7 Ways to Disguise Your Sofa When You Don't Love it
Change the look of your sofa with these camouflage tricks
Are you a flinger or a folder? When it comes to throws, there are two approaches – the artfully crumpled or the neatly placed. Here, the backs of the dark sofas now look much lighter thanks to the addition of the throws, and tucking them in creates a smarter, more permanent feel.
You can’t go wrong with a neutral sofa, but if you’re wishing you’d been a bit braver when agonising over the colour swatches, compensate with chairs instead. These models in soft blue velvet add a gentle dose of colour to the room and tone with the patterned rug and sofa cushions.
If space (and/or budget) is limited, search for a cocktail-style chair (or chairs) without arms instead of a more traditional armchair.
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If that bold-coloured sofa you fell in love with when you bought it no longer quite fits with your design ethos, why not try painting the wall behind it in a toning dark hue? This makes the seat blend into the overall room, rather than drawing the eye as it would if placed in front of a white or pale wall.
It’s easy to chuck on some cushions willy-nilly, but for a more measured masking act, choose a selection of colour-coordinated cushions that are all the same size and shape, then add a neatly folded throw over the arm of the sofa.
Neat and ordered not your thing? Embrace a more laid-back approach and layer up cushions, rugs and blankets in a variety of shapes and colours. The key to this look is confidence: don’t be timid – pile ’em high, so the overall look is deliberately eclectic.
Patterned cushions add instant interest, but for a double dose of disguise, deceive the eye into looking beyond the sofa with bold decoration. Here, a graphic design has been painted onto the wall behind the couch, but a high-impact wallpaper would have the same effect.
Rather than trying to hide it, liven up a plain, dark sofa with monochrome accessories throughout the rest of the room. Here, what could have been a fairly staid choice now works as an integral part of a stylish design scheme.
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