Hello Beneath My Heart readers!!
It’s Bre, from Rooms FOR Rent blog, and I’m so happy to be back with all you today!
Today I’m sharing with you how I decorate around a modern black sofa.
If you have visited my blog, than you already know my style is not modern, nor do I own a black leather sofa. I am a white slip-covered girl through and through.
However, I have yet to meet a client who is on the white-slip covered band wagon. In fact my last 4 clients have all owned dark leather sofa’s, yet they are craving a lighter, fresh, cozier look. But guess what, that dark leather sofa is not going anywhere. Nope! It’s here to stay.
So I want to show you how I tackled working with a very sleek, modern, black leather sofa, and brought some coastal chic into the space. Let’s start off with the a before:
Ok, so first things first!
We painted their walls. Before was what I call “builder beige,” that peachy-bone color, that did nothing but make this large black leather sectional stick out, and command all the attention in the room. I chose warm neutral colors to warm up the space and take away all the attention from the sofa. Creating a dark accent wall directly across the sofa, helped balance the space, and blend the tv in, which was a win-win in my book.
The homeowner was really craving a space that felt warm, cozy and lived in, so the next step was adding curtains to warm up the cold bare windows.
We swapped out the too-small shag rug for a trellis patterned in a neutral hue to add interest to the space, and again take the attention off the sofa. Loading the sofa up with lots of fun throw pillows not only makes the space feel cozy, but softens the look of the modern leather.