Your sofa is the focal point of your living space. It’s where you go to relax after a long day, where you head to read your favourite book, and the ‘go to’ place to spend time with family, so it’s important that you give it the attention it deserves.
Learn how to take your sofa from basic to brilliant with these simple sofa dressing hacks.
Experiment with cushions
When styling your sofa, the easiest place to start is with cushions. Cushions are an inexpensive way to instantly transform the look (and feel) of your sofa.
Match the colour and style of your cushions to other design elements in your room to really bring the whole look together.
Top tip: The number of cushions you select will have a huge impact on the overall look of your sofa, so it’s important you get it right. With this, balance is key, so we recommend opting for around two or three cushions at each end of your sofa, placing the larger ones towards the back and smaller ones at the front.
Throw on a throw
Not just cosy, but also very practical; a throw is a great way to introduce texture, colour, and comfort. You can use a throw to soften your overall design, inject a splash of colour or even incorporate a daring pattern.
Top tip: Our ‘go to’ throw choice has to be faux sheepskin – it works with EVERY type of décor.
Now to add some texture
When adding accessories such as cushions and throws to your sofa, it’s really important that you choose ones that are made from a different material to your sofa, as this will add depth.
Top tip: Look for fabrics that will stand out against the fabric of your sofa. Think velvet, faux fur, chunky knits, and tassels.
Pick a pattern
Choose a pattern that compliments your existing design. If you’re struggling to find a pattern you like, start by looking for something with a neutral base colour like taupe or grey. This will prevent it from looking overpowering against the rest of your sofa.
Top Tip: Patterns go in and out of fashion which can make them appear old fashioned very quickly. To avoid this, opt for traditional patterns like herringbone, pinstripes, and checks.
Take your sofa dressing journey to another level by framing it with a tall lamp and adding a statement mirror on the wall space behind and maybe even an ottoman.
There’s certainly an art to it, but if you follow these sofa dressing ideas, you’ll be styling your sofa like a pro in no time.