1. CURVING SOFAS
The love and popularity for the curved sofa have risen significantly in the last year. Its sinuous shape, cozy appearance, and undeniable mid-century vibe has gripped homeowners. Not only do these seamlessly fill up corners, awkward niches, and more, but they also help create more space, expanding circulation room for people to move about. Plus these pieces have an inherent stylish appeal. In a debate of curved sofas vs straight sofas, the former is gathering a lot of support.
2. BOLSTER PILLOWS
Bolster pillows go back a long way, traditionally used to offer lower back support and used on beds to make sleeping more comfortable (they’re known as ‘hugging pillows’ in southeast Asia where they originate).
3. MULTI-DIRECTIONAL SOFAS
Facing someone on a sofa has always involved a lot of pillow repositioning and folding of legs, and more often than not decamping onto another chair. Until now. The multi-directional sofas of 2024 – as the name suggests – focus on socializing and conversation as their main function, and the result is wonderfully practical, as well as beautifully sculptural. If you're wondering how to find a style of sofa you'll love for years to come, this one checks the box.
4. COLOR CLASHING PILLOWS
Complete pillow freedom – anarchy? – has arrived. Gone are the days of buying a matching pair or set of pillows. For 2024, it’s the more mismatching the pattern the better, as we embrace maximalism in interior design and mini maximalist vignettes on the sofa. Take two or three patterned pillows you love; it’s time for them to unite to create a one-off composition for your home.
5. SOFAS WITH SHELF ENDS
A wonderful small living room furniture idea, is this the year we say goodbye to the coffee table in favor of a built-in alternative? ‘These brand-new seating configurations – which feature coffee tables or shelves jutting out at the back, or at the end next to the seat – are becoming increasingly popular because they allow people to live more comfortably,’ explains architect Roberto Minotti, co-CEO of Minotti. ‘