There are 4 main styles of sofas, Modern and Contemporary, Traditional and Classic, Transitional and Casual and Comfort Classics. Here is information and how you can tell the difference. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY: Current and minimal look, void of color with clean lines that creates a strict balance of belonging and minimal décor. TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC: The furniture appears calm, orderly. There is nothing wild in the design or covering. Typically it features wood trim, nail heads and a rolled arms. TRANSITIONAL AND CASUAL: Transitional casual styling doesn’t look cold and not real formal. It is a look that is in between Modern and Traditional. The looks spells comfort with a softer appeal and design. COMFORT CLASSICS: Bigger furniture styled with big back pillows and big padded arms. Typically used in reclining furniture. Whatever look you are after let Sofas and Sectionals.com help you design your room.