Sofa, couch or lounge suite - what’s the difference?
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with such a wide variety of seating options for your living room. From the classic two-seater to modular configurations, here’s how to create the perfect living room arrangement for you.
Sofa vs couch
Although the terms ‘couch’ and ‘sofa’ have different origins, today they are used interchangeably and it’s a matter of preference which term you use. For some, a couch can imply a piece that is more casual, plump and comfy and family friendly. Think big matches, movie nights and afternoon cat naps. We love the Alber modular for its inviting pillows and space to stretch out. A sofa is considered by some to be the more formal cousin of the couch. Striking lines and firm cushions, these pieces can turn a family room into a style statement. Look at the boxy Atlas sofa in leather for a sophisticated signature, or the Maddox sofa for a more Scandi theme. Couch or sofa, both can be used as singular pieces to ground the room before you start pairing with armchairs, ottomans and side tables.
The right sofa collection can tick all your boxes Instead of opting for a single sofa or couch, a sofa collection can take a lot of the guesswork out of designing your living room. From the same ‘family’ or collection, our sofa collections act like a lounge suite and can be made up of a few pieces of your choosing. At Freedom, you can find the perfect set according to your space, your seating needs and the style of your room. Need a styling leather lounge suite with a sectional, matching accent chair and ottoman? Our Eton collection has you covered. Perhaps you’re looking to sit back with a recliner option? Our ultra comfy Cora collection includes sectional, two seater sofas and armchairs all with recliners. For lofts or apartments requiring multifunctional furniture pieces, consider the versatile Aspect collection, with a 2 seater sofa bed and matching storage ottoman.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match shape and fabric
Personal expression is the most important consideration when creating your perfect sofa look. Don’t be afraid to pair pieces from different collections to create a style that speaks directly to you. Opt for an accent chair with cool design details or upholstered in an unexpected colour to complete your living space. The vintage-style Nelson leather armchair or the mid century inspired Den armchair perform this function perfectly.
When you decide on the route you’ll take to your dream lounge, make it a reality today with our flexible payment options Afterpay or Zip Pay and rest assured that if there’s any issues, you’re covered with the Freedom warranty.