Sofa Styling Tips for Contemporary Spaces
Sofa Styling Tips For Contemporary Spaces
By Marcia Margolius
A sofa should be an inviting space but you need to get the balance right between comfort and support. A cosy throw, comfy scatters and decor should all work together to make your sofa the centrepiece that it truly is.
Go bold with a pop of colour
Neutral sofas are a safe and timeless option, but a pop of colour never hurts! A bold, darker hue may bring that added drama your room needs. Choose a tone that reflects your personality and that will tie into the overall look of your modern living space. A bold blue sofa is trendy; however, neutral shades of beige, grey, brown and black can also make a wonderful statement when styled to perfection.
Start with a neutral base
Whether you’ve chosen a muted couch or a bold coloured sofa, use your selection as your guide for styling the room. Add definition with textural elements. If you’re styling with neutrals as a base, then choose heavy textures and create a cosy, inviting look. Opt for three scatters in a similar tone and mix it up with different textures for added definition. Choose soft furnishings with a few subtle pops of colour in the detail or pattern, to add more interest to the ensemble.
The layered look
There’s no doubt that styling a sofa will certainly help to elevate your space. Consider the textures of soft furnishings and layer it up for a beautiful effect. Add that extra wow factor with a mix of materials – think metallic accents, fur, velvet and more for greater aesthetic value. Bring some of these elements into the rest of the room to tie it all together effortlessly.
Colour and pattern
Look for accent colours and patterns that you can use to create balance in the room. A simple pop of colour in a scatter can be carried over into the choice of decor, rugs, paint and more to complete a room. These subtle references will create a golden thread that draws your eye into the overall design and styling of your contemporary space.
If you’re hoping to achieve balance and a streamlined look, follow our tips above to achieve a stylish result. Find your perfect sofa , shop online or in store.