When talking sofas, here at Ideal Home we know a thing or two about what ticks the boxes when it comes to style and comfort. So partnering with interior retailer ScS to create our own collection was a no-brainer. We’ve drawn on our wealth of knowledge when it comes to the best sofas, and we can’t wait to introduce you to them.
The first designs in our new Ideal Home x ScS collection(opens in new tab) are on sale now, and we know you’re going to love them as much as we do! These exclusive ranges are available in 98 ScS stores nationwide and online.
Our launch ranges are Maisy(opens in new tab) and Flo(opens in new tab). These are both UK-made and include two, three and four-seater sofas, a love chair with a powered footrest and USB port (bring on luxury lounging!), a chair, accent footstool and a storage footstool. All have been designed with our expert focus on not only looking great, but delivering on comfort and longevity, too.
‘This partnership is particularly exciting as Ideal Home is the leading authority on home trends in the UK, and has been for over 100 years,’ says James Heese, Commercial Director at SCS. ‘ScS has collaborated with the Ideal Home team to create stylish and affordable ranges.’
Maisy comes in a choice of two fabric finishes. First up, the tactile micro chenille brings an elevated and luxurious feel for a sophisticated living space. If you’re in need of something that’s more suited to busy family life, the plain weave fabric is a far better option when it comes to a durable and hassle-free finish.
Whichever fabric you choose, both come complete with contemporary distressed velvet accent cushions so you can personalise your sofa to suit your needs and space.
With choice of colour being a key factor to consider when choosing a sofa, Maisy comes in ten chic shades. Whether it’s a timeless grey sofa living room idea you’re after or soft and gentle linen (perfect for neutral colour schemes), there’s bound to be something to match your scheme. For a more stand-out look, check out the rich jewel green (pictured above) – perfect for on-trend emerald green sofa living room ideas.
For the ultimate in lounging, the Maisy range boasts uber comfy seat and back cushions. The reversible seat cushions are foam core fibre wrapped which provides softness and balances out the firmness of the foam, so the sofa seats offer structure and plenty of support. We’re big fans of the feather-filled scatter and bolster cushions to up the snuggle factor for your Netflix binge.
With its high-end looks and glamorous design, the design-forward Flo range is certainly a showstopper. The Flo features a family-friendly, curved back to create a gorgeous silhouette. The generously-sized four-seater is the perfect piece for a larger living room or an open-plan space, designed with entertaining in mind.
The Flo comes in a palette of five trend-led shades, so whether you opt for the gorgeous Blush Pink or the timeless Ash Grey, the colours feature a natural, gorgeous sheen woven through the fabric. What’s more, Flo’s deluxe deep seats makes it perfect for a night in on the sofa.
To complement the variety of fabric options, Flo also comes with two leg options: Brushed Silver or Gold to add that extra hit of luxury to the design.
After renting for years and keen to buy her first home, moving back in with her parents over lockdown gave this young home owner the chance to get on to the property ladder as a first time home buyer.
‘I managed to save up extra cash by moving back in with my parents and taking on extra shifts at work until I finally managed to get a deposit together,’ she recalls.
‘The main thing on my wish list was a garden. I didn’t care what size, but I think we’d all realised how important outside space was during the pandemic.’
‘When it came to the interior of the new build, all the fixtures and fittings were extra, so I went for all the standard options to save money. I chose light-coloured flooring, integrated appliances and a light grey kitchen idea with white worktops because, as everything is on show in the open-plan ground floor, I wanted the functional pieces to feel as hidden and unnoticeable as possible.’
‘My aim was to keep the kitchen bright and neutral so that I could add any colour or pattern into the scheme without worrying about it competing with the units or flooring.’
‘I use bright accessories and painted blocks of colour on the walls behind the kitchen shelving ideas to add the colour and pattern I crave.’
‘When it was finally time to get the keys to the place, I’d planned for the arrival of my new pink velvet sofa and button-backed bed to be delivered on moving-in day,’ recalls the home owner.
