I need new furniture. What types of furniture styles are there?

If you need new furniture, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the many types of furniture styles available. You may see furniture categorized by style such as farmhouse style, contemporary style or traditional style. What do these styles mean? What should you look for when shopping for furniture for seating, sleeping, storage, dining and more?

If you’re drawn to farmhouse style, you may appreciate items that are homemade. You may feel most comfortable in atmospheres that feel authentic. You may want to look for items that have an aged or vintage look. Look for furniture with distressed or weathered finishes. Many rustic headboards and table tops feature wide planks and simple lines.

If you prefer clean lines, textured fabrics and a simplified minimal space, you may want to shop for modern or contemporary pieces. If you have an open concept space, you may want to look at sectionals. If you don’t have enough closet space, you may want clean-lined furniture with storage.

For those of you who love traditional style, craftsmanship may play an important part when choosing furniture. You may be drawn to warm wood tones and classic styles which seem timeless.

When it comes to seating, furniture comes in numerous forms including sofas, loveseats, recliners, sectionals and more.

Sofas & Couches:
Sofas come in two-seater and three-seater styles. Two-seaters are often called loveseats or console sofas. Consoles often have built-in cupholders and storage compartment between the seats. The console loveseat likely gets it name from the small storage compartment mounted between bucket seats in a car. The storage console offers a convenient place to stash remotes and other miscellaneous items, keeping them close at hand.

Spring Supported Backs:
You might hear spring-supported furniture referred to as having a camel back, channel back or a tufted back. Camel back sofas often have nice curved lines. The upright, tight-back style can make it an elegant choice. These styles can provide nice firm back support.

Attached Back Cushions or Loose Cushions?
Pillow back styles may have either attached back cushions or loose back cushions. Attached back cushions are sewn into place. Sofas with attached backs are often less expensive, making them a popular and affordable choice. One benefit of attached backs is that they stay neat and tidy. Loose cushions are removable. You often see loose cushions which form a T shape over the arms of the couch. Loose cushions can be fluffed and flipped to keep your furniture looking fresh.

Pillows & More Pillows:
Multi-pillow back sofas and loveseats have more pillows than seat cushions. These can be really comfy and often offer deep seating. This style might be a nice choice for those who like napping in front of the TV. According to Ashley Furniture, the maximum number of throw pillows on a sofa is five. Many of our traditional sofas come with a set of throw pillows. Many styles come with two pillows at each arm of the sofa. Some also include an oblong pillow in the center. These pillows are covered in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns to enhance your room decor.

Seat Cushions:
We welcome you to come in, comfort test each and every living room set in our showroom. Compare the firmness, support and comfort of each seat cushion. Discover the comfort of high-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber. Triad Leasing is proud to carry Catnapper and Jackson Furniture products. Jackson Furniture and Catnapper products have blown-fiber seat backs. These blown-fiber backs are softer, offering less resistance and more comfort. There’s a Comfort-Gel gel-infused memory foam insert in each Jackson and Catnapper seat cushion. Ask about the spring systems within each piece we offer. Jackson and Catnapper products feature steel springs of 12-gauge heat tempered steel. There’s a heavier 8-gauge steel in the seat. Many of our reclining sofas are build upon a sturdy corner-blocked frame and a metal reinforced seat. Jackson and Catnapper pieces have an exclusive Steel Tech Framing steel rail and stretcher system.

Sectional Seating:
Sectionals are upholstered furniture pieces that are made in two or more sections and meant to fit together, often in an L shape. Some of our sectional styles are made of a sofa and loveseat joined together by a corner wedge. Many of these styles offer power reclining. Several collections include exciting features like built-in cupholders, storage compartments, built-in USB charging ports and even LED lighting. LED lighting provides a theater like TV watching experience. We also offer modular sectionals. Modular sectional collections often offer more pieces to choose from. These versatile pieces let you configure the sectional to your liking, moving pieces around as you wish.

Built-In USB Charging Ports:
Charge your electronic devices from your favorite seat. Many of our power recliners, dual-sided recliner sofas and loveseats feature a built-in USB charging port. Several of our Ashley Furniture motion pieces feature a zero-draw USB port. Zero-draw technology only consumes power when the USB receptacle is in use.

