The 2022 trends in the world of sofas follow in the wake of the innovations introduced in 2021. This year, there is an increasing focus on caring for one’s home, which is now a place for work and study as well as leisure. Thinking about sustainability in furnishing is also important this year in terms of functionality and a combination of comfort, practicality and aesthetics.
If you want to revolutionise the style of your living area or find solutions to make your living room more comfortable, changing your sofa is often the most suitable choice. You just need to know the trends that are currently most in vogue (from colours to models) to give your living room a contemporary edge and to discover the many comfort experiences never imagined before – thanks also to many technological solutions. Furthermore, keeping an eye on the environment, such as choosing innovative, high quality coverings that resist the passage of time, is also a part of the current trend.
A sofa is no longer just a sofa but instead it has become the object of your every desire to relax. Do you want to take a nap? Do you want to work comfortably or read a book? Maybe you’d like to feel like you’re at the cinema with the whole family? The latest generation of sofas have extendable seats and armrests that can be raised and lowered as required, turning your sofa into an actual day-bed.
Excellent examples are Calia Italia’s ‘Fly’ and the ‘Toby Wing’ models, which are literally two ‘sofas with wings’ that have armrests and backrests that can ‘take flight’ and allow the sofa seat to extend in length.
Technology is advancing and not only with the possibility of transforming sofas into actual beds in an increasingly simple and comfortable way. Indeed technology is now also letting us create new coverings. Alongside the classic fabric, leather and velvet sofas, Calia Italia offers a new sofa in 3D fabric, which is an innovative covering that is environmentally friendly and is a nod towards the needs and tastes of younger people.
Daisy is one of the new models Calia Italia presented at the 2022 ‘Salone del Mobile’ in Milan and is made of 3D fabric. Thanks to the absence of armrests and the soft shapes, it is a sofa that makes the environment joyful and comfortable and it can fit into all home environments, making it perfect for exchanging sweet cuddles.
We all go crazy for vintage! From clothing to furnishing accessories, the lines and shapes of the past are making a comeback in our wardrobes and living rooms – all thanks to a modern take on them.
Among Calia Italia’s models, you might wish to take inspiration from the new ‘Zip’ model. This modular sofa is characterised by the particular quilted workmanship and the soft, rounded look of the side and it is available in a fabric version (making it versatile for any environment) and in an elegant vintage leather version (presented at the 2022 ‘Salone del Mobile’ in Milan) that rides the trend of the moment, transforming it into a timeless product with a retro taste.
Modular sofas, such as the iconic ‘Hip-Hop’ by Calia Italia, are still on trend in 2022 precisely because they can be customised in both size and colour and adapt well to any type of environment – from the smallest homes to the largest living rooms. It’s a great must-have that brings together the need to optimise space, comfort experience and uniqueness, as each creation can be personalised according to one’s own sense of aesthetics.
The colour of your sofa is always an important choice worth paying close attention to because it lends harmony and character to your living room. The colour of the year, as we all know by now, is ‘Very Peri’ (Pantone 17-3938), which is a particular shade of periwinkle blue that tends towards violet. A sofa in this shade is certainly challenging, but it is suitable for large, contemporary rooms, to give them a touch of extreme elegance and a contemporary feel.
However, alongside this shade, summer and autumn 2022 bring other colours to take inspiration from. You can always choose from a wide range of pastel shades, including the light blue ‘Spun Sugar’, the dusty blue ‘Glacier Lake’ or ‘Gossamer Pink’, which a slightly orangey shade of light pink. On the other hand, among the more vibrant shades that can make your sofa the absolute star of your interior design, the most popular colours are ‘Daffodil’ (a shade of deep yellow), ‘Innuendo’ (a sorbet fuchsia), ‘Kelly Green’ (a shade of green), the deep blue ‘Skydiver’ and the refined ‘Harbour Blue’. For the browns, the warm and embracing ‘Coca Mocha’ is definitely a must-have of the year.
Finally, you can also consider the cerulean and orange colours, two shades that are not only the protagonists of autumn-winter 2022, but also of 2023. The aforementioned Calia Italia ‘Fly’ and ‘Daisy’ models are great examples of sofas that suit beautiful, contemporary and fashionable colours!