Some homeowners simply consider picking the perfect sofa for their living room the end of all their troubles, but little do they know that it’s only just the beginning. It may sometimes feel like the couch carries your living room aesthetic – and it certainly does to a degree – but you also need to think about the rest of the ambiance as well. Here are 5 things that can enhance the beauty of your living room sofa;
1. The modern media wall
The media wall is typically in direct visual range of the couch and is one of the biggest things that impact the living room surroundings. The great part is that you can customize the media wall design to a T – add shelves, go for floating consoles, make it a wholesome in-built shelf, dress it in unique materials, or anything that suits your tastes. You can even add accent lighting to add more focus to it.
2. The accompanying accent furniture
Truthfully, your couch is nothing if it doesn’t have some great accompanying furniture, so you need to be extremely strategic with your choice. Coffee tables are a great way to add contrast, so pick them in materials that juxtapose with the sofa upholstery. You can also add ottomans and accent chairs in high-contrast colours so that you’ll be able make the space more dynamic.
3. The backdrop
Believe it or not, but the background really sets the tone for your living room ambiance. The couch may be the centerpiece, but if it doesn’t have a great view, then your space is going to feel boring. So it’s always recommended to utilize the balconies and terraces in smaller homes, but if you’re lucky enough to live in a landed property then you have a lot of options to make the most of your outdoors within indoors.
4. The spatial quality
The overall spatal quality and ambient design is what makes your couch stand out more than anything else. That sideboard/buffet that you set up against the small wall? Ads so much character! Those beanbags you set up on the side to add more casual sitting space? Great functional addition. These small things matter a lot in the overall scheme of things!
5. The dominant colour/materials
One of the things that really impact the aesthetic of your couch is the dominant colour scheme of the space and the materials that it has been articulated in. They need to adequately complement your couch upholstery to deliver a truly memorable space.