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5 Types of Couches That Complement a Modern Interior

Mid Century Sofas

Not surprisingly, the classic Mid Century sofa—angular, low-profile, and tufted—makes an ideal complement to a clean-lined modern interior scheme. Embodied in the handsome Gus* Spencer Sofa and the architecturally exquisite Florence Knoll Relaxed Sofa, above, the pared-down elegance of a Mid-Century couch manages to look equally comfortable in both causal and formal settings. And, if instant design cred is what you're aiming for, you can't miss with this timeless sofa silhouette.

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High Back Modern Sofas

When a modern space requires just a touch of drama, a high back sofa fits the bill beautifully. The new Hilary LOFT Sofa by Gus* (above) and the best-selling Gus* Carmichael LOFT Sofa are worthy contemporary couches, each featuring a refined form and high, enveloping back that signals both style and comfort. Blu Dot's Bloke Sofa  presents sumptuous cushioning and a tall, geometric back, while Tom Dixon's Wingback Sofa is all sculptural curves and splayed legs.

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Luxe Leather Couches

There can be no doubt that soft, pliable leather makes a decadent modern design statement, as evidenced by the Gus* Wallace Sofa, above, a contemporary version of the classic English Chesterfield design, covered in top grain aniline-dyed leather. Leather-clad sofas from Blu Dot and Knoll—which has introduced a Relaxed version of the iconic Florence Knoll Sofa, bring a luxe sheen to the modern living space, offering burnished material richness that contrasts beautifully with wood and other matte surfaces.

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Rounded Sofas

Round silhouettes are forecasted to be all the rage in 2019, and it's easy to see why. Pairing up a rounded sofa with straight-edged coffee table results in an inspired design statement—as illustrated by the curvaceous Gus* Mixed Modular Arc Sectional, above, where softly curved forms reside gracefully alongside geometric volumes. Well-rounded sofas from Jonathan Adler and Artless add velvety glamour to a clean-lined interior, while Moooi's Love Sofa makes an ardent case for choosing a curve over a straight line.

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Sectional Sofas

A roomy modern interior is prime space for a modern sectional sofa, but don't look for slouchy, slovenly sectionals here. The Capsule Kellan Sectional Sofa, above, offers plenty of room for communing in style, thanks to precise lines, tapered legs, and plush cushioning. Elegant sectional sofa designs from Blu Dot, Gus* and Artless showcase contemporary couches that merge refined modern design with generous proportions—gracefully accommodating all-day lounging and evening soirees alike.

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