The Sofa : A Lounge Furniture Essential

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Question: when does a lounge room truly become a lounge room? The name would suggest the act of lounging, which to my understanding requires a lounge or other such lounging furniture... therefore, I’m further lead to my final deduction; the sofa is a lounge room essential.

Perhaps equally essential in urban interiors is the selection of said crucial furniture piece. Whether you opt for a classically influenced sofa or sleekly modern piece, read on for my top tips to keep in mind when researching sofas online and selecting the perfect piece….

  1. Living Room Layout

Do you have an open-planned living space? Or perhaps your lounge room is enclosed? Either way, determining the layout of your living room setting is most crucial in achieving a functional space.

An expansive open space calls for a modular sofa or a pair of sofas, aiding in achieving visual balance within the space as well as allowing for the exploit of extra seating space for casual entertaining. Complete the look with two complementary occasional chairs, a stunning storage unit, and an accent coffee table as your centrepiece. A designer tip? Ottomans won’t fail to provide style panache, try a vibrant individual for quirk and personality, or a pair for a versatile interior statement.

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Perhaps your space is limited, however, your living room style need not be. Choose a streamlined sofa with space-saving proportions and pair with a singular accent chair, storage unit and elongated coffee table. Side tables are saving grace here: use their slender characteristics to add interest to your space, without being limited to just the one.

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The finishing touch to a living space both expansive and compact, a rug both defines the living space and anchors your furniture pieces, including the sofa. At the same time, a rug won’t fail to lift an interior with luxe texture & welcoming qualities. 

  1. Functionality & Materiality

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Leather and fabric both have substantial lists of benefits, and at the end of the day, a decision between the two will rest on personal penchants. Upholstery and textiles in particular have advanced over the years to offer practical solutions to a wide variety of aesthetics and functions; blended compositions offer the best characteristics of each pure textile, such as the deluxe texture of linen combined with the supreme comfort of cotton. Durability is certainly an important aspect to consider, not only for young families, but todays busy lifestyles; my essential solution for increased durability is upholstery protection. Providing an invisible shield, causing stains to seemingly repel as well as offering warranty for those stubborn marks, upholstery protection is an excuse to never compromise on style. Not only confined to sofas, upholstery protection promises piece of mind for dining chairs, ottomans, and occasional chairs spanning both leather and woven textiles. A welcome assurance when the sophisticated dinner-party develops into a late-night soiree…

  1. Style

A refined, classic sofa may cause a sophisticated furniture connoisseur delight, whereas a sleekly, clean-lined contemporary piece promises to enchant the minimalist’s dreams. Likewise, a glamorous show-stopping sofa with no shortage of attention seeking qualities may well find itself overdressed for the beach side interior...

It goes without saying that the sofa is certainly one of the key features of a lounge room setting, often the first furniture item to win specificity onto a living space. Acting as the basis for the remainder of the living room interior design scheme, and encompassing a range of unique styles, selecting the best sofa style for your aesthetic tastes demands consideration…

french inspired sofa

There’s no doubt that Parisian furniture has a style finesse all it’s own: cabriole silhouettes, ornate timber frames and a touch of that je’ ne sais quois attitude, French designed and inspired furniture enjoys an iconic and timeless influence, proving stunning effect in classic and contemporary interiors alike. Look to my Baroque Sofa for the ultimate in French flair and notice the enhanced elegance added to your living room. 

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Offering no shortage of versatility, along with unrivalled comfort, a modular sofa promises style for the entertainer and homebody alike. Resplendent in rich leather, my Brinkley Leather Modular Sofa is a subtle statement in enviable polish, featuring low-lying, streamlined silhouette to compliment any urban interior, while my new Peronne Sectional Sofa knows no limits in dual-functionality, offering up a chaise, sofa and sectional all in one. 

Possibly the most handsome and iconic of sofa styles, the Chesterfield sofa features deep button tufting and club house silhouette, to instantaneously deliver on a masculine sophistication. Chesterfields in both velvets and distressed leathers promise to stand the test of time; there’s no denying the enduring style a classic Chesterfield sofa provides

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The resurgence in streamlined, minimalist interiors has resulted in a plethora of alluring contemporary sofa designs, and is one I personally welcome. Clean lines, deluxe materialities and slender profiles define contemporary sofa design and make appearances in -as their names would suggest- my Walter Contemporary Sofa and Lawson Contemporary Sofa. Both offer up chic aesthetics to complement the modern lounge room.

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Sofa beds are ideal for those who love to entertain and play host over holidays, however may not enjoy the extra space a guest bedroom demands. Although a sofa bed’s requirements include comfort and practicality, style need not be a compromise. Coco Republic’s Huxley Sofa Bed provides the junction whereby style and functionality meet; the gorgeous linen tailored slipcover and luxurious loose feather back cushions create a comfortable and inviting cocoon, so much so that your guests are sure to create excuses to stay an extra night… 

An essential in lounge furniture, the sofa and its extensive range of styles offer a solution for every living room aesthetic & function. Browse my varied collection of sofas online, and decide on an enduring piece, sure to provide the basis of many hours in comfort…


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