Define and understand the sofa
If you are planning to buy a new sofa, consider some key points like your need, preference, style and of course budget. For example, for a large family or a large space, a sectional sofa can be a suitable option. Also, if you already own a sofa, understand what style, color, or look it represents.
So let’s say your sofa has upholstery fabric in a neutral color, then you can add a few bold colored throw pillows or similar neutral pillows to add a sophisticated look in a single color. Understanding the sofa will give the right direction to choose the right accessories for it!
Think sofa decor and spot checklist of pillows and rightfully so. Accent pillows instantly add a touch of flair and drama to an old couch or sofa. Decorative pillows are the best way to breathe new life into your seating arrangement on a budget.
For a classic look, add pillows that complement the color of your sofa. Mix and match accent pillows to give your sofa an interesting look. Choose an odd number of pillow settings (two plain, two printed, one small pillow) to form a pillow arrangement that’s pleasing to the eye.
Of course, a throw blanket is a tapestry or piece of fabric that keeps you warm while enjoying a relaxing time on the couch. But, the cool looking throw also instantly elevates the look of the sofa and offers a layered look as well. If your sofa is plain or patterned, a colorful throw would make for a sharp choice, and vice versa.
In general, the seating area or area is the focal point of your living room. Because this is where you spend most of your time, perform daily activities, and entertain guests. Now, if you have the sofa placed directly against the wall, elevate it with beautiful murals, decor items, and accents.
Large-scale or grouped wall art looks great on the sofa. If you’re not keen on adding a wall decor piece, you can accent the wall with an accent color too!
Whether it is a single seat sofa or a sectional sofa, your seating will remain incomplete if you do not add a beautiful coffee table opposite it. The coffee table is of course a functional piece of furniture but it also adds a group look to the seating area. Elevate the look of your coffee table with a decorative vase, a decorative tray, coffee table books, a conversation starter piece (it can be a souvenir, a small decorative object… that), you will also unknowingly and in parallel enhance the look of your sofa!
poufs or ottomans
The couch or couch is the main functional piece in your living room or any given space. For a more group look, you can add a group of cushions or ottomans and place them next to the sofa. These relatively small but functional pieces of furniture work great as extra seating, decor items and even as a coffee table if they have a smooth surface. If your sofa is plain, placing colorful and contrasting pillows is a smart choice to introduce color, texture, and a hint of drama.