Decorate your leather sofa to add a pop of colour to your home or to create a cohesive style. Placing a leather sofa in your living room instantly gives the space a sophisticated look. Use decor to evoke the feel of the room; for example, with the right accessories, your living room can have an elegant library vibe or a natural allure. A leather sofa sets the tone and becomes the backdrop for many types of living room styles and themes.
Things you need
Floor vase and flowers
Artwork and images
Soften the look of a leather sofa and provide comfort for family members and household guests by placing a throw blanket over the top of the sofa. Choose a blanket made of a soft, warm fabric, such as cashmere or chenille. Choose colours and patterns that coordinate with your living room decor; if the sofa is a dark shade, lighten the look by choosing a butter yellow or muted orange blanket.
Enhance your leather sofa with decorative pillows for additional style and comfort. Choose pillows that match your throw blanket for a cohesive look. For example, if you have a yellow blanket on a brown leather couch, choose a pillow featuring a pattern with shades of yellow, green and white.
Draw attention to your leather sofa by placing a floor vase on the side of it. Place a sleek silver vase filled with tall white flowers on the side of a black sofa for a sophisticated, modern look or a carved wood vase filled with fresh-cut wildflowers near a brown sofa for a rustic, natural look.
Hang artwork and pictures to draw attention to empty wall space above your leather sofa. If you have a black leather sofa, choose black-and-white images or old movie posters for a vintage look. You can also place existing artwork in a black frame or use black matting so that it complements the dark sofa.
Use your leather sofa as a backdrop for holiday decor. During the winter holidays, place a wool blend throw blanket featuring a snowy scene or festive colours on the couch; add decorative pillows to match. During the spring, lighten up the look by choosing a pastel-coloured cotton blanket or pillows with a fresh floral design.
Things you need
- Throw blankets
- Decorative pillows
- Floor vase and flowers
- Artwork and images