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10 Best Contemporary Design Sofas: Stylish, colourful and comfortable home seating

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The humble sofa is one of those pieces of furniture that gets plenty of use in the home. Here are 10 of the best contemporary design sofas offering stylish designs, colourful fabrics and plenty of comfortable seating options.

1. Orford sofa

Soft mint green contemporary stylish sofa

The Orford sofa is designed by Matthew Hilton, creator of the wonderful Balzac chair. The large three seater sofa has plenty of space to lounge on – it’s just asking for you to curl up on it. We love the curvaceous design that does away with sofa cushions and the dinky aluminium legs. This mint green colour is pretty gorgeous too. The RRP is £4761, but it’s currently priced at £3808.80 from SCP.

2. Dot sofa

Retro designer contemporary colourful sofa

The sleek and stylish Dot sofa demonstrates how easily a plain fabric can be livened up – with a row of colourful, yet subtle, dots. If you’re not quite ready for a sofa print, but do want some colour, then this is the one for you. The sofa is made from 100% Designer’s Guild cotton fabric, with stained beech legs, and is sold exclusively by Oliver Bonas. The two seater Dot sofa is priced at £595.

3. Jersey sofa


Top 10 contemporary stylish sofas

The Jersey two seater in raspberry red is inspired by the 1950s diner look. We love the tapered black legs and pleated effect on the back of the sofa, plus it’s a steal at only £299 from The compact size makes it ideal for a living room where you’re limited on space.

4. Romero adjustable sofa

Contemporary adjustable leather sofa

This luxurious leather contemporary Romero sofa has a real feel-good factor. Made in Germany by Koinor and designed by Kurt Beier, we love the fact that the functional sofa is adjustable. You can alter the backrests by 180 degrees, fold down the back or adjust the armrests into seven different positions. The leather Romero sofa is available as a two seater or large two seater in an array of different leather colours, and costs from £2950 from Mac and Mac Interiors.

5. Studio couch

Three seat Ercol studio sofa

The Ercol studio couch is oozing with mid-century modern appeal.  We like the cheery red fabric which contrasts with the beech and elm frame, but it’s available in other colours too, or a black frame option. The RRP is £2670, but it’s currently priced at £2136 in the sale at Furniture Village.

6. Eleanor corner sofa


Contemporary modern corner sofa

If you’ve got a large space to fill and want plenty of seating, then a corner sofa could be the answer. This modern design Eleanor sofa provides all the comfort you need for lounging in comfort. It’s available in two or three seater options, from £1891.08 at Love Your Home For Less.

7. Flynn sofa

Contemporary design home sofa seating

This fresh contemporary take on the classic Chesterfield sofa design looks super sophisticated, especially in the midnight black colour. The button and stud detailing help lift boxy lines and the two cushions it comes with adds extra comfort to this striking three seater sofa. The Flynn sofa is £699 at (compared to a typical high street price of £1490).

8. Lusk sofa

Mid century modern furniture sofa design

Inspired by mid 20th century furniture, the Lusk sofa was designed by Orla Kiely and is available exclusively from Heal’s. The shape of the sofa is smooth and uncomplicated, and it’s made from a hardwood frame and finished with walnut stained, beech tapered legs. If the vibrant pumpkin orange isn’t for you, this lovely design is also available in moss green, henna brown and reef blue. The Lusk sofa is normally priced at £2195, but is currently £1756 at Heal’s.

9. Burnham sofa

Conran designer contemporary sofa

This luxury designer sofa by Terence Conran is a classic contemporary design. Made from solid beech-birch wood, and upholstered for your ultimate comfort, this large sofa is ready to grace a discerning living room. The Burnham sofa, upholstered with Dominic Kieffer china duck blue fabric, costs £4310 from The Conran Shop.

10. Smooth velvet sofa

Top 10 velvet sofas

What’s not to love about a velvet sofa? Perfect for relaxing in after a hard day at work, this square backed sofa, with its hardwood frame, is covered with smooth velvet. It’s available in Indian Ink or Aubergine colours, but they can also create a bespoke sofa with your choice of fabric if you wish. The three seater smooth velvet sofa is £1595 from Rose & Grey.



Yoko contemporary minimalist sofa bed

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Contemporary designer guest bed

Yoko contemporary sofa bed

When you’re having extra guests to stay, a sofa bed is a useful way of putting people up for the night without too much hassle.

If contemporary is your preferred home style, then you can’t beat the Yoko sofa bed for design, comfort and usability.

Yoko is a minimalist sofa – it doesn’t take up too much room, is perfect for a spare room or study, and is a comfortable sofa to use. When you need an extra bed for the night, it simply folds right out and turns into a flat bed. Even better, the cushions are fixed in place, so there are no bulky cushions to move or store whilst the bed is in use, as is the case with some sofa beds.

