How to decorate a room with a cream-colored sofa

Updated February 21, 2017

If the focal point of your living room is a cream-coloured sofa, your decorating options are endless. A plush, neutral-hued couch gives the room an elegantly casual look that's simple to decorate around. When deciding on which colours to use to complement the cream sofa, consider the overall style you're aiming for. Other neutrals, such as tan, will give the space a warm look, while bright colours will infuse the space with vibrancy.

Paint the walls to create a backdrop for the cream-coloured sofa. Use another neutral shade, such as ecru or tan, to create a refined look. Pick a bright paint colour, such as turquoise or lemon yellow, to give the room a fresh, vibrant touch.

Enhance the sofa with textiles. Place plush, cream-coloured pillows on the couch for an elegant, monochromatic look. Give the furniture piece a pop of colour with bold fern green and white, leaf-patterned decorating pillows and a matching throw blanket.

Decorate the hardwood or tile floor in front of the sofa with a rug to add softness and warmth. Pick an Oriental rug featuring shades of cream, gold, brown and deep red to create a rich style. Use a neutral-hued, deep-pile rug to create a luxurious look and feel.

Accent the cream-coloured sofa with brightly coloured decor items. Place a vase of purple hyacinths or red roses on a coffee table in front of the couch. Decorate the wall behind the sofa with framed, colourful artwork or a bold, ethnic tapestry.

Things You'll Need

  • Wall paint
  • Textiles, such as decorative pillows and throw blankets
  • Rugs
  • Brightly coloured decor items, such as flowers and artwork
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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.