Your sofa’s frame and materials define its durability and price and the filling materials and density can define the sofa’s comfort and shape. If you can define the perfect material, density, and quality of your sofa’s seat and back cushions, armrests, and headrests, you will find your perfect sofa easily.
The traditional padding of sofa cushions are made of feather, wool, horsehair, or cotton enveloped with several layers of burlap and arranged carefully at the edges to form such a lovely square shape. If your sofa’s cushions have feather filling, you will get a soft sofa, but its shape will change with time- even if it is wrapped with feather proof casings- and will not dry easily; so, you will need water resistant fabric cover. Still you can get sofa’s cushions with a mixture of feather and polyester or foam to match your needs.
Similarly, you can get a sofa with polyester filling, especially if you are on budget, but such cushions will be uncomfortable and change their shapes easily. You can still find faux-down polyester if you have feather allergy or need the texture and look of down cushions for less money.
For most of the modern sofa designs, the foam with its different types and densities becomes a perfect option to fill your sofa’s cushions. You can find sofa padding with high density foam for a firm look, low density foam for medium firmness and memory foam to provide your body the needed balance. If you need wear and sagging-resistant sofa’s cushions, the high resilient density foam or HR cushions will be your perfect choice. To keep their look, you can find foam cushions with polyester, Dacron, cotton, or wool batting with different thickness options to keep the smooth touch of your cushions.
In addition to the seat and back cushions, a similar padding is applied to the armrests and backrest of the sofa with the same material and arrangement of the cushions, including padding, burlap, and muslin.