Fads for Fall? DOs and DON’Ts for Your Living Room

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The thing about trends is that they can come in and out of style faster than most people can enjoy them. Some folks like to try and stay ahead of the curve but it can be hard to know where trends are going. Some fads are timeless and can always add a splash of style to your home, while some fads simply don’t age as well and soon fall out of fashion. Never fear! Your friends at Sofas & More are here to help you make sense of a few trends in the air right now.

Fads for Fall: DOs and DON'Ts of Your Living Room - Boucle 1
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Play with texture!

First, let’s talk bouclé! Bouclé is a heavyweight woven wool with varying shades and textures. Right now, it’s a total showroom darling! It lends a dramatic texture that will elevate the boldness of any of your furniture pieces. It is also incredibly cozy, so if you’re the tactile type you’ve got to give this a feel.

Leather, done better.

If you’re thinking of investing in leather pieces, consider the profile carefully. Overstuffed, pillowy leather sofas have fallen out of favor and can appear dated—sleek is the way to go. Our recommendation is to go no larger than a Chesterfield style to get the most mileage out of your investment. The look of leather will always be timeless and clean but you don’t have to have the real thing. Consider a leather alternative for easier upkeep! For the nearest match, polyurethanes closely mimic the look and feel of many different types of leather with a softer texture than vinyls.

Fads for Fall: DOs and DON'Ts for Your Living Room - Leather Chair
Fads for Fall: DOs and DON'Ts for Your Living Room - Curved Sofa
Fads for Fall: DOs and DON'Ts for Your Living Room - Traditional Sofa

Shape speaks!

Curved sofas may wax and wane in popularity but are absolutely in right now and have their own unique perks. These non-traditional sofas are designed for more interaction. They funnel conversation to the middle of the space whereas traditional sofas are focused straight ahead. Traditional sofas are great for media rooms, but if you’re looking to host and entertain in your space then focusing the energy to the center of the room is a handy trick.

Do some of your own research on fads and trends to find what speaks to you. It’s always easier to start small and incorporate new items little by little, rather than revamping your entire space in one fell swoop. Start with these easy tips and let us know how else you bring life into your living spaces!

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