Sofa Solutions: How Choosing The Right Sofa Can Solve Your Decorating Dilemmas

When it comes to designing a living room or family room, it's not uncommon to run into a few decorating challenges. Perhaps you're dealing with a room that's smaller than desired or you're dealing with a large room that lacks coziness. No matter what your decorating dilemma is, purchasing the right sofa can help you resolve the problem and create a room you love.

A small room that's short on space

Take advantage of the benefits of a smaller room rather than thinking about the disadvantages. A small room is naturally cozy and inviting. Select a small sofa in a neutral shade to make the room look open and airy.

Avoid bulky sofas and stay away from bold designs that can make a small space appear cluttered. Sofas with a low back are better than high back styles that can be overwhelming in a small area.

A large room that lacks coziness

Large rooms are often a decorator's dream, but big spaces can appear cold and uninviting. Make big spaces cozy by choosing a sectional sofa. Placing the sofa in the center of the room, instead of along the wall, will increase the coziness factor.

Large rooms allow you the freedom to choose oversized and bulky sofas with high backs. Feel free to select bright floral or geometric designs if desired. Big rooms can handle the distraction of bold fabric prints.  

A room that needs a pop of color

Monochromatic rooms are naturally soothing and sophisticated at the same time, but the right pop of color can bring the room to life while preserving the serene look. Pick your favorite color and let your sofa add the perfect contrast of color to the room.

A red sofa will up the elegance factor in a black and white room and will make the sofa the focal point of the room. For a gray-hued room, selecting a navy sofa will add a pop of color without distracting from the eye-pleasing simplicity of gray. A gray or beige sofa can be used to add a subtle touch of color to a white farmhouse-style or cottage-style living room or family room.

Solving your decorating dilemmas can be as easy as visiting a local furniture store and shopping for a sofa. The right sofa can help resolve room size issues, provide the perfect pop of color to monochromatic or neutral rooms, and can serve as the focal point of your living room or family room.