Loveseats have been a critical part of home decor for as long as anyone can remember. However, recent trends are putting a twist on this very traditional piece of furniture. Changes in aesthetic design are shifting the way furniture makers look at loveseats, from the fabrics they choose to the nature of accents.
The most immediate change most people notice about today’s loveseats is the sheer range of color. Furniture designers are getting away from standard earth tones and muted colors, and are instead embracing the entire rainbow.
Dramatic colors like deep cobalt, crimson, mint, and even fuchsia are starting to make appearances. Designers are doubtless hoping that loveseats crafted in these colors will make striking additions to show rooms, and will in turn draw in consumers.
Accentuating the changes in color are differences in the fabrics used to create loveseats. Traditional fabrics like leather and suede are still being used, but with a twist. Manufacturers are experimenting with dying leather the colors mentioned above, and tinkering with faux leather alternatives.
Suede is also increasingly taking a backseat to microfiber fabrics. Microfibers vary in quality, but good examples can mimic the texture of suede while being significantly easier to clean. Some designers are even experimenting with combining fabrics, using multiple materials on one loveseat to create a patch-work look.
The most subtle changes are those taking place with loveseat accents. In the past, things like stitching and feet were considered afterthoughts. Now, designers are taking them as an opportunity to add character to loveseats.
Some trends to look out for include bold, visible stitching in colors that contrasts with upholstery. Fabric stitching may also be replaced in places with metal studs, which may or may be engraved.
The feet of loveseats, which often used to be simple balls, are also changing. Designers are looking backwards to the more ornate aesthetics of the turn of the century, and experimenting with carved feet and unusual shapes. Changing accents is often a cost-effective way of altering the entire ‘look’ of a loveseat, and creating a distinctive style consumers remember.
If you’re thinking of getting a new loveseat, try not to get overwhelmed be all the changes on the market. It’s still possible to find traditional loveseats, if that’s what you want. Even wildly colored and upholstered love seats can often be purchased in a more muted style. If you do decide to go with a more fashion-forward loveseat, just be careful what you buy.
It’s always more challenging to add bold furniture to rooms, and you should take into account your home’s overall look and color-scheme before making a purchase. The best way to find a good loveseat it to keep an open mind, and to experiment with different styles.
Today’s loveseats are highly diverse, and if you take the time to find the right one for you, they can make a huge impact on your home’s interior design. Ideas of Roomstogo.Com & Photos of DigsDigs.Com