Top Sofa Trends and Styles to Consider This Year

As experts in fine design, we know that your sofa investment is very important. After all, it's where you snuggle up with loved ones, entertain guests or dive into a good book. And our experienced team will tell you that whatever you choose should be more than just comfortable. From making a statement to giving you lumbar support and elevating your living room, there's a lot to think about. Which is why we've compiled a list of designer sofa trends and styles to consider.  

From earthy neutrals to eye-catching colours, sumptuous textures, and biophilic influences, let's explore what's available.

Embracing the latest luxury sofa trends

Embracing the latest designer sofa trends is a surefire way to give your living space an instant facelift. However, it's important to remember that whatever you choose will be with you for at least 10 years. We advise that you make sure you can live with it long-term and find something timeless that won't go out of style. 

From muted colour palettes to big statements, there's a lot to love about what's currently in vogue. Let's take a look at all the options before you book to view our amazing range:

The new neutrals: Earth tones and natural hues

Earth tones and natural hues are taking the sofa market by storm, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere and infusing your home with a sense of calm and relaxation. Here are some of the hot favourites right now: 

  • Comforting Browns: Rich and warm, these shades are a classic that never goes out of fashion. Adding depth and richness to any room, they work well with a variety of design styles.
  • Relaxing Greens: From sage to olive, green hues bring a sense of calm and tranquillity to your aesthetics. They work particularly well in rooms with natural light and plenty of plants.
  • Gentle Beige: It may have a reputation for being boring but when done right, beige can create an elegant, soothing aesthetic. Layer different textures and shades for optimal visual impact.

Bold and beautiful: Statement-making sofas

Daring, vibrant sofas are a great way to add personality to your living areas. Growing in popularity, you can choose colours in rich jewel tones or go for lighter shades like lavender and cobalt blue. Here are some fabulous examples of what's available: 

  • The Lovy sofa

If you're looking to add a pop of brightness to your living room without being too intrepid, the Lovy Sofa by Bonaldo is a perfect choice. Available in deep rust or sea green, its clean lines and elegantly simple profile make a timeless statement that will be in vogue for years.

  • The Lauren sofa

Eye-catching and contemporary, Quick Ship's Lauren Sofa is a true showstopper. With striking mustard yellow upholstery and a matte walnut base, its curvacious profile and plush cushioning will add style and comfort to your ensemble.  

  • The Nau Sofa

Calming and sophisticated, the deep green Nau Sofa by Brabbu is a statement piece that demands attention. Its unique design and opulent upholstery will become the focal point in any room, making it an easy choice for those who like to be daring.   

  • The Kiss sofa

Ravishing in red and brought to you by Eichholtz, the sensational Kiss sofa is an out-of-the-box take on the latest bubble trend, bringing comfort and courage to your living spaces. Not everybody's cup of tea, it's for those who adore to push the envelope on luxury design, adding a sense of fun to your floor plan.  


Best sofa fabrics: Exploring velvet, bouclé and more

It's easy to understand why textured textiles are currently popular in trendy interior design circles. Adding depth, dimension, and a touch of luxury to any sofa, velvet and bouclé are at the top of the list. But if they're not for you, we have plenty of other options to choose from. Let's take a look at why they work:

  • Velvet

In existence for centuries, velvet has always been associated with luxury. Its soft, plush texture adds cosiness to your room, inviting you to sit down and relax in style. Opulent to the touch and easy on the eye, it's sheen captures the light, making it a must-have if you like your décor to be noticed. 

  • Bouclé

A fabric that is textured by looping yarn to create a tactile, fleecy material, Bouclé is gaining popularity giving your sofa dimension and depth. It largely comes in neutral colour palettes, making it easy to pair with other furniture pieces. 

  • Other options

Mohair, wool and corduroy are also great choices this year and add warmth, diversity and visual interest to your room. Explore our range and let us help you with all our available customisation options in-store. 

Modular magic: The rise of flexible sofa designs

Moduar sofas add a sense of contemporary chic to your living spaces, allowing you to pick the profiles that suit you best. From creating a custom seating plan to building your collection up over time, they have become the darlings of the design world.  And, with a myriad of different choices, there's something for everyone. Here are some of their other benefits:  

  • Flexibility: Whether you're hosting a party or just lounging alone, you can adapt your seating arrangement to fit the occasion. 
  • Customisation: Modular sofa options allow you to create something entirely unique by mixing and matching individual units. 
  • Versatility: Whether you love modern design or traditional timelessness, you'll have plenty of styles to choose from.
  • Space saving: Because you don't have to wrestle with a fixed profile, they are perfect if you're working on decorating a confined space. 

