Sofas have been called by many names, we are familiar with them being called couches, but they have also been called settees, lounges, davenports, or chesterfields. But it does not stop there they also go by other names because of their various styles such as a two-seater, a three-seater, a corner sofa, or perhaps a chaise lounge. A small version of a couch is sometimes called a loveseat, and, as you likely already know, there are sofas that fold out into beds, as well as futons – which are incredibly similar. There are even lounges or elaborate sofas with canopies for privacy or decoration…..
….Not many people collect antique sofas – or have sofas of older styles custom designed. I don’t think it is a bad idea, actually. If one were to decorate one’s home with an antique theme – with beautiful furniture, accessories and other decor, a lounge similar to the designs used in ancient Rome may be extremely beautiful. The distinct look of such a motif would be incredibly impressive to your guests, as well as an elegant environment for you and your family.
Couches or sofas are usually in the living room and / or other lounging areas of a given abode. If you are re-decorating your home, you may consider purchasing a new sofa. Sofas come in many styles and have been very popular throughout history. Now virtually everyone who resides in a home, apartment, etc. owns a sofa. Similarly to owning a television or radio, a sofa is one of the most essential pieces of priority furniture in a home – no matter what your income. If you look in the right place, you can find a great sofa at an inexpensive price, too!
Until the 20th century the sofa or couch was the name which referred to a long, upholstered seat – one end would be inclined enough for the person lounging on it to rest his or her head. In the late, middle ages the couch almost signified a daybed, and again, we do have our modern versions of the daybed, do we not? Window seats are also very beautiful, comfortable, luxurious and simple to install.
The daybed was the most popular and common kind of sofa in the 17th century. Especially into the 19th century the sofa, couch, or lounge bed was often thought of as a ladies lounging seat. However, reverting back further in history, men would often lounge as they ate or relaxed, and the women would stand or sit in chairs. As a matter of fact, it was not until the industrial era that sofas began to appear eventually in the homes of more and more common people. Soon it became so that virtually everyone, singles, couples, and / or whole families, would acquire at least one sofa for their home.
Sofas and psychologists have been associated with each other for some time. Although not all psychologists will instruct his or her client to lie down for sessions, the idea hinges on many Freudian psychoanalysis theories – therefore, is used often by doctors that adhere to such notions. Lying down as a therapist or psychoanalyst of some kind may be an important aspect of his or her method for interpreting dreams. It has been theorized that stream of consciousness is much easier for the client to voice when in a calming, physical position. It is the concept that the relaxation provided by reclining in such a way, as well as not looking the doctor or healer in the face – helps the individual “open up” or speak more freely: a logical idea.
Presently, even on situation comedies on American television, the couch is sometimes virtually serves as an additional lead – character in the show. For example: The Simpsons, a television show with which almost every American is familiar – even if only by reputation. I can not imagine a time in the future where the sofa or some version of it will be eliminated. Like all furniture that has been designed by people throughout the ages, the sofa is one that is revived, improved, designed by variations on a basic theme – and yet is timeless.
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