A sturdy sofa in a neutral tone is always a smart choice, but sometimes it feels just a little, well, safe. That’s why we love the more eye-catching examples of seating that are trending right now. Think jewel tones, tufted details, luxe velvet upholstery — or a combo of all three, if you really want to make a splash! Here are 13 gorgeous examples of sofas that are worth the splurge.
The term “go big or go home” was made for this cozy sectional, which is wrapped in rich brown leather and part of
Pottery Barn’s new collaboration with San Francisco-based designer Ken Fulk.
Quilted leather sectional by Ken Fulk, $8,895,
There’s a Hollywood glam feel to this standout sofa, thanks to its light leather upholstery and lacquered horn-and-wood feet.
1808 sofa by Arca Horn, (price available upon request)
South Hill Home
Clean lines and exposed feet give this inky blue beauty a distinctly modern feel, while plush velvet upholstery adds a luxurious note.
Gramcery sofa by Chai Ming, (price available upon request)
South Hill Home
A clean-lined design gives this luxe sofa from Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams modern appeal.
Hunter sofa by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, $4,056,
A relaxed silhouette and quirky details — like the roll arm’s oversized stitching — make this sofa’s classic elements feel contemporary.
Tufted sofa, (price available upon request)
A low profile and wide, squared-off arms give this tufted sofa an approachable grandness.
Soho tufted sofa, $3595 - $7595,
A modern silhouette and classic details (those turned legs!) combine to make this sofa totally versatile.
Alibi sofa, $1,199,
This gorgeous, richly hued piece would feel right at home in a large master bedroom or an eclectic living room.
Olivette sofa, $4,298.00,
Tapered legs and bolster pillows lend a cool mid-century vibe to this plush sofa, but its velvet upholstery is pure glam.
Monroe sofa, $1,299 - $1,699,
Hello, glamour! We love the curvaceous silhouette and chaise-like style of this sofa by Parisian designer Christophe Delcourt, who is known for creating elegant but adventurous pieces.
Ana Meridienne sofa by Christophe Delcourt, (price available upon request)
This sofa, by Italian design duo Roberto Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni, is a modern take on the trend — geometric lines, an oversized seat and chrome legs are a cool counterpoint to soft velvet upholstery.
Ego sofa by Arketipo, (price available upon request)
Part of Italian furniture company Saba Italia’s New York collection, this sofa feels retro thanks to its hexagonal frame, slim feet and unfitted cushions.
New York Suite sofa by Saba Italia, (price available upon request)
This lovely Jonathan Adler-designed tuxedo sofa has all the right details: a rich color, lots of tufting and comfortable bolster pillows. But it also has the clean lines and spare legs that mean it can work in both classic and contemporary rooms.
Lampert sofa, $3,595,