Guest bed home solutions

Sofa to bed

They say it makes a ‘comfy bed for one or a cosy bed for two,’ and it’s certainly a convenient style sofa bed to have in your home.

The Yoko frame is made from solid wood, with foam filling, and it’s covered in a cinnamon brown fabric.

If you’re looking for a sofa bed in time for Christmas, then have Yoko on express delivery at the reduced price of £199 (usual high street price £399). If you order by 18th November, you can take advantage of free delivery by using the code ‘FDXMAS’ at the checkout.

Buying a New Sofa

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Contemporary fresh design sofa

When it’s time to buy a new sofa, or buy one for the first time, there are a few vital points to consider before you set off to the store, or settle online to find the object you will be parking your posterior on for the next few years.

We all want value for money when purchasing anything new, so here are three important points to take into consideration when shopping for your new sofa.

The Frame

You need a frame that will stand the test of time, so it needs to be sturdy. A decent frame will have dowelling, screws and glue, firmly holding the construction of the frame together.

A frame that is just flimsily nailed or stapled together or has no wooden blocks reinforcing the corners will not be sturdy and will shorten your sofas life immeasurably.


Suspension basically means the springs that give your sofa it’s bounce and it’s resilience to being jumped on by the children, or heavily plonked on at the end of a long day!

You need to pay attention to how the springs are set in the frame. As with the frame, these are hidden from view on your sofa, so these are important things to look up in the catalogue, or to ask your salesperson about in the shop.

The tighter the coils of these springs are fixed to the frame the more longevity you will get from their ability to support all those people sitting on the sofa! So, coils that are TIED into the frame will be stronger than coils that are just DROPPED into the frame.

The Cushions

The cushions of your sofa need to be durable both filling wise and material wise. Removable covers or wipe down surfaces are a must, if you are wanting your sofa to stand the test of time. Take time to work out how you best want your sofa to feel, soft and squidgy, or hard and firm?

It’s always a personal choice, but researching the possible fillings for your cushions, will mean you know exactly what you’re plumping for when you get to the store.

Not sure where to start in your hunt for a new sofa? Find sofas online with the experts at CSL – order now and get delivery in 72 hours.

***This post is in association with CSL***

Sullivan Snuggler sofa and chair from John Lewis

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Contemporary style sofa and chair in bluePlain red contemporary modern sofa furniture

If you’re after a contemporary styled sofa and chair for your home, then we’d recommend a look at the Sullivan snuggler and chair range from John Lewis.

We first came across the Sullivan snuggler sofa last year, when it was available in a rather funky stripe fabric. Now the furniture is back in stock, this time in a great range of plain coloured fabrics.

There’s nothing plain about the colours though – there’s a palette of 11 shades to choose from, including a bright pink, cheery yellowteal blue and red.

Both the Sullivan sofa and chair are nicely designed and styled, with neat rounded arms and and dainty maple wood feet.

The Sullivan chair retails at £399 and the Sullivan Snuggler is £599.

Jonah two seater red sofa from Made

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Sofa designed by British designer James Harrison

Contemporary sofa

Every home needs a wow factor piece of furniture, however small or large it is. A gorgeous sofa can do the job very well and create a design statement in a room, plus it provides a practical piece of furniture to use and enjoy.

This stunning berry red two seater sofa has a wow factor in terms of colour (put it in a neutral room, and you’ll have a focal point and new colour to add to the interior design scheme) and in terms of design (it’s contemporary, but the smooth lines add a great retro feel too).

The Jonah sofa is designed by British designer, James Harrison, who shot to fame after winning the Elle Decoration Young Designer of the Year competition in 2007. It’s well made, comfortable and upholstered in a linen mix fabric.

This lovely two seater red sofa is available exclusively from, where it’s priced at only £499 (the equivalent high street price would be £1,499). If berry red doesn’t do it for you, the sofa is also available in a classic warm grey.

Other matching pieces are available too, including a Jonah three seater sofa (£599) and Jonah armchair (£375).

Funky Marrakech patchwork sofa by Couch GB

Monday, January 24th, 2011
Designer contemporary patchwork sofa

Patchwork sofa

We’ve had a few requests from people wanting to know where they could buy a bright, contemporary patchwork sofa – and you can’t get much brighter than this Marrakech patchwork sofa!

This stunning three seater sofa is made from a solid beechwood frame and has been upholstered in an array of colourful Designers Guild fabrics to create an eye-catching patchwork design. Even if the rest of a room is plain and simple, this bright sofa would liven it up no end.

The Marrakech patchwork sofa is created by designer Deborah Swift, from Couch GB, and is priced at £4250.

Couch also produce a range of other vibrant furniture including the Mandalay patchwork chair and the  Avignon patchwork footstool that we featured previously.

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