The top sofa trends for summer 2023
May 30, 2023
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 summer 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 summer sofa trends for 2023…
1. Sustainable sofas
Sustainability is more than a trend – it has become a key factor in how we look at buying and furnishing our homes. George Clarke has collaborated with Sofology to release the sustainable Gaia sofa. Using Full Circle technology (which has a patent pending), ‘the sofa is completely staple free, allowing each element to be quickly unclipped, unbolted and unscrewed with ease to completely dismantle the sofa,’ says a spokesperson for Sofology. ‘The result is a sofa where each individual part can be more easily recycled or repurposed at the end of its life.’ Prices start from £1,199.
2. Wellness blue
While earthy tones, deep greens and getting back to nature have been a big interiors trend for 2022 and are still going strong, in 2023, it’s the vast range of blues, dubbed wellness blues, that are dominating the colour charts. Essentially, it’s a feel good colour for well-being, reminiscent of all the shades of the ocean and cloudless skies. You can choose this gorgeous Loaf Bumpster sofa in any blue hue from Beach Ball Blue to Puddle Blue to Pond Skimmer in fabrics like vintage linen or velvet. Prices from £1,445.
3. All in the detail
If you want a chic update on a classic shape, then the Titan sofa has intricate details that will stand out in your living room. The sofa sits low to the ground in natural mix, festival cream (pictured below) and is an on-trend textured fabric. Pick between metallic gold or silver feet and a full back or a pillow back. Prices for the two-seater pillow back pictured are £1,249 and £499 for the footstool.
4. Cloud sofas
Cloud by name and cloud by nature, the Cloud Sundae sofa from Snug feels ‘like you’re being hugged by a velvety marshmallow’, according to a spokesperson at Snug. This sofa fits perfectly into the Comfortcore trend. Fully modular, you can start with a two-seater and transform it into anything you like, plus it arrives in boxes, meaning it’s easy to fit through narrow halls and doors and can be put together pretty speedily. Good Homes loves this perfect shade of teal. Prices from £4,029.
5. Breezy boho sofas
We’ve seen it in our top garden trends for 2023, but Moroccan Sunset and Coastal calm are having a moment and the same vibe is coming through in spring-summer sofa trends. Think ‘laid back breezy living inspired by Balearic design using textured natural materials and walls softened with textiles,’ says a spokesperson at Sofology. Their Cordelia Loveseat in Utah Blonde (pictured below) is the perfect way to get that breezy boho vibe, to match all your natural furnishings. Made from soft, untreated leather, the Cordelia has natural markings that will only soften and look even better over time. Prices for the loveseat start from £1,399.
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Biophilia reigns supreme in 2023 and that’s reflected in our sofa choices. ‘This summer, our love of botanicals evolves from biophilic patterns to a more luxurious interpretation of natural beauty, drawn from a palette of forest greens and earthy neutrals, enriched with glints of gold,’ says a spokesperson for DFS. ‘The unexpected mix of materials and forms is key to creating this sleek modern look that is rooted in nature. Warm wood and woven natural fibres sit alongside boucle, the textile of the moment, while key design pieces acquire back-to-the-future curves with echoes of a more organic world.’ The Izzie four-seater sofa in forest green, pictured below, is available from 23 March 2023. Prices from £999.
7. Soft curves
Bending the rules for a sofa (which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as ‘a long upholstered seat with a back and arms for two or more people’), this armless Rose & Grey Ohio Sofa (from £1,150) goes big on soft curves and bouclé – two massive 2023 trends. It’s cosy, marshmallow soft and perfect for small spaces, a den or a place to perch in an open-plan kitchen-diner.
8. Quilted sofas
Quilting is a big sofa trend for 2023 and Danetti’s Luxe large three-seater sofa offers a chic take on the look. The Luxe takes a classic Chesterfield sofa and gives it a contemporary twist in soft fabric with a modern quilting pattern and elegant sculptural arms and legs. Prices start from £1,899.
9. Elegant arms
Darlings of Chelsea’s Harrow Petit Sofa takes a traditional design and gives it a big, fat squashy velvet update. The low, curved arms and fixed back are inspired by classic design and reinvented to fit with summer 2023 sofa trends. Pictured here in Cambridge blue with oak feet, it taps into the idea that we’re bring the colours and textures of nature into our homes in all our key pieces. It’s also a neat and compact sofa that will fit into a small space. Prices start from £1,293.50.