Published on March 7, 2018

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One of the perks of working here at Domino is the fact that we get access to a myriad number of homes, all beautifully individual and dynamic—their style-focused characteristics go without saying. And with said perk, we tend to spot commonalities along the way, which become the trends we in turn embrace. Throughout the course of every season, there are a handful of trademark trends we have grown to expect: pastels for spring, vibrant hues for summer, and cozy textiles for fall. Then there are those that skew towards the less-expected. Case in point? The latest reoccurring theme we spotted: oversized red couches.

A departure from the standard beige/black/browns we typically tend to see, the fresh alternative promises to invite a bold dose of color and character to the space it occupies. The qualifications of the trend entail the massive and oversized—think sectionals, but chic—all finished in the most saturated shade of deep red. The hue, once reserved for the colder months, is making a comeback and seasonality is of no concern. 

Looking at the statement-worthy spaces that embraced the look with effortless ease—like this Parisian home, where the saturated sofa is complemented by brass accents and soothing shades of blue—we found an element of versatility in the trend and its ability to be seamlessly integrated within a wide variety of aesthetics. 

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Photography by NICOLE FRANZEN

They say two make a trend so, consider this it. We were absolutely enamored with the iconic sectional in this Williamsburg row house. Its French-tufted mattress-inspired composition plays beautifully with the reserved palette of moody reds and deep burgundies—not to mention the fact that its unstructured form results in a highly-customizable configuration. Complemented by grounding neutrals and a handful of decorative textiles and accessories that share the same pop of color, this worldly living room is pure perfection.

Want to recreate the look at home? Ahead, we rounded up the statement-worthy pieces that will help you do just that. 

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Courtesy of urban outfitters

Chamberlin Velvet Sofa, Urban Outfitters, 



Regardless of the season, we’ll never tire of a velvet couch, especially one that comes in such a deep and saturated shade. This timeless piece will never go out of style thanks to its effortlessly chic build and refreshingly simple, retro-inspired finish.
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Courtesy of cb2

Uno Sapphire Striped Sectional Sofa, CB2

, $2,398

Form and function join forces in this one, resulting in an iconic statement piece that will instantly transform your living space. The 2-piece sofa’s deep-seated form means endless lounging with the ultimate level of comfort. Lacking frills, its streamlined structure requires very little when it comes to decorative layers or additions. Add on a throw pillow or two—high-contrast hues encouraged—and call it a day. 

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Photography by roche bobois

Bubble Curved Sofa, Roche Bobois

Functionality is a mindset—or so we would tell ourselves in an effort to justify splurging on this stunner. Designed by Sacha Lakic, this 4-seater invites an untraditional approach to a traditional piece, proving that even a living room staple as simple as a sofa can double as an artful accent. 

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Courtesy of west elm

Harmony Down-Filled Sofa, West Elm,

 $1,899 – $1,999

A bit more structured and not quite as saturated, West Elm’s take on the trend is earmarked for the urban dweller who is both short on space and visual allowance for a dynamic statement. Its streamlined frame coupled with the deep-seat cushions provide the contemporary form with a much-needed element of coziness. Pair the piece with a subdued flat weave and structured neutrals. 

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Courtesy of houzz

This L-shaped sectional is all about comfort and elegance. From the lateral stitching to the luxe effect of the fabric, and down to the black metal legs, no detail goes unnoticed with this one. Contemporary yet classic, it can fit right in with a wide array of decorative aesthetics. 

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Photography by ikea

EKTORP Sectional, Ikea, 


Ikea’s (relatively) budget-friendly take on the trend comes in the form of a saturated red sectional comprised of deep, comfortable cushions and a rather traditional shape. Outfit the couch with throw pillows of a contrasting hue, skewing towards the more geometric, to complement its loose structure with a modern touch. 

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Courtesy of anthropologie

Velvet Katina Left Sectional, Anthropologie, 


This soft-pile sofa is the epitome of what one may refer to as utterly “sinkable.” The luxe sectional is beautifully bold, dynamic in color, and just as comfortable as it is stunning. Paired with a set of matching throw pillows, it’s one-and-done with this piece. 

Discover more ways to add color to your home:

The Paint Colors Leading the Trends This Year
9 Cool Ways to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year
The Best Uses of Pantone’s COY from the Last Decade

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