Sofas are such a big part of your home. They take up a lot of space in the living room, so it’s important that the design of your sofa is on point. Making sure that your sofa’s design matches the rest of your interior design helps make everything come together.
In this post I’m going to go over some tips on how you can upgrade your sofa aesthetics. I have some unique tips to take your existing sofa and spruce it up a bit. Read on to take your interior design to the next level.
Sofa Styling Basics
First, I want to go over two basic sofa styling points. Location and color. I know what you’re thinking, how in the world can I change the color of my sofa? I’ll get to that in just a minute, but first I want to discuss the location.
The goal here is to find the perfect place in your living room for the sofa. Depending on the space you have, you may have several options, or just one logical option that makes sense. The goal is symmetry and balance. Keep that the main focus when determining the right location for your sofa.
Let’s talk about color now. The current color of your sofa might be perfect for the space. After all, you did purchase the sofa for a reason. You want to make sure the color fits the overall aesthetic that you’re looking for. If it doesn’t, then I’ve got a neat solution for you – sofa covers.
Sofa covers are amazing. They allow you to entirely change the aesthetic of your sofa while also protecting your furniture. Before I started using them, I was hesitant because I had only ever seen the outdated, ugly sofa covers from decades ago. There are some awesome, modern sofa covers out there though.
All you need to do is find a sofa cover that has a modern style you’re looking for, and then find the right color. It’s such an easy way to upgrade the aesthetic of not only your sofa, but the entire room.
Here are some major benefits that sofa covers have:
- They help you protect your furniture from pets and kids
- They help protect against spills
- Modern sofa covers are very aesthetically pleasing
- They’re really easy to clean
I would recommend looking into sofa covers for yourself. It’s helped me transform my space, while keeping the furniture nice and clean. I can’t complain about that!
Throw Pillows and Blankets
This is another small change, that can add quite a bit to your sofa. I generally like neutral colors, but also enjoy a nice pop of color in moderation. My sofa is neutral as far as it’s main color, but I decided to add more vibrant colors with a blanket. I used a more golden color for the throw blanket which I think made an awesome addition. It was a nice way to add color, without letting the color completely take over the room.
Believe it or not, surrounding décor can make a big difference in your sofa’s aesthetic. Different pieces like side tables, wall art, and rugs can change up the space a lot. Depending on the color scheme you go for, having the right surrounding décor can help your sofa stand out and steal the show.
My biggest tip there would be to balance the colors. If you have a vibrant couch, go with neutral colors with your surrounding décor. If you have a neutral couch, then feel free to get a little more colorful with your décor.
Keeping it Clean
Keeping your sofas clean is important to making sure it looks fresh, but it’s sometimes a huge pain. If you’re using sofa covers, it’s a whole lot easier though. You can simply remove the sofa cover, throw it in the wash, and let it air dry.
If you don’t have sofa covers, you’ll just need to vacuum and give the sofa a nice refresh as frequently as you can. You’ll also want to make sure you address any sort of spills or stains as fast as possible. When a spill occurs, every second is precious. The quicker you clean up the spill, the less chance of long term damage.
Updating your sofas seasonally is another big reason I’m all about sofa covers. It’s so easy to do and isn’t expensive. You can change the entire look of your sofa for the season without needing a brand new couch.
I like to have a few different colors of sofa covers that I rotate depending on the time of year. For example, for the summer you could have some brighter sofa covers that are a bit more vibrant. Then as fall and winter come, you could get some darker colors that fit the mood a little better.
Upgrading your sofa aesthetics is about creative, simple changes. From repositioning for balance to switching up styles with modern sofa covers, small tweaks make a big difference.
Embrace seasonal updates with different covers, adding vibrancy or coziness as the weather changes. Don’t forget, surrounding décor and cleanliness contribute significantly to your sofa’s appeal. Dive in, mix things up, and watch your living space transform effortlessly.
These easy, cost-effective tips ensure your living room is always stylish, welcoming, and uniquely yours. Here’s to a fresh, exciting home look with every season!