Recliners & Lift Chairs:
Recliners come in a wide variety of comfort styles. All of our recliners have wonderful headrests. Many styles have power options which let you recline at the touch of a button. Come in, look around, try them all. Popular features include power headrest, power footrest and power recliner. Power headrest lets you adjust the angle or height of the headrest. Recline back, then adjust your headrest to improve your view of the TV. Manual recliners often have an easy to use pull tab mechanism. Just pull the tab located on the side of the chair for smooth reclining motion. Swivel recliner chairs let you rotate your chair, often a full 360 degrees. Rocker recliner chairs offer a smooth rocking motion. A rocker recliner often rocks with a stronger movement than a glider. A glider recliner chair gently glides back and forth on a mechanism. Glider recliners can provide a smooth and quiet motion. Many of our recliners are zero wall recliners. These are also called wall huggers. The design means you only need a few inches of room between the back of the chair and the wall to recline. This efficient design prevents you from hitting the wall and it’s a great space saver for small spaces. We also offer lift chairs. Lift chairs are chairs that go from recline to a standing chair with the touch of a button. Many of our lift chairs have a built-in battery backup in case of power outages.

Furniture For Sleeping:
Triad Leasing carries a wide variety of bedroom furniture sets. Many of these collections include headboard, footboard and rails, matching nightstand, chest, dresser and TV stands. These pieces are available in an array of finishes and styles. Many of these rich finishes enhance the wood veneers and provide dramatic visual effects. We have casual and rustic styles which are stained a color or distressed for a warm vintage country feel. These distresses styles are battered and weathered to make them look older. Because distressing can hide normal wear and tear, these casual farmhouse styles are a popular choice for busy families. Our bed styles are varied. Come in to compare traditional bed frames to modern platform foundations. Platform foundations often consist of a wooden frame and slats. These foundations may feel firmer than a traditional box springs because they lack the spring. Try a platform foundation under one of our memory foam or hybrid mattresses. For those who desire a calm bedroom retreat, consider pairing light neutral colors with an upholstered headboard. Upholstered headboards are padded and covered in upholstery fabric, often linen-weave or easy-care polyester fabrics. Some have details such as nail head trim. The choices and options are enormous.

Furniture For Storage:
Furniture with storage is often called case goods. Triad Leasing carries a nice selection of storage pieces such as chests of drawers, dressers, gentlemen’s chests, night stands, storage beds and media cabinets or TV stands. We carry the name brands you know and trust. Find quality pieces. The drawers fit properly, glide easily. Cabinet doors open and close smoothly with strong hardware, hinges and handles. Triad Leasing carries panel beds with storage drawers. Choose a panel bed with 4 storage drawers along the bedside or a panel bed with 2 drawers built into the footboard of the bed. Many of the storage pieces we carry are constructed with beautiful wood veneers, wood and engineered wood. Veneers are thin sheets of hardwood which are attached to the exterior of the furniture. These veneers can be stained, burnished, finished to create beautiful visual effects. Often, veneered pieces can resist warping or cracking due to humidity. This is because the base or core of the piece can be made of plywood. The alternating grain in plywood results in stability and durability over time.

Dining Room Furniture:
Dining room tables come in so many sizes and shapes. Triad Leasing keeps a nice selection in stock. Come in and browse dinettes, rectangular tables, oval tables, round tables and counter height dining tables to name a few. Some of our dining tables have hidden storage compartments. Look for drawers or compartments hidden under the table top. Some tables have built in shelves. If you have a small dining area, we have space-saving dinettes with stools. Round tables work great in small dining spaces. The round shape leaves room for cabinets or cupboards in the corner of the room. A wooden table with plain legs offers modern appeal. If you want a sturdy and spacious table, many have leaves and can expand to accommodate more people. For those who like a coordinated look, we can rent, lease or sell dining room furniture in sets. Whether you want a formal dining area or have a small breakfast nook, let us help you find the perfect dining table and chair set. Discover dining chairs in just about every style, shape, color and finish including upholstered dining chairs. Come see them all. We can help you select a table size that maximizes seating and makes the most of your space.

Triad Leasing carries a wide selection of furniture types for your home. Find traditional styles, farmhouse style pieces, transitional styling, rustic and contemporary furniture. Let us help you find comfortable seating, space saving storage options, inviting bedroom furnishings and the type of dining room furniture you can enjoy for years.