Firm sofas, sectionals and chairs are designed with a special type of cushioning. The feel of these seats are more supportive, and specifically designed to absorb pressure as you lounge. This means that instead of sitting in your sofa, you'll be sitting on it. This technology is similar to how many mattress foams come in a firm option for those who prefer higher levels of support, so choose firm if you want a denser surface.
Medium Comfort Level
Between plush and firm, medium seats strike a balance between contour and support. Built with cushioning made to give just a tad as you sit, the medium level doesn't keep you too upright – but also doesn't let you sink too far down. Go with medium if you want something that's not quite plush but not quite firm. (Medium is also a great option if you host a lot; the "just right" feel makes any guest feel right at home.)
Plush Comfort Level
For the softer-inclined, some seats come with plush-level cushioning. In a plush sofa, armchair, sectional, loveseat or other upholstery item, the cushioning blend is designed to allow you to sink luxuriously into your seat. Go with plush if you want to fully decompress on a perfect cloud.
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