There is no question that the sofa is one of the main decorations in your living room or great room, so getting it right is very important. When you choose a sofa style you are defining the look of the space, whether you want a casual farmhouse feeling, a modern contemporary vibe or a more traditional living area. It is a good idea to consider your lifestyle as well as the size of the space when you place your sofa in the room. Try to move the sofa away from the wall if possible and add an attractive wall arrangement above the sofa to add interest and further define your style.
How do you choose the right sofa for your space?
From traditional Chesterfields to minimalistic mid-century modern, there is a sofa style that will always fit your taste. If you like a more traditional look for a timeless sofa
, consider an elegant cabriole style with graceful lines, beautiful wood detailing and visible legs. A modern Chesterfield will give you a wider choice of colors and fabrics. Mid-century modern sofas have a sophisticated look with clean lines and tapered feet. Cushioned, straight-lined Lawson sofas are always in style. Always remember that you can choose a sectional
if you want to maximize your seating.
How do you arrange your sofa?
When you place your sofa, your goal is to create a cozy seating area where you can converse easily with family and friends. If you have a small space, an armless sofa will add less bulk to the room. To create symmetry and a formal feeling, use two matching sofas facing each other. For a big living room, two sofas or a sectional in an L-shape can define the seating space in a large area. Another option for a great room is to place two matching sofas back-to-back with a console table in between to create two distinct spaces.
How do you fill the room?
If you have a lot of room in your living room, "float" your sofa away from the wall to give your room an open and airy feeling. Even if you don't have a large living room, you may be able to place a narrow console table behind the sofa to accommodate a decorative item or hold a drink.
How do you decorate your space above the sofa?
Once you choose your sofa style and place it away from the wall in just the right spot, add a finishing touch. Decorate the wall space above the sofa and add style to traditional or farmhouse decor with an interesting arrangement of pictures or a vintage mirror. If your home is contemporary, use one large piece of wall art, and if you have a coastal look, think of seaside-themed objects for the space above your sofa but don't overdo it.