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Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors What Is a Settee?A settee is a small sofa with two arms and a back. It usually seats two and is more upright and slender than a typical sofa. Unlike most sofas, a settee can easily look at home in an entryway, in a bedroom or even pulled up to the dining table, thanks to its elegant proportions and upright posture. Cecilie Starin Design Inc. A settee can be fully upholstered, like the one shown in the last photo, or it may have an upholstered seat and back, with exposed wood on the arms and frame, like the one shown here. Elizabeth Reich When is a settee a bench? A settee with space between the back and the seat, like the one shown here, can also be called a bench. If it is upholstered (as this one is) it’s still safe to call it a settee; if there is no upholstery, definitely call it a bench. Cynthia Lynn Photography What Is a Chaise?Coming from the French term “chaise longue,” meaning “long chair,” a chaise is an upholstered seat for one, and it is meant for reclining in — think of this as a chair and foot stool in one. Chaises always have a back and may have one, two or no arms. Some chaises, like the one you see here, are contoured, making it even more tempting to lie back and relax. Others have a more contemporary upright shape and can be used to seat two side by side or one reclining. Lizette Marie Interior Design The fainting couch variation. A chaise with a back and one arm, often sloping, is sometimes called a fainting couch. This style originated in the Victorian era, when ladies wearing restrictive corsets often found themselves in need of a place where they could sit and catch their breath. While the need for this particular piece of furniture has thankfully gone, it still adds elegance and appeal. Tommy Chambers Interiors, Inc. What Is a Recamier?Slightly different from a settee or chaise, a recamier typically has two scrolled ends; it can be used from either direction. Some have one arm on each end (on opposite sides) so two people can sit facing each other. Fini Design A contemporary spin on the recamier, backless couches usually have straight, low sides (but some have high sides) and no back. If you are looking for a piece like this, try searching for “backless sofa” and “chaise” to maximize your results. David Michael Miller Associates What Is a Divan?Originating in Persia, a divan has a tufted mattress-like seat, either directly on the ground or on a low wooden frame. It is usually pushed against a wall, where pillows can be piled up to create a daytime seat — at night it can be cleared off and used as a bed. Think of the divan as the daybed’s older, more lounge-worthy sibling. Young House Love What Is a Daybed?Daybeds have experienced a great surge in popularity in recent years — you can find versions everywhere from West Elm to high-end showrooms. Daybeds usually have a regular twin-size mattress, a low back and two raised ends. You can use the piece as a couch during the day and, when it’s cleared of extra pillows, as a bed at night. Because daybeds (unlike divans) have backs, you can position them anywhere in the room — not just against the wall. Glenn Gissler Design The iconic Barcelona daybed (shown here), designed by Mies van der Rohe, seems to have more in common with divans than with other daybeds. With no back, a tufted mattress-like seat and a simple neck-roll pillow, this sleek shape is a modernist’s riff on the old divan form. But like other daybeds, it is meant to be floated in the room rather than pushed up against the wall and smothered in pillows. Period Homes, Inc. The terms “divan” and “daybed” are often used interchangeably, but “daybed” is the more common term. And sometimes the way you use a piece determines what you call it — for instance, the piece shown here could be a divan or may once have served as a bedstead, but given its tailored mattress cover, bolster pillows and floating position in the room, I would call it a daybed.Tell us: Do you have a piece of furniture like any of the ones featured here? What do you call it?
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Sofa Without Back

Like the Chesterfield sofa, the arms and back of the tuxedo sofa are the same height. Unlike the Chesterfield sofa, the couch is clean-lined and geometric, and often upholstered with fabric, according to McGrath II. This buttoned-up style is the furniture equivalent of the suit it’s named after: timeless and modern all at once.
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Sofa Without Back

