Transform your kitchen from a simple cooking space to the heart of your home. Giving bar stools and benches a run for their money, kitchen sofas go above and beyond to make this sociable space as inviting as can be for every member of the family.
The lounge has long been where we go to relax with our loved ones – although we often spend the evening hours dipping between rooms, making tea, checking on the kids and so on. What the lounge can’t provide for us, the kitchen can, so it feels right that this family space is winning us over once again. Find out how incorporating a sofa into your kitchen could help you create the perfect setting for relaxing, socialising and being together – everything a home should be.
How a kitchen sofa could improve your home life
Little by little, you’ll see how introducing a sofa into your kitchen can really enhance your family dynamic. Adding an element of cosiness to your kitchen is like the final piece of the jigsaw, creating the perfect, homely space in a much more active room.
Whether it’s on a dark winter’s night or a sultry summer’s evening, you can cook a delicious dinner while your partner starts holiday-planning on the sofa, filling your mind with sun-kissed plans. With a comfortable place to sit, you can make the most of your time together after a busy day at work.
When the kids settle down to do their homework at the table, you can keep a watchful eye from the comfort of your kitchen sofa. Put your feet up on the soft cushions and read the next chapter of your favourite book or flick through a magazine. If your little ones need help, you’re there for them, whether it’s working out a tricky maths question or providing some words of encouragement.
Soft furnishings in the kitchen also create the perfect setting for a coffee and a catch-up with friends. Flick on the kettle and sink into the soft cushions, sharing your stories with one another. Enjoy refills-a-plenty, without having to pause your conversations, as you while away the hours together.
It does wonders for larger gatherings as well, giving you a whole new area to entertain in. Welcome your dinner guests through the door with a glass of fizz, inviting them to relax on the sofa while you put the finishing touches to your feast. Rather than being in the kitchen alone, you can be part of the mingling – and it means the kids can have the lounge to themselves too.
Finding the perfect sofa for your space
Whatever size your kitchen, you can find a sofa that fits the bill. Spacious, open-plan homes give you free rein to choose the sofa of your dreams – like the Bartelli. Illuminate the area with the soft glow of lamps, so you can switch off the bright overhead lights and create a more relaxed kitchen ambience.
This interior styling is just as effective in smaller spaces, with comfortable armchairs and love seats providing the perfect place to relax. To really maximise your space, choose a sofa with high-set feet – like the Brighton – and use the space below as storage.
Style inspiration for your kitchen sofa
Country kitchens are the epitome of cosiness and warmth. Wooden surfaces are a staple of this much-loved style, along with pastel colours and blooming bunches of flowers. Find a sofa that sings the same tune, like the Haversham which is finished in soft, floral patterns.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have modern, high-gloss kitchens that are fitted with every gadget and mod-con you can think of. These ultra-efficient and super-shiny designs lend themselves to something more contemporary – like the sleek Vittorio sofa in soft, natural leather
Practical things to consider
Your kitchen is an action-packed space. Cooking, eating, drinking cups of tea – it’s where all the messy stuff happens, which means some spills are inevitable. While the floor will take most of the hits, you should think carefully about the demands of kitchen life when choosing your new sofa.
Woven fabric sofas tend to be more resistant to wear – like the Demurez – and are easier to wipe-down when accidents do happen. Whether you choose fabric or one of our real leather sofas, make sure you pick up one of our specially formulated care kits. Tackling everything from old stains to grease spots, these hardy treatments will help keep your kitchen sofa looking indulgent and inviting for years to come.