How to Decorate with Modern Sectional Sofas
If you’re looking for a way to freshen up an interior space, while also ensuring that ample seating is available, you’ll benefit from learning how to decorate with modern sectional sofas. These designs typically have a sleek and sophisticated appearance and most of them do come in solid colors, rather than prints (there are exceptions).
While shapes and sizes will vary, you’ll find that most manufacturers of these sofas offer different options to customers in order to provide a custom effect. While some sofas may only be available in certain dimensions, it is possible to get a custom look which may cost a little extra.
All that you’ll need to do is shop around for the right manufacturer or online retailer.
Modern Sectional Sofas are Versatile
Bear in mind that most modern sectional sofas may be configured in different ways, so you probably won’t be “locked in” to a particular configuration, unless you want to be. You’ll have plenty of wiggle room if you want to change the setup of a sectional in your preferred interior space. However, you’ll still need to consider how big you’d like your sectional sofa to be, so measuring a space will be important.
Try to get all measurements that you’ll need ready before you begin comparison-shopping, as it will make the entire process simpler. In other words, you won’t waste time browsing sofas which are too large or too small, as you’ll be able to check dimensions right away and see if they fit your requirements.
Now, let’s talk about the smartest way to use this form of sofa to best advantage…
Keep Overall Design Simple
One tip is to choose a modern sectional sofa in a bright and bold hue, such as true red or royal blue, and then keep the other design elements in a room neutral. For example, a white room with a white area rug and white sculptures will be a perfect backdrop for a dramatic modern sectional sofa in cherry red.
Use Lucite end tables and coffee tables in order to add a touch of retro style which makes the entire look more interesting and eclectic. One big painting – abstract, if you please, with bold pops of color) should “finish” the look.
Consider the Mood You Want to Create
If you prefer an earthier effect which is meant to reflect your practical and down-to-earth aesthetic, you may want to choose a subtler shade for your modern sectional sofa, such as taupe or sage. This will give the room an entirely different effect than a sofa in a primary color or pastel hue. Earth tones are serene and a sofa in this shade will be balanced by other complementary earth tones, such as cream, tobacco and golden yellow.
Keeping the backdrop cream and adding pops of color via art will be a great way to make your home an inviting place. Sculptures in raw wood, polished wood, gold-tone or bronze will look wonderful with an earth-toned modern sectional sofa.
As you can see, moods and colors are intertwined. Bold red and intense cobalt will energize, while earth tones will stabilize. Paler tones, such as sky blue, white and ballet pink, will create a refined effect and a more serene mood. Think about how color makes you feel before choosing a shade for your new sofa and surrounding design elements, such as walls, flooring and accessories. Then, go from there.
Conversely, consider the walls and flooring shades that you’ve already chosen and then decide on a modern sectional sofa in a complementary color. It can be contrasting for high impact if you don’t want a monochrome effect in a room.
You have plenty of choices with this type of sofa, so you won’t be limited. In fact, the only limitation will be your own imagination.