Not so long ago, the glossy lifestyle magazines were full of country house style. You’d see a large, chintzy sofa, probably with a console table behind it and a roaring fire in front. It would take up most of the living room. Today’s designers are harking back to the fifties and sixties, a retro style which means clean lines and bright colours. Queen Anne chairs, begone! In come family-friendly, comfortable corner sofas.