The great thing about sofas is that their frames last a long time therefore they can be re-upholstered again and again, giving them a fabric change once in a few years.
It doesn't matter if the design of your sofa is plain and unimpressive; you can 'up' its style with other furnishing components by adding them unto and around it. The total ensemble will greatly enhance its look and turn it into a 'stylish' piece.
Enhance a Drab Sofa with Furnishings
To give this important chair a tasteful look that will make it appear brand new again, consider adding the following items, most of which are quite affordable. They will not only enhance a sofa, they will also add a new vivacity to the entire room.
- Throw pillows
- Unique side stools
- Table lamps
- Area rug
- Wall art
- Ornamental pieces (for your coffee table) – carvings, scented candles, flower vase, mementos, etc...
Don’t forget to have a mix of smooth and textured fabrics with patterns that are abstract, geometric, modern, or traditional. The choices you make will depend on the theme you wish to create.
Add beautiful artwork (metal art, painting, portrait, or poster) on the wall the sofa is set against. It’s good to ensure that your choice of art is a good size and occupies a size-able space, whether single or clustered. If the scale of your artwork is not in sync with the size of the sofa, it will appear to fade into the wall.
Placing table lamps on each side of a sofa is aesthetically pleasing, so get a couple of distinctive lamps to place on your side stools which must be equally unique.
Styling any sofa, be it new, old or drab sofa is quite exciting. However, don’t restrict yourself to trending set-ups if you don’t wish to. You can create your own look as long as you let your creative juices flow freely.
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