When were couches invented?

When were couches invented?

Couches have been around for thousands of years. The couches in Ancient Egypt most likely looked similar to couches currently. People started making couches with structure so that they didn't collapse when you sat on them. They were made out of stone at the beginning, but people soon realized this wasn't practical and started making couches out of wood instead.

Couches on chesterfield sofa.

Couches weren't very common until the 1400s when Europeans brought over couches from Turkey. Some couches had backs while others did not. You would usually see more couches with or without backs in wealthier families because they could afford these types of luxuries.

It was also important where your couch was placed in your house. If it was against a wall, it was usually used for hosting guests because people would have to sit next to each other. If couches were placed in the middle of a room, it was usually so that people could get together and talk with one another while sitting on their couches.

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Couches became popular again in the 1800s when couches started becoming extremely fancy and ornate. Since couches were expensive, most couches in this time period were made out of mahogany and decorated with carvings and gold leaf details because they looked extravagant.

Couches continue to be an important part of our culture today; however, couches also continue to evolve as new styles are introduced such as sectional couches.