There are so many reasons why buying a sofa in a neutral tone is a wise choice. They’re easy to design around and you probably won’t regret your purchase a week later. Statement sofas? They’re the opposite. However, there’s a certain thrill you get from a bold, patterned, or brightly-colored sofa that you can’t get from anything grey.
The challenge is designing your space so that the sofa stands out but doesn’t overpower the rest of your living room. But rest assured, it can be done. So if you’re fantasizing about a sofa that’s anything but safe, find out how to make it work.
Amplify the Color
This sunny yellow sofa seems all the more eye-popping against the pale green walls and black and white patterned rug. Image via Sköna hem
Make It a Focal Point
When you go for a bold pattern, like this bright pink and orange ikat, try making it the star of the room by choosing more subdued shades for the walls. Image via Mad About the House
Repeat the Shade
The same bright turquoise of this mid-century sofa is echoed in the Navajo area rug, making a strong color statement against in the otherwise neutral room. Image via Apartment Therapy
Shake Up a Classic Style
The classic chesterfield sofa gets a racy reboot in lipstick-red leather. Paired with dark walls and a zebra-print area rug, the sofa makes for a sexy statement piece. Image via My Domaine
Balance a Bold Color
Decorating with pink can quickly cross the line into over-the-top girly territory, so try making it the only strong shade in the room. Image via House and Garden UK
Highlight a Piece of Art
Being too matchy-matchy is boring, but bringing out the striking shade of green from this painting intensifies the color in the best possible way. Image via House to Home UK
Go Wild with Patterns
For the truly bold, forget about mixing subtle with bold. Instead, own your eclectic style with an unexpected combination of patterns, colors, and artwork. Image via My Domaine