2022 has been a watershed year for interior design. The lockdown limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that occupants of homes of every type from more modestly sized apartments to large landed properties have been focused to evaluate both the attractiveness and utility of many of their interior design choices – and couches are no exception.
Furniture manufacturers (from those focusing on the mass market to artisans focused on bespoke pieces) have taken note of the revitalized interest in trendy couches – and interior designers have been quick to recognize the desirability of many of these couches. Some have reimagined classic, comfortable, and timeless pieces, while others have taken new design approaches and focused on new and non-traditional materials.
The choice of couch is a reflection of the style and taste of the homeowner, but let’s not forget that couches are by-and-large not meant to be simply admired from a distance, they are meant to be used (although many seating options over the years have attained the status of art).
If you are looking for a couch that reflects your individualism – and meets the unique requirements of your home, here are some exceptional choices.
Serpentine or organic shapes have made a comeback. Whether this is a nod to many of the designs that were so prevalent in the 70s and 80s – or whether it is a subtle design nod to an increasing focus on the natural world is up for debate. However, there can be very little argument that these couches add a touch of sensuality to the space that they occupy. They also straddle the line between the formal and the functional – and can be a focal point of any room, as well as an artistically inspired conversation starter.
Upholstered modular couches have seen a resurgence. These types of couches were a feature of almost any stylish living room during the 70s. The couches are endlessly versatile – and with enough pieces, there is always the option of moving individual components around to form a perfectly acceptable and attractive day bed – or one that can be used by unexpected overnight visitors. but these couches are imposing when it comes to size – and will only really be at home in larger living rooms. The ability to change the configuration of the couch makes it ideal for those who want to ‘freshen up’ their living space on a regular basis.
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Soga beds are also making a comeback (if they ever faded from attention). The latest versions do differ in some respects from the classic iterations of this enormously useful piece of furniture. Mattresses have become more comfortable. Even the IKEA ‘Friheten sofa‘ is marketed as featuring more plush and generous cushions. They also feature even more versatile storage options – which are an undoubted space saver for items such as bedding). There are also luxury models where cushions are filled with down – a step up from the traditional polyester.
If you are searching for a sofa that is a reflection of your unique style then don’t ignore the possibilities of new materials, colors, and fabric textures. Do some research and find the perfect furniture item that will enhance your home through beauty and functionality.