The living room is the social and relaxation hub of your home and, at the heart of this vibrant room, is your sofa. In your dream living room, your sofa is the centrepiece; the focal point of your vision. From traditional styles to contemporary-inspired seating, we’ve pulled together how our customers have used their cosy sofas from our most popular ranges to create a welcoming and stylish living room.
Mickila (@ourlifeat51) uses simple accessories to make her Morgan modular sofa the focus. The barely-there chandelier, minimalist coffee table and neutral wall art all add to the effect, allowing the strength of the soft fabric upholstery to be the star of the show.
Whites don’t always have to be icy or clinical. Layer up this cooler colour with different shades of white found on @harris_life_at_number_5’s floors, walls, curtains and Regency sofa in silver. Its ivory and soft grey alternating colour schemes across both the upholstery and pillows add to the traditional feel established by the sofa’s frames. With a fluffy grey rug, dripping chandelier, white gold accessories and metal and glass coffee table, there’s plenty of interesting layers to be found in this living room scene.
The serenity of neutrals can also be achieved with pewter greys and pebble tones. @mrs_roobottom_home goes for the very in fashion all-grey interior design scheme. The spacious Chelsea corner sofa that wraps around a natural light source to provide the perfect spot for relaxing solo or with friends, looking out over the garden on a bright, sunny day. Give the look depth with gold accenting, as she’s done with her lighting fixtures.
Here’s more tips on decorating with neutrals.
Traditional sofas have a timeless, classic appeal that’s trend-agnostic; just look at our Gainsborough sofa in @thatchampark’s living room. Their board and batten feature wall is striking and vintage-inspired, its colours perfectly matching the air of sophistication the sofa brings. There’s just enough going on in this scene to draw the eye in without distracting you.
How do you keep a colourful living room scheme looking classy? One way to do so is to follow the example of @our_self_build_ni. They’ve opted for tonal whites and greys to backdrop their living room and used an array of furniture and accessories to add a splash of colour to their scheme. Our Evie sofa in lime and matching silver armchair take centre stage, whilst they use pillows and wall decor to establish a solid, zesty colour palette of green, pink and grey.
@bethany_and_lees_first_home bring a year-round feeling of autumnal warmth to their living room with their orange-hued design scheme. With the help of our Morgan modular sofa, they’ve created an ultra-sinkable environment to relax day-in-day-out – and with space for all the family. Adding to the comfort of this space, they’ve accentuated with cosy accents such as the fluffy area rug, an inviting blanket and plenty of cushions
If you like their warm living room design, you’ll love our Spiced Curves trend.
The charcoal-like pewter of our Jasmine armchair provides a lovely backdrop for colour experimentation. @liamhig8 electrifies this tropical-inspired nook with a canary yellow pillow, fresh round lamp table and leafy houseplant, showing us how he uses colour to add character to his living room in a truly modern way.
Lynsey of @myinspiredhaus opts for a refined boho theme in their living room with a colour palette of earthy neutrals – soft whites, natural oaks and stone greys – and hand-woven textural accessories. There’s geometry everywhere, from the picture frames on the wall, to the patterned area rug, to the pillows that sit on her Cube corner sofa, creating a cosy corner as it wraps 90 degrees around her wall.
Want a masterclass in decorating with earthy colours? Read our blog for more.
In Helen of @homely_rose’s living room, she’s used our customisable Morgan modular sofa to draw attention to her beautiful, ornate fireplace. By placing the sofa in the right-hand corner (but not right up against the wall – we love her use of corner stands for various houseplants), the right angle opens up and encourages the eye to follow the empty space to the house’s gorgeous interior features.
@insideeightyone’s living room is an utterly stylish example of a contemporary Scandi home. The bright white walls and neutral carpets accelerate the presence of natural light that pours in from their huge window. With an alcove ceiling, they’ve kept their furniture low, yet both their TV stand and Evie corner sofa subscribe to the typical Scandi design ethos of casual frames with elevated, flared legs. Plus, if the TV is an honorary member of your family, a sofa like this directs all unwavering attention to it – perfect for movie nights with a sofa full of friends.
Looking for more tips on choosing a sofa? Here’s 20 styling tips.
Put your feet up
With the days getting shorter and shorter as winter approaches, could creating a cosy reading nook to snuggle into be any more appropriate? @kandyhomesweethome matches her Gainsborough three-seater sofa with a storage footstool: not only a place to put your feet up while you immerse yourself in your book, but also a smart storage solution for all those extra blankets you’re going to need in those colder months.
There are different ways to match your sofa with a footstool. As @the_pink_townhouse demonstrated, our Jensen footstool doesn’t match the sofa’s upholstery, but instead mimics the scatter pillows, creating a unique focus and a pop of life in your living room.