Tuxedo Courtesy of Home Decor Cheat Sheets Like the Chesterfield sofa, the arms and back of the tuxedo sofa are the same height. Unlike the Chesterfield sofa, the couch is clean-lined and geometric, and often upholstered with fabric, according to McGrath II. This buttoned-up style is the furniture equivalent of the suit it’s named after: timeless and modern all at once.
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Sofa Without Back

The futon is a sofa/bed combo.  Generally, the back of the sofa folds or releases downward to create a large, flat, cushioned sleeping surface.
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Sofa Without Back

Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors What Is a Settee?A settee is a small sofa with two arms and a back. It usually seats two and is more upright and slender than a typical sofa. Unlike most sofas, a settee can easily look at home in an entryway, in a bedroom or even pulled up to the dining table, thanks to its elegant proportions and upright posture.
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Sofa Without Back

What Is a Settee?A settee is a small sofa with two arms and a back. It usually seats two and is more upright and slender than a typical sofa. Unlike most sofas, a settee can easily look at home in an entryway, in a bedroom or even pulled up to the dining table, thanks to its elegant proportions and upright posture.
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Sofa Without Back

Characterized by a clean-lined, rectangular shape, tufted back and seat cushions, and solid, wood legs, the Mid-Century sofa is the ideal choice if you love the “Mad Men” aesthetic. In fact, in 2009, CB2 released a Draper sofa, named after, you guessed it, Don Draper. Marital strife not included.
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Sofa Without Back

Reed Sleeper Sofa Stylish sleeper sofa featuring solid wood frame in dark espresso finish, seat and back with comfortable foam filling in microfiber upholstery, and padded armrests. Sturdy design providing ample support and visual pleasure.
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Reed Sleeper Sofa Stylish sleeper sofa featuring solid wood frame in dark espresso finish, seat and back with comfortable foam filling in microfiber upholstery, and padded armrests. Sturdy design providing ample support and visual pleasure.Found by Jocelyn1Walker+5
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The section sofa is a multi-piece sofa.  Common number of pieces are 3 and 5.  It can be arranged in a number of configurations.  The more pieces, the more configurations.  Ideally, any sectional you purchase will include fixtures that connect the pieces to keep them from separating.

It continues to be a popular sofa design today.  You can buy a Lawson style sofa in many sizes, colors and materials.  In addition to being uber comfortable, you can move the large pillows around for ultimate comfort.
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This style of sofa is all about minimalist design and clean lines.  There are many varieties of this style of sofa.  It’s designed to look good and be comfortable – the result is it’s not the most comfortable furniture, but in coupled with the right home design, it can look fabulous.
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See the way the legs of this sofa curve outward and down, sort of like the ballet movement? This style of sofa – popular during the first half of the 18th century – is characteristic of Queen Anne, Louis XV, and Chippendale furniture. As Realtor.com points out, perhaps the most famous cabriole is the couch that Tom Cruise jumped on when he declared his love for Katie Holmes. (Now you’ll never forget what a cabriole is, right?)
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Cabriole Courtesy of Home Decor Cheat Sheets See the way the legs of this sofa curve outward and down, sort of like the ballet movement? This style of sofa – popular during the first half of the 18th century – is characteristic of Queen Anne, Louis XV, and Chippendale furniture. As Realtor.com points out, perhaps the most famous cabriole is the couch that Tom Cruise jumped on when he declared his love for Katie Holmes. (Now you’ll never forget what a cabriole is, right?)
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The easiest way to know if the sofa in question is a Chesterfield? Check out the deep button tufting on the back. The arms of the couch are rolled, and are the same height as the back, according to One Kings Lane. Often made of leather, it’s the sort of piece you would expect in a sophisticated library.
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Chesterfield Courtesy of Home Decor Cheat Sheets The easiest way to know if the sofa in question is a Chesterfield? Check out the deep button tufting on the back. The arms of the couch are rolled, and are the same height as the back, according to One Kings Lane. Often made of leather, it’s the sort of piece you would expect in a sophisticated library.

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