top sofa trends
Sofas are usually the most expensive piece of furniture in your living room, which is why it’s so important to choose a sofa you’re going to be happy with for the long term. As the largest item of furniture in the room, you want to make sure that the sofa you pick fits in with both the room’s dimensions and your existing décor – something that doesn’t look out of place but still makes a statement.
Sofa trends change over time. So while heavily patterned cloth, for instance, was all the rage in yesteryear, it would look very out of place now. So what are the top sofa trends 2022 has seen so far, and how might they influence your choice of sofa? Here we take a closer look at some sofa designs which are both on trend today whilst also having that classic, timeless quality you need in furniture you want to last.
Corner sofas are one of the hottest trends in 2022. They’re both practical and incredibly stylish. Corner or L-shaped sofas have a real look of indulgence about them, but they can also be put to good use when it comes to designing the layout of a room.
In larger living rooms, corner sofas don’t necessarily have to go in the corner and can instead be used to break up the space into separate areas. In an open-plan living area, for instance, you might use them to delineate the space you watch TV from a dining table or kitchen. In smaller living rooms, a compact corner sofa can help free up space in the middle of the room whilst giving you all the seating you need. It’s all about matching the size of your sofa to the size of the room.
If you want to chat to someone on a sofa, it usually involves a lot of cushion rearrangement and squirming into an uncomfortable position – not any more! One of the biggest sofa trends for 2022 is the multi-directional sofa.
Multi-directional sofas do exactly what they say on the tin, allowing you to socialise more easily and see your living room from a variety of angles. They’re best suited to large spaces because they work well when positioned away from the wall and you’ll need large floor space to get the full effect. This way, they create a sort of seating ‘island’ in the room and allow you and your guests to really spread out.
Nothing screams ‘luxury’ quite like velvet, and many more of us will be sinking into a velvet sofa in 2022. This super-soft fabric doesn’t just rate highly on the comfort factor, it can be practical as well as stylish.
Velvet is slower to fade than most fabrics and retains its colour well over time, even if it’s positioned in direct sunlight. If you choose 100% polyester velvet over a cotton-based variant, it has a longer lifespan but is every bit as comfortable and will ensure that your new bespoke sofa lasts for many years to come.
Ever since Marie Kondo introduced us to the joys of decluttering, we’ve seen a big surge of interest in furniture which doubles as storage. Storage sofas can be both stylish and practical, providing a home for all those odds and ends you need to keep but don’t necessarily want on display.
Storage sofas act in much the same way as a sofa bed, but instead of containing a pull-out mattress, they usually have a nice big pull-out storage compartment. Because they are great for keeping spaces tidy, they’re a perfect choice if you have a smaller living room and might struggle to keep it clutter-free.
Sofas with curves are one of the biggest fashion trends in 2022, and it’s easy to see why! Sofas with straight lines and prominent edges were once the most popular choice, but now we’re seeing increased demand for sofas with curves in all the right places.
A sofa with a curved back or curved arms can look very visually impressive, bringing a touch of luxury and Hollywood glamour to a living room. These can work well in both large and small living rooms. For smaller spaces, a curvaceous love seat or armchair can make a bold statement without making a space feel cramped, so they can be a fantastic choice even when you’re short on space.
Bold Coloured Sofas
2022 might just be the year to go big and go bold. Bold coloured sofas are very on trend right now, possibly because we all want to see a splash of colour to brighten up our homes in a post-pandemic world.
Bright colours are one way of really stamping your personality on a space and making a big statement. They’re perfect for adding a pop of colour to rooms otherwise furnished and decorated in a fairly neutral style, but they can be a little overpowering in very small rooms. If your living room is on the smaller side, you could opt for a more toned-down fabric for your sofa and introduce the bold colour element through the use of scatter cushions or throws.
Find Your Dream Luxury Sofa
Finding your dream luxury sofa has never been easier, with so many incredible options to choose from. These six sofa trends for 2022 will not only look good in the here and now, but they have a timeless quality to them which means they won’t look out of place in ten years’ time.
Think about how you use your living room and the size of the space you have available before you make your decision because some sofa trends will work better in larger rooms. At Oliver Matthews, we have one of the broadest ranges of bespoke luxury sofas to be found anywhere and can help you get the stylish modern sofa you need to bring your home to life.
With experts on hand to offer advice and guidance on this important purchase, we will ensure you get the sofa you need to create your dream living room.