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5 Tips On How To Style Your Sofa Like A Pro

Your living room sofa is the centerpiece of your home. It’s probably where you relax with a cup of tea and watch your favorite shows, or where you entertain guests. So it’s important that you style your sofa and it looks good and feels comfortable.

Finding the perfect balance for a sofa can be tricky, but it goes beyond throws and cushions, although these accessories are good places to start. You can achieve a cohesive look in your living room by coordinating the surrounding area, such as plants, floor lamps and a rug.


Adding throws or blankets to your sofa is not only handy for cosy evenings, but also can add a pop of colour or soften the overall design. During the spring/summer, choose patterned thin throws to energize the room and  in autumn/winter, swap for a chunky wool throw.

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You could also cover the seat cushions with a throw or blanket this will help to preserve the fabric as well as protecting them from pets and children. Draping the throw over the sofa’s back or along the arms can create a cozy atmosphere.The soft material is an effective way to add an extra layer of texture, and it is great for snuggling on cold winter nights.


Layering in new pillows and other cushions can provide a simple update for your sofa and other seating. If you mix textures and experiment with different decorative elements, the result is likely to be both visually appealing and tactile.

Using patterned cushions to break up monotony. For example, cluster together a grouping of geometric-patterned cushions, then place them on each sofa cushion for a look that is well thought out. Place some colorful pillows in between to really brighten up the room.

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Cushions of different shapes create visual effects that change depending on the configuration of cushions. By using, for example, a rectangular cushion in front of two square cushions, you create the impression of different levels of height.


The addition of a medium-sized or large plant to the side of the sofa creates balance in the scale and ambience of a space. A green leafy plant should be chosen because it soothes the eye, provides a modern look and creates a balanced environment.

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To really make a room feel like home, you might want to add a tall indoor plant to your decor. 


If you have a sofa that’s in a well-lit room, you might notice the brightness is more pronounced on one side. If that’s the case, try adding a floor lamp to the dimmer side of the room. This will help you even out the light and create a balanced feeling in your living space.

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A floor lamp on the side that is darker can help create a balanced lighting scheme. To make your space feel more homey, use a warm bulb. If your sofa is neutral-colored, choose a brightly colored lampshade to give it some personality.


Rugs are a cost-effective way to add texture or pattern in your space and anchor your furniture. Depending on your home’s overall design style, you might want to place a rug directly in front of your sofa, where your feet can sink into it after a long day. It is important to avoid the floating rug look, where you have a small rug in the middle of the room touching no furniture.

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It’s best to choose a small rug that you can place underneath your couch or at least have the feet of the couch on the edge of the rug.

Written by Rithanya Sekar

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