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Iconic Modern Sofas That Bring Home Comfort and Versatility

If there is one piece of furniture that defines the style and the mood of the living room and sets the tone for the remainder of the space, it is a beautiful couch. Picking the right sofa often can be a tricky task, as you have an endless array of choices and you want to balance the latest trends with timeless elegance. The trio of exquisite sofas that we have lined up today seems to find this elusive balance while making a bold and brilliant statement.

Ploum Sofa by Ligne Roset matches the charm of the Egg Chairs [From: Lisa Petrole Photography]

Withstanding the wear and tear of daily use even while exuding a sense of opulence, each of these three dashing sofas has a charm of its own. Showcasing a fusion of style, functionality, comfort and adaptability, these unmistakable pieces are quickly becoming contemporary icons in their own right!

Cozy and Creative Ploum

There are very few sofas around that combine opulence, a hint of playfulness and a sense of sophistication like the lovely Ploum Sofa designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Ligne Roset. The sofa looks ultra-comfortable, and its unique design moves away from the use of simple, straight lines, which have become all too common in contemporary design. Yet the overall appeal is still distinctly modern, and one almost can sense the subtle midcentury influence that shaped the overall design. Interestingly, the right-hand backrest of the sofa is a bit higher than the one on the left to give it a distinct, asymmetrical look.

Gorgeous Ploum Sofa in green steals the show [Design: Stephane Chamard]
Ploum Sofa in brilliant red promises to bring alive your living room [From: Ligne Roset Chicago]
Closer look at the Ploum Sofa showcases its cozy elegance [Design: Three Legged Pig Design]

Comfortable seating 4 people at a time, the sofa’s stretchable cover and ultra-soft foam combine to offer unmatched luxury. We absolutely love the way the Ploum moves away from the mundane while seamlessly blending with the most minimal of living and family rooms. A perfect couch to curl up on and enjoy your favorite TV show as you slip away into dreamland!

Large Ploum sofa in vivacious purple grabs attention instantly! [From: 24mm Photography]
Trendy sofa adds style and comfort to the living room [From: Peter Landers Photography]
Contemporary living room in Chicago with comfy seating [Design: Morgante Wilson Architects]
Birdcage with candles used as a decorative element in the living room [Design: Plan Design Group]
Plush contemporary sofa blends in with the style of the room [Design: Docks Design & Kartell Bordeaux]

Classy Case Study Daybed

The Case Study Daybed might not be a modern design in terms of its age, but it sure has withstood the test of time and inspired many other sofas that have borrowed from its brilliant design. Originally crafted by George Nelson, the daybed is being offered by different makers who have come with their own variants over the decades. Yet the minimal beauty and unfussy design of the original daybed still is the best of the lot. With a sturdy frame in plywood, hairpin legs and simple cushions, this sofa transforms into a bed within just a few seconds.

Case Study Daybed in bright orange in an eclectic setting [Design: ABCD Design]
Midcentury living room with Risom chairs and the cozy Daybed [Design: Steinbomer, Bramwell & Vrazel Architects]
Modern family room with the Case Study Daybed and the Eames Lounger [Design: ras-a, inc.]

Its clean silhouette and ease of use have ensured that it looks and feels as much at home in contemporary living rooms as it did in chic California residences several decades ago. If you are looking for a midcentury icon that also serves as an ergonomic sofa for years to come, the Case Study Daybed is the way forward.

Hairpin legs of the Sofa give it a light, visually airy appeal [From: Julia Heine / McInturff Architects]
Case Study Daybed by Modernica in the small home office [Design: Patrick Brian Jones]
Modern variant of the classic Case Study daybed with striped fabric [Design: Transom Design Build]
Trendy modern apartment with a Murphy bed wall unit and the Case Study Daybed in Orange [Design: Michael K Chen Architecture]

Understated Adaptability

Looking for a modern daybed that borrows from the timeless simplicity of the 1930s while fitting in with the style of your contemporary home? The Nomade-Express by Didier Gomez is indeed the perfect option, as this sofa bed is both unassumingly elegant and charming. The design of this comfy sofa seems all too simple, and you can easily turn it into a bed with ease. Taking up very little space, the mattress-style buttoned cushions of the Nomade-Express ensure that your guests have a cozy place to crash on when in town.

Daybed adds both color and style to the living room [From: LINEA]

For those looking to turn their home office, study or even kids’ playroom into a guest room when needed, this sofa is indeed a great option. And in case you are looking for a more expansive option, the Nomade Sectional provides a more generous daybed options.

Modern Nomade Express captures the beauty of midcentury design
Smart Nomade Express daybed in the small bedroom [Design: Kirkwood McCarthy]
Elegant Nomade Sectional doubles as a comfy bed [Design: Terrat Elms Interior Design]
Cool Sectional in the contemporary family room [Design: Laura Bohn Design Associates]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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