What your couch says about you

2015-10-22 06:00
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The design of the retro-inspired couch was motivated by an amalgamation of the 50s, 60s and 70s design trends.

PHOTO: supplied The design of the retro-inspired couch was motivated by an amalgamation of the 50s, 60s and 70s design trends.

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YOUR home décor is a reflection of your personality and sense of style, and there is no other piece that stands out as a better reflection of this than your sofa.

Different styles of couches suit different décor styles, which in turn suit different personality types. Obviously, these are generalisations, and there are no hard-and-fast rules here. However, this is a fun analytical exercise to see which sofa style appeals to which customer demographics.

The old-world sofa

These sofas are usually upholstered in leather, have stud detailing, scroll arms and well-rounded wooden legs. If these types of sofas appeal to you, then quality, culture and class mean something to you, and you have an appreciation for the finer things in life.

Owning a stylishly simple couch means that you understand the impact that understated elegance can make, and know that you don’t have to break the bank to achieve it. You don’t mind paying a bit extra for quality or a brand that you love, and at heart, you are quite a traditional person.

The stylishly simple sofa

This sofa has simple, elegant lines, and as a general rule, it is one of the more affordable types of sofas on the market. If you have this kind of couch in your home, it means that you understand the impact that understated elegance can make, and know that you don’t have to break the bank to achieve it.

The family sofa

Comfort and practicality reign supreme when it comes to the family couch. These couches need to look good, but they also need to be really comfortable and easy to maintain. If you own a family couch, you probably have kids, pets or both, and you prefer furniture pieces that can withstand the onslaught. If you fall into this bracket, you’re looking for sofas with removable and washable slipcovers.

The modern leather sofa

Offering sleek, geometric lines, the modern sofa is a modern-day classic that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. If you own one of these, it means that you appreciate neatness and simple, sleek modern design, especially pieces with a more masculine undertone.

You are practical and clutter is your enemy. You work hard and play hard, and live your life in a structured and goal-orientated manner. You are a keen athlete, and love to exercise.

The retro-inspired sofa

If you own a retro-inspired couch, it shows that you appreciate good design, yet you also like to set trends in your own right. You could rock a ‘Mad Men’ costume party like nobody’s business but you are also pro-feminism. The design of the retro-inspired couch was motivated by an amalgamation of the fifties, sixties and seventies and design trends, yet it stands proud as a truly modern piece as well.

If you own one of these couches, it shows that you appreciate good design, yet you also like to set trends in your own right. You could rock a “Mad Men” costume party like nobody’s business but you are also pro-feminism.

The classically neutral sofa

The classically neutral sofa stems from classical styles - it is timeless and elegant, and comfortable in a modern setting as it would be in a traditional environment. If you own this type of couch, you invest in furniture, you don’t buy it – meaning you look for “investment pieces” that won’t date.

This sofa design stems from classical styles - it is timeless and elegant, and comfortable in a modern setting as it would be in a traditional environment. If you own this type of couch, you invest in furniture, you don’t buy it – meaning you look for investment pieces that won’t date.

You also tend to collect furniture and décor items, building up your décor scheme, instead of buying all the pieces at the same time.

The statement sofa

The statement sofa does as its name implies, it stands proudly as a focal feature. It is big, it is bold, and it is beautiful. If you own one of these couches, you are not afraid to take chances.

The statement sofa does as its name implies, it stands proudly as a focal feature. It is big, it is bold, and it is beautiful.

If you own one of these couches, you are not afraid to take chances. You are loud, proud and confident in what you like and how you live your life. - Property24

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