While leather couches can add a touch of sophistication to any room, they can tend to look a bit on the stuffy side. Leather couches are statement pieces, but they are also notorious for generally looking like overly firm and uncomfortable seats that don't get much traffic. It's a shame really since leather sofas are actually quite soft and comfy. Well, it's time to erase the stigma of leather couches, and we know just how you can.
Maybe you're interested in purchasing a Signature Design leather sofa from our store, but you're not sure if its stiff-looking exterior will mix well in your living room. Maybe you already own some leather sofas and want to give your space a whole new look. Either way, we have just the ways to give your leather couches that lived-in, homey style that will welcome anyone to lounge.
Accessorize and Accent
A leather sofa can tend to not only look cold, it can actually feel on the chilly side. One way to brighten your leather sofa and give it a touch of warmth is with a few throw pillows and a blanket. Make sure your pillows and blankets follow a colour scheme or pattern to really liven up the area.
Pillows and blankets aren't the only way to accessorize and make your leather couch feel enticing. Enhance your space with a large rug to bring in that woven look that will complement your leather couch perfectly. We'd be happy to help you accessorize your Signature Design leather sofa so your home continues to look as comfortable as possible.
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Light and Bright
When it comes to colour schemes, don't be afraid to go bright! A leather couch can come in an array of colours, but more often than not, leather sofas are dark. Of course, we aren't saying you need to add a hot pink wall to accent the couch – although, you can if you want – we suggest adding some lightness to really offset the darkness of the room.
Like we said earlier, Signature Design leather sofas are statement pieces. When you walk into a room, the eyes just naturally tend to be drawn towards the stunning coat of a leather couch. Add lighter accessories and walls to your area to help balance the light to dark ratio so it feels more like home and not a dark dungeon.
Mix More Materials
Just because you have a leather couch, that doesn't mean you now have to stick with only leather material throughout the room. Quite the opposite in fact. Have fun with all kinds of materials! Velvet, corduroy, suede, and more can add an extra layer of comfy to any couch. Choosing softer materials is always a good idea, so picking cotton pillow covers or blankets will help make your sofa look the coziest.
Don't forget about your furniture pieces either! Lighter woods always look nice when placed next to leather. Get creative and play with different materials throughout your room to discover the ones you like best.
Signature Design by Ashley leather sofas make lovely seating in any home, but sometimes you have to add a touch of personality to it to make it fit in. Find the right leather sofa, chair, or other furniture that will fit your style at our store today. We'll help you bring home the one to perfectly blend into your home.
To learn more about accessorizing your living room, read our previous blog Get Creative by Adding Signature Design Statement Pieces to Your Home.
Alex, Your Furniture Expert