Tuesday, April 9, 2019

5 Easy Ways to Jazz Up Your Living Room

When I gave our front room a farmhouse refresh, I had a dark couch to work with, along with dark oak trim. I wasn't feeling up to repainting the entire room, buying a new couch, or painting the trim. But I'm getting to the point where I think I'll be ready to purchase a new, more modern sofa some day, or at least dream about it: I mean, have you seen how beautiful a Barcelona style sofa is?? Its presence alone is like art, but like any piece of furniture, you need to enhance the mood of the overall ambiance with some well-chosen d├ęcor objects (and the same is true for any sofa you may currently own). Here are five easy ways to help jazz up your sofa, and really your entire living room!

1. A Beautiful Floor Lamp

A modern floor lamp can make your sofa feel all the more stylish. Tall and oversized lamps are preferable to the smaller ones, as they have a large presence and tend to look pretty amazing as a whole. Just take a look at this image: the minimal layout feels positively striking in itself, but it’s actually the presence of the floor lamp that enhances the visual value of the whole setting. Their metal accents match the monochrome theme of the sofas really well and adds interest to the living room aesthetic. Yes please!


2. A Textured Area Rug

Any couch needs a proper area rug accompaniment to seem holistic, and the Barcelona style sofa is no different. However, you have to be extremely careful about the kind of rug that you pair it with. Tactile texture is important because the sofa itself is extremely sleek and elegant, so the texture of the rug will set off the clean design of the sofa even more. Shag rugs and Beni Ourain style Moroccan rugs are an excellent option. You can also experiment with different colors to make the ambiance feel more interesting. 


3. Plants and Greens

You can also use indoor plants to ramp up the presence of your sofa. Nature is an excellent contrast to the sleek output of this particular sofa style. The leafy green of the planters would beautiful the black and chrome visuals of the sofa even more. Just a single planter by the side of the sofa would add a refreshing aura to the whole set up. Alternately, you can also hang some planters from the ceiling or set something up on the side or coffee tables. I love adding pops of green life into our rooms!


4. A Gorgeous Coffee Table

The modern design of the Barcelona style sofa needs to be accompanied with a beautiful coffee table for proper presentation. Now, this pairing totally depends on the type of interior design theme that you’re going for. The transparent one in this image presents a contemporary output. You can also use a classical style, a traditional brass, or something else entirely depending on the kind of look that you’re going for.


5. Shelves and Art 

Finally, you can enhance the look of your sofa by complementing it with beautiful artwork and shelves. Floating shelves are pretty stylish and seem really interesting – especially when you’ve got a furniture piece as simple as this sofa. You can also use statement art in the backdrop to enhance the overall outlook of this sofa.

There are numerous other accessories that you can use to beautify your sofa and living area, especially a drop-dead gorgeous Barcelona style sofa, but these five ideas will definitely help you get started with the process. Happy decorating!



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