The sofa is one of the main characters in the living room, and choosing the right piece sets the mood and style for the whole room. Sleek silhouettes, sharp lines, and monochromatic options undoubtedly defined the past years. In a few words, the minimalist style has been all the rage. Yet, both interior designers and homeowners are slightly growing tired of simple and unsophisticated design options. Moreover, we now witness an unprecedented craving for details and personality. Thus, we can safely state the new sofa trends show more desire for individuality, catchy colors, and inspiration from the past centuries.
If you plan to decorate your lounge area with a new sofa, you cannot skip the following best sofa trends, which are full of character and originality.
Sofa Color Trends
Dull grays, unpractical whites, and overused beiges get replaced by natural colors that instantly elevate the living room. Give preference to earthy shades that add comfort, soothing blues and greens, charming pinks and reds, or vivid violets and yellows. Yet, consider softer shades for a more natural look instead of bright tones unless your goal is enriching the space with an attention-stealing sofa.
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Unsurprisingly, the versatile modular sofas you can quickly put apart and together any way you want are mainstream in 2024. They effortlessly blend into any design style. Yet, the best thing about such sofas is their adaptability to any available space or the number of people that gather in the living room; a great option for large families or those who often host guests.
Timeless Corner Sofas
Corner sofas are not a novelty, yet we all like their practicality and stylish appearance. Even more, they are some of the best sofa choices for small spaces. So, you can place it traditionally into a corner and save as much space as possible. Or, use it as a partition in open-floor interiors, such as a living room combined with a kitchen.
Curved Shapes Keep Pace
Celebrating the comeback of retro styles, especially the roaring mid-century, and the unmistakable feel of comfort hidden in round shapes, designers stress the relevance of curved sofas in the new season. Choose this naturally flowing form for your new living room seat and witness charm invading the space.
Embrace the Velvety Wave
It’s impressive, but the good old velvet surfaces are part of the sofa trends this year. Of course, we cannot deny the durability of this fabric for daily use. Yet, nothing compares to the unexpectedly expensive and high-class effect of velvet sofas in the living room.
Get used to see more low sofas in the future. They look modern and resonate with contemporary design. Besides, you’ll feel more comfortable on a lower yet wider sofa for long stays in the living room.
Modern Fluted Sofas
We know some of you cannot yet give up on the endeared minimalist style. Therefore, we suggest an updated version of sleek and sharp-lined minimalist sofas. Try the emerging fluted design that preserves the neutral color and smooth silhouette. The secret hides in the repetitive fluted pattern rooted in the last century that adds texture and elevated style to the sofa and the whole room.
Add Volume, Stay in Trend
Designers can finally breathe freely now that the overused boucle sofas are taking a step back this season. The trend is undoubtedly stunning, but we’ve seen too much of it already. On the other hand, get ready to meet the replacement – highly voluminous sofas with extra-comfy cushions and high-pile upholstery. Thus, you’ll turn your living room into the coziest place in the house.
One of the best 2024 sofa trends is scale. Adding dimension to a space has become a pivotal feature of contemporary design. Fill the space in a decluttered living room, add more seats, or make your family room gain more confidence with a large sofa of any style.
Recurring Sofa Trend: Paisley Print
One of the oldest and classy textile prints, the paisley pattern will always stay in style. Infuse character and individuality into your living room with a retro sofa with paisley prints. Moreover, even the bold color combination and intricate feathery shapes don’t stop this timeless print from effortlessly suiting any design style.
When Traditional Meets Modern
Speaking of prints, 2024 reflects the return of our beloved floral motifs on the sofa upholstery. This option is suitable for both traditional and modern interiors. Even the colorful and detailed Eclectic style invites the vivid floral sofas to become part of the design.
Back to Stripes
Who could have thought stripes would make such a huge comeback? Well, we’ve also seen them on other textiles, and now, it’s time for sofas. Explore the pictures below and notice how beautifully this classy upholstery print manages to accessorize various design styles. What’s more, you don’t have to buy a new sofa. You can choose a new, stripe-patterned covering for the existing one.
New Sofa Print Trend: Checker
Over the past years, we’ve seen the high popularity of checkered textiles. This year, the beloved pattern applies to sofas as well, and we are happy to embrace the new trend. By the way, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a brand-new sofa with checkered prints. You can also decorate your old sofa with checkered accessories, such as cushions or throw blankets. It’s a real game-changer.
Switch Sides: Dark and Moody Sofas
The last (but not least) sofa trend we tackle is the return of deep colors. Swap light neutrals or too vivid shades for some of the darkest and most imposing grays, blues, greens, and crimsons. You can even try black. Your living room will acquire a sophisticated air filled with confidence. Yet, make sure to pair your dark-colored sofa with light-colored walls unless you opt for a full-moody ambiance.