When planning the decor and the layout of a living space, the sofa is usually the central piece of furniture, the one which dictates where everything else is positioned. That often makes it the focal point of the room or at the very least an important part of the decor, one which has a big impact on the overall ambiance of the space. Modern sofas aren’t usually the type to stand out very much visually yet that doesn’t mean looks aren’t important. Their beauty lies in the details.
Before picking a sofa one has to set his priorities straight. In other words, it’s important to know what matters most in order to better filter the options. The couch vs sofa dilemma is one of the issues to consider. As far as everything else is concerned, a harmonious relationship between looks and comfort is usually preferred. Dazzle is a sofa which blends a bold geometry with luxurious textiles and a very comfortable form.
In large living spaces L-shaped sofas are often used. Modular sofas such as Dom from Christophe Delcourt are simply perfect for such configurations. The sofa embraces the corner in the most elegant way, forming an intimate sitting area with a coffee table usually sitting at the center and a fireplace or a beautiful view directly across from it.
The Drapè Sofa is very simple in design but with a sophisticated and refined allure. It comes in two different sizes, with leather or velvet upholstery. Its style is instantly recognizable. The upholstery material is draped over the sofa’s seat, backrest and arms giving it a rich but also casual appearance. It’s a sofa that perfectly blends modern and classical lines.
The color of the sofa is important in the context of the entire space. A purple sofa, for example, can give the living room a mystical and refined appearance while a yellow sofa can instantly cheer up the space with its vibrant and fresh look. Pair these colors with a comfortable and enjoyable design, like that of the Tamarisk sofa. You can find this piece in a variety of fresh colors as well in some more neutral and toned down nuances. Pick the version that best complements your space.
The Royal Blue color of the Rabelais sofa combined with its simple and elegant design make it a memorable piece of furniture with a ton of character. The sofa has a metal and wood base with brass accents and its proportions are robust and yet the form is clean, simple and graceful. The armrests are wide and divided into three rows and the cushions blend in perfectly, giving the sofa a uniform and very cohesive appearance.
A modern sofa doesn’t need a complicated design in order to stand out. It’s often the upholstery that ensures this. Boeme offers a wonderful range of patterns and color combinations, one more eye-catching than the other. This is one of the available options. Notice the artistic nature of the design and the beautiful way in which it embraces the sofa’s form and lines.
If it’s simplicity and formal elegance you’re looking for, check out the Montgomery sofa. Its design is a harmonious blend of good looks and superior comfort. This isn’t the type of sofa that steals the attention from the living room’s light fixtures, coffee table or views. It’s rather the type that stays in the background and offers unexpected benefits.
Not all modern sofas prefer understated beauty in favor of an eye-catching design. The Kintsukuroi sofa is a pretty good example in that sense. There’s a lot to take in. The irregular shape of the backrest, the pointy lines of the armrests, the golden lines that resemble cracks stretching across the sofa are all details which together make this a stunning statement piece and focal point.
Outdoor sofas aren’t usually as complex and detailed in design as those created for indoor use. However, there are some pretty cool designs to consider, one of which is that of the Pop sofa designed by Piero Lissoni and Carlo Tamborini. This casual three-seater can withstand any kind of weather, featuring fabric upholstery that’s water-resistant and very durable but also soft and comfortable to the touch. The most notable feature, however, would have to be the clear frame.
We have one more modern sofa to show you today and it’s a very cool one. This is the Borghese Sofa, a piece with a highly sculptural and artistic design. Its frame is shaped like a network of branches that holds a set of three back support cushions and an irregularly-shaped seat. It’s indeed a wonderful statement piece not just for living rooms but also for public spaces, offices and lots of other settings. It’s cool enough to double as a decoration.