In any classic interior design project, each element plays a fundamental role in creating the right atmosphere.
In the living room, for example, the seating set outlines the functional and aesthetic aspects of the room.
This is why it is important to carefully select both the sofas and the armchairs with which to set up this relaxing and welcoming environment.
In this article, we will see how best to furnish and enhance a living room in classic Italian style, combining the various furnishing elements to create an elegant, refined overall vision with a well-defined and recognisable stylistic imprint.
Arredoclassic Collections: the unmistakable beauty of classic Italian sofas
We had to start with the undisputed star of the living room: the sofa.
With the aim of selecting seats of remarkable comfort and unquestionable aesthetics, let yourself be seduced by the elegance of the sofas and armchairs with a classic taste and select the solutions that you like best from the Arredoclassic Collections range, such as:
Let's find out the features of each collection.
Dolce Vita seats give shape and personality to a setting in perfect art-deco style. The curved silhouette of the sofas and armchairs is upholstered entirely in fine fabrics and is embellished by a pleated design that frames the backrests.
The structure is completed by ivory-colored wood inserts with concentric frames in a rose gold finish hinting at the collection’s decoration.
The Modigliani living room communicates through an aesthetic language entirely based on classic Italian style.
Seats in gold or walnut finish, characterized by elegant quilted backs; furniture elements with handmade gold decorations and recurring gold motifs, details that denote stylistic continuity and meticulous attention to detail.
The furnishing elements of this collection create a furnishing atmosphere following a balanced choreography of strong lines and sinuous volumes.
The Fantasia living room is a true symbol of neoclassical taste.
What characterises the elements in this collection is a fascinating combination of square, decisive lines, which we find above all in the coffee tables and display cabinets, and the massive presence of friezes and precious decorative details that appear with continuity throughout the collection, finishing off armchairs and sofas.
Fantasia alternates the clean and refined taste typical of the great classical Italian tradition with a love of luxurious details, sumptuous furnishings, fine fabrics and eye-catching details.
The sofas in the collection are distinguished by their soft shapes and the fan-shaped design of the central upholstery, which give the seat a strong aesthetic impact and reinforce the multifaceted traits of the neoclassical style.
Each furnishing element of the Melodia living room is linked by a subtle stylistic and formal balance, made bolder by the gilded accents.
In coffee tables, display cabinets, armchairs and sofas. Here, gilded friezes and feet bestow charming effects to the seats.
Impressive is the large oval table, supported by two semi-circular legs, and surrounded by seats with soft, rounded lines.
Melodia sofas combine comfort and elegance in a design synthesis that enhances the aesthetic value of your furniture.
The "variations on a theme" in the sofas of this collection also involve the upholstery chosen, which can be simple or with tufted inserts, so that there are no limits to your desire to amaze.
In addition to precious fabrics, such as damask, satin and brocade, used for cushions, carpets, curtains and for upholstery for dining room seating, another 2022 trend are soft, loose fabrics that convey a sense of homeliness and cosiness, such as velvets, tweeds and bouclés.
The furnishings of the Leonardo lounge is recognisable by the fine details that characterise its silhouette, the light palette that adds a touch of refinement to the ambience, and the imposing volumes, reminiscent of reception halls used for banquets and events.
Complementing this regal atmosphere are the sofas from the Leonardo collection, all characterised by a mix of beauty and comfort, value and stylistic refinement. The elegant, striking fabrics, soft shapes and precious base call to mind the sinuous volutes of ancient capitals.
The Donatello Collection enriches the design of the living room with gold leaf decorations and intense walnut finish hues. A room where you can breathe in the Renaissance air and touch the refinement of its typical finishes.
If you indulge on the Donatello seats, you will recognize the unmistakable texture of the damask velvet, embellished with gold leaf inlays. Details that only true fine Italian furniture connoisseurs know how to appreciate.
Bright ivory and gold shades enliven your living room with the Liberty Collection.
The sofa is embellished with neoclassical friezes, decorative patterns and gold and silver effect details along with fine damask velvet fabrics embodying the beauty of an element in perfect neoclassical style.
The Liberty living room armchairs, with their soft, rounded lines, add a touch of vanity to the collection.
Comfortable, thanks to the large enveloping seats, they do not forget to boast polished details that with the gilded grid of the base frame, embellishes the armrests.
How to decorate the living room space in order to emphasize your classic Italian style
A neoclassical style furnishing solution brings new personality to the living room. A refined image that finds full expression in elegant furniture elements and fine details.
To complete the setting for your classic Italian sofa set, we recommend you follow our 4 style tips:
- Set up a color scheme appropriate to the context
- Opt for a wallpaper in line with the concept
- Favor elegant lighting solutions
- Complete the composition with furnishing accessories and sophisticated decorative cushions
Let’s proceed step by step.
1. Set up a color scheme appropriate to the context
To furnish the living room in perfect classical style, it is fundamental to set up a color scheme appropriate to the furnishing context.
Classical furniture compositions are recognizable by their soft, muted shades of cream, ivory, cream, gold and silver: colors that permeate every element in the living room, from the furniture to the smallest detail.
While light colours brighten and visually amplify the space, they pose the risk of flattening the décor, if not combined with contrasting colour elements. Instead, we know that it is important to create focal points in the rooms. With classic Italian style furniture it is easy to catch the eye: each element is unique, embellished with a luxurious detail, frieze or decoration.
But scenic impact can also be created through the use of colours, by creating points of chiaroscuro that give greater depth to the environment and make the overall view more dynamic.
Arredoclassic collections lend themselves to mixing various colour tones. By playing with the collections, you can combine the dark tones of walnut and elm furniture of the Modigliani collection, with the light, shiny, almost mirrored surfaces of the Liberty collection.
2. Opt for a wallpaper in line with the concept
To give a sense of stylistic consistency in your neoclassical style living room, we recommend to opt for wallpaper in line with the design concept of the living area.
For a more opulent image, choose wallpapers with well-defined arabesques that can remind of the ancient design of columns and capitals.
If you prefer neutral tones, choose plain wallpapers taking into account the above mentioned color scheme.
Another solution that is catching on strongly is the use of wall wooden panels as an alternative to both wallpaper and tiles. It is this one of the most popular ideas in 2022 for the classic-style dining room.
3. Favor elegant lighting solutions
Decorative lighting plays a central role in creating the perfect neoclassical atmosphere.
In this case, it is advisable to give preference to lighting solutions with neoclassical aesthetics that boast unmistakable elegance.
To make a statement that is about style and luxury, choose jeweled chandeliers with pendants made of blown glass or crystal.
Alternatively, to decorate and illuminate the room, opt for elegant floor lamps to be placed next to armchairs and sofas, or select wall lights made of coated or frosted glass with gilded details.
4. Decorate with furnishing accessories and sophisticated accent pillows
To complete the furnishing composition of your living room, place fine furniture accessories on side tables and glass cabinets, such as:
- Vases finished with gold details and bas-reliefs
- Gold or silver-plated brass candelabras
- Silverware services
- Porcelain, decorative hand-painted plates to be placed on the showcase shelves
Lastly, do not forget to enhance the elegance of your sofa by adding accent pillows made from fine fabrics and with precious details, such as:
- Double flounces
- Elaborate embroidery
The elegance of a classic Italian sofa set: the real protagonist of your living room
Creating a furnishing scenario with classic charm means selecting furniture elements of great class and elegance.
Favor the timeless spirit of sofas and armchairs with baroque, neoclassical, art deco and Florentine aesthetics to make up your living room set.
Make an exclusive style statement and give a new image to this space that symbolizes welcome and comfort.