Interior design trends change with the seasons, and sometimes it can be hard to keep on top of what’s hot, and what’s not! The good news is that there are loads of different trends when it comes to furniture this season, and we’ve collated five must-have sofas and chairs that will add a touch of style to any home – keep reading to find out more.

1. Leather sofas

Cool, stylish and contemporary, leather sofas are perfect in any home. If you’re looking to create a more traditional, period style, why not opt for a classic Chesterfield sofa? Otherwise, choose a sleek, modern leather sofa in chocolate brown, black or cream, or perhaps even red, for a daring look. Leather is easy to keep clean and care for, making it an ideal choice for those with children. You’ll find plenty of styles to choose from online. According to Your Home Magazine, you should opt for a neutral coloured sofa and add interest with colourful throws and cushions.

2. Relaxing recliners

Leather recliners are another must-have this summer and they look great in any room, from the office or den to the family lounge. Again, choosing a neutral shade is best if you want your recliner to look stylish and contemporary, and a matching leather footstool is practically mandatory for the ultimate in relaxation! Whether you opt for a swivel recliner or a fixed one, these chairs are perfect for watching TV, reading or just relaxing.

3. Tub chairs

Tub chairs come in a variety of different styles, but choosing one upholstered in a pretty colour or patterned fabric gives any room an instant update. These versatile chairs don’t need to just be for the living room. Use them in the bedroom too as a dressing table chair. If you’re feeling really creative, you could even upholster your own.

4. Cosy chenille sofas

According to Fresh Home, soft fabrics such as chenille and corduroy are a top trend for 2014, so incorporate this into your living space with a chenille sofa. If you prefer, opt for a neutral grey or beige fabric sofa and add chenille touches with cushions and throws for a beautiful look. Why not check out the range of Sofas and chairs at Forrest Furnishing?

5. Colourful style

If boring, bland neutrals aren’t to your taste, the good news is that an ethnic, boho vibe is coming to interiors near you. Bold, colourful floral prints and vibrant shades of aubergine, tangerine and pink are everywhere, and this is a great way to inject some summer style into your home! It’s up to you whether to opt for full-on colour with a bright sofa, or add hints of colour with accessories.

Hopefully these five ideas will inspire you to invest in new furniture for your home, and to try something different this summer. Don’t be afraid to experiment by adding colour with chairs or accessories – it’s better to start slowly rather than investing straight away in a bright red sofa!