Zooey Deschanel’s colorful couch is the best sofa we've seen this year – here’s why

Colorful, cozy and cocooning, the actress' couch is an embodiment of some of this year's biggest interior design trends

Zooey Deschanel’s colorful couch
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There is much to consider when choosing the right sofa for your home – but fear not, Zooey Deschanel’s colorful couch is here to provide us with some beautiful inspiration. 

Embracing cocooning curves – this year's leading silhouette for sofa trends, prioritizing the importance of coziness and comfort, and finished in a beautiful bright blue upholstery, the design is a true celebration of the 2023 interior design trends that have been shaping our spaces, and – in our opinion – is the perfect sofa.

Why we love the color

Let's begin with the color. Over the past few years, many of us have been taking bigger and braver risks when it comes to decorating with color in the home, moving away from prioritizing 'easy neutrals' such as gray, brown, and beige, in favor of colors with more vibrancy and impact. 

A colorful couch can make for a unique and eye-catching focal point in a room, and, if you're slowly starting to embrace more color in your home, choosing colorful furniture, instead of painting the walls, can certainly feel less daunting.

Zooey has opted for a couch in a gorgeous bright blue finish, and Homes & Gardens’ deputy editor and color expert, Jennifer Ebert, explains why this color choice is right on trend.

‘Although deep, dark blue shades such as navy and midnight blue will always remain a truly timeless choice for room color ideas, over the last year, we have seen a huge rise in designers and dwellers alike using more vivid and uplifting shades of blue across the home.

In our analysis of what color is replacing navy blue, brighter shades such as cerulean blue and sky blue are definitely taking center stage for favored color trends. Using these lighter and brighter blue tones can uplift a room with a more energetic and playful character, with this inviting palette working wonderfully across upholstery and furniture – not just for paint ideas.'

Jen Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Deputy Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Why we love the shape

We also are obsessed with the shape and size of Zooey’s colorful couch design. A sofa is a place where you should feel fully relaxed and cocooned in cozy comfort, and sweeping, curvaceous silhouettes have dominated this year's furniture trends, creating more soft, casual and welcoming seat spaces inspired by organic forms found in nature.

Zooey's couch definitely pays homage to a classic, camelback sofa style, with the use of dark wood enhancing a more traditional feel, but the expansive seat space and free-flowing form appear perfectly contemporary too; establishing an elegant mix of the old and the new. 

As shown by Zooey herself – this sofa creates the perfect spot to sit back and relax in – we're also loving the pink robe – an ideal accent color for blue don't you think?

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Guest room with light turquoise velvet square sofa bed with diagonal seams, and pleated curtain around the walls

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When choosing the perfect sofa for your home, the right depth size can also make a big difference in how comfortable the overall seating experience is – as interior designer and founder of Andrew Martin, Martin Waller, explains, 'whether it’s indoors or out, comfortable seating requires pieces big enough to lounge on. A mix of both oversized sofas and chairs is key to making sure everyone gets a seat. Extra depth means that these seats will remain relaxing even with lots of people.'

With her cozy, cocooning and colorful sofa, we think Zooey's choice ticks all the boxes and is the best sofa we've seen this year.

Martin Waller
Martin Waller

Martin Waller is the founder of the London-based, luxury furniture retailer, Andrew Martin, which sells everything from beautiful sofas and lighting to fabrics, rugs, and more. Waller has been involved with design projects all over the world, with many of his designs influenced by his international adventures.

Zara Stacey
Managing Editor

Zara is the Managing Editor at Homes & Gardens. She joined the brand in February 2022 as an Interiors Content Editor, specializing in writing content on interior color trends, decorating ideas and design inspiration. After studying English Literature at University, she worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. She enjoys nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle.