During our teenage years most of us begin experimenting with our own personal style, whether that’s with clothing or interiors, moving bedrooms around and sticking posters on the walls. It’s in these years that many of us begin prioritising style over comfort. I say this with confidence as I spent at least 3 years of my own adolescence with a blow up plastic chair as my chosen place to relax - thanks fashion! Thankfully, by the time we’ve established confidence in our own interiors style, we’re generally a little more mature in our understanding of just how important comfort is.
As a brand we like to think part of what makes Coco & Wolf triumphant is the plethora of products which strike the fine balance between beauty and comfort. Today we’re sharing our top tips for styling your sofa to create the ultimate place to relax that feels well loved and lived in, something comfortable and stylish.
STYLING YOUR SOFA: COLOUR PALETTE
A palette which threads throughout the room naturally creates a space which is comfortable and easy to relax in. A random colour introduced in just one place, a cushion for example, can feel jarring and out of balance. If you’d just like one shade as a highlight consider using decorative elements such as books, picture frames and lampshades to carry this colour in small touches alongside prints on the armchairs and sofas.
STYLING YOUR SOFA: ADD PERSONALITY
Being maximalists at heart means we’re naturally advocates of ignoring the old “less is more” saying, especially when dressing your sofa. Lots of cushions and throws will make for an inviting place to snuggle in to, and our Liberty fabric pieces create a real talking point. Select a variety of prints in your room’s colour palette and mix up the scales to ensure your collection remains harmonious.
STYLING YOUR SOFA: KEEP IT CONSIDERED
Whilst using a variety of colours and patterns is brave and bold, you still want your space to feel considered. Scale is important in a considered scheme - having a variety of different sized cushions works well on a large sofa, and mixing print scales in similar tones stops patterns clashing. Keeping an eye on symmetry means your sofa will always look inviting and stylish but never boring.
STYLING YOUR SOFA: THE ART OF LAYERING
Creating layers of colour and texture instantly invites you to sink amongst them, making your sofa look softer and feel cosier. Root your scheme and layers with a neutral or large scale print for your biggest cushions, then layer up with small ones in different prints for definition (not every cushion needs to be different here) and comfort. If you’re using multiple throws use different patterns and colours to ensure all are noticeable.
STYLING YOUR SOFA: COMFORTABLE AND SEASONAL
Cushions and throws not only balance colour and texture in a room but they also can be switched out and refreshed easily and inexpensively to make sure your space always feels seasonal. Liberty fabrics are perfect year round so team them with linens and cottons in spring and summer or wools, furs and velvets come the colder months.
STYLING YOUR SOFA: FRAME IT!
Your sofa is likely to be the largest piece of furniture in the room so you may as well let it sing! Dressing it beautifully with Coco & Wolf’s Liberty fabric cushions and throws is stage one, but framing it with a tall lamp, side table and prints or photographs above really lets the most comfy spot of the house become the striking feature.
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