Furnishing a home is something that takes a lot of thought. You probably have your own taste and a style that you appreciate!
You also want quality items, and with modern manufacturing processes attaining levels of quality that far surpass those of even a couple of decades ago, quality furniture is surprisingly affordable. Where should you start when, for example, furnishing your living room or lounge? This is a room in which you will spend many hours relaxing, watching TV or listening to music, and perhaps entertaining guests. It’s a room where all the family meet and enjoy each other’s company. That makes it a room you want to get just right, one in which you feel comfortable, happy and relaxed. That’s why you need a quality sofa, one that ticks all the boxes. In the following article we will talk about what makes a quality sofa, what you should look for, and why modern design trends may give you your answer.
Modern Sofa Styles
If you’re interested in Canadian made modern sofas click on that link and you’ll see some excellent examples that should provide inspiration. Modern styles tend to be sleek and simple, smooth and beautiful, but you also need to factor in the main requirement of a quality sofa: comfort.
There is little point in choosing a sofa that looks great and fits your décor, but that is uncomfortable to sit on! You and your family are going to spend a lot of time using the sofa – and any chairs that go with it – so you need to ensure that you have one designed not just for looks but also built to be comfortable for its lifetime.
It’s fair to say that most modern sofas built by quality makers are comfortable as the seller knows that’s what’s required of them. The choices you have include whether to go traditional or look for a more unusual and stylish model, and there are many available that draw upon any one of the design themes that came about in the 20th century. Let’s talk a little more about why 20th century design is in right now, and how it can help you with your décor design.
Why Minimalist Makes Sense
The current trend for modern designs has been the norm for some time now, and it’s easy to see why. Newer homes lend themselves perfectly to the modern look, especially when it errs on the side of minimalist. This sort of clean and sleek style is all the rage and allows you to build a beautiful room around your base furniture – starting, of course, with your sofa.
Choose a sofa in the minimalist style and you are choosing an uncluttered and unfussy look that is enhanced when the room is fitted out with other minimalist items such as matching chairs, tables and lighting. Indeed, lighting plays a great part in a modern-look room and should be chosen carefully and with end results in mind. We suggest up-lighting in corners for a nice effect that adds a warm and cosy touch to what can be a cold look if overdone.
Choice of Styles
The sheer variety of 20th century design movements from the minimalist to the latter stages of the Arts and Crafts movement gives you a lot of scope for choice of décor, especially if you are decorating a property from that era. With period touches inside the house you can place your beautiful sofa amongst items from a similar era and be certain of a look that is both stylish and timeless, and that will be enjoyed by all the family each time you utilise the room.
Choose your sofa to suit your tastes. We recommend that if you wish to build a room around it you stay with neutral colours, so you don’t clash when you start to add items to the room. A quality sofa will be one that is within your budget, that is made to a high standard and that looks and feels beautiful and comfortable, so if you want to check out the link we gave you earlier it’s a great place to start looking for the perfect sofa for your living room.