Reinvention has become the driving force behind the trendiest couches – finding its inspiration from classical styles from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Today’s top styles are a mix of new and old looks with some serious doses of contemporary undertones thrown in to add a bit of current flavour to the mix. The Pacyfico sofa, for example, takes its inspiration from sofa designs of the ‘50s, but offers a uniquely modern flavour for added impact.

Solid-coloured fabric sofas are making a big comeback. They have become increasingly popular for a variety of reasons, including being more affordable, and offering added comfort, but perhaps the biggest reason is their sheer versatility.Solid-coloured fabric sofas can blend in with virtually any style and they are amazingly easy to customise. By choosing a fabric that represents your taste preferences, you can really transform a classic sofa into an eye-catching item that speaks volumes about your personal sense of style. The Clovis sofa from Rochester, for example, makes a bold statement in turquoise.

There is something definitively elegant about a sofa that stands on thin graceful legs. Drawing on inspiration from the past, any sofa with thin legs creates a lighter, more sophisticated aesthetic appeal.Whether the legs are chrome for a more contemporary appeal, or wooden, such as those featured on Rochester’s Selby sofa, the look is undeniably chic. They are especially suited to smaller living areas, as thin legs make the sofa seem more delicate, adding to the illusion of more space.