How to accessorize with a tan leather sofa

Updated February 21, 2017

A sofa is a staple piece of furniture in a living room, family room or den. Not only is it used to provide seating, but it can also serve as a decorative focal point of the room that it is placed in. A tan leather sofa is a good choice, as the fabric is neutral and can fit in with a variety of styles. However, the fact that the fabric is neutral can also make it blend into the space. Make your tan leather sofa pop by accessorising it with items and colours that draw the eye to it.

Place a collection of throw pillows on the sofa. Choose throw pillows that complement the look of the rest of the room. For example, satin sea foam green and sky blue pillows work well in a seaside-themed room; pillows covered with patchwork or gingham material suit a country-style space; large red and deep purple velvet pillows would work well for a modern room. Arrange the pillows along the back of the sofa or place a few in one or both corners.

Add a throw blanket to your sofa. Like the throw pillows, pick a throw blanket that works well with the rest of the room's decor, yet is also comfortable to wrap yourself up in on a cold evening. Options to consider include a chenille, cashmere or brushed cotton blanket that features a colour or pattern that suits the room's design. Drape the blanket in a haphazard way across the back of the sofa, fold it in half and hang it over one of the arms or fold it in thirds and arrange it so that it hangs over the back centre cushion of the sofa.

Place an attractive ottoman in front of the sofa. Choose one that is also covered with tan leather to extend the look of the sofa into the room. Another option is to select an ottoman that is covered with a complementary colour and fabric and arrange it so that it is touching one of the end seats, drawing the eye to the ottoman and thus to the sofa.

Things You'll Need

  • Throw pillows
  • Throw blankets
  • Ottoman
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Lily Mae began freelance writing in 2008. She is a certified elementary and literacy educator who has been working in education since 2003. Mae is also an avid gardener, decorator and craft maker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Science in literacy education from Long Island University.