Featured Image: Athena Navy 3 Pc. Living Room from The RoomPlace

Sofa & Seating

The stylish, modern Athena Gray Sofa serves as a comfortable and contemporary centerpiece for this family room. Complete with patterned throw pillows that add color and upholstered in cozy polyester, this sofa is both beautiful and durable. Paired with the coordinating ottoman and a complementary Sydney Gray Power Recliner, it’s a set that will bring luxury to your space in an understated way.

Mikkel Black 3 Pc. Table Set from The RoomPlace
Image: Mikkel Black 3 Pc. Table Set from The RoomPlace

TV Stand & Tables

The contemporary styling of the Trimble Cappuccino 60” TV Stand features asymmetrical shelves and a minimalist look, for a functional yet attractive appearance. As the entertainment center for your modern family room, this TV stand is a versatile piece that complements most décor. The simple and elegant Mikkel Black 3 Pc. Table Set, which includes a modern black coffee table and side tables, looks great alongside it, while providing plenty of space for holding drinks, books and more.

Hannah Mirror from The RoomPlace
Image: Hannah Mirror from The RoomPlace

Décor & Accents

Décor brings this contemporary look together by drawing in colors from the furniture. This unique Zinc Flowers wall art is a striking, sculptural piece that brings a modern rustic touch to the space. The Hannah Mirror features a timeless, minimalist style that brightens the room and adds the illusion of more space.

Image: Huntley Area Rug (5'X8') from The RoomPlace
Image: Huntley Area Rug (5’X8′) from The RoomPlace

This strikingly textured Huntley Area Rug provides a perfect color contrast to the sofa and tables for a trendy yet timeless aesthetic. Plush and hand-loomed, this area rug gives the room a “put-together” look and provides warmth and coziness.

Monte Floor Lamp from The FloorPlace
Image: Monte Floor Lamp from The FloorPlace

Stylish lighting is essential in a contemporary living space, and the Monte Floor Lamp and Lyla Table Lamp make a great pair. Decorative but not too dramatic, these lamps provide perfect ambient lighting for any family room. A table lamp on either side of the sofa is a good way to balance the light and add convenience.

Enjoying our Trending Looks blog series? Stay tuned for future looks and new style boards, and check out our past look at contemporary dining rooms.

 

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5 Ways to Add Color to Your Neutral Space

Barrington Red Linen Sofa from The RoomPlace
Image: Barrington Red Linen Sofa from The RoomPlace

Like many homeowners, you might have a certain room in the house that feels a little dreary. If the room is feeling like a bit of a blank slate with one too many neutral tones, you’re probably looking for a way to bring a touch of color and brightness to the space. Even if you prefer neutral colors, a pop of something more vibrant here and there is a great way to help the space feel more complete and expressive.

Let’s take a look at five easy ways to add color to a neutral room.

Jacoby Accent Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Jacoby Accent Chair from The RoomPlace

1. Go for Bold Furniture

If your furniture is drab and outdated, it might be time to go shopping! If you’re worried about replacing a neutral living room set with something more colorful, have no fear—bold and eye-catching sofas and chairs are right on trend. You can’t go wrong with a pop of color like a luxurious red sofa or a striking aqua accent chair.

Image: Linon Orange Faux Sheepskin Area Rug from The RoomPlace
Image: Linon Orange Faux Sheepskin Area Rug from The RoomPlace

2. Add Color Underfoot

If you aren’t ready to take the plunge with colorful furniture, there are plenty of other options that add color in a more subtle way. For starters, you can add personality with an area rug in a color that pops. Choose a hue that complements the existing neutral tones in your space.

3. Paint an Accent Wall

If you want some color in your room but don’t want to go all-out and paint every wall, consider an accent wall. A pop of color on the room’s central wall adds instant charm and refreshes the space beautifully.

4. Bring the Outdoors In

It’s a simple suggestion, but it can create a dramatic effect. Simply decorating your space with a few well-placed plants adds freshness and color to your space. Whether you like the simplicity of potted houseplants or you want to arrange fresh-cut flowers, the stunning greens of foliage are sure to make any room feel brighter and more colorful.

Image: Hand Crafted Chevron Pouf from The RoomPlace
Image: Hand Crafted Chevron Pouf from The RoomPlace

5. Accessorize with Personality

If your space seems to lack character, the solution could be as simple as adding a few coordinating accessories in an accent color. This way, you can keep the color palette mostly neutral and add as many colorful pieces as you want. Choose an accent color you like and find a few home accents to arrange around the room. A couple throw pillows, a bold table lamp and a coordinating pouf are all you need to bring the room together.

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5 Tips for Achieving a Modern Minimalist Living Room

Viktor Table Lamp from The RoomPlace
Image: Viktor Table Lamp from The RoomPlace

The modern minimalist movement is still in full swing, with many homeowners updating their spaces in favor of uncluttered, simplified and contemporary designs. If you’re planning a full-fledged remodel or simply want to update your living room furniture, minimalism is a trendy yet timeless way to go. From contemporary furniture to minimalist décor, let’s take a look at several ideas for achieving a modern minimalist look in your living room.

