What Your Couch Says About You

It’s like a crystal ball in the middle of your living room.

Everyone has a couch (hello, you have to sit on something while you watch your favorite TV show). But whether you choose a design based on comfort, style, or even price is quite telling. Find out what your sofa says about your personality:

A Fainting Couch


Sure, in today’s world most people would call it a simple chaise, but you have a flair for the dramatic. You aren’t a drama queen, per se, but you like to keep things interesting in your life and tend to get bored easily. You love the Real Housewives franchise (they’re so entertaining!) and skew towards the higher side end of the maintenance spectrum.


A Sectional Sofa


You’re super busy at work and with your kids. So when you get a minute to relax, you want your space. You don’t want to touch anyone else, OK? So you opted for a couch that has more than enough space for everyone (and most importantly, you). Similarly, you’re the type of person who lives for long baths and indulges in podcasts on your morning commute — it’s a little slice of me time, and the headphones fend off small talk.


A Love Seat


You’re a cuddle fiend and cozy is your middle name. When you’re watching a movie with your beau you’re uncomfortable unless you’re touching and can feel their warmth. Basically, you don’t love to be without company. The more the merrier is your motto – even if it’s a tight squeeze.

Francesco Lagnese

A Chesterfield


You live in your pearls, wear a popped collar on the daily, and consider your style icons the always-classic Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. So naturally your living room has a beautifully quilted and tufted couch in their honor.

Thomas Loof

A Couch That No One Ever Sits On


You do NOT believe the formal living rooms went out with your grandparents’ generation. You’re a perfectionist to the core and like everything in it’s place. If a pillow gets moved you’ll notice. And the same is true about a chipped manicure, a tilted picture frame, or a tiny typo on that important memo.

Francesco Lagnese

A Hand-Me-Down


One way people might describe you? Frugal. You’ve laid on the same neutral couch since you can remember — because before it was yours it was in your parent’s living room. You spruce it up with pillows to fit your style and tell yourself that it’s more comfortable because it’s worn in. It’s not that your cheap — you just love squeezing the most out of everything you buy.


A Modern Design


Those metal legs? That uncomfortable cushion? Yep, you own a modern couch and prioritize presentation over comfort. You’re also someone who wears heels during their commute, because you wouldn’t be caught dead flip flops. Hey, more power to you.


A Futon


You have a very big family and host lots of guests. Why else would you buy a couch not because of the comfort, but because it turns into a bed for your in-laws? And just a guess: It’s probably located in an office-turned-guest-room, because … well, of the above.


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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan - Canadian entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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