5 Steps to Style Your Sofa Like A Pro

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Making your sofa look super stylish and perfect yet warm and inviting is an art and keeping it that way, well, that’s another story altogether! Starting from finding cushions that complement each other, then getting that cozy throw to look effortlessly placed. It’s no wonder styling your sofa can sound like more effort than it’s worth.

From heavy texture to fuzzy cushions are great ideas to style your sofa. To get you inspired, here, I will show you how to get that professionally styled look at home with minimal effort.

1. Begin with a neutral base

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To create creates a cozy, streamlined look, consider styling your sofa with mostly neutral colors in various heavy textures. Try using three cushions with a similar tone, but pops of color in the detail or pattern, to bring more interest to the mix.

2. Add texture

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Never forget texture! Using different types of textures could turn your sofa stylish. Rooms with texture have so much more depth instead of looking one-dimensional, so try mixing textures like fur, velvet, tassels, metallics, and linens to create warmth and sophistication.

3. Think of cushion shapes

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Another way to add dimension is to select cushions in different shapes. For example, using a rectangular cushion in front of two square cushions gives the nook different height levels which creates a nice balance to the sofa. There are many cushions shapes available you can choose, oval, rectangle, square, and even fruit, and animal shapes.

4. The throw tricks

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Throws are not just a cozy and practical addition to a sofa. They perfectly add drama and softness to your look. The trick to styling a throw that looks effortlessly draped is you should pinch the throw towards the center of the material and hold it in the air. Then pull your pinched section towards the back of the sofa.

5. Layer up

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Layer, layer, layer. Never forgo layer! It’s the secret trick of stylists that shouldn’t really be a secret at all – but layer up patterns, textures, and shapes and you will have one fine-looking sofa.

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