1. Reduce Clutter

The first step in designing any minimalist space is to remember the main tenant of the minimalist movement: reducing clutter! The idea is to remove items that are not essential to the space, and only keep the pieces that serve a purpose. Before bringing in new furniture to create a contemporary minimalist look, start by eliminating clutter. If you never use your love seat, get rid of it. If your wall décor is just there to fill an empty space, leave the wall blank instead.

Pasha Area Rug (5’x’8) from The RoomPlace
Image: Pasha Area Rug (5’x’8) from The RoomPlace

2. Find Purposeful Décor

Creating a minimalist room doesn’t necessarily mean you have to remove every bit of décor. You still want to design a space that’s visually pleasing and reflects your personality. So, try to minimize the décor and ornamentation of the room in a way that still allows expression. For example, instead of a cluttered wall of picture frames, highlight a single oversized canvas photo in black-and-white.

It also helps to find objects that look good and serve a purpose, in keeping with the minimalist style. Purposeful décor might be a bold light fixture, a cozy textured rug or even a wall-mounted planter for herbs or succulents.

3. Choose a Simple Color Palette

It may seem obvious, but make sure to simplify the room’s color palette as much as possible. Avoid wall colors that are overly bold or bright. In general, go for softer, neutral colors in either warm or cool tones. Gray, white and cream are great places to start.

4. Know When to Go Bold

Many minimalist room designs can benefit from a touch of boldness. The hard part is knowing when to go bold. The key is a touch of bold color, and not overdoing it. If your mostly white living room feels blank, the simple addition of a charcoal gray rug or dark-colored contemporary coffee table will help breathe life into the design.

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Image: Karma Sofa from The RoomPlace

5. Go for Smaller Furniture

For true minimalism, go small when it comes to choosing your furniture. Choose a simple, modern sofa or love seat that’s only as big as you need it to be. In fact, if you only need to seat 1 or 2 people on a regular basis, simple yet comfortable accent chairs are a good minimalist alternative to a traditional sofa.

Janette White Chair from The RoomPlace
Image: Janette White Chair from The RoomPlace

If you don’t need a huge coffee table surface, opt for a miniature side table (even a repurposed stool works great) or folding tray table. Rather than setting your TV on an oversized entertainment center, mount it on the wall or use a small stand.

Rocky Gray 3 Piece Living Room from The RoomPlace
Image: Rocky Gray 3 Piece Living Room from The RoomPlace

If you have a larger family or need the extra seating space, many modern living room sets have a minimalist style while offering the comfort and size that you need.

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Our Best-Selling Sofas & Sectionals for Every Budget

Featured Image: Sydney Charcoal 2 Pc. Sectional From The RoomPlace
Sydney Charcoal 2 Pc. Sectional From The RoomPlace

Looking to remodel your living room or simply upgrade your sofa? A high-quality couch or sectional set can instantly update your space and improve your family’s comfort—but with so many options, it can be overwhelming to shop for the perfect sofa for your home and your budget.

We’ll make it easy on you! Let’s take a look at four of our most popular sofas and sectionals, which are perfect for updating your living room no matter what your budget is.

Image: Lanzo 2 Piece Red Sectional From The RoomPlace
Lanzo 2 Piece Red Sectional From The RoomPlace

Under $600: Lanzo 2 Pc. Living Room

The perfect fit for a limited budget, the Lanzo 2 Pc. Living Room set is available in bold red, modern gray and versatile chocolate varieties to suit any room design. This sofa and loveseat set features faux leather sides and comfortable upholstered seating for an upscale, on-trend look that won’t break the bank. Contrasting throw pillows complete the set for the perfect look in your living room.

Image: Sydney Gray 2 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace
Sydney Gray 2 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace

Under $800: Sydney 2 Pc. Sectional

A beautiful sectional set for mid-range budgets, the Sydney features a contemporary sofa with coordinating chaise. It’s one of our most popular sellers—and for good reason. With tufted detailing, long armrests and firm foam cushions, the Sydney is made for comfort. The stylish gray option is the best-selling color of this set, though it’s also available in charcoal and taupe to complement most décor.

Image: Marlo Walnut 3 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace
Marlo Walnut 3 Piece Sectional From The RoomPlace

Under $1,000: Marlo 3 Pc. Sectional

This comfortable, versatile living room set will give your space a warm and casual yet luxurious feel. Featuring a sofa, chaise and over-sized cocktail ottoman, the set offers the convenience of multiple configurations to fit your room and your needs. The Marlo features smooth pulled upholstery, tufted back cushions and perfectly soft cushions for ultimate comfort all around. Plus, its rich color and versatile design are sure to complement most décor styles. To complete the set, add a Marlo Chair.

Image: Escalade 6 Piece Power Sectional With Two Armless Chairs From The RoomPlace
Escalade 6 Piece Power Sectional With Two Armless Chairs From The RoomPlace

Under $2,000: Escalade 6 Pc. Sectional

The epitome of luxury, the Escalade Sectional Set features 6 pieces: two power recliners, two armless chairs, wedge, power headrests and console. It’s no surprise this is one of our most popular sofas. If you want to indulge, this sectional is the way to go. Made of durable polyester fabric in versatile charcoal, this set offers the comfort of extra-plush pillow-top arm cushions, MemoryPedic foam cushions and power recliners for maximum relaxation. Comfortable and convenient with a beautiful contemporary design, the Escalade is the complete package.

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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.