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The latest trends in sofas

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Richard Hofer, of Easyliving in Nedlands, said the biggest trend was that more people were downsizing, shying away from large, deep sofas as room sizes decreased.

Claudia Monk, from The General Store in Osborne Park, agreed that she had noticed a shift away from large, particularly modular, lounge furniture. "There is a return to the two, three, four-seater sofas," she said.

When it comes to coverings, more people are confident in choosing colour and/or pattern, according to Ms Monk. "For the less brave, neutral toned linens with a French feel are very popular too," she said.

Madeline Ehlers, design consultant at Arthur G in Claremont, said on-trend materials included raw timber, wool, tan and black leather, while navy and mustard yellow were both popular colours.

"We're also seeing a more eclectic (and) adventurous mix and match of leather and fabric," she said.

Ms Monk said 1920s Deco-style lounges were also a key trend - think rich velvet jewel tones and a modern take on the classic Chesterfield.

And as for the ubiquitous suede sofa? Yogesh Shah, of Torrance & McKenna and Leather Interiors in Osborne Park, said suede had fallen out of favour because it was simply too generic.

Instead, he said more sofa buyers were coming back to a more classic look but incorporating more colour and patterns.

Ms Monk said low-maintenance fabrics were also very popular.

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