Whether your ideal decorating style is vintage or contemporary, a leather sofa will instantly add a touch of class to your lounge room set up. Leather furniture has been around for thousands of years. Once reserved for nobility, modern leather furniture became popular during the 1960s and can now be found in homes around the world.
In Melbourne leather sofas are favoured due to their durability and comfort. They are also quite versatile; a black leather sofa provides a blank canvas on which to express your personal taste. With that in mind, continue reading to learn how the experts at Gainsville recommend you style your leather sofa.
Consider your base colour
Leather is available in close to every colour under the sun. However, dark neutral colours, including brown, navy, and black, remain favoured by interior designers. These pieces are easy to keep clean and grant you the opportunity to experiment with colour elsewhere in the room.
Consider the pre-existing colour palette of the room before making the final decision on your base colour. This includes the colour of the floor, walls, curtains, and any trimmings.
One of the simplest ways to decorate a leather couch is by adding cushions. When choosing your cushions, opt for thick, organic material over synthetic textures. You may find that satin cushions constantly slip and slide off the smooth leather surface.
If your lounge room features a neutral colour palette, consider bright and patterned cushions. This can instantly elevate the mood without being too dominating. Cushions can also be easily replaced to update the style and atmosphere of the room.
Decorate with a throw
Throws add warmth and softness to a couch. They are also quite useful; if your leather sofa backs onto a window, try covering the back with a thick throw to prevent sun damage. A throw can also double as a blanket should someone want to take a quick nap on the couch.
Make sure the material and colour of your throw compliments any cushions, curtains, and rugs that you already have in the room.
Consider the surrounding furniture
Leather can feel quite heavy, which is why it’s important to surround your sofa with complementary furniture. This can be a classic wooden coffee table, a large mirror placed over the fireplace, or houseplants to add a touch of greenery.
While a leather sofa will often act as the focal point of a room, ensure that it does not overwhelm your visitors through a carefully curated selection of lounge accessories.
Here at Gainsville, we have a wide variety of designer leather sofas to suit your style. Whether you are looking for a traditional couch, a recliner sofa, or a modern chaise, consider visiting our showrooms at 187 Settlement Road in Thomastown, 7 Riverside Quay at Southbank and 328 Whitehorse Road in Nunawading today. Our furniture experts are on hand to recommend the best Melbourne leather sofas and can answer any styling questions you might have. Contact us today to find out more!