5 of the best squishy sofas for colourful country living

Sitting comfortably? Fabulous fabrics in chic colours catch the eye on these shapely and inviting sofas

1. Shades of purple

Shades of rich purple and deep claret have always gone hand in hand with velvet. The fibres reflect light brilliantly to give off an intense colour, not to mention a super-soft texture. Add to the mix a cosy feather-filled sofa with a deep seat and you've got yourself something that is cosy, warm and incredibly inviting.

Living room with purple sofa and blue cushions

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2. Go green

With the trend of wellbeing becoming ever more popular, we're all striving towards organic homes. This is evident in colour choice, too, and we are seeing more green tones, reminiscent of summer grasses, which work perfectly in relaxed country settings. Linen slipcovers are an excellent choice as they are are easy to clean. Over time the linen will soften, becoming timeworn and more beautiful.

Living room with yellow corner sofa and grey cushions

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3. Subtle effect

Pattern is a lovely way to breathe life into a setting. When opting for a patterned sofa or armchair it's better to go with a firm back as opposed to cushions which tend to lose something of the design – buttoning can also distort a pattern.

Living room with grey sofa and grey scatter cushions

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4. Summer blues

Beautiful blue furnishings are taking their lead from summer's denim fashion trend. This soft, washed, staple shade is subtle enough to transition easily into an existing décor scheme and is yet capable of anchoring an entire living space. Lift the look with slight variations in tone and opt for pretty patterns on smaller items of furniture to create a delicate and timeless contrast.

Living room with blue and white decor, blue sofa and cushions

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5. Seasonal changes

Checked fabrics are the perfect way to introduce pattern into a classic country-style living room, and are particularly popular in gentle hues of duck egg blue. Multi York offer a wide range of removable covers, which allow you to tailor your look from season to season, without having to purchase a whole new sofa.

Living room with grey wall, sofa, side table with vase and flowers in it

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Written by Caroline Rodrigues