Your couch is often the largest and most expensive item in your living space and it can be daunting to decide which one to commit to. It is the grounding piece and often the cornerstone to a beautifully designed room. And yet this humble piece of furniture has to be practical and hard wearing while being aesthetically appealing. With all these factors to consider where do you begin? In my opinion it is always a good start to assess what you want the primary function of your couch to be in your space, while balancing your own personality and style.
Are you a social butterfly who needs an expansive sectional that hugs the corner and wraps right around the perimeter of the room? Does it need enough space to fit the entire team on when they come over to enjoy the game? Do you have small children, in which case don’t forget the stain-resistant fabric!
Does your home have a relaxed vibe favouring comfort? Maybe a slouchy chaise is more you. A feather-wrapped foam squab and cushions in a linen blend fabric that will let you put your feet up and be immersed in great music and a gripping novel.
Or are you wanting the wow factor? Then why not be bold and strike the perfect balance between comfort while delivering a design punch with an on-trend and beautiful teal velvet couch with tufted detailing.
While there are a number of different designs, shapes and sizes available, creating a custom-made option gives you the power to create the perfect couch for you, your family and your home, as you can choose the design, measurements and fabric you want.
Regardless of what you opt for, think outside the box when choosing your next sofa, sectional, chaise or couch – there is something for every home and style.
Maree Hynes is a specialist interior designer with a love of colour and texture. She offers colour consultancy through to the complete interior design and furnishing of your home or office.