Virtually everyone agrees that, if not the “king of the house” (for some it is), the sofa is the true “king of the living room“, at least from a decorative point of view. Functionally, this furniture serves for rest, recreation, and socializing. In every house or almost every home, there is one. When it comes to acquiring it, the vast majority of people have doubts not only about the type of sofa that best fits in their home but also about how to place it so that it is as attractive as possible.
Sofa options include timeless classics such as the Chester , which has been proving its worth over time; modern and original designs for those who are looking for differentiation in their home and, in a way, “out of the norm”; or those with light colors and natural materials from Nordic style so fashionable lately, with comfortable designs designed to make us feel relaxed and at ease at home. Likewise, there is nothing like keeping “an ace up your sleeve” and having a sofa bed at home whose designs are becoming more comfortable.
Perfection lies in the smallest details
The space we have is essential when selecting the final sofa. No matter how much we like a model, if we cannot fit it at home, it will not be the chosen one. When it comes to knowing the tricks that help us to choose the right sofa, the design is also important, as it can help us to achieve the aesthetics we want. Great furniture sets the style of a house, and in the living room, there are few things as relevant as having a good sofa.
Regardless of the type of sofa that you have and that best suits the tastes and style of each one, there is a common doubt to all of them: how are the cushions positioned? The fact is that, although it may seem a secondary matter, even a trifle, it is a key issue when it comes to giving a new look to the living room and, in addition, they are of vital importance to generate the feeling of comfort that characterizes a good sofa. So, here are some expert tips to have a couch worthy of a decorating magazine in your home.
Choosing light colors, among other tricks, make the living room look brighter. And if, in addition, you opt for neutral tones in decoration In this way, you will be creating a perfect scenario in which to continue creating because betting on this type of colors allows you to go a little further out of the norm when choosing the textiles and accessories that will complete the room, like the cushions. The mix of prints (stripes, flowers, checks, …) and shapes (squares, rectangles, and elongated) transforms a basic white sofa into a corner full of life and color.
Likewise, on a neutral sofa, any color works well: if you choose cushions in shades of green and blue, they will give it freshness, a good option for summer; brown and reddish tones will give you warmth in autumn and winter. As for the combination of cushions of different prints, to get them to look good, you should choose fabrics that share some color. Give it a try, and you will see how it doesn’t fail!
The key is in the cushions
It is clear that there are many factors to consider when choosing the cushions, but also in the choice of the pillows. The way we place them on the sofa can make a difference in our home, making our living room go from being a normal place to the most stylish corner, that space where we can relax, say goodbye to problems and enjoy our leisure and relaxation time. It is best to start placing the cushions from the ends towards the center, putting one on each side of the sofa and adding new pillows until they meet in the center, always looking for balance with shapes and colors.
If you want the living room to appear larger, place them only at the ends, where the larger ones are usually placed, leaving the center free so that they do not attract so much attention. It is also common to arrange them symmetrically because this is associated with harmony and calm. Still, in decoration, it is important to remember the “rule of three”: three elements create a whole, so it is not uncommon to select this number when creating compositions. With the cushions, something similar happens; if you want to give it a more breakthrough look, surely you prefer an odd number as they help capture our brain’s attention.
For this choice, we can also consider the size of the sofa by choosing a number greater than the number of seats on the couch. For example, in two-seater sofas, we will place at least three cushions; in three-seater sofas, the number would be five. In sofas with chaise longue, it is recommended to place a greater number of cushions on the opposite side of the couch for a better balance. The rule we mentioned can also be ideal for choosing the colors and patterns we discussed.
Choosing the right colored cushions is essential and for this it is a good idea to take into account the colors of the sofa, but also of the rest of the decoration. It does not mean that this element has to be of the same shade, but we can choose different ones to create contrasts, but a maximum of three. You can also play with textures, including some hair cushions; for example, plaids and blankets also decorate your living room and increase your comfort. They are an almost essential textile complement because you can give shape to a particular resting space with their colors and fabrics.