There are three things I’ve always dreamed of having in my home: 1) a taxidermy unicorn; 2) a gold, freestanding bath tub; and 3) a massive-yet-gorgeous sofa.
Sadly, it would seem that - at least in the short term - 1) and 2) are destined to remain dreams, due to an intransigent husband and the world's smallest bathroom. However, when it comes to replacing my current, modestly-sized (it would work better if we'd had one fewer child) sofa, I’m hoping number three will become a very real possibility.
Why have I always wanted a huge sofa? Basically because I reckon if you have a big sofa, you also, miraculously, have a family that loves nothing more than curling up together on it, without anyone trying to sit on anyone else's head/draw on their face/swing from their neck. You all sit, snuggled in sumptuousness, watching wholesome family films which are entertaining, yet critically acclaimed. There will be popcorn, and none of it will get stuck to the cushions.
However, I know from experience that you have to choose carefully with massive sofas. Otherwise you just have a great lumpy thing dominating the room. Most massive sofas I've seen look like they might swallow my youngest whole (though tbh, this wouldn’t always be such a bad thing).
But there's a massive sofa revolution on its way. Enter, please, furniture company Camerich and their big-yet-elegant (yes, you heard right) sofas. Camerich not only sell ginormous (and normal-sized) sofas (and other on-point furniture), but they also have a huge range of styles to choose from, and a wide selection of fabrics with which to upholster them. After much browsing, I have selected my favourite combos of sofa, style and fabric, which I shall share with you now. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...*
*I'm showing my age with this phrase
This sofa here (and see pic at the top of the post) is the big daddy of beautiful sofas. But what's so clever about this one is that, instead of going off at a 90 degree angle, it subtly veers to the left (or right, whichever you prefer). Obviously, you're going to need a pretty big room, but if you DO have a large room, you'll know that standard furniture can end up looking a bit lost. Not this one though. But while it will fill a space, and provide ample seating for your perfectly-behaved family (or allow you to have a full lie-down, should the hangover demand it), it doesn't overwhelm, thanks to the slim, stylish legs and clean lines. Plus, the angle makes it easy for everyone to face the fuck-off huge flatscreen you're bound to be watching. Finally, the colour. I've chosen Blossom as I'm having a bit of a thing for palest pinks right now. They look fab against greys, and as a foil for bright colour pops (hot pink works particularly well) and are surprisingly good at hiding kid-related grime. I could see this one piled high with a combo of black-and-white Ferm Living cushions, and some beautiful brights from the likes of Bluebellgray or Mairi Helena.
Here's another sofa from Camerich's elegant Amor range, but this time in the more conventional corner shape. This sofa is also substantially smaller than the large angular one, so would suit a more modestly-sized home, while still fitting a family of four or more. The styling of the Amor really suits the corner style; although this a functional, family-sized sofa, it looks like a well-crafted piece of design. And while I'm usually a fan of brightly-coloured furnishings, there's something about this Graphite grey that feels right with the cool, low-slung design. I can imagine a funky neon sign from Bag & Bones just above it - luckily they're popcorn-proof...
This sofa here's nothing short of genius. If your home's anything like mine, you can't actually SEE the sofa for toys, bowls and magazines. But in this here sofa sitch, if you have guests coming/you're keen to remember what your sofa actually looks like, you simply slide the debris off the seat and into the handy integral box, in the same time it takes to say, "anyone for Mary Poppins?". Style-wise, this Elan design retains the slim arm- and back-rest of the Amor, but goes for full-on cosy chic with the deep, to-the-floor seating. I'd drape this delicious teal sofa (a teal sofa is ALWAYS a good idea) in snuggly blankets and bed in for the winter, while watching Pretty Woman (ideal family film) on loop. Unicorns and gold baths? Who needs 'em.
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