There’s only one piece of furniture in the living room which allows us to truly relax.
Carol O’Callaghan tests out some of the most comfortable and stylish sofas around.
Traditional herringbone pattern is updated in modern denim blue fabric in this streamlined but comfortable armchair (€199 at HomeSense).
The Conran Isla sofa pairs traditional upholstery buttoning with a modern frame work design. Teal cushions are used for contrast (from €1,299).
Hark back to the era of the Great Gatsby and Art Nouveau with this tub chair, finished in a contemporary burnished orange (€475 by Dutchbone).
The Leolux Pallone chair comes in a variety of fabric finishes (from €1,495) and can be accessorised with the matching Portofino table (from Objekt).
Think poise and posture rather than slumped couch potato when you sink into this elegant little beauty, perched on slim black legs for a contrasting finish (€2,499 from Houseology).
EZ Living’s Dune sofa is a compact model with heavily ribbed upholstery and light wood legs to add interest and texture. The dark fabric provides a background to off-set pattern accents which complement other upholstery (€599).
Channel the trend for pattern and velvet with a touch of 1980s pink and green on a design citing the distinctive and characterful sofa shape of the 1950s (from €1,475 at Designers Guild).
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