6 sofa trends for 2022

The year is nearing its close and it’s time to start planning your decor for 2022. As the centrepiece of your living room, choosing a new sofa can make a huge impact on your interiors, and help to keep you up-to-date with the trends.

Want to know what you should be looking for in the year ahead? We’ve rounded up our predictions for sofa trends in 2022.

Bright maximalist sofa

Brighton three-seater sofa | @twuss

Perhaps as a response to Marie Kondo’s rise to fame and the 2020 minimalist trends, maximalist interiors have exploded on the scene over 2021 and are showing no signs of slowing down.

Fern armchair

A great way to achieve a maximalist look in your living room is with a bold sofa in a bright block colour and patterns. Bring in more texture with a luxurious crushed velvet finish, and top with faux leather, wool and tassled cushions for an all-out maximalist look.

Cloud sofas

Opal left-hand corner sofa

If comfort is the absolute key for you then you’ll want to embrace the popularity of cloud sofas and armchairs. As the term suggests, these are super comfy sofas that tend to be low to the ground, have no legs or minimal feet and no hard edges.

Opt for cloud-style sofas in neutral tones to create the ultimate understated luxe living room look that echoes a calming feel. If you want to accessorise, add similar coloured cushions and have a throw to hand to make your sofa set-up even cosier.

Sofas in shades of green

Fern two-seater sofa

After having spent so long stuck indoors, many interior design trends feature natural elements and focus on bringing the outside in. Shades of green are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to furnishings and interiors. And sofas make no exception!

Claremont loveseat

This year, all shades are in, so just embrace whichever shade works best with your space, style, and sofa design. Tan, grey and neutral hues all work well with a green sofa. Alternatively pick a colour that picks up the undertones of the green on your sofa and they will complement each other perfectly.

Mid-century sofas

Boulevard four-seater sofa

Have mid-century sofas ever really gone out? Mid-century styles have been popular for years but are continuing to front interior design trends for 2022.

Brighton sofa

Mid-century silhouettes are really distinctive and super stylish: look for thin, clean lines with small round pillows. Warm wood tones and soft, velvet finishes update this style and make it 2022 ready.

Circular sofas

Malvern swivel chair

Inspired again by nature, there has been a growing trend towards round, circular and organic shapes in furniture. Adopting rounded edges in your sofas is such a fun way of incorporating this trend into your home. Opt for a style with rounded corners, or choose circular armchairs.

Boulevard footstool

If you’re not ready or haven’t got the budget for a whole new sofa, you can always dip your toes into this style for 2022 by getting a circular footstool for your current set up.

Multipurpose sofa beds

Jasmine two-seater sofa bed

As we’ve seen in wider interior design trends for 2022, multipurpose spaces are becoming a must. Sofas are a key player in this trend, as a good sofa bed can give a living room a whole new purpose.

Whether you choose a fold-out or click-clack bed, you don’t have to compromise on style! Choose elegant chaise options, super soft upholstery, or even a sofa bed in green to capitalise on other 2022 trends.

Dream left-hand chaise sofa bed

That’s all of the biggest sofa trends for 2022! Hopefully you now feel ready to incorporate these eclectic new styles into your decor. Browse our extensive selection of sofas and find the one that’s right for you.


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