HOW TO DRESS A SOFA
Dress your sofa to impress...
Dressing your sofa is an effortlessly effective way to express your style without completely redecorating your home. Follow our top 4 interior design tips to dress your sofa and style a stunning focal point in your living room.
1. SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY
Choose cushions and throws that reflect your personality. Embrace your fun side with big, bold colours and patterns that create instant impact. Or keep it calm and subtle with a mixture of darker and lighter neutral shades.
2. PLAY WITH PATTERNS
Bring patterned cushions in front of more plain and neutral ones. Invite your guests to chill out and enjoy your space. Choose cushions and throws inspired by nature like silhouettes of leaves, seascapes or animal and jungle print.
3. TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE
Dressing your sofa is about feeling as much as it is look. Introducing texture is guaranteed to create interest, add diversity to your living room and make any sofa or armchair instantly more inviting and cosy. Choose velvet cushions to add softness, pick fluffy wool throws to contrast against cotton upholstery or offset richly textured sofas with simple linen cushions. But be careful - avoid mixing too many textures as this can cause aesthetic and tactile confusion i.e. it’ll look and feel all wrong!
4. THROW IN A THROW
Don't forget that cushions aren't the only accessory in your arsenal. By adding a throw to your couch, you’ll introduce a large block of colour, pattern or texture that also doubles as a cosy blanket on chilly evenings. Fold up your throw and style it over the back or one of the arms of your sofa.
Written by Francesca Hadland