Your black couch has been with you through thick and thin — seriously, you’ve likely had a few versions of that bad boy since the college years. While it still might have a bit of that co-ed vibe, you can totally make it feel fit for a grown-up living space. With the right decorating tips, on-trend throws, pillows and modern wall art, your black couch can go from dorm display to chic and stylish in no time.

To continue our 2016 decor resolution to make the most out of what we already have in our homes, we’re showing you three ways to decorate that black couch. Scroll through to see how we’d style a black couch for the boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.

How to decorate a black couch for a boho-chic living room


With plenty of warm neutrals, soft textures and metallics, you — yes, you! — can bring that cozy-chic boho vibe to your black couch. Just be sure to add the right amount of natural wood accents and greenery (a fiddle leaf fig, perhaps) to complete the living room look. You can go faux with the plant or try to better that soon-to-be green thumb of yours.

IKEA STOCKHOLM Sofa ($999) + Target Mongolian Fur Decorative Pillow ($17), Target Tilda Throw ($60), Adrift in My Mind Diamond Shaped Reclaimed Wood Wall Art ($125), One Kings Lane 52″ Faux Fiddle-Leaf Tree in a Pot ($399), Lulu & Georgia Jonah Side Table ($190), Shiraleah Ella Pillow ($53), Lulu & Georgia Antelope Skull ($58)

How to decorate a black couch for a minimalist living room


Getting the minimalist look is all about finding the perfect balance of neutrals, blacks and metallics. Make your couch minimalist-chic by plopping on a graphic black and white pillow with a coppery-hued accent pillow for a pop of shimmer. Then cover the space above your couch with a hanging gallery of air plants for a minimal, lush take on the gallery wall.

IKEA STOCKHOLM Sofa ($999) + YAH YAH Jewelry Geometric Mobile No. 1 ($23), YAH YAH Jewelry Geometric Mobile No. 3 ($23), CB2 Overlook Throw ($129), Target Modern Globe Floor Lamp ($60), CB2 Rove Pillow ($35), Target Sputnik Side Table ($160), CB2 Reflect Pillow ($80)

How to decorate a black couch for a preppy living room


If you want to bring pretty, preppy personality to your black couch, all you need are some bright colors and plenty of bold patterns. Mix it up by adding a bit more color to your usual black and white palette with a colorful striped throw, and glam it up with a gilded side table. To add a modern edge, hang an LED wall light and some colorful abstract wall art above the couch.

IKEA STOCKHOLM Sofa ($999) + Dusen Dusen Stripe Throw Blanket ($180), Lulu & Georgia Shapes on Shapes Print ($18), Oh Joy! Heart LED Neon Amber Light ($50), Lulu & Georgia Draper Side Table ($479), Furbish Black and White Spotted Pillow ($95), PB Teen Cutie Pillow Cover ($39)

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