Designs For Living Room Sofas
Raymond R. James
October 11, 2021
Cosseting and useful, upholstered seating has been a feature of the western home since the 18th century, morphing gradually from the prim settles of Georgian days to the more familiar sofas and armchairs of the 20th-century.But today, as technology and lifestyles change, the living room sofa has acquired a more pivotal role.Gone are the days when the three-piece suite, festooned with antimacassars, was the place to entertain visiting vicars or slump in front of the television on a Saturday night.But a sectional can also be a smart choice for a small living room because it’s more space efficient than a sofa plus armchair combination.Color-wise, we're increasingly looking to nature to inform the narrative, leaning towards inky blues and moss green, while there's also a return of earthy tones, like beige and rust.When homeowners want to go bold, hues are still warm and inviting, echoing nature's spices like hot paprika and golden turmeric.A design with a low back can also create the illusion of extra space below more usual ceiling heights.When it comes to sofa trends for 2022, modern-retro fluting and glamorous curved lines are de rigueur, while at the opposite end of the scale a raw, organic and unrefined aesthetic is also breaking through.Rattan, wicker and woven materials are no longer considered dull, dated or dreary, and we very much welcome its highly-anticipated revival.With texture and intrigue at the forefront of design for 2022, rattan furniture has quickly found itself to be one of the hottest trends in the world of décor.Natural, pared-back designs are combined with heavy textures such as boucle, creating a lovely tactile look and feel.‘Along with this, we’re seeing the return of beige – warm, earthy shades are making a big comeback to replace cool greys as a base color.If opting for a statement sofa that will add a pop of color to a neutral space, tones inspired by nature (particularly ocean blues and mossy greens) are still the best option.'.'There’s been a shift away from the more formal arrangement of two sofas facing each other in favour of more relaxed, curvaceous shapes that provide both comfort and ample space for entertaining,' says Suzy McMahon, buying director at Sofology.Lisa Whatnough, of Studio Squint observes: ‘Instead of a wallpaper or curtain fabric being the catalyst for a room scheme, I advise clients to start with the sofa; everything should compliment that.’.Correct sofa scaling is an imperative for a successful living room, along with selecting its shape and color. .
Living Room: Ideas, Furniture & Decor
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Living Room Ideas & Decor
Contemporary Living Room Style Contemporary living room décor resists the minutiae of ornamentation and instead puts the focus on space, shape, and color.Browse Living Spaces’ selection of contemporary furniture for living room ideas.Search Living Spaces’ selection of modern furniture to piece together your vision. .
Modern Living Room Furniture
To maintain modern living room ideas, keep it neat and airy, and select the right size and number of pieces to supply the perfect blend of sophisticated style and cozy comfort.Design Within Reach offers a wide range of options to provide the living room furniture of your dreams.The choices for types of living room furniture and optional finishes is greater than ever at Design Within Reach.Select a two-seater sofa for a modest living room or a sectional for a larger space.Our staff of in-store design professionals can give advice and recommendations via chat, photos, and live video. .