Is it just us or is there something slightly intimidating about choosing a sofa? This could potentially be a piece of furniture you’re stuck with for years to come, so you want to get it right.
It needs to fit your current decor scheme, future decor scheme and possibly the decor scheme of the next house you move to (assuming the sofa comes too). Plus, it needs to be comfy enough to lounge on but hardy enough to withstand the inevitable knocks of family life.
Fear not though, we’ve got it all in hand. We’ve picked out three very different sofas for three very different rooms, to give you an idea of what might work in your own home.
Look 1: Traditional Charm
If you’re a sucker for classic shapes and like something with a grand feel then you really can’t go wrong with a stately Chesterfield. This shape works really well in a room with period features and a traditional scheme. Think neutral colour palettes with the odd antique rug and vintage piece. Leather is a great option for people with young kids because it’s easy to wipe down (we all know that kids + sofas = sticky marks, right?!), but also because it’s such a hardwearing material that will last for years if you look after it properly.
AT A GLANCE:
- Works well in larger rooms with period features.
- Team with vintage pieces for a classic look.
- Accessorise with antique rugs and a knitted throw to contrast with the leather and add a touch of cosy comfort.
Look 2: Colour Pop
Love colour? Regularly change your mind over which is your favourite shade? Then go for a soft grey sofa that will work in any scheme, no matter what your colour crush of the moment is. This is the Newport sofa – 2 seaters start from £379 but are currently reduced down to £279. Plus, the outer covers are removable too, which means any marks from the kids can be easily washed off. Double win.
AT A GLANCE:
- A versatile option for people who regularly change their colour schemes.
- Removable covers make it very child-friendly.
- Compact shape means it’s a great choice for smaller rooms or cosy cottage spaces.
Look 3: Mediterranean Cool
For summer-loving, white-wash fans who can’t enough of Med vibes and fresh florals we recommend sticking with a chic cream or pale linen, like this shade of the Positano. The sleek shapes of this number mean it would go just as well in a contemporary room full of achingly cool Scandi art as it would in a room decorated with a Mediterranean palette of fresh white with splashes of blue.
AT A GLANCE:
- Pale colour palette and sleek shape means this is a design ripe for a contemporary styled home.
- Bring to life with some bright cushions or go minimal (and cushionless) alongside some monochrome art and polished white floorboards.
- Mix up your textures – the fabric sofa and sleek edges would look great against some exposed brickwork or (as in the picture above) on sanded wooden floorboards.
Which look do you like best?
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