From Drab to Fab: Ideas on Dressing Up Your Sofa

stylish living roomWhat often catches the eye of people visiting your house for the first time are the upholstered seats found in your living room—the sofa. Sofas are the “star” of any living space; they are the most important furniture, and if you want to make a great first impression, you need to improve the look of your sofa and make it as appealing as possible.

While you can get away with a plain, unadorned couch, you can make your living room more warm, inviting, and stylish with some accessories, fabrics, or throw pillows on your sofa.

Breathe new life into the star of your living room with these creative ideas:

Fill It with Pillows

Throw pillows are a simple way to update the look of your couch. Yellow, brown, and green cotton or linen throw pillows can brighten up a solid tan sofa with a natural colour palette. If you have a black leather sofa at home, you can soften its look by adding decorative pillows in lighter colours and with different patterns.

Leather and soft fabrics, such as cotton or linen works well in traditional living rooms. If you plan to revamp your living space, consider buying decorative throw pillows and black sofas for sale at home improvement stores to achieve an old-world look.

Throw a Throw

Throws give an element of depth to sofas. Drape colourful throws over the arm of your couch or tuck a soft blanket into the cushion for an updated look. Experiment with different textiles; embroidered fabrics, rugs, suzanis, quilts, chintz, tapestries, and fabric scraps are all great to use.

Cover with Slipcovers

If you want to give your sofa a whole new look, cover it with ready-made or custom slipcover. Slipcovers are ideal if you have pets or children at home, as you can easily dry-clean or launder them. Work with a professional to get the exact measurement of your couch. If you plan to buy ready-made covers, look for those with patterns and designs that blend well with the other elements of your living room.

Spruce up your living room by adding life to your sofa. Get your slipcovers, throws, and pillows ready and make your couch more warm and stylish.