How To Decorate A Living Room With A Black Leather Sofa

dark masculine living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

My friend Fenia from London, asked me how to decorate her living room with black leather sofa.  Fenia, forget about the matchy-matchy concept! Today, decorating a living room with different styles is fresh and fashionable. Also, leather in a living room can be enhanced with different decor styles to create a visual balance for the specific requirements of your space. However, this can certainly be hard to pull off. So, here are the 14 styles to decorate your living room with a black leather sofa:

How To Decorate A Living Room With A Black Leather Sofa

Industrial style living room with black leather sofa

1. Scandinavian Style

If you want a treat for your eyes, decorate your living room Scandinavian style. It is well known for its modern feel. Features like eye-catching patterns, metal accents, and handmade touches can create a look that is both rustic and contemporary. You can add instant earthiness to your black leather sofa by decorating it with bold color throw pillows, and by placing metal candle stands with matte finish on top of the table. Another tip for brightening the Scandinavian interior design style is to add a canvas or a piece of wall art.

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Mix Of Old and New living room with black leather sofa

2. Mix Of Old and New

How about coming down to contrasts,? Well, try this, and let old meet new! Since a black leather sofa is dark, so balance it out with some light shade for desirable contrast. White accent or soft cream pillows, and a light coffee table will achieve just that! Ancient wall clock does an outstanding job of styling your black leather sofa. Go in for pottery barn to add a touch of old and new.

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Mid Century Modern Style

3. Mid Century Modern Style

Want a spectrum of brightness, contemporary and sleek artwork on a plain white wall, along with natural plants? This style will certainly create the extremely chick and serene outlook of a mid century modern style living room that you are looking for. Also, add a contemporary floor lamp- it will stand out in your living room contrasting the black leather sofa.

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Industrial Style living room with black leather sofa and wal art collection decor

4. Industrial Style

This includes traditional masculine accents like chrome detailing, rich colors, rich plant life, and leather upholstery. You can add a rugged look to the black leather sofa by placing a white masculine pillow in the center. You can also have a monochromatic look of gray table with metallic accents in chrome. To create a more masculine vibe, use earthy tones, sculptural decor,and dull artwork.



fresh style living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

5. Fresh Style

Are you a nature lover? If yes, you will love this style! Fresh green plants are the best way to decorate your living room fresh style. Draw your palette from vibrant tones such as, trims, vases, color lamps, furnishings, and upholstery textures to make an exceptionally gorgeous space.

feminine style living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

6. Feminine Style

A chandelier! A vase of fresh flowers! A tufted black leather couch! These are the quintessential feminine touches. Girls like pink, and pink cushions on a black leather sofa can sure create a fun and feminine living room. Also, a little layering of peachy hues can give the living room a bit of a girly look. And, do not forget to decorate it with vase of fresh pink blooms, and floral artwork.

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Copper And Black living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

7.  Copper And Black

For a classic styling of the living room, try placing a black furry or velvet rug, metallic copper furniture frames, and copper shade hanging floor lamps. Place wrought iron candle stands on the sides of the black leather sofa. Also, add some black leather lounge chairs.

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 neutral style living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

8.  Neutral

Don’t like colors? Go neutral! Such tones add a stylish endure to the living room. Introduce subtle shades through solid cushions that will accentuate the black leather sofa. Fuse in some upholstered furnishings with light linen covered pieces, and set them on top of a cream toned sculpted area rug. This will help to pick on the living room’s main hues.


Casual and Comfortable iving room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

9. Casual and Comfortable

Want to make your living room more welcoming and inviting? Well, try placing comfortable cushions and pillows on your black leather sofa! Small corner tables with lamps and plants can also make the room look more casual. Some additional resting armchairs, vibrant wall colors, and appealing artwork can accentuate your living room, and make it more welcoming.


Victorian Style living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

10. Victorian Style

There is something sophisticated and classy about Victorian style. Add a classic look to the black leather sofa by putting evoking images of the Victorian era. Place a marble table top along with traditional gold accented furniture and chairs. Your Victorian chesterfield furniture will say it all!



Bohemian Modern Style living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa 2Bohemian Modern Style living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

11. Bohemian Modern Style

Do you know a variety of textures, patterns, and bold colors work in a Boho chic living room? Yes, unconventional decorating artworks help to create a refreshing Bohemian space. Try for yourself!

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Elegant Style living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

12. Elegant Style

Evoke an elegant look of your living room by pairing a grandiose chandelier, and a luxurious rug. Give your room a more ethereal look by complimenting it with wood works. Some vibrant velvet cushions on the black leather sofa can also create an amazing gracefulness.

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contemporary living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

13. Contemporary Style

Want to make it look contemporary yet antique? Create an image of timeless beauty and appeal by adding a lovely textured wallpaper at the back of your black leather sofa. A single lampshade along with a couple of paintings will also shroud your living room in an air of elegance and mystery.

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airy living room decoratin ideas with black leather sofa

14. Airy Style

Sure, you like an airy and light living room! So, how about panelling it with furniture and furnishes that enhance its natural light? You must also go in for neutral shades with accent of green and cool blues that create a soothing coastal atmosphere- magnificence at its best!

How To Decorate A Living Room With A Black Leather Sofa

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So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the style that appeals you the most, and decorate your living room right away!

Melina Divani

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

Comments (3)

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    Leather furniture lends a luxurious look to any room. These are the best ways to decorate your home with leather furniture. Thank you for sharing nice information.

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    Karen A Hanzel

    You just solved my color problem with #12 Elegant Style. I have been told NOT to use a dark wall behind a black couch–you just proved otherwise ; )

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    Arabella Davies

    I like the elegant look the best. The studding on the leather sofas really makes them look classy.

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