The sofa is one of the most important elements in our homes. Perhaps THE most important. It’s where we enjoy a few quiet moments, a cosy family get-together and a classic Friday film. It’s where we pull the plug out, press the pause button on life and recharge ourselves with new energy. The sofa is also often the largest piece of furniture in your home, so it’s far from irrelevant how it’s styled. Even the most beautiful sofa can look boring and expressionless without the right design elements to boost it with life and personality.
How to style your sofa
Fall in love with your sofa over and over again
Summer, winter, autumn or spring – we love any opportunity to welcome a new season and a new look inside. What created cosiness during the dark winter months might feel too heavy when spring starts budding, and what created a light and fresh look in the spring might not spread enough warmth and depth for the darker months. Luckily, small, simple changes in accessories and designs can breathe new life into your sofa, season after season.
Make your sofa feel like home
A beautiful sofa can be practical, beautiful and elegant, but it won’t have a personality of its own until you add cushions and plaids. Accessories help create a more decorative expression and also help frame the sofa as the family’s gathering point. By mixing colours and textiles, you can dramatically change the look of your sofa and give it a longer lifetime through all the varying seasons and trends, while coffee tables, rugs and candles help create a unique atmosphere around your sofa.
For example, if you have a dark wool sofa, a lightweight cotton plaid in bright colours would make an effective contrast that adds warmth and cosiness. Glass vases with fresh flowers, candles and assorted cushions can also add lightness and elegance to a heavy sofa. A good general rule is to juxtapose light, bright elements with heavier structures like wool and leather. At Bolia, we have a wide selection of accessoires that help ensure you get many, many more years of pleasure from your sofa.