You took the plunge. You finally bought that bright, colorful couch you’ve had your eye on. But now that it’s sitting in your living room it doesn’t quite look the same as in the IKEA catalogue. Bright couches can add just the right amount of color to your home, but finding the perfect decor to match can be hard. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your living room’s new centerpiece. It’ll be the perfect spot to kick back and read your new copy of Homemakers for a little more DIY inspo.

1. Color Blocking: Choose one or two bold colors to contrast your bright couch. Think pillows, area rugs and shelving — all of which are great accessories that will bring a great pop of color to any living space. (via The Jungalow)

2. Pillows: This is where your pillow obsession comes in handy. The trick is to pick patterns and prints that match but don’t clash with each other. (via Studio DIY)

3. Textiles: Found a textile you’re obsessed with? Feature it boldly to really complement your couch. (via Carolina Collegiate)

4. Black and White: If you like to keep it simple, go black and white. Just don’t forget that B&W doesn’t have to boring; choose chic chevron or striped patterns to keep things interesting. (via

5. Simple Accents: Go elegant with a simple accent or two. Drape an ivory throw like this over your couch to bring some sophistication to your living room. (via Horchow)

6. Plants: Greenery is another way to bring life to your colored couch. Not to mention, it’s a wonderfully natural way to draw color contrast. (via Emily Henderson)

7. Bold Rug: Think of your couch as a focal point for your entire living space. Choose a fun patterned rug with contrasting colors to create a cohesive look. Oh, and we love how the pops of yellow really tie the whole room together. (via Bright Bazaar)

How are you styling your colored couch? Let us know in the comments below!