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8 Stylish new trends in sofa design

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

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Sofas might seem like they stay the same, but trends in seating ebb and flow just as they do with other furniture. If you're looking to update your sofa this year, here are some unique designs to inspire you.

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

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Since more and more people work on flexible schedules or work from home, the trend toward functional furniture is growing. We love this clever couch that's not only comfortable, but practical, too. This two-seat arrangement makes it easy for two people to work at laptops, while still maintaining a sense of comfort.


Customizable sofa

Customizable sofa

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In this day and age, we have the option to customize everything, from cars to condo units — so why not sofas? Sure, you've always been able to choose color and shape, but this stylish modular sofa design allows you to ensure you get exactly what you want. Plug-in pieces (back rests, side tables) can be placed anywhere, and the pieces of the sofa itself can easily be rearranged.


Bold color, minimalist design

Bold color, minimalist design

Image credit: Roche Bobois

Balance is important when it comes to design — a trend we're seeing across many aspects of decor. That's why we love this chic sofa with a minimalist design, balanced out by a vibrant hue. Give any room a pop of color and a dose of high style with this eye-catching seating option.



Graphics sofa

Image credit: Teo Jasmin

While we love texture and pattern, it's also nice to see graphics on furniture, an emerging trend we're hoping continues. This sofa, made of painted beech wood with a matte vinyl seat cushion, features a digitally printed photo on the back. Choose from several images — from the New York City skyline to Paris rooftops — for a unique addition to any room.


Industrial chic


Image credit: Tacchini

Though timeless in color (gray is a classic hue), the design of this modern sofa fits squarely within the trend toward industrial-inspired furniture. We love the clean lines and could picture this sophisticated piece in any downtown loft.


LED sofa

LED sofa

Image credit: Colico

With the click of a button, change the color of the LED lights in your couch to suit your mood. The illuminating feature of this sofa is not only totally unique, it turns your piece of furniture into an interactive design statement.


Patterned elegance

Patterned elegance

Image credit: Armani Casa

If it's pure elegance you're looking for when it comes to buying a sofa for 2014, look no further than this patterned piece from Armani Casa. The design is timeless and the print is eye-catching without taking over the room.



Glamour sofa

Image credit: Atma Group

Embrace your glamorous side this year as furniture trends move toward stylish opulence. Case in point: this sumptuous sofa covered in shimmering red fabric that gives it an almost sparkly look we love. Plush, oversize cushions add to the look.

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