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All About Sofa Arms

Get to know your sofa arm styles

Do you think you can name all the different styles of sofa arms? Go ahead, give it a try!

The roll arm is a classic traditional style | Bob's Discount Furniture

The Roll Arm

This versatile arm features a traditional or transitional style and is an all-time furniture classic, as one of the oldest styles around. The soft contours of this sofa arm offer a natural shape that lends a smooth and sophisticated look, giving any room a relaxed and comfortable feel. The roll arm mixes well with any style and fits well into almost any home. Long live the roll arm!

The English arm is traditionally a formal silhouette that has a low-lying arm | Bob's Discount Furniture

The Transitional English Arm 

The English arm is traditionally a formal silhouette that has a distinctive low-lying arm and deep comfortable seating, offering serious style and elegance that’s all in the details! A classic beauty with soft curves are traditionally paired with t- cushions to create a compact and seamless look that make this perfect for any size space. Variations occur with the English arm in height, roll style and with or without ruching.

The track arm features clean contemporary lines | Bob's Discount Furniture

The Track Arm

Clean contemporary lines make up the modern and always chic track arm. Square edges make this profile a smart choice for smaller spaces- with no curves to take up extra room. The track arm on a sofa or chair can be dressed up or down and will remain a timeless addition to all spaces. The track arm may seem simple, but it lends a bold and refreshing statement through its shape and horizontal lines.

The flair arm is a deep, cozy, easygoing and elegant all in one arm |  Bob's Discount Furniture

The Flair Arm

Deep, cozy, easygoing and elegant all in one arm! This chair and sofa arm typically sits high but ranges in heights and can be squared off vertically or have a straight flair. Designed for relaxation with a modern appeal the flair arm is a sure-fire furniture classic that will stand the test of time.

The slope arm has strong lines and deep curves for a glamorous look | Bob's Discount Furniture

The Slope Arm

Open and elegant, this style has strong lines and deep curves for a glamorous look. A modern silhouette with an inviting lounge-like feel that has proven a furniture classic. These confident curves of the slope arm give distinctive lines and ample cushion for the perfect combination of style and comfort.

The cushion arm has overstuffed padded arms | Bob's Discount Furniture

The Cushion Arm

Overstuffed padded arms offer the ultimate indulgence for casual comfort. Often oversized with large seat cushions that embrace you, the cushion arm is a crowd pleaser! Masculine style with ample comfort makes an oversized statement and looks well- proportioned in large open rooms. The cushion sofa arm straddles the line between traditional and contemporary with overall flexible style to fit a multitude of spaces.

Love your look no matter the arm! Mix styles to create a collected over time transitional look.
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