A settee is a medium sized sofa; such a sofa seats two or three people and can be placed on a porch, in the living room or in a bedroom. There are a wide range of settees to choose from. Some of the most common options include:
• Bed settees
• Leather settees
• Victorian settees
• Tufted settees
• Armless settees
• Bench settees
A settee bench is usually more appropriate for a porch than the living room or bedroom. Such a bench may have cushions but usually does not. Outdoor bench settees should be made from treated wood so that it does not get ruined due to inclement weather. Metallic bench settees can be quite good looking if they are made from wrought iron, but they are not usually very comfortable to sit on, especially for large periods of time. Such settees are usually used in a large garden and help to add a touch of elegance to the grounds.
A person who does not have a guest room in his or her home may want to invest in a bed settee. Such a settee can be unfolded into a bed so that a visiting guest can spend the night comfortably. While many of these settees are simple and contemporary in style, it is not hard to find an elegant bed settee sofa for a living room with an elegant and formal style of decor.
If the living room has an elegant or formal style of decor, then a Victorian settee would be the best option. These can be purchased either individually or as a set and are usually made using genuine leather. Victorian settee furniture sets of this nature usually cost from $2,000 to $3,000; an individual sofa would cost from $800 up to over $1,000.
Antique furniture is also a good option for an elegant living room. However, such furniture is made in various styles, so it is important to make sure the style and color of the furniture set matches the living room decor. Genuine antique settees usually cost at least $1,000.
Tufted sofas are also a good option. These can be either elegant or contemporary in style, and are not very costly if they are made from materials other than genuine leather. These come in traditional colors such as brown, black, gray and white, but can also be made using blue, red and other non-traditional colors. These cost anywhere from $200 to $1,000 each.
Many of these settees also fold out into a bed, although not all do. These are made using fabric and are contemporary in style. The fabric can be either solid in color or may have prints. The cost of an armless settee ranges from $200 to $900 each.
What are the Best Options?
A settee that looks good in a store or on an internet retail site will not necessarily look good in one’s living room. A lot depends on the size of the living room and how it is decorated. If the living room is small, then a corner settee or two seat settee is the best option. Settees of this nature should be white, cream or another light color that will help to brighten up the living room. A dark colored furniture set is ideal for a living room that gets a lot of natural light.
Those who are looking for simple yet elegant furniture for the porch will find that the Rolston Wicker Patio Loveseat is ideal. It is made from wicker and has armrests, back cushions and seat cushions. It is stylish, comfortable, easy to clean using water and soap and can hold up to a lot of wear and tear.
Target’s Button-Tufted Chaise Settee sets are also best sellers and it is not hard to see why. These elegantly styled sets come in green, red and blue and are sure to add a touch off style and class to any living room. The frame is made using wood composite, which makes the sofa easy to assemble and move. The velvet upholstery not only makes this sofa set both aesthetic and comfortable.
A settee should not only be comfortable but should also be the right size, color and style. A wise homeowner will take the time to consider a number of options and choose a settee or settee set that is just right for the home. By doing a bit of comparison shopping, one can usually find the right furniture at the right price.