Finding the perfect chair, sofa and loveseat means sifting through many options starting with frame material, size and finish and ending with fabric selections for cushions, back pillows and accessories. Whether as an ensemble or as individual pieces, these are the essentials for any living space, which also makes the right design choice even more critical. At Wicker Home and Patio Furniture, the options are nearly unlimited, but that can make the process even more exciting when it comes to filling any space, large or small. We offer collections with a variety of ensemble options as well as single seating selections that raise the decision-making process to a new level of enjoyment.
Sofas are the anchor points for most living spaces while loveseats are attractive options for smaller areas or for rooms that present challenges such as larger open doorways or oddly angled walls. When space permits, combinations of sofas, loveseats and chairs are ideal. Wicker chairs, by themselves, have so many placement options as well, which can range from corner nooks to private conversation seating.
Style, of course, is a natural start, and wicker designs run the gamut from traditionals through transitional or modern all the way to ultra-contemporary. In each of these classifications, there are many more choices that include coastal, cottage, country, eclectic, lodge and urban.
What is Your Seating Dimensions?
Once the style selection is made, frame length is a major consideration when it comes to sizing. Sofas are a standard 84 inches but may be found in ranges from 72 inches up to 96 inches. The design standard for loveseats is 60 inches, but these also can be found in lengths from 50 inches to about 70 inches. Accompanying chairs are 35 inches in length, and variances are accounted for in club styles and the comfortably oversized chair-and-a-half designs. Standard manufacturer depths for all three pieces are 35 inches at the outside, which is from the very back of the frame to the seat cushion fronts or aprons.
Seating depths will also come into play, and this very important measurement runs from the front of the seat cushion to the front of the back-support pillows or cushions. The average depths are between 21 inches and 24 inches although deeper seating options are available. Keeping in mind, generally, overall dimensions are posted. Overall dimensions could be from the front of the piece to the back of the piece. For lounging, go for a deeper inset, but if family members are shorter, they will be more comfortable with a limited depth seat.
Back heights offer another design decision to be made. In open areas, lower profiles can be impressive as they allow a full view of the surrounding areas with less distraction. Against walls, especially with taller ceilings, high-profile backs with attached or loose pillows offer an inviting zone of comfort and provide a balanced perspective. Seating backs are generally upright but may also be angled.
Finishes for sofas, loveseats and chairs will also impact the look and can coordinate with room colors or fabrics chosen for cushions. Wicker furnishings for indoors and outside offer natural hues along with washes as well as a host of neutrals, bold tones and classic favorites that will appeal to every taste.