‘I was excited to finally get started on personalising my new home and the first thing I did was paint the green arch behind the sofa in the living room. Pink and green is a classic colour combo that I love, but I also had the view that if the look didn’t work, I’d simply paint over it. I knew I’d be adding lots more colour to my home, and I wasn’t scared to experiment.’
‘A rainbow of colours was always going to feature in my home, though I seem to err on the side of soft and muted rather than bright and bold. The pink velvet sofa, from DFS(opens in new tab), became the starting point for my scheme.’
‘When it came to paint ideas I decided to decorate using mostly colour-blocking designs rather than painting or papering wall-to-wall, as I wanted the white to show and allow the colour to pop. I also think that whole walls are a big job whereas I can create a colour-block in an hour. Annoyingly I didn’t keep a record of the colours I chose as I used so many tester pots, so I’m not sure what most of the final shades I went for are!’
‘It took a while for me to think of the perfect slogan for my sign from Neon Beach(opens in new tab), but this quote reflects me perfectly.’
‘I concentrated on decorating the ground floor first as I was living on my own and wanted a cosy space that would feel welcoming when I got home from work.’
‘After looking at a few configurations for the dining area, including a drop-down table to save space, I finally decided to put one on the wall between the kitchen and the sofa as I didn’t want to have to walk around a large piece of furniture in the centre of the open-plan room. It was quite tricky trying to find a good quality table to fit, but I finally sourced a vintage one that was already upcycled.’
‘I specifically chose the paint effects to zone the space, using a circle for the living area and this fun scalloped square for the dining area. The velvet chairs, from The Range(opens in new tab), add a sumptuous feel to the functional dining area.’
‘While I’ve added easy colour to every room using fun paint tricks, I’ve also left lots of white on show to allow the colours to breathe and the space to feel fresh.’
‘I did consider painting a checked design straight onto this wall, but then I discovered the self-adhesive, Livette’s(opens in new tab) removable wallpaper instead, which seemed like a much easier option.’
‘I had three colours left over from other projects and thought I might as well use them before they dried up so I painted the three circles as a background for my gallery wall idea on the staircase.’
‘I love a picture gallery but I didn’t want it to overwhelm the space as it needed to complement the rest of the open-plan space, so I just chose my favourite five.’
‘With the downstairs finished, I moved onto the master pink bedroom design. The pink upholstered bed was another of my investment buys for the place and I painted a green ‘headboard’ shape around it. I then added a shelf with a selection of pretty prints to make the whole area more of a focal point.’
‘I didn’t want a wardrobe that was too overpowering in the alcove area, especially as I had the spare bedroom to use as a dressing room. So I defined the space with some patterned wallpaper and then upcycled a vintage dressing table as a place to do my make-up’
‘I also fitted a projector on the wall to replace an ugly TV and hid it behind some scallop-shaped wood.’
‘Once the main rooms were finished I moved onto the spare room, as I needed to create more storage and an area to work. I was inspired to use the purple and green colour palette by an account I followed on Instagram, but I didn’t want to buy new wardrobes just to paint them.’
‘I kept looking on Facebook Marketplace and eventually these second-hand Ikea Pax wardrobes came up at a fraction of the cost of new ones. I made a bespoke desk to fit in the gap for the perfect small home office idea.’
‘I’d been hunting for extra storage and I spotted this cabinet going for free on Facebook Marketplace so I painted it using paint from the wall and added £1.99 handles – it cost nothing really. I crafted the mirror myself by fixing pampas grass onto a Hobbycraft(opens in new tab) mirror.’
‘The bathroom was the last room to be tackled. With white tiles and fittings, all that was needed was a splash of bright colour, with a fresh, minty green paint that perks the space up completely.’
‘Now, although a home is never finished as far as I’m concerned, I feel like I’ve created my own little slice of paradise and I really wouldn’t change a thing.’
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