Comparing Traditional and Contemporary Sofas (written for Furniture Arlington TX)
With the rising trend of modern furniture, it is often challenging to decide whether to stick to the comforts of a standard sofa or try for something more contemporary when outfitting a living room. The first step in making a decision is knowing what the difference between the styles is.
Firstly, the difference in components used can be great. Modern-day sofas often use a high density foam that can be easily molded into tight corners and maintain their shape. Traditional sofas will either be made from a low density foam or a different material all together, such as wood and leather, which are reminiscent of the Victorian style.
The quality generated can and will vary from different locations. Traditional sofas, especially those made from leather, will often be produced in Europe. Contemporary furniture is often produced in China or Japan, making it less expensive to ship. Traditional sofas may also be domestic, such as handcrafted Amish pieces.
Price can also be a big difference between modern and classic sofas. Traditional furniture can often be more expensive because it uses solid wood and expensive leathers, and also costs more to ship. Contemporary furniture is usually a less expensive choice since it is made from cheaper, lighter materials.