Have you ever had to decorate around something in your home that doesn’t necessarily fit your style anymore? Or maybe you played it really safe with some of your big ticket items, like maybe your sofa, but you still crave adding some style to your space?
You are not alone, my friend.
One of the smartest things you can do when buying big ticket items for your home is to play it somewhat safe so that you don’t end up needing – or wanting to replace it.
On the other hand, some of us are just plain stuck with a big ticket item that we just aren’t feelin’ anymore, but the good ol’ budget isn’t allowing it to be replaced. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure.
But even if you’re feeling stuck, there is a way to allow your style to evolve and work with what you got. It’s all about what you put with it and today I’m excited to be partnering with Overstock.com to show you just how changing things up can give your space a whole new feel. And since Overstock.com is having their anniversary sale right now through Oct. 17th it’s a great time to add some style to your space!
Let’s take a pretty standard sofa for example.
I know I’m not alone when I say that I purchased a sofa in a darkish neutral color because I need it to last. And by last, I mean hide little kid messes reasonably well. Sound familiar?
Today I’m going to show you how you can take this one sofa in so many different style directions.
Whether you are into traditional, rustic, or modern decor having a “safe” sofa is still the way to go, because it will act as the base for everything you put with it, no matter what style direction you take.
Neutral sofa + modern vibes
Chances are, if you’re into modern decor (like me) you still want your space to feel comfortable. In the past, modern decor got a bad wrap for being “cold.” I get it, no one wants to cozy up in a cement room, but if we focus on bringing in elements of modern design, we can accomplish the best of both worlds… welcoming and modern.
The key is to look for small furniture pieces and accessories with modern elements like…
- clean lines and square edges without a lot of detail
- graphic patterns
- neutrals with pops of color
- arrange furniture so that it is slightly off balance
Modern Room Sources:
Neutral sofa + traditional vibes
Traditional decor is naturally very welcoming with a hint of sophistication.
To accomplish a pulled together traditional look you will want to look for…
- soft colors
- patterns that mimic nature
- curves and details on furniture and accessories
- Drapes or curtain panels
- white wood
- symmetrical furniture arrangement (like matching side tables)
Traditional Room Sources:
Neutral sofa + rustic industrial vibes
Rustic details are definitely a trend that isn’t going away any time soon. But being into rustic decor doesn’t mean you crave the total cabin feel. In fact it is quite the opposite. Adding just a few nods to nature in any space can give it the perfect outdoorsey vibe and make for a really cozy feeling space.
Elements to add for a rustic and/or industrial feel…
- texture (and lots of it) – wood, fur, stone, metal, brick, to name a few.
- neutral colors
- use of raw materials like wire, beams, pipes, exposed bulbs.
- re purposed items
- simple accessories
Rustic Industrial Room Sources:
So which style direction are you headed in? And what is one thing you could add to your space today to get started?
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