Sofa & Armchair Trends

It’s the little things in life that can make you feel cosy, relaxed and content, and a comfortable seat is one of them. Whether you prefer to sit cross-legged on a slouchy sofa, or upright on a tall-back armchair, it is important to find something that suits you and your lifestyle. Armchairs & accent chairs are lovely to snuggle up into with a great book, while it is snowing outside, armchairs give you a sense of cosiness and are the safety net after a hard day’s work. While many of us are still working from home, sofas and armchairs have become more important than ever, with many rearranging their studies or work from home spaces to allow for a ‘resting space’, a place we can take advantage of on tea breaks, or a corner we can style for those all-important zoom meetings. 

So take a seat and browse our top sofa and armchair trends that can take you from early morning zoom calls to cosy evening hot chocolate and TV.

Voluptuous Velvet Armchairs 

As you will all be aware, at Peppermill, we LOVE a bit of velvet, it is chic, sultry and adds instant glamour to an interior that may be feeling a little lacklustre. Velvet not only looks good in your living room to add texture to your space, but it can also be incorporated into the bedroom or the home office to add a little bit of opulence and comfort to your working space. Although traditionally associated with art deco style furniture and hotel luxury, velvet also works in modern furniture with curvaceous designs and retro style concepts. 

The Velvet Arlo Accent Chair is one of our most popular accent chairs, with five colour-pop shades to choose from, the velvet armchair oozes retro appeal and is perfect to pop in the corner of a room to create a striking statement. We are so excited for the new linen Arlo chairs that are available in the more coastal cool colours of Lagoon, Levi and Latte, if you prefer the neutral, tranquil mood that lovely linen offers. So take a walk on the wild side and go bold with the Arlo, and you can enjoy work or leisure in the finest quality velvet going. 

Luxury Sofas

Live a bit of luxury: sometimes that splash of lavish furniture can truly transform your room, but creating a luxurious interior doesn’t have to come with the hefty price tag. A single item can turn your space into something extraordinary. A velvet sofa, like the Dijon Chesterfield, can bring warmth to your room and the plush velvet fabric adds beautiful texture that feels good to touch and relax in while adding style to your space at the same time. 

Traditional home office designs consist of the famous ‘chesterfield’ style sofas, usually full of dark leather and cocooned by dark green and burgundy walls to suit the man in the suit. These days things are different, and the Chesterfield sofa looks great in new build homes, to add a splash of old-school style and character. The button back sofa is here to stay, and whether you choose to go for leather, linen or velvet button back, this type of sofa will bring elegance to your territory.

Iconic Leather Armchair 

Just as the title suggests, the leather armchair is typically a key furniture piece in those cosy, Cotswold stone cottages, and is the best way to enjoy a cold winter evening. Place two leather armchairs next to a traditional log burning stove and et voila, you have yourself a country-style reception room that any modern country enthusiast would be proud of. To really get into the swing of the cottagecore scene, opt for an armchair with a tall back, or one with scroll arms. Vintage looking leather also hits the top spot when it comes to country chic, and the Professor Leather Armchair has that distressed-but-not-distressed look down to a T. Add a shabby chic rug and authentic vintage furniture to complete the look.

Tasteful Tub Chairs

Last, but definitely not least, just for you modern living enthusiasts, try living in style with a luxury armchair like the Bavaria Tub Chair, which sports plush velvet and a curved back, synonymous with typical tub designs. Tub armchairs are fantastic, as they will look good in pretty much every room of your home- the corner of your bedroom, conservatory, kitchen, dressing room or study. You will find tub-style chairs are so versatile, you can keep moving them around your home, and they will never look dated or out of place. The tub chair also has great back support, that hugs you tenderly as you relax. 

Now you have some ideas on how to curate your very own, original space with the knowledge of some of the most famous sofa and armchair styles, guaranteed to turn your office space into a calming zone away from the desk. Promote positivity and productivity or turn your living room into a cosy, rustic sanctuary with some of our armchairs for sale. If you are undecided on what style to go for, why not give us a call, and we can help you create your dream space, while always keeping you in mind. 

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