Furniture Choice

Sofas – they’re a best-loved spot for Netflix and for us, one of our favourite pieces to style. Today we take a look at the corner sofa, a spacious furniture that shines in all spaces, big or small. But don’t be intimidated by its sectional design – here are some tips on how to make your sofa a star.


1. Section Off Your Space


Draw an invisible line between the dining and living space by arranging your corner sofa in the middle of both areas. This creates a clear divide without having to put up a wall, which is great for mingling and keeping an eye out for drinks and snacks coming out from the kitchen.

Go all-out by adding a side table to the back of the sofa, creating a chic countertop for family photos, flowers or any curios that capture your personality best.


2. Light It Up


Picking the right corner sofa is crucial for small spaces as the imposing size of the sofa may give an impression of a cramped room instead. For rooms that are cast in shadow, add a floor lamp behind or next to the sofa to brighten up the dark corners, putting the spotlight – quite literally – on your sofa.

A sofa with raised legs also help in creating an airy, warm space by allowing in more light – a tip to take note of if your sofa is positioned near the windows.


3. Decorate Around Your Sofa

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Sometimes we’re just unsure of just how far our creative minds will go when it comes to decorating, and this is where your sofa comes in! The length of your sofa is a useful guide when it comes to picking bookshelves and arranging artwork above your furniture. The result is a comfortable space that also appears visually engaging for family and guests.

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Having a corner sofa is also a good opportunity to introduce a coffee table. This balances out the proportions of the sofa while allowing room for a mug of tea, or your favourite candle and books. If you’re looking to move on from the style trappings of your existing room layout, read on for our next tip.


4. Decide On A Decor Theme


Go big, or go home – in this case, home is where it’s all at. For the ambitious, consider restyling the living room to suit your corner sofa, particularly when your new couch is a standout piece and deserves the attention.

Our Hampton at Furniture Choice

For instance, we love the laidback and airy ambience exuded by the rose corner sofa (pictured above) in a setting that’s almost desert-inspired. And for the ultimate style statement, our velvet Hampton (pictured above) is particularly striking in a dark coloured room – a good way to draw attention to your exquisite sofa.

So log on to Pinterest and start pinning some inspiration, but keep in mind that your sofa comes first, and decor second!


5. Turn Up The Cosy


It’s all about creating the aesthetic you want, but sometimes too much of a good thing may not always work in your favour. Here’s our formula on working the comfy look to your advantage: position pillows on the left, right and center of your corner sofa so that everyone has ample wiggle room and cushions too.

Also, we haven’t forgotten about adding a throw for maximum effect – drape it down on one side for a hint of texture or a contrasting pop of colour.


6. The Finishing Touch


As the cherry on top to complement your sofa and freshly decorated space, we suggest laying out a large rug to anchor the main furniture pieces of the room. Whether you prefer a fuzzy rug or an artful Boho motif, this element brings it all together.

Which of our style tips did you find helpful in styling your couch? Or better yet, is a corner sofa now on your to-buy list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, or check out our range of sofas to get started.