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About the Sofa Report

The sofa report covers the unique designs of sofas and couches, and other seated accessories such as cushions, sofa beds, modern rocking chairs and more. With our cutting edge, crowd-sourced research, companies can learn how the chaise lounge, canapé, loveseat and plush leather sofas have evolved to meet consumer tastes.

Who It's For

The Sofa Trend Report is ideal for home furniture stores, designers and those in home decorating.

Our report features major companies such as La-Z-Boy and IKEA, and will benefit companies who are looking to cultivate creativity and gain a competitive advantage in product development for home furnishings.

The Sofa Trend Report, last published on Jun 18, 2015, includes 47 PRO Trends and 235 examples of sofa market research and sofa consumer trends related to: couches, cushions, sofa beds, chaise, canape and sofa trends.

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Methodology

Our sofa research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced sofa articles and 2,399,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 47 Sofa PRO Trends = 47 Powerpoint Pages Sofa PPT Report
• 235 Sofa Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 33 Sofa Videos (Online) Sofa Videos
• 1,410 Sofa Images (Online) Sofa Images
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Sample Sofa Pro Trends

Each Sofa PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online sofa articles, videos and images. Examples:

Deconstructed Decor Intentionally destroyed aesthetics offer consumers a sense of authenticity Implications - As consumers continue to prioritize authenticity in their everyday lives, modern aesthetics are turning to raw and rustic inspiration for increased credibility. By intentionally making furnishings look destroyed or dismantled, brands hope to not only create a more sincere, worn-in appearance, but also to add intrigue to traditionally formal and polished decor.
Deconstructed Decor
Intentionally destroyed aesthetics offer consumers a sense of authenticity
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Furnished Play Consumers look to furnishings that double as children's toys Implications - Seeking to maintain a contemporary aesthetic, parents are turning to carefully concealed toys for design practicality. Opting for furniture pieces that double as doll houses and see-saws, consumers use dual-purpose furniture as a way to offer kids a source of play without compromising the overall aesthetic of the home, but instead, enhancing it. This shift indicates that cohesive design has become a top-of-mind priority for homeowners, even those with kids.
Furnished Play
Consumers look to furnishings that double as children's toys
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Blatant Eco Consumers opt for goods that are obviously eco-friendly, recycled or vegan Implications - While the traditional aesthetic with eco goods was to make it look good enough to pass it as a non-eco alternative, consumers are becoming drawn to items that are clearly recycled. This shift moves an otherwise niche market into the mainstream for mass consumer appeal.
Blatant Eco
Consumers opt for goods that are obviously eco-friendly, recycled or vegan
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Nature-Inspired Industrial Two opposing design aesthetics are meshed for contemporary consumers Implications - Meshing juxtaposed design aesthetics, natural features, mixed together with clean, industrial lines, are invading the design world for a modern take on eco-focused design. As consumers grow to prefer open concept living and modern styling, they turn to new ways of integrating more familiar elements, like those inspired by the outdoors, into home design.
Nature-Inspired Industrial
Two opposing design aesthetics are meshed for contemporary consumers
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Subtle Smart Smart furniture is augmented to be more design-conscious rather than showy Implications - Moving beyond flashy designs, consumers are seeking subtle ways to integrate technology with furnishings. The streamlining of smart furniture to be more design conscious is broadening the market segment from being just for the tech-obsessed consumer to anyone looking to integrate aspects of their digital lives.
Subtle Smart
Smart furniture is augmented to be more design-conscious rather than showy
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Excess Comfort Ease and accessibility are taken a step further by furnishings that minimize effort Implications - Reflecting a generation fixated on comfort, products that minimize physicality helps make everyday routine more satisfying. Making experiences like eating in front of the TV more convenient, attachable tables and wraparound shelves add ease to the user experience, blending comforts of home with a developing desire to make even the most minuscule activity more adaptable to personal needs.
Excess Comfort
Ease and accessibility are taken a step further by furnishings that minimize effort
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Fitness Furnishings Instead of forcing children outside, parents opt for health-centric fixtures Implications - As the amount of time children spend inside continues to rise, the incorporation of workout furniture for youths is making healthy choices a constant. Instead of forcing kids outside for exercise, parents are opting to soothe technology-laden youth with simple furniture designs that force activity in a more subtle way.
Fitness Furnishings
Instead of forcing children outside, parents opt for health-centric fixtures
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Clubhouse Revamped As the idea of kid-formed clubs persist, their headquarters adapt Implications - What we as adults recognize as behavioral tribes are seen simply as clubs in childhood. This idea persists even in the digital age, however it is adapting to the more demanding tastes of the digital age through revamped clubhouses. This shows that while cliques remain a natural part of development, this generation's needs are less dependent on imagination and more on tangible value.
Clubhouse Revamped
As the idea of kid-formed clubs persist, their headquarters adapt
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 41 more Sofa PRO Trends and 235 examples!



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