A loveseat or love seat is basically a couch or sofa designed for having two persons to sit on, and it typically has two cushion seats. The term is derived from the fact that its relatively smaller size can only allow a maximum of two people to sit together at a given time. It is considered a classic piece of furniture that works well in a variety of spaces too. Since they’re shorter than the average sofa, they add seating room while still saving space for other furniture. Available in a variety of styles and shapes, love seats are great for families, couples or one-bedroom apartments tight on space. Now we discuss a lit bit of history. Yes, there is a story behind how loveseats came about.
Loveseats have been in production since the early 1800s in America. These early designs were not intended to aid courtship between lovers yet, but instead, to provide a seat that would accommodate the large dresses worn by the ladies. Most people will agree that the loveseat first gained popularity during the Victorian era though. The loveseat was first seen as an elitist piece of furniture, used only by the upper classes. However, during the Industrial Revolution as couches and sofas found their way into the homes of the working class, and so did the loveseat.
Eventually, its sole purpose was realized in that it allowed courting couples to sit close enough to each other that they could talk without being overheard, and yet still not touch. The love seat enabled lovers to converse privately, while still maintaining an appearance of decency and prudence as was required by the social norms of the day.
Today loveseats are for everyone and it actually has become indispensable to the newly-independent small apartment owners. Loveseats comes in many designs, colors, and materials, and you can definitely find one that suits your style and living space in a nearby furniture store.