|The thing about sofas is there are simply too many options to choose from when it comes to picking the right one for your living room! After all, sofa shopping can be expensive, so it’s important to take the time to get it right!
When we say it’s a difficult choice, it’s not too hard as usually we already have an idea of what colour and styles we like as that is all down to personal preference. But knowing whether it will be comfortable, or whether it will work in an already existing space in terms of size and functionality are all factors that are hard to judge until the sofa is in your home.
“Will it match my nude wall art?” “Will it go with the carpet?” “If I buy it in white, am I going to be cleaning stains every day?” These are all questions to consider but don’t stress; below are some easy ideas to ensure that whatever sofa you buy matches your decor and lifestyle!
Don’t Overwhelm The Room
In your living room, you don’t want to overwhelm. You want it to be a place where people feel relaxed and comfortable, so it’s important not to make the space too busy by adding too much furniture or art.
If you have too much stuff in the room, that’s going to make people feel like they can’t move around easily—and if they can’t get in and out of the door easily, they’ll just avoid coming over at all!
By keeping things simple and minimalistic, you’ll keep the space feeling open and airy.
So if you are looking at large, almost somewhat mattress-sized sofas, maybe reconsider and look at sizes that are in proportion to your space.
A Solid Colour Is Best For A Limited Space
A solid colour is best for a limited space when choosing a colour for your sofa.
Solid colours work well in medium-sized spaces and look great when paired with complementary patterns.
For example, you could choose a navy blue upholstery with an accent pillow in bright yellow that complements the blues and greens found throughout your home décor. This type of decor is particularly attractive when paired with striped curtains or rugs that complement its main design elements (i.e. blue and green).
Don’t be afraid of art on the walls.
Art can be a great way to add interest and colour to your space. The key is ensuring the size of the art you choose fits in with your living room furniture.
For example, if you have something like an armchair upholstered in velvet, you don’t want to focus on it by hanging large pieces of art over top of it. This would draw attention away from the armchair and remove its beauty by creating another focal point.
So let the sofa or chair have its moment by choosing artwork that will enhance the focal point, not distract. You can do this by choosing a print with complementary colours and ensuring it is a proportional size that will again not overbear the surrounding furniture.
Pillows Are Everything!
If you have a neutral colour palette, add colour with throws and pillows as well as wall art.
Pillows can tie a room together, add a pop of colour or texture, and even add depth to make the space feel more interesting without making it look too busy.
Also, pillowcases are interchangeable, so you can switch up styles and change the vibe of the room whenever you want. Layers of pillows also make it easy to change the look of your living room when you want something new!
We hope you’re feeling inspired to go shopping for your new sofa. As mentioned there are so many options, so take your time and don’t rush your decision.
Remember that the most important thing is finding something that makes you happy. If it looks great, has a good price tag and fits in with your other furniture styles, it will be perfect for your living room!