Modern sofas do a lot to define a home. When you choose the right one, it can be used to complete the aesthetic of a room – functioning exactly as you need it to, and changing its purpose as required. Modern sofas have the ability to designate an area for relaxation, distribute a living space evenly, provide an extra bed for visitors, or even create an impressive at-home cinema experience.
Let’s run through 4 contemporary designs that are very popular choices for homes nowadays, from the roomy sectional, to the relaxing recliner.
The Sectional Sofa
A sectional is a wonderful choice for interiors with a lot of living area, such as family homes and shared accommodation. Because it has a corner on at least one side, it’s a great choice for unwinding with family and friends after a long day, or for stretching out to watch a movie.
Ideal for placing in the center of a room, the sectional sofa can be used to pull focus into an area. Where a simple 2 or 3-seater might look lonely placed centrally, the sectional is as much a design feature as a functional place to sit. Sectionals can usually be adjusted to the left or right, and often have an optional matching ottoman, so the choices are endless for how to set up your room.
The Sofa Bed
The sofa bed, or pull-out sofa, is perfect for those who have guests to stay but may not have a spare room to sleep them in. Modern sofas have become so intelligently designed that many have room inside to store pillows and a quilt cover, eliminating the need for extra storage space and keeping everything nice and compact.
As well as being easy to slide up and down when they’re needed, with most newer models it would be difficult to guess that they were, in fact, also beds. The old myth that pull-out sofas are uncomfortable is being left behind, as fresh design finds a way to balance both needs at once.
The Recliner Sofa
The recliner sofa is the ultimate modern sofa, and for many, the definition of stylish comfort. Because of their comfort-oriented design, recliners have the ability to lean back (as the name suggests) supporting the feet and head into a very relaxing position. The recliner is the ultimate choice for those who like to unwind by watching their favourite TV show, or reading a good book.
Although recliners do come with fabric coverings, most recliners tend to have leather upholstery – this is mainly because they are more luxurious and expensive than other kinds of sofas. Since leather generally weathers better than fabric, it’s a logical choice for this long-lasting design.
The Adjustable Sofa
As all of the sofas mentioned above are adjustable in one way or another, by adjustable sofas, we mean any other special functionalities a sofa might have. For example, some sofas are fitted with cup holders, that can be tucked away when not in use. Keep an eye out for these contemporary designs, as they are very valuable when tailoring your home to suit your needs.