Are these the strangest sofas of all time?

By Jane McGuire

When it comes to upholstery, we had two options; the first, to smother you in cute Laura Ashley themed upholstery designs, the second to show you the weirdest sofas of all time. Unsurprisingly after a sugar fuelled afternoon, the latter won, so sit back and enjoy this strange compilation of sofas. Whether these images make you want to run to Pinterest for some more conventional ‘before and after’ snaps, or book a course and have a go for yourself, it seems in the world of upholstery anything really is possible.


Take a cat nap

Who wouldn’t want a giant cat lying in their living room? 

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Nicolas Cage

We can’t get our heads around this one either. 

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Teddy bears picnic

Run out of room for all your stuffed animals on the sofa? Why not follow in this person’s rather bizarre footsteps and turn them INTO the sofa? 

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The toothbrush

Sure you might not be able to see the TV because of all the bristles, but who wouldn’t want to recline in a brush after a long hard day (said no one ever)? 

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Climbing the three peaks

Bring the outdoors in with this mountain inspired sofa. Warning – this probably won’t fit in with any of your other furniture. 

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Sleep on a bed of...err tennis balls?

We can’t imagine this would be the comfiest sofa in the world, but this lady seems pretty content so we could be wrong. 

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Eggcelent conversation

Some would say this is a recipe for disaster, others would call it an artistic masterpiece – we’ll leave you to make your mind up on this one. 

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Redefining the pillow

For years the pillow has been an underrated item when it comes to upholstery, but not any more thanks to this alien looking design.

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Take the weight off your paws

We don’t really know where to start with this one; the print, the tiger head or the tail. Either way, it would definitely be the talking point of your living room. 

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The coliseum

Last, but by no means least. Who wouldn’t want a sofa that looks like the famous Roman artefact? 

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If you are ready to return to normality, or have been inspired to get creative, why not take a look at the upholstery courses listed on our site? With plenty of options available we are sure you will find the expert to help you create your dream furniture (however crazy this might be). 

About the author

Jane McGuire

Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.

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