At FCI London, we have a collection of beautiful modular sofas from some of the finest furniture manufacturers in the world. Let our experts walk you through our favourite options before you make your next big décor decision.

Trending sofa styles and influences

From classic silhouettes to modern designs, there are many ways to create a beautiful living room. Let's take a look at some of the styles and influences that are shaping this year's decisions:

  • Mid-century modern: Featuring clean lines and simple shapes, this style is both timeless and elegant, often elevating its classic profile with elegantly tapered legs.
  • Art Deco: The comeback of the decade, this iconic genre is recongnisable by its geometric shapes, bold colours and sinuous curves. Take a look at the Loreto II Sofa by Frato Interiors for inspiration.
  • Bohemian: Laid back and eclectic, this style is perfect if you love a relaxed vibe and often includes colourful fabrics, unique shapes and intricate details. 
  • Vintage: Harkening back to the 70s and 80s you can, once again, expect the playful patterns, bold colours and innovative profiles that initially set the bar in fine design.

Bringing fresh twists to traditional shapes, these four styles suit a variety of living spaces, giving you everything you need to create something personal and unique. 

Designer Sofas: Top Trends and Styles to Consider
Designer Sofas: Top Trends and Styles to Consider


Biophilic design: Bringing nature into your living space

With an inherent desire to reconnect with nature, biophilic design is gaining momentum and incorporates the use of floral materials, organic shapes and earthy colours.

Here are some tips on how to implement it into your floor plans: 


Are you excited by the biophilic design trend? At FCI London, our experts are passionate about it and are ready to share their knowledge. Schedule an appointment with us, and we'll help you find pieces that set your space apart.

Statement legs: How bases and legs transform sofa designs

Bases and legs can make all the difference when it comes to creating a statement sofa, adding a touch of character to your room. Here are some examples of what to look out for: 

  • Bold colours: Use brass or lacquered steel to create a luxuriously elegant look.  
  • Unique shapes: They come in a variety of profiles from sled versions to invisible feet that make your sofa float above the floor, so explore your options before you make a final decision. 
  • Natural materials: Whether you like wood, brass or marble, find legs in a natural material for an impactful biophilic statement. 

It is possible to change your sofa legs over time and can be a simple, cost-effective way to refresh its appearance.

Mixing and matching: The art of layering sofa styles

Mixing and matching several sofa styles is a fantastic strategy if you want a one-of-a-kind living area. Here are some tips on how to master this art:

  • Mix and match materials: Infuse your room with different materials such as leather, velvet, and bouclé to create a visually attractive, multi-textured space.
  • Layer colours: Choose shades that complement each other and layer them throughout your sofa, from the cushions to the frame.
  • Vary sizes: Use different sofa sizes to add depth and dimension to your ensemble. Pairing a large sectional sofa with a smaller loveseat or accent chair is a popular technique.
  • Create contrast: Use contrasting profiles. For example, pair a sleek, modern sofa with something retro and ornate. It adds a sense of fun and becomes the talking point in the room.

The more creative you are, the more personal your interior design project will become. So explore what inspires you and take the plunge.

Designer Sofas: Top Trends and Styles to Consider
Designer Sofas: Top Trends and Styles to Consider


The Future of designer sofas: What to expect next

The future of designer sofas is an exciting topic as new materials, technologies, and design concepts constantly evolve.

Sustainable materials are growing in popularity as people strive to reduce their carbon footprints. So we anticipate more offerings in natural, eco-friendly materials like leather, bamboo and even recycled plastic.  

Unsurprisingly, technology is making its way into furniture design with remote and voice-activated controls, wireless charging and temperature control apps. How does this affect a sofa, you ask? Think along the lines of state-of-the-art recliners with massage features and adjustable back and neck supports.

As we've seen, modular sofas are already a popular trend, and we can expect this to continue. With top brands like Gamma & Dandy always striving to innovate their offerings, more adaptable designs, customisation options and flexibility should be anticipated.

At FCI London, we're always looking for exciting new trends in luxury sofas and use AI and VR to create seamless floor plans for all our big design projects. Contact our experts to find out more about it. 

In closing

There is no doubt that designer sofas will continue to evolve and adapt to our ever-changing lifestyles, so from biophilic design to mixing and matching sofa styles, there are endless ways to create a living space that reflects your personality and style.

At FCI London, we have decades of experience and are here to help you find the perfect furniture for your home. Make a showroom booking today for a free consultation and let's get the ball rolling on your next great design adventure over a crisp glass of bubbly.



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