Decorating With Color: Statement Bold Color Sofa

living room with violet purple bold color sofa

That eggplant purple, rich and vibrant hue of blue, or exotic orange sofa looks like an eyesore to some. But, for you, it is a work of art that you’re going to decorate around in your home. And really make stand out, while bringing the space together. But, what does it take to properly decorate around a bold color sofa? Obviously, a discerning eye. But, you’ll also need the right palette, decorative pieces, and you’ll have to know where to source the surrounding decor from, to bring the entire picture together.

Ways to incorporate a sofa into your home decor

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living room with mustard yellow sofa

Source Properly

If you’re buying that bold color sofa, lampshade, and curtain shades from the same catalog or furniture store, it’s all going to be bold. Instead, shop around. Outsource the items you’re adding around the sofa to your home accordingly. Don’t make your home a shopping catalog for the only store you visited. Buy from different places, choose items that speak to you, add pieces into decor from your personal travels. An eclectic blend will go a long way and also give some distinction to the space.

living-room with dark red velvet bold color sofa

Image: Alesya Kasianenko

Add a Pillow

A bright orange or vibrant red can easily be toned down with a dark black throw pillow, or something that’s going to counterbalance that bright and vibrant sofa. Pillows are inexpensive and they allow you to bring out your personal style and tastes. Cool neutrals, textures, or patterned prints, are some of the many options to consider. Take for instance the below example of a living room with a bold sofa!

living-room with yellow velvet modern sofa and pink wall art

Utilize Shades of White, Light, and Neutral

White or a neutral tan is a great way to counterbalance that bold color sofa and decor. Use color blocking in the space. Paint a white wall across that bright and bold sofa. It will cause peoples’ eyes to move back and forth, rather than focus on one thing. It will also create a great contrast, allowing you to play with different styles and decorating adventures, in a single room of the home.

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traditional living room with teal velvet sofa

Pattern Mixing

Practice mixing patterns in a room. This can be intimidating and overwhelming if not done right. So, start small. Go with a solid colored texture print, a geometric pattern, or a stripe pattern. Find what works well and how it balances the space together. Place items of varying textures or prints around the bold color sofa. Over time, you’ll find what works, what doesn’t, and how to combine that bold color, with the rest of the textures, prints, and patterns you’re working with in the home.

Source: House Beautiful

living room with bold velvet purse sofa and green armchair

Time’s Your Friend

You want your personality to shine through. A gorgeous room won’t come together overnight. Give it time. Make sure you take time to source items from different places. Take different approaches, move items around. It’s not going to come together in one minute; and, if it does, it’s not going to be that room that screams and really lets your personality shine through. Time allows you to see things through different lenses, until you finally find the perfect frame.

boho living room with pink sofa

Picture: DFS Furniture

living room with blue velvet tufted sofa
living room with green velvet sofa and black walls

Idea: Etsy

Image: Etsy

Living room with bold orange sofa

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bold color blue sofa in a blue living room

Image: House Beautiful

Bold colors aren’t and shouldn’t be scary. But, you have to work them in properly with other decor, styles, and pieces accordingly. Consider a few of these simple tips when decorating a room which will feature a bold color sofa in it.

Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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