Whether it’s 2023 or 2000, the direction of your sofa decides the focal point of any living area, or it might have a huge impact on it. Getting a good quality and trendy one is a bit tricky cause it’s also going to be part of your dream home where you will make so many memories. (Kelly,2022).

A sofa plays as a gathering space as well as the most comfortable place where many conversions take place in any home for both visitor and the family member.Its setting, texture,colour, style decides its user that is whether the area is a former or an informal space. Not only does it act as a focal point for orientation but also for design where its style decides the style for the rest of the setting and vice -versa. Being one of the most expensive ones in your Living, after other gadgets and accessories it also acts as a long time investment, so a top quality one would go for a long run and improves the house appearance.while shopping for one, one should go for both comfort and style as well as the size which is one of the most important one. Even if it fits does does still give the room the space it demands is the question.(Furniture,2022).

The 2023 sofa styles chose maximalism and individualism and contrasted more often over minimalism, simplicity, and monochrome. (Heath and Cochrane,2023)

Colours, shades and tones

The self-expressive colour purple turns out to be the colour of the year 2023. It brings a vibrant positivity to casual styles and elegant touch to classical ones. 

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If purple doesn’t give out someone those romantic notes to their interiors other colours that stood out in the interiors of 2023, include green and its all shades (Forest green, pine green, olive, sage green), blue, orange, and burgundy
For all those minimalist lovers, neutral shades are still not over the trend, Gray, white, and greige turn out to be the perfect solutions for serene minimal interiors. 

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Brown is trending in biophilic designs with it, ranging from caramel brown to dark chocolate to rich dark woods, and its variations would give out perfect tones to the preferred interior styles. These browns are capable of styling classic formal to a modern industrial look.


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“Sustainable edit” is the word for 2023, where more recycled fabric or material as filling to make ‘Eco-sofa’ gives longevity to the product. The Gaia sofa, created by architect and Interiors tycoon George Clarke, where each element can be unclipped and unbolted so that each part can be easily recycled or repurposed. 

Modular sofas

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Whether it’s left or right-aligned doesn’t matter here because everything can be together and apart like a Lego piece. We can re-invent any space with endless possibilities as the sofa can be configured according to space, events, and time.

Multifunctional Sofas

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A sofa with extra integrated storage is an asset, or when it turns into a bed, making it is multifunctional in this busy world, giving out multitasking spaces. (Heath and Cochrane,2023)

Smart design

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With voice activation being the star of many smart homes, these smart sofas contribute more by having an electric recliner, a relaxation mode, etc., giving the user a completely smart interior. (Heath and Cochrane,2023)

Togo Sofa

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A formula Designed according to the space makes it unique, extra comfy, and authentic. Even producers have a replica of it at affordable prices.

Metallic frames

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Metal is a star in the trends even when there are many variations like bronze, copper, brass, stainless steel, gold, etc. Although it gives out a strong industrial feel it can be paired with any design style.

Modern Art deco

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A curved velvet in bold colours makes it a category under maximalism even though the roar redefined the 20s. It is the start of many designs; as designers say, 2023 still needs to be completely ready for contrastive and playful designs.  (hackrea,2023)

Mid-Century Modern Redesigned

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2023 chose simplified elegance over the trends by mixing modern and vintage interiors, giving comfort and beauty. Reshaping and combining old and new gives the interior give a contemporary touch.

Low Profile sofas

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They have sectioned sofas with easily changeable shapes and colors, giving comfort more priority. (hackrea,2023)

Creative Design and Visual Contrast

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Joy is brought into the design with unusual shapes and happy colours. Preferred by minimalists, they make a strong, playful design, although experts are more excited than homeowners to integrate these designs.

The Peak of Curved Forms

The sleek sofas without armrests, with only seats and backrests revealing curves. They make a perfect element for contemporary design by playing with window arches and round accent furniture, making 2023 a year of curves. (Kelly,2022)

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The Texture of the Year- Boucle

With tactile textures being the trend of the year, boucle being the comfort teddy bear-like, makes your interior feel warmth through its unique textures. (Kelly,2022)


Kelly, Tamara. “Biggest Sofa Trends 2023 to Inspire Seating in the New Year | Woman & Home.” Women and Home, Women and Home, 31 Dec. 2022, https://www.womanandhome.com/homes/sofa-trends-2023/. 

Heath, Olivia, and Ellis Cochrane. “We Reveal the Top Trending Sofas for 2023.” House Beautiful, House Beautiful, 27 Apr. 2023, https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/living-room/g42239937/sofa-style-trends/. 

hackrea, hackrea. “Sofa Trends to Know in 2023: Top 12 Designs from Experts.” Hackrea, 20 Oct. 2022, https://www.hackrea.com/stories/sofa-trends-2023/. 

Furniture, Nilkamal. “5 Reasons for the Importance of a Sofa Set in Your Living Room in This Festive Season.” Nilkamal Furniture, https://www.nilkamalfurniture.com/blogs/blog/5-reasons-for-the-importance-of-a-sofa-set-in-your-living-room-in-this-festive-season#:~:text=A%20sofa%20establishes%20the%20mood,and%20the%20items%20around%20it. 

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Anagha Sukumaran is an Architect who loves expressing her thoughts through different mediums, such as literature,art, performing arts and architecture. From writing poems to writing for the unheard voices, she believes that a pen and a paper can be trusted more than any living being.