Article by Commune
Even a designer sofa can look bland without the right accessories. Here are some simple handy tips to style a sofa and make it the highlight of your living room for the upcoming festive season.
#1 Throw pillows
Comfortable and stylish, throw pillows are your best bet for that modish look. Available in various sizes and shapes, they instantly add charm and character to your room. Experiment with an array of textures, dimensions and hues for the desired result.
Pro tip: A 3-seater-sofa like Commune's Christina sofa can comfortably accommodate three to six throws and makes a classic and neutral base to play off a variety of throw pillow designs.
#2 Sofa Runners
A well-draped throw can really take your sofa styling to the next level. Add a pop of colour to your sofa by using a sofa runner as per example above. The vibrant shade can make a lot of difference to a sober-toned couch. Alternatively, opt for a simple runner in a similar or complementary palette. Wrap the runner along one side vertically, or use it on the upholstery for a change.
Pro tip: Commune’s Cas Ret sofa has a versatile shade that complements a variety of coloured and patterned sofa throws.
Styling does not involve just decorating the sofa but also its surroundings to highlight the sofa. Having a rug below your sofa for instance, makes your living room look more grounded and proportioned. Be sure to choose a rug that has a texture that contrasts that of the sofa and pick a complementary design. A rug should anchor your seating arrangement; it does not necessarily have to fill the whole room. Place at least the front two legs of your sofa and main chairs on the rug.
Pro tip: Commune’s Everette sofa
#4 Wall Art
Wall art or art prints just above the couch can instantly pull your gaze towards it, making the sofa the focal point the space much more cohesive, presentable and welcoming. Your selection of wall arts would also serve as another opportunity to express yourself, so pick a piece that is close to your personality. Take advantage of the holiday season to shop for any Christmas-themed wall art décor to add an additional dash of colour and personality to your living room space.
Pro tip: Commune houses a collection of versatile and quality art prints to complement any house décor styles.
#5 Adding Greens
Employing greenery adds life to any space and the living room is no exception to that, especially during the Christmas season. Green soothes the eye and sends out an appealing invite to all your guests. Plants can also make things feel light and natural at home.