Living Room Furniture Ideas: How To Style A Black Sofa

If you’re thinking about getting a black sofa but are not sure how to style it, we have some living room furniture ideas for you. A black sofa is a bold option but it will make your sitting room look sophisticated and timeless. It is also true that a black sofa can feel visually heavy in a space so it’s important to know some decorating tips on how to decorate around a modern black sofa. Modern Sofas is here to help you and share with you some living room furniture ideas.

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Lighten up. A black sofa is dark by nature so the easiest way to balance that out is to offset the darkness with lighter colors. Paint the walls with a soft color, add lighter colored pillows and throws in a nice mix of patterns and textures.  black sofa black sofa Living Room Furniture Ideas: How To Style A Black Sofa black leather sofa inspiration 1

The trick is creating a room that is balanced with clever layering and accessorizing whose controls contrast with the sofa and light up the rest of your home décor.

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Shift focus away from the black sofa. Play with different focal points in the room and break the set by adding armchairs in different colors and fabrics. Grey seats paired with a black leather sofa accentuated with awesome, colorful artwork on the walls. You can also move the attention to a nicely styled bookcase or add a patterned rug to pull some of the focus away from the sofa.

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In this living room set you can see how the lighter colored pillows play an important role in bringing light to the sofa. Interior design by Peter Marino.

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Those pillows and throws make your sofa feel more comfortable and cozier. Interior design by Noa Santos.

There are definitely clever ideas you can use to breakup the look of black sofa and make it feel like it belongs in a beautifully appointed room. Leather does have great benefits like being easy to clean and family friendly!

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