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Couches: One, Two or Three Cushions?

In the hierarchy of importance when it comes to selecting a <a title="Couches " href="http://www.atgstores.com/full-length-couches_1012.html" target="_blank">couch</a>, does the number of cushions matter as much as the upholstery, size or brand? For some people it’s an afterthought, but to others it’s the whole ballgame. The number of cushions can have a huge impact on a couch’s comfort, after all, so it’s not surprising that the savvy couch buyer will put the issue at the top of the list. <strong>One Cushion</strong> Couches with one cushion often have a cleaner look than their frequently overstuffed cousins. A sofa with a single cushion – that’s not a loveseat – often falls in the modern or contemporary category of design, although not always. An important thing to remember is that these long cushions may not deliver the same level of springiness of a multi-cushion design because you’re less likely to find coils in such a long cushion. Foam is more common and in keeping with the sleeker style. <strong>Two Cushions</strong><strong> </strong> Double cushions are growing more popular these days and offer a lot of comfort without the “fuss” of three cushions. There’s usually more control in the design while still offering a fair amount of bounce; a good balance between the two alternatives. If there’s any drawback at all, it’s that the two-cushion couch makes it impossible to sit in the middle of it. It can leave you with a sinking feeling when you try to nap on two cushions, and sitting in the crack is about as pleasant as it sounds. <strong>Three Cushions</strong> Three cushions are considered the standard, “traditional” approach to sofas, and for good reason. They map a distinct sitting area and can provide a lot of balanced comfort for sitting and lying down. The smaller cushions can also pack more bounce and many people prefer that. The downside is that more cushions can come off looking busy and may be more easily dislodged when you’re trying to get comfy. <strong>Verdict …</strong> Obviously, it will eventually boil down to a matter of taste and other factors will come into play. How you intend to use your couch, for example, may play more of a role in your decision than anything else. Comfort will take a backseat (so to speak) to style if the couch is a decorative rather than functional piece. <a title="ATG Stores Homepage" href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> invites you to vote on your favorite cushion arrangement and to tell us why you think so. [poll id="18"]
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