Leather sofas are easy to clean and go with most decorating styles, making them a popular choice for studies and family rooms. Leather sofas in shades of brown are most popular for their warmth. The key to decorating is finding a balance of colour and patterns that will brighten the sofa and complement the rest of your room. Take your time when you're doing this. Buy accessories you love as you find them instead of getting a room's worth of items from one shop all at once.
Things you need
Complementary leather piece
Place a small leather piece on the opposite side of the room. A leather ottoman in a similar brown shade will relate to the leather sofa and give the room a sense of balance.
Add throw pillows in a variety of shapes, colours and patterns. Square, rectangular and round pillows add visual interest. Choose light and vibrant colours to brighten the dark brown of the sofa. Slate blue, mossy greens, buttery yellows and regal reds complement most shades of brown. Look for floral, stripes and paisleys in the same tones. Pull in colours from the rest of the home. Animal prints are a fun way to inject personality.
Fold a blanket into thirds lengthwise, and drape it over the back of the sofa. Choose a blanket in cashmere or silk to achieve a luxurious look.
Flank the sofa with light wooden end tables topped with reading lamps. Choose lampshades with natural textures. Rattan or rice paper blend with leather.
Place a few green plants around the room to introduce a jolt of natural colour. Ferns require little maintenance and pack a decorative punch.
Things you need
- Complementary leather piece
- Throw pillows
- End tables