It’s strange to think that Autumn is almost here (after a spectacularly non-existent summer), but, while we’re sad to say goodbye to picnics in the park and strawberries and cream, we love nothing better than prepping for September’s new trends. Think Sunday roasts, chunky knits and, most importantly, interior updates.
Our homes have gone through a serious change since this time last year. The four walls that we used to spend simple evenings in have now become work spaces, play spaces, yoga spaces, cooking spaces… Only this year, it’s different. Instead of there being a waiting list for garden furniture or queues around the block for a standing desk, our favourite boutiques are ready and waiting with a serious array of beautiful objects to bedeck our homes. And not just any old furniture… fancy furniture.
Boring seating has been swapped with statement sofas and DIY desks have been transformed into surfaces with multiple uses. You simply have to check out sofa.com’s new AW21 collection to see how you can turn your home into a luxury emporium that suits every need, from relaxing on weekends to working hard on weekdays… in three simple steps.
1. Keeping it cool (and comfy)
There’s something about Scandi style that we just can’t get enough of. It makes us feel like we’ve walked straight off the cover of Architectural Digest – all contemporary, clean, sleek and just generally looking pretty darn cool. We want hygge (cosy contentment) in our house and lagom (the perfect balance) in our living room. Who wouldn’t want blissfully happy interiors as the mornings get chillier and the weather gets bleaker? Sofa.com’s AW21 collection has just the remedy with sumptuous sofas and relaxing chaise lounges to soothe the soul.
The Larsen sofa is one of those sofas that you can’t help but dive into every time you walk past it. Sleek and super comfy, the Scandi-inspired design has built-in ergonomic lumbar support and feather cushions so that your fall will be super soft every time. It also makes for the perfect resting spot for a Netflix marathon.
The same goes for the modular Cohen sofa – our marshmallow sofa of dreams. What’s more, you can design the sofa to suit your home, whether that’s a two-piece for your cosy Balham flat or a three to four-piece sofa for your large mansion in East Dulwich (lucky you, when can we come over?).
The modular Cohen sofa is our marshmallow sofa of dreams
2. Make a statement… with fabrics
It’s time to recreate boutique hotel luxe in your own home. Plush velvets, statement pieces and giant headboards – who doesn’t want to give their interiors the wow factor? By playing with texture you can curate different vibes for different parts of the house – from plush velvets to nurture your inner Oscar Wilde to calming wooden slats that bring the outdoors in. Uninspiring cabinets, wardrobes, sideboards and beds are a thing of the past; bring on this decorative trend that transforms the practical into the beautiful.
Sofa.com makes it easy to create a bespoke space as each of their designs are available in more than 100 fabrics in an array of different colours. Order free samples to see which colour and texture you prefer or pop into one of their showrooms for expert advice.
Transform a corner of your house into the ultimate chill-out area with these two curvy Ginger chairs from sofa.com. Curl up with a book or enjoy a morning coffee cocooned in voluptuous curves and super soft fabrics. The design comes in sofa.com’s new Champagne luxe boucle fabric for added pizazz – perfect for cosy autumn evenings.
Curl up with a book or enjoy a morning coffee cocooned in voluptuous curves and super soft fabrics
Bring the rustic chic of Soho Farmhouse straight into your own boudoir with sofa.com’s Florence wooden bed. You can summon a hearty helping of rustic design without having to travel all the way to the Cotswolds for it. The asymmetric panelling detailing brings the warmth of nature straight to your bedside and the oversize headboard offers a stunning backdrop for your bedside tables.
You can summon a hearty helping of rustic design without having to travel all the way to the Cotswolds for it
3. Seriously flexible living
Sometimes it’s difficult to get into your normal work routine at home when your furniture isn’t working for your space – maybe you have an uncomfortable chair or a bedroom that’s cluttered with stuff. The solution? Furniture designs that can be mixed and matched to suit your needs. Find a bed that’s also a wardrobe, a coffee table that’s also a footstool, or a work desk that’s also a stunning console table. Don’t know where to look? Head straight to sofa.com’s new AW21 collection to see how they match innovative design with stylish finishes.
When is a coffee table not a coffee table? When it’s also a footstool and a table top. That’s the case with sofa.com’s Astaire coffee table which comes as three separate items so you can mix and match to suit your space. Choose from wood, leather or fabric so it complements your existing furniture. The table top can be switched around for when you have people around for drinks, or stored on top of the coffee table for when you need more space.
A tidy house means a tidy mind, so they say. But sometimes it’s hard to keep things tidy when you have no extra space in your wardrobe. Never fear! The Sunday bed is here. Not only is this bed ridiculously soft (literally like sleeping on a cloud) it also features four drawers to offer extra storage space that hides away underneath. What’s more, it has been designed so you can still fit in a bedside table on each side of the bed. Nifty.
Eating dinner at the end of a long working day surrounded by laptops and piles of work papers is not the best way to spend an evening. This is exactly why the sofa.com Dickens desk is a wfh dream. The stylish oak design has a concealed draw at the front, so you can hide away all your business bits and bobs, and just be left with a stylish console table decorated in candles, plants and pictures at the end of the day.
So there we have it. The ultimate way to take you from relaxed weekends into the working week with simple yet stylish purchases. Whether you’re opting for earthy tones or punchy bright oranges, sofa.com makes everything by hand to ensure that you get exactly what you want. Not only that, but they also offer a lifetime guarantee on all of their solid beechwood frames, so you know comfort is here to stay. We’ve never been more excited about going into hibernation.