How to dress a sofa
Make your sofa the stylish focal point of your living room!
Introduce pattern and colour
Opt for a plain, or neutral fabric for the upholstery of your sofa. Grey or taupe are good practical choices, they don’t show the dirt and are accepting of all sorts of other tones, allowing you to change the decoration in a room easily. Adding cushions and throws will add comfort and interest. Look for textiles with plenty of texture or opt for colour and pattern. This is easier if you repeat other shades in the room, for example picking up on the colour of an upholstered chair, or a wall colour.
Painswick by Ed Kluz is a 3 colour design screen printed in the UK onto a heavyweight oyster linen union.
Another way to display your favourite fabrics is by mixing together different styles – checks, stripes, weaves, prints and patterns, for example, all together on one sofa. Choose a linking colour, or style to make this work.
The Cabbages & Roses sofa below displays how to achieve this perfectly!
A bright pattern can make a fantastic statement in any living room. We love this Emily Burningham fabric as it’s soft yet bold and looks fantastic with the contrasting grey walls and dark wooden furniture on this photo.