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What is the best way to combine a sofa and armchair in the living room?

by Eleonora Bill 22 Jan 2023 0 Comments

When furnishing your living room, sofas and armchairs are important elements. You might be wondering what is the best way to coordinate them. It's important to know that sofas and armchairs don't necessarily have to be the same style to go well together. However, there are challenges that need to be overcome. In this article, Badly Bitten will walk you through all the options available to you.

Our recommendations on how to optimally combine sofas and armchairs.

When setting up, there are no fixed rules that must be followed, but there are several recommendations to consider depending on the desired result. It can sometimes be difficult to find the right path. A first step is to decide on an interior style or certain design elements that you like.

For example, do you want elements made of wood or metal, velvet or other fabrics, a minimalist or modern style? Once you have this figured out for you, you can narrow down your options and get closer to your desired living room decor. Also, commit to a color palette from the start. If you know what colors you want to decorate your living room, it will be easier to choose the sofa and armchair , regardless of whether they are part of a matching ensemble or not.

It is also important that you always choose furniture based on whether you like the design and not because it is fashionable or hip at the moment.

Consider the overall picture of your living room

When furnishing a room, one tends to focus on perfectly coordinated elements. But rooms in which all the furniture fits together exactly often appear very monotonous. It is important to have at least one contrasting shade or pattern that will add variety and give the room more life and originality.

So think about where you want to make the biggest impression in your living room. For example, if you want to display a patterned wallpaper or multiple pieces of art on a console table or sideboard , you might want to choose more similar upholstery fabrics to avoid cluttering it up. If you prefer plain walls, it might be a good idea to choose a sofa or armchair in a different color or pattern to create a visual focal point.

Always keep an eye on the other textiles in the living room

It is recommended that the greater the contrast between the sofa and the armchairs, the more inconspicuous the accessories such as pillows, blankets and rugs should be.

If you tend to change pillows and duvets regularly to change the room depending on the season, it is advisable to decorate the walls in one color to have more flexibility when adding new accents with accessories.

The choice of curtains is an important factor in the design of the living room. If the sofa and armchairs have a certain style, then this should be the basis for the choice of curtains. A bench or stool can also provide the necessary contrast. Side armchairs and chairs offer an easy way to bring color or pattern into the living room without taking the focus away from the rest of the room.

For example, a stool can be upholstered in the same fabric as the cushions. It is important to note that not everything has to look exactly the same for a coherent room design, subtle contrasts provide accents and freshness in the room.

Adapting the design of the living room to the respective season

One way to change the style of the living room with the seasons is to focus on changing accessories such as rugs, cushions, throws and vases. In order to successfully implement this, it makes sense to choose sofas and armchairs in neutral primary colors or nude tones.

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