The top sofa trends for AW22
A good sofa can form the focal point of a living room. In fact, a much-loved piece of furniture like a sofa is often the starting point for a new decor scheme. So if you’re considering a refresh for the autumn-winter season, start by looking at the latest sofa collections. Whether you want something super cosy, super stylish, in the latest colourway, or all three, take a look at Good Homes pick of the best autumn-winter sofa trends for 2022…
1. Snug Scandi
Scandi and Japandi have proven to be trends with real staying power, but Snug Scandi takes those pared-back looks and amplifies the cosiness. It’s a ‘casual laid back style, with a soft edge detail,’ says a spokesperson for the Next Design Team, which has just released the Houghton Oxford Edge sofa (from £1,175 for a small sofa) as part of its AW22 sofa collection that’s perfect for this look.
Boucle is also a brilliant one to bring in to nail the Snug Scandi look. Check out the Dion three-seater sofa from Mad About Mid-Century Modern, which features a whitewash boucle fabric with a stainless steel frame (£1,099)
2. Pink sofas
Barbiecore has taken hold in interior design, featuring all things bubblegum pink, meaning the pink sofa trend is huge for 2022 and you can now find then in shades ranging from fuchsia to blush. If you’re not afraid to try out a bit of Barbie doll pink, check out the Rose Sofa in Summer Punch from The Lounge Co. (from £1,349 for a two-seater). The traditional styling and deep seats mixed with a punchy, on-trend colour make this a contemporary classic.
Or why not fully embrace the dolls house look with a playful pink, curvy boucle number like the Soufflot in pink corduroy from Ligne Roset? Soufflot was designed interior architect Jean-Philippe Nuel to decorate the 32m-high Soufflot dome in the old Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon, so this sofa comes with a great story behind it.
3. The Big Chill
If you’re planning to hunker down in a cosy sofa to ride out the cold, dark winter season, then you need to embrace The Big Chill sofa trend for 2022. The bigger and cosier the better with this trend. The Swyft Model 06 (from £1,850 for a two-seater) is a great squishy, cosy sofa to park yourself on for a prolonged boxset binge. Its slim profile means it doesn’t take up as much space as you might think, but it also has with deep seats that you can really sink into it.
Loaf is another sofa brand that takes comfort seriously. In fact, it goes so far as to describe its Bakewell model as ‘plumptuous’. Peak ‘squish’, if you will. Combining Loaf’s winning recipe of feather, foam and fibre with the best of British craftsmanship, these sofas don’t come cheap (from £2,285 for a small sofa), but they’re built to last no matter how many hours you spend parked in front of Netflix.
4. Woodland retreat
Bringing the outdoors in remains a hot trend for AW22, but the shades and patterns shift from palm leaf to fallen leaf. Think burnt orange, moss green and deep, woodland browns. The Parker button-back large corner chaise sofa in Plush Velvet Ginger, £2,350 from Next, is a sumptuous shade that evokes all things autumnal, from crispy fallen leaves to bonfires and gingerbread lattes.
With the jewel-like tones of forest green and bright, jungle-inspired palm prints dominating over the last few seasons, moss green is a colour we haven’t seen much of. But it’s back and making itself known in autumn-winter sofa trends for 2022. More muted and grown-up than its predecessors, it’s also a great one to lift a neutral colour scheme. Check out the Grand Designs x DFS Edinburgh sofa in green weave, £1,499.
5. Contemporary Classic
Some sofa styles simply endure. Take the Chesterfield, for example. Defined by the button detailing, dark leather finish and rolled arms that are the same height as the back, it’s an iconic style known the world over. But while perfectly suited to a library or drawing room, they don’t tend to sit so well in a contemporary setting. Unless, that is, you go for a contemporary take on a classic, such as the Loaf Dixie sofa (from £1,745). It has those high, rolled arms and a button back, but a rounder, softer edge with deep, squishy seats and a choice of 145 fabric finishes.
When George Clarke collaborated with Sofology in late 2021, he set about creating a design-led collection of sofas based on some of his favourite architectural styles, from Art Deco to Arts and Crafts. Basing your designs on timeless styles like this is a surefire way to create a contemporary classic. Check out the George Clarke at Sofology Midland Hill sofa in Chamonix mix teal (£1,599), which encompasses the classic lines and curves synonymous with Art Deco style.