Statement sofas- 7 easy ideas to give your living room fresh appeal

The sofa is a key piece in a room. A simple arrangement and a keen eye for detail, will transform a seating area and create a new look to a room.

1. Take in the View
A sofa needs to have symmetry with the strongest focal point of a room, such as a fireplace or a view from a window. The sofa should ground, balance and compliment that predominant feature

2. On the Button
Deep buttoning brings texture and a sense of luxury to this striking piece, which is upholstered in lime green velvet to complement the colour in the painting. Flanking the sofa is a pair of oversized lamps, providing useful reading lights whilst creating a bold symmetrical arrangement.

3. Pattern play
Ensuring it is an integral part of the decorative scheme, this asymmetrical sofa cover features the same patterned and plain fabrics that have been used for the curtains. The sofa frame neatly tucks into the bay window – a good space-saving solution – while the choice of a busy pattern and loose cover make this is a forgiving option.

4.Modern Classic
Adding an edge to old school glamour, this Busnelli sofa, available from Harrods, harrods.com, offers a unique interpretation of the classic Chesterfield: the luxurious buttoned cover falls to the sides in an elegant pleated skirt. A minimal, monochromatic scheme helps do justice to this statement piece.

5. High Definition
A neat vintage Parker Knoll sofa – an ebay find that has been reupholstered – turns a spacious hallway into another sitting area. Plush black velvet helps emphasise the handsome form of the piece, while the table and chevron rug serve to ground it within the space.

6. Size is everything
A large room calls for substantial pieces that will not look lost in the space. This large corner sofa defines the seating area in the middle of the room and provides ample seating for a large gathering.

7.Mix and Match Don’t worry about having matching pairs of sofas when you are creating a setting. Tie furniture in with fabrics and colours, as beautifully designed pieces will work together, whatever the style. It is more important to choose quality and something that you love.

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