3 Pinterest-Perfect Ways to Decorate Your Colorful Couch
Whether you’ve been eyeing that statement piece for awhile, or just inherited one from your family, that bright, colorful couch in your living room has totally upgraded your look. Now, incorporating a green or navy blue couch is a bold move, but finding the perfect decor to match is no easy feat. With the right decorating tips, on-trend throws, pillows and modern wall art, your colorful sofa will give your room a unique style that’s totally in sync with your personality. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to get the most out of your living room’s primary chill zone. Scroll through to see how we’d style a colorful couch for the boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
You can’t go wrong with navy or slate blue. To style it, just choose one or two bold colors to contrast the dark-hued couch, or use a color palette app to find *perf* shades that will complement your new furniture. This navy velvet sofa looks *amazing* when paired with lots of faux fur and metallic elements. Natural accessories like a potted palm and agate coasters bring that cozy-chic boho vibe to your living room, while pops of mustard yellow really tie the whole room together.
Threshold Crosby Schoolhouse Desk Lamp ($35), Diptyque Sapin Candle ($35), H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($10), Dot & Bo Mojave Sunset Throw Pillow ($35), H&M Loop-Knit Cushion Cover ($25), Article Sven Sofa ($2500), Threshold Chenille Diamond Throw ($20), H&M Metal Basket ($15), Dot & Bo Foxy Ottoman ($326), H&M Small Wooden Tray ($10), Joss & Main Faux Potted Palm ($100), Lulu & Georgia Cahya Stool ($148)
HOW TO DECORATE A COLORFUL MINIMALIST COUCH
If you like to keep it simple, go with black and white accessories. You already know that B&W doesn’t have to boring: Choose cozy knit textures or striped patterns to keep things interesting. Make your colorful couch minimalist-chic by tossing on a graphic black and white throw blanket and plenty of throw pillows. Pair the sofa with a colorful end table or a knit ottoman stool for a comfy reading nook.
Xhilaration Tribal Knit Throw ($25), H&M Cable-Knit Cushion Cover ($30), H&M Cushion Cover With Text ($6), Threshold Tripod Floor Lamp ($90), H&M Small Wire Basket ($18), Dot & Bo Hitched Ottoman Stool ($220), H&M Large Metal Tray ($25), H&M Scented Candle ($13), Porthos Home Wright End Table ($230), Z Gallerie Marble Tic Tac Toe ($50), Dot & Bo Graham Sofa ($1599)
HOW TO DECORATE A COLORFUL PREPPY COUCH
Need to create a space that provides coziness and a chic area to entertain? Purchase a vibrant green velvet sofa and bring on the preppy personality with plenty of hot pink accessories. Fun and flirty, pink and green are great for the bachelorette pad or anyone looking to incorporate a touch of glam into the living room. Pair it with gold and neutral accessories and let the sofa be the star of the show.
Dot & Bo Arrowhead Table Lamp ($397), H&M Moss-Knit Blanket ($60), Katie Kime Pink Khandar Pillow ($72), Society Social Hot Pink Pillow ($125), H&M Scented Candle in Holder ($13), Threshold Tray ($15), Katy Skelton Ace Stool ($875), Mapleton Drive Large Pink Lacquer Box With Quartz Crystal ($160), Oh Joy Accent Table ($100), TOV Furniture Hanny Green Velvet Sofa ($1126)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)