In 2020 we’re expecting sofa design trends to take a shift toward the small-scale and versatile – but that doesn’t mean luxury and style are taking a back seat. We’ve broken down the latest sofa trends and popular design ideas to help inspire your home.
Here are some of the top looks we love for 2020 …
Trending Sofa Styles
One of this year’s biggest sofa trends is the use of slim-profile, space-saving pieces. Rather than a single oversized sofa or sectional, consider incorporating a pair of smaller couches. If you’re low on space in the living room, a downsized sofa will provide much more balance than a larger couch.
Curvy Retro Sofa Designs
Mid-century modern sofas in curvy, organic shapes are also having a major moment in 2020. Use traditional ’70s colors such as mustard, sage, and persimmon to add dose of vintage flair, or rich jewel tones to infuse a touch of glamour. To keep your space anchored in the modern era, choose more neutral colors such as gray, black, or navy.
If you regularly host guests but don’t have a designated guest bedroom, a convertible sofa may be for you. Whether you prefer a simple futon that folds down flat or a full-sized sleeper sofa, you can be sure your guests are sleeping in comfort.
Sofa Color Trends
The use of color is one of 2020’s biggest trends when it comes to home design and furniture. From paint and décor to bedding and upholstery, there’s never been a better time to express yourself with your favorite shades. Here are some of the color trends you can expect to see in the living room …
Deep Jewel Tones
One of the hottest sofa color trends is the use of bold, rich jewel tones. Deep purples, emerald greens, and shades of blue ranging from teal to sapphire to navy are taking over homes across the globe. A statement sofa is the perfect way to infuse this trend into your own space.
Pretty in Pink
From blush and millennial pink to salmon and dusty rose, a feminine shade of pink can make any space feel a little softer, warmer, and sweeter. If pink isn’t quite your thing, purple-y tones such as lavender and mauve are also taking over in the world of sofa trends.
Material & Upholstery Trends
Luxurious textures and eye-catching designs are some of the elements we’ll see a lot of in 2020. Velvet endures as an on-trend staple fabric, while on-trend prints and patterns are hot for upholstery. On the more retro end of the spectrum, old-school wooden sofa frames are also making a comeback.
As one of the hottest home upholstery trends, velvet has become a year-round staple in closets and common areas alike. A velvet sofa provides the perfect opportunity to add a touch of elegance and opulence to your living room.
Add some retro flair to your living room with an exposed wooden sofa frame. Slim, delicate wooden legs and arms create a space-saving profile perfect for small spaces. To make a bolder statement, look for wood paneling that wraps all the way around the back and sides of the sofa.
Instead of thinking of your sofa or loveseat as the backdrop for other living room accents, let it perform as the star of the show. Sofas and loveseats upholstered with floral patterns, damask, geometric patterns, or animal prints are perfect for making your sofa stand out.
For an extra boost of eclecticism, pair a patterned sofa with other layers of pattern and texture, such as rugs, blankets, or throw pillows.
With these trends in mind, you can shop for your newest sofa with confidence. Check out Hayneedle’s incredible selection of styles, colors, and materials to find the perfect piece for your space.