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    Your Sofa Has a Lot to Say!
    The way we decorate says a lot about our personalities. When people walk into our homes they often get a pretty good sense of who we are. And perhaps no single item says more about us than the sofa. Not only is it a decorative item, but the sofa style speaks quite a bit to how we use our spaces.
    Different sofa styles suit different decorating styles, and oftentimes the style of sofa chosen is related to a room's overall decor style. Yet still, the sofa style we choose says quite a bit about who we are. Whether it's a traditional roll arm sofa, an antique settee, or a large chesterfield, a lot can be gleaned from the sofa you choose for your home.
    So the question is, what does your sofa style say about you?

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    Much like the tuxedo sofa, chesterfields have a perfectly vertical back, and arms that reach just as high, so you didn't get this couch for lounging. But you probably did get it in order to make a statement - particularly if you opted for a bold color like the teal Dakota sofa from Barrymore. Chesterfields, with their elegant button tufting and hefty silhouettes, are hallmarks of Victorian design.  If you have one of these design icons in your home you're probably a lover of antiques and appreciate how to take old styles and apply them to today's interiors.

    Knole Sofa

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    Knole sofas aren't as popular in today's interiors as they once were, so if you've got one it probably means you have a real appreciation for fine art and antiques. They are grand, distinct, and very formal. Traditionally Knole sofas had arms that actually folded down. When vertical they were held together by corded ties that attached to finials. These days it's rare to see these traditional features, instead many current models merely mimic the look. The Sagging Ridge sofa from Lee Industries is a great example of how this classic style has been updated for modern times.

    Mid Century Modern Sofa

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    Your house is clean, no-frills, and everything has its place. You believe that beds are for sleeping, and sofas are for sitting. If you've opted for a rich color like this Peggy sofa from West Elm in Cayenne, it signals that you're not afraid to take what some people would think of as decorating risks. You decorate with what speaks to you and you don't worry about what's "in style". But make no mistake, this sofa is a showpiece, and you treat it accordingly.

    Camelback Sofa

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    You love your home and still believe that living rooms should be formal. You have a deep appreciation for finely crafted furniture, and you insist that it be respected. In your house the living room is reserved for special occasions - tv watching and casual get togethers take place in other rooms.  If you've chosen a particularly elegant style such as the Audrey sofa from Ethan Allen there's a very good chance you own a string of pearls and possibly even wear them while vacuuming. June Cleaver would be proud.

    Slipper Sofa

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    Slipper sofas are a bit of a contradiction - and so are you! They're comfortable and great for casual get togethers, yet the lack of arms means they're not ideal for serious lounging or napping. You want people to come over and enjoy themselves, but not get so comfortable that they're inclined to stay all night.  This masculine leather version from Black Rooster Decor is a  gorgeous example of how you can combine a simple, no frills style and make it warm, comfortable, and inviting.