25 Jun Tips for Decorating Your Living Room Around Your Sofa
The sofa is likely the biggest object in your living space and it therefore deserves the greatest amount of thought.Depending on the style of your home you need to think about how your sofa is going to look and feel, whilst paying close attention to the right details. No-one likes an uncomfortable couch- but everyone needs style too- they can exist together! The goal is to strike the perfect balance between look, comfort and functionality.
So you’ve got your sofa, now what do you do?
Yes, the sofa is a large part of the room, but it ain’t all of it! The next step is to find the right accompanying items to highlight and accentuate all the right aspects of your space. Remember that your living space is where you will spend a lot of your time, and the furniture should reflect that.
Designer cushions & pillows as well as throw blankets create a cosy feel, making the space feel ‘lived-in’ and have the potential to nicely accent certain colour and/or pattern themes in the room. Depending on what style best suits your home, you have a wide range of options in the way of accompanying chairs and tables too – For large open spaces, Danish or Swedish designs work well to make the space feel open and uncluttered, whilst smaller spaces demand a more homely approach.
The right choice of rug is also vital, as rugs have the power to anchor the room- and if done right, can infuse the space with style and warmth.
Do’s and Don’t’s
We have all found ourselves standing in living spaces that you wish were arranged a little differently.
There are certain things that you should and absolutely should not do when decorating your room around your sofa. Some of the more common mistakes include;
- Ignoring basic practicalities (ie. flow of foot traffic through the space)
- Lack of balance of symmetry
- Placing all furniture up against the walls.
These mistakes may be cardinal sins of decorating but they are also easily fixed.
There are however, some foolproof ways of decorating your room that not just accent your sofa, but make it live up to its full design potential;
- Choose one cohesive colour scheme to suit your sofa- this will ensure every piece of furniture in the room relates to another.
- A bold sofa is a blank canvas; use the pattern/colour scheme of your sofa as an anchor for the rest of the room
- Warm neutral colour
- Relax in your beautiful space!
Decorating the room around your sofa not only creates a focal point, but uses the most prominent pieces of furniture as a reference point to then build an entire room around. Whatever your style is, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you are making proper use of your living space. With the right guidance, your living room will end up the only place your’e going to want to be!