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How to decorate your sofa in living room

  • Furniture
By Swastica Swapn
5 min read
Apr 09, 2021
Odd number cushion ideas to keep things asymmetrical and interesting - Beautiful Homes

A sofa is the most essential piece of furniture in every living room. Not only does it add an element of charm in the space but also adds comfort to your days whether it is for a celebration or some quality time with yourself.

Picking a sofa style that works best as per your functional needs is the first step towards achieving the comfort you seek in your day-to-day lives. However, when it comes to styling your couch and the space around it, there’s so much that can be done. Let us take you through some tips of decorating your sofa in living room;

Use Cushions That Match
If you love solid colours and prints equally, going for a sofa set that alternates between both is a great way to translate your personal style into your living room. The cherry on top is when you use plain and printed cushions to subtly connect different sofas together. 

Cushion ideas for living room - Beautiful Homes

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Printed cushion designs in different colours - Beautiful Homes

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A Bunch Of Mix And Match Cushions
If you have a tough time picking between different cushion designs, you can get them all instead. Depending on your sofa design, you can pick a number of printed cushions in different colours that complement your sofa set and flood the space with coziness. The living room design we see here is a beautiful example of this design route. While the sofas mostly feature greys and beige, quirky ethnic prints coupled with vibrant orange and pinks easily make this space pop. What’s better? How the artwork is in sync with the cushion prints.

Play With Subtle Colour Combinations
While this large sofa set is in grey, some mauve tinted cushions add just the right amount of softness to this living room sofa design. Also, as subtle as it may seem, the carpet that matches the sofa as well as the throw, strings the contemporary modern design vibe together.

Single coloured sofa designs - Beautiful Homes

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Different shapes and sizes for sofa cushions - Beautiful Homes

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Different Shapes And Styles Of Cushions
While you already know how contrasting sofa sets add life to your elegant living room, carefully picking different sized cushions additionally helps in keeping the space unpredictable. Not only can you explore different shapes of cushions but also different cushion cover materials and styles to take your living room design to a whole new level.

Cushions In Odd Numbers
Abstract need not be uncalculated. While the printed cushions add a touch of bohemia to the lavish velvet couch, the unequal number of cushions summing up to an odd number is a great way to keep things asymmetrical and interesting.

Odd number cushion ideas to keep things asymmetrical and interesting - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, A Square Designs

Colour combinations for living room sofa - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Jatin Kapoor

Mix And Match To Make A Sofa Set
The fun thing about designing a living room is how you need to stick to a predesigned sofa set. You can pick the colour combination you prefer and find different sofas and armchairs that complement each other. Throw in cushions that enhance the living room sofa design as well as match the curtains, carpet and artwork to have yourself an absolutely unique living room.

Embroidered Cushions And Throws
If you like a rather neutral and modern living room design, throwing in some embroidered cushions would be a great idea to add a little homely touch to it. While your sofa set can be in neutrals, you can also go for a contrasting throw to add some colour and comfort.


Another interesting way to style your living space is by using a crystal chess set or tea sets for display on your center table. 

Embroidered sofa cushion design ideas - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Studio Osmosis

Multiple shades for sofa designs - Beautiful Homes

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Neutral, Rich And Pop - An Elite Combination
Ever wondered how a living room design could be both exciting and calm, discreet and loud, cozy and artistic - all at the same time? Here’s how one looks. The trick? Pick three shades; one that is neutral, one that is rich and one that pops. Mix and match different sofas, armchairs and cushions in those three shades. Try to use the same shades in carpet, walls and art pieces too and voila! You’ll be standing in your very own modern and contemporary living room

Using Shawl As A Throw
Shawls carry a lot of warm sentimental values and are a great pick to be used as throws in your living room. Whether it blends in with the colour palette of the space or adds a pop of colour to it, you can easily experiment and see what works for you.

Shawl on sofa design ideas - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Studio Osmosis

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