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Seven Ways To Elevate Your Space

We’ve spent more time at home than ever this past year. Through yo-yoing lockdowns, our homes became both our place of work and rest, and in the process placed a new value on the importance of home. Now, it’s high time our spaces are given the attention they deserve. Partnering with sofa.com – our go-to brand for beautifully handcrafted, made-to-order furniture – we’re razor focused on the task at hand.

Designing a home space that harnesses creativity, encourages relaxation, and proves as photogenic as a Pinterest board takes some work. Thankfully, sofa.com’s chic AW21 collection – spanning sofas, dining tables, stylish writing desks, and more – has covered all bases.

Fusing functionality with style, we’ve compiled our edit of the key elements required to enhance your living space. Here’s how to elevate your interiors to Instagram-worthy levels, courtesy of sofa.com’s new AW21 collection.

In partnership with sofa.com


INVEST IN A SOFA THAT CAN STAND THE TEST OF TIME

Selecting the perfect sofa for your home can be a challenge. As the focal point of your living room, its impact is weighty; and, as we continue to spend more time in our homes than ever before, comfort (without compromising on style or design) is a real priority. Don’t overly focus on trendy options, rather, choose a couch which will endure the seasons. Something unbelievably comfortable yet ultra-stylish, like the Larsen – a sleek Scandi-inspired design – is a good starting point. Featuring sumptuous feather-filled seat cushions and ergonomic lumbar support (to help promote good posture), every detail has been carefully considered. Alternatively, opt for a modular sofa, like the Cohen, which can be reconfigured to make your living space feel constantly refreshed and renewed. Two pieces will create a casual chaise, while three to four pieces will create a family sofa.

EMBRACE THE COCOONING TREND WITH AN ACCENT CHAIR

It's worth noting that your sofa and chairs don't have to match, quite the opposite, in fact. For a modern feel, opt for soft, organic forms – like these Ginger accent chairs – to elevate and refresh your furniture suite. Textured furniture – observe the luxe boucle upholstering, which is a new addition to sofa.com’s fabric range this season – offers an added sense of indulgence and elegance to your main living space. Inviting and voluptuous, an accent chair is the perfect place to curl up with a book after a long day.

Inviting and voluptuous, an accent chair is the perfect place to curl up with a book after a long day.

MAKE YOUR LIVING ROOM FLEXIBLE

The living room is a high-trafficked area, and, as such, requires a chic focal point – like a coffee table – to anchor things. Sofa.com’s Luna pouffe is a great dual-purpose piece. Designed for flexible living, the understated table-cum-footstool has curves in all the right places, attracting just the right amount of attention. Alternatively, opt for the Astaire coffee table, which can be used as a coffee table or footstool as required, and personalised with your favourite wood, leather, or fabric options. Next step – choosing the tomes to display proudly atop…

CREATE A SLEEP SANCTUARY

Your bedroom should be a still and restful sanctuary. As the centrepiece of your bedroom, your bed is key to making this space feel like a haven of calm. The Sunday bed – which is akin to sleeping on a cloud, or so we’ve been told – is designed to envelope you as you lull to sleep. In addition to its cushion-like design, the Sunday bed helps keep bedroom clutter to a minimum. Promoting zenful surrounds, the dual-purpose piece features four concealed drawers offering plenty of storage space. For those who find their Pinterest boards are dominated by images of luxurious hotel suites, wooden beds, like the Ravello and the Florence, are certain to appeal to your sense of style. Add to this the Verona – an adjustable ergonomic headboard cushion (available in more than 100 fabrics) ­– for extra indulgence (and comfort).

The Sunday bed – which is akin to sleeping on a cloud, or so we’ve been told – is designed to envelope you as you lull to sleep.

ADD A LITTLE HOTEL LUXE TO YOUR BOUDOIR

When it comes to bedroom interiors, it's important not to forget those all important design details. Beautifully designed accent pieces can really elevate your sleeping space, so don't overlook these when imagining your new bedroom space. Take your nightstand, for example. Nightstands are prime real estate and can really lift the overall feel of your bedroom. Our advice: keep things minimal by choosing a model with a low-key drawer to neatly tuck away anything you don’t want to be seen. Elegantly understated, the Turin – an oak bedside table with a smoke grey glass top – is fitted with a clever lower shelf as well as a rich black in-lay for added luxe detailing. Show off your balanced bedside lockers by reserving tabletop space for your essentials: a carafe of water, a plant, and your latest hardback.

MAKE THE DINING TABLE THE HUB OF YOUR HOME

No other piece of furniture will serve you like a dining table. From breakfast to dinner, homework to family meetings, the table is very much the hub of the home. An important gathering space, the purchase of a new dining table takes thought. Firstly, it's important to think about the scale and function of your chosen model – noting that, thanks to remote working, your dining table may also serve as your home office. Fitting all our requirements, we’ve bookmarked the Aspen – a solid oak table that can cater to larger gatherings, thanks to its extendable tabletop. In addition to its multi-functional merits, we're smitten with its asymmetric leg design and black metal in-lays – details that won't go unnoticed. 

After more than a year of working from home, it’s high time you upgraded your desk set-up.

OVERHAUL YOUR HOME OFFICE

After more than a year of working from home, it’s high time you upgraded your desk set-up. To spruce up your work-from-home space, we suggest the addition of a stylish desk, designed with discretion in mind. The oak Dickens desk can be used within a communal living space without obviously appearing like a desk – thanks to the concealed drawer at the front, which allows for office items to be stored away at the end of the working day. Add a proper office chair, to complete. 

 

Discover the sofa.com Autumn/Winter collection in full online or at your nearest showroom today.

 

 

 

 

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