Old Greenwich Beach Family Room
A relaxed beach side cottage.
Photos by Michael Partenio
What Houzz contributors are saying:
A tight back is the third option; it consists of the back cushion being completely integrated with the sofa back. Although it has a much firmer feel, no plumping or fluffing of the back cushions is needed, and it always looks neat. Note: Throw pillows, like the ones seen here, can also be great projectiles in a pillow fight. But they are much easier to replace than sofa cushions.
Pillow-back sofas are generally considered more comfortable and inviting, but there’s a downside: Unless you’re diligent with your fluffing, the cushions will usually look slightly askew. If you’re the kind of person who is driven to distraction by something like that, you might want to consider a tight back.