Perfect Pairings for Your Living Room Design

Sitting rooms are for sitting in. Living rooms are for living in! And we’re all about living! For us, apart from our kitchen dining room, our living room is the most used room in our home. It’s the room we go to read, play games and music, watch movies, relax and cuddle. And to reflect our life, our living room is full of life – from our modern velvet sofa, to our mid-century furniture, from our custom built shelving to our ‘off the rail’ furnishings. With the addition of some of our favourite art, antique finds, souvenirs from our travels and our little boys favourite toys, and it’s nearing perfect. It’s not there yet, but it’s on its way.

 

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What is perfect though are the following nine perfect pairings from DFS. Living room trends don’t have to be fads, they can stick and grow with you as you grow. Find your base and watch your theme, and colour scheme come alive. I know I’m inspired!

Living Room Trends Top Tips with Forecasting Experts WGSN

  1. Matchy-matchy three-piece suites are taking a back seat.
  2. Be bold and play with texture, colour and print.
  3. Bring in a confident mix of styles, clashes of pattern and contrasting shapes.
  4. It’s all about clever combinations – pair a sumptuous sofa with standalone armchairs, polka dots with popping colour, and butter-soft leather with luxurious velvet.
  5. Always adapt living room trends to suit your own space and personal taste.
  6. There are very few rules – so remember to have fun discovering your perfect pairing.

Nine Living Room Trends with DFS

1 – CARAMEL & BLACK

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - DFS Nuela open ended sofa in Copper Mine Leather & DFS Enchanted Accent Chair in Black Velvet

“Cool Brooklyn loft meets chic Parisian apartment. Slender legs combine with sumptuous seating, layering darkest black velvet and butter-soft caramel leather for a look that oozes city glamour”

Product info: NUELA – Open ended corner sofa in copper mine leather €2,049. ENCHANTED – Accent chair in black velvet €379 Bench stool in black velvet €279

2 – NEO MINT & FRESH GREEN

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - So Simple Sam lounger, New Lark Tub Chair & DFS Gardenia Bench footstool

“Forget clashing, this refreshing combination is a tonal journey. Layer pale greens with a hit of neo mint. Soft greys give subtle contrast, while boxy shapes give a colour-block effect”

Product info: SO SIMPLE SAM – Three-seater lounger in Simply Linen Look in Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 Tranquil Dawn €1,029. NEW LARK – Tub chair in lime brushed plain €389. GARDENIA – Bench footstool in mint €499.

3 – COASTAL & CANE

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - DFS Charme four-seater sofa & DFS Peace Accent chair in blue weave

“The classic coastal look has sailed. Step forward Scandi coastal, a mix of nautical blues and sandcoloured leather, woven in with on-trend cane and raffia for a glimpse of a Swedish summer.”

Product info: CHARME – Four-seater sofa in desert sand leather €1,559. PEACE – Accent chair in blue weave €499.

4 – FLORAL & ECLECTIC

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 -

“Eye-popping florals meet vibrant colour. The best more-is-more decorating is carefully curated, so that the shades of the sofa and chair are reflected in the prints, resulting in a unified yet individual look.”

Product info: JARDIM – Four-seater sofa in pink sensual velvet €839, Banquette footstool in pattern fabric €319. SO SIMPLE TOM – Armchair in Simply Wool Look in Vintage Mustard €619.

5 – COLOUR & PATTERN

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - DFS Yoko Corner Sofa in honey velvet, Armchair in Coral Velvet & Pattern Round Footstool

“This season’s hottest colour pairing – yellow and pink – brings the colours of summer direct to the living room. Add fashion-forward spotted upholstery for a quirky and fun finishing touch.”

Product info: YOKO – Corner sofa in honey velvet €1,929, Armchair in coral velvet €999, Pattern small round footstool €459.

6 – CLASSIC BLUE & PLUSH

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - DFS Plush Large Chaise Sofa in dark blue velvet and Play footstool in weave

“Deeply relaxing but enduringly smart, navy velvet is a modern choice for a timeless look. Pair with complementary shades of blue and add contrasting cushions for a hit of vibrant colour.”

Product info: PLUSH – Large chaise sofa in dark blue velvet €1,549. PLAY – Footstool in blue weave €209.

7 – LEATHER & VELVET

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - DFS Indulgence four-piece corner in chocolate combination & Arc Accent Chair in Grand Sovereign Leather

“This is hotel-style living at its finest. Leather and velvet upholstery mingle effortlessly with flashes of gold detailing for an impressive yet welcoming space. Now that’s pure five-star luxury.”

Product info: INDULGENCE Four-piece corner sofa in chocolate combination €3,599. ARC – Accent chair in Grand Sovereign Leather in brandy €649.

8 – RETRO & GEO

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - DFS Enchanted corner sofa in cinnamon velvet, blush cuddler & footstool vintage mustard

“Curvaceous seating plus angular lines are a match made in style heaven. With a touch of Art Deco detailing, in enticing shades of cinnamon, blush and mustard, this is a modernist’s dream.”

Product info: ENCHANTED – Corner sofa in cinnamon velvet €1,689, Cuddler sofa in blush velvet €699, Bench footstool in mustard velvet €279.

9 – BRIGHT & QUIRKY

9 Perfect Pairings - Living Room Trends with DFS - Summer 2020 - Joules Ashwicke exclusive at DFS 3 seater sofa, chair & footstool

“For a room that’s simply bursting with energy, choose classic shapes in the freshest colours you can find. Patterned accents add visual interest, while soft, tactile cord brings the ultimate in comfort.”

Product info: JOULES ASHWICKE – Three-seater sofa in blue cord €1,269, Standard chair in green cord €829, Small velvet footstool in pumpkin €249.

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