Upgrade Your Home with the Most Popular Sofa Design Trends of 2017


If you’re home interior style-conscious, and you must be to be reading our blog, you will have already checked out our guide to interior design trends for 2017 and may have started sprucing up your home. Well then, you will probably be interested to know what the top sofa designs and trends are this year as you begin to tackle your living room.

It’s a well-known fact that sofas can shape the look of your living space, whether they’re being used to set the scene and draw the eye, or as a neutral, balancing influence against brighter surroundings. So, here’s a look at the most popular sofa design trends for this year:


Velvet is the epitome of glamour and can conjure up images of the past, so it’s no wonder that velvet sofas are a popular trend in 2017. Velvet sofas have a soft, neat pile that ages handsomely and its tactile nature ensures it can add a touch of glitz to your home.

sofasofa_belvedere_sofaRegent Slate Belvedere 2 Seater Sofa

Styles such as the stately Belvedere sofa above can combine a Chesterfield-style shape with a luxuriously soft velvet chenille covering to add a classic touch of variety to a room and will simply never seem dated. They’re often always on trend too, so they can remain a staple even as yearly trends come and go.

Sofasofa_grosvenor_denimNeyland Denim Grosvenor 3 Seat Sofa

An alternative to a classic design that is also popular is to combine the decadent, textured velvet sofa with an on-trend colour, such as the Dulux Colour of the Year, denim drift, for a contemporary look. On that note…


As mentioned above, denim drift is the blue shade that every home needs in 2017. This is a soft, highly-flexible grey-blue tone that will be seen in many homes this year. This trend also extends to your sofa.


Softgrain Grey Marino 3 Seater Leather Sofa

That could take the form of a bluish grey sofa as the Marino Leather Sofa, that can add a cooling effect to your living room and blend in with your current textiles and cushions. Or it could also see the introduction of a warmer denim shade such as the Austen Sofa below.

sofasofa_austen_sofaFlanders Blue Austen 3 Seater Sofa

Denim drift really is that flexible and the great thing about this particular colour trend is that this shade of blue has lasting appeal. This means that people who invest in a sofa in this shade don’t have to worry about their living room looking out of fashion next year when a new colour is introduced!

Patterns and Stripes

Patterned sofas have been gaining in popularity over the past few years and 2017 could be the tipping point where they cement themselves into the hearts and homes of the nation. Although arguably an acquired taste, patterned sofas can make a striking statement in any room and it really is up to the home owner how they are arranged and dressed.

sofasofa_balmoral_russetRusset Balmoral 3 Seater Sofa

That said, sofas such as the Balmoral 3 Seater above may look best when kept simple with plain cushions and throws as you don’t need anything else to compete with its vitality.

Striped sofas are also coming into their own in 2017 and their popularity could be down to their eclectic look and feel, one that shows off a home owner’s personality. Coming to think of it, stripes have rarely been out of fashion so this isn’t really a surprise.

sofasofa_windors_sableWindor Sable Stripe 3 Seater Sofa

Stripes are popular this year as they work both in traditional and modern spaces, with narrow stripes such as above adding a traditional feel to a living space. Striped sofas can also be mixed and matched with your décor to create a fabulous contrast and tie together other colour elements in the room.

Pastel Colours

Due to the rise in the popularity of minimalist aesthetics, another interior design trend that has really taken off over the last couple of years is the use of pastels. This growth in popularity has seen it become another one of the new sofa trends of 2017.

sofasofa_victoria_roseVictoria Rose Jacob 3 Seater Sofa

Pastel sofas such as the Jacob sofa above, are subtly elegant and add a little bit of charm and sophistication to your living room. Watch out as this trend seems set to continue to grow in the next few years too.


There you have it; 2017’s sofa trends all have one thing in common, in that they have lasting appeal. Many aren’t in fact all that new, but have previously been in fashion for years, only to see a resurgence in popularity this year. That’s certainly a pleasant thought, as you don’t have to worry about your sofa investment looking dated next year!

Whether you opt for the soothing tones of denim drift or vivacious, luxurious velvet, you can guarantee that any living room with these sofa designs is going to stand out. Now, are you on board with this year’s sofa trends, or would you prefer a look at the rest of the SofaSofa collection?

Posted in Colour & Hue, Contemporary Sofas, Interior Design, Sofas on 31st Mar 2017


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