Interior design is tough. Professionals go to school and learn the details about how to combine different elements of a room to make it feel whole. Whether you have a new or old sofa, they represent a daunting challenge. Often, these pieces of furniture are dominant in your living room and don’t blend easily with the space. Whether they have patterned or solid fabric, how do you make them blend into your space and seem less boring? Well, here are 3 tips that you can do with your sofa to make it sparkle with pizzazz.
#1 - Layers, Textures and Patterns
Adding non related elements to your sofa, will make it have design depth and make it far more interesting. The most common design enhancement is to add fluffy blanket and accent pillows onto the sofa. If you have a sofa with plain fabric like our mid-century modern Blaine Sofa or Davis Sofa, try to add patterned and textured accents to create a dynamic look. You can add pop of color to accentuate the muted tones of the fabric or leather, or try something more subtle with more muted matching colors that have some elements of pattern of texture.
Accents don’t only have to be “on” the couch, but can also be beside or in front of the couch. The addition of a great coffee, end or sofa table can also dramatically change the look of your sofa. Add any piece of our new Avery collection, will make your setting into a more industrial room. The Avery collection made from solid metal and reclaimed distressed elm is a classic Industrial design. Or add our Draper collection and change your room into a mid-century modern haven.
#2 - Add Something Different
Go a little wild, and add something completely different to the mix. These can be wild colors in your pillows, throws or accent pieces surrounding your sofa. Our metal drum coffee or end tables are a little bit “out there” that can change the dynamic of the room and make it look really European or modern. Take our Marisa Sofa and add our Garvy Coffee and End Metal Drum Tables and see the sofa change before your very eyes. Add any one of our gold and mango wood end tables to our sofas, such as the Selma, the Sadie or the Patrice and you will get a very different look.
#3 - Balance Asymmetry
Asymmetrical balance is typically applied when it comes to arranging cushions in your sofa. If you have a classic grey tufted mid-century modern sofa like our new Calvin Sofa, it is ideal to have cushions or blanket that have the same hue of your sofa. You can add black or dark grey fluffy pillows in two different sizes on the right balance out a white fluffy blanket and blue-grey textured pillow on the left. You don't want all grey or too much solid color on both sides, you want to make sure it's still balanced with size, color, pattern and texture.
Elements such as coffee, end and console tables, lamps and other decor accessories can be added to make your space and sofa more asymmetrical and more interesting. Add our industrial styled Johnsen Metal Drum Side Table with our Skyler Nesting 3Pc Coffee Table in mango wood to add some dynamic offset in your space.