Looking for a living room update but don’t want to break the bank? We have a secret—you can get whole new look with just a few pillows and accents. It’s all in our easy sofa styling guide!
Because when you really think about it, your sofa is the centerpiece of the living room. Any small changes you make here will make a big impact on the rest of the room. Just think of it as the blank canvas to your design vision.
And first things first, it’s all about those pillows. See how adding a few throw pillows brings instant style to the sofa—and how different combos switch up the look.
Just start with a solid pillow, which usually comes with your sofa (or sectional) anyway. Then come the fun ones. We recommend mixing and matching bold colors, plenty of texture, and striking patterns.
Above all, don’t be afraid to just choose what you like and play with the arrangement. We promise, there’s no wrong way to do it. After that, finish the look with a casually draped throw for that perfectly imperfect feel.
Of course, if you want to take it a step further, you can change out your existing décor for a fresh makeover.
See how a simple area rug and wall art change can make the entire living room feel brand new? It’s the same sofa, but a few new pillows and accessories make each look feel completely different.
And the best part—it’s budget friendly too. Just keep the décor in line with the style of the pillows. For examples, if your pillows have boho elements like jeweled tones and fringe, go with an area rug and artwork that carry the same theme.
No matter what, just trust your instincts. After all, personal style is all about what you love, so it’s perfectly okay to blur the lines a little. And that’s all it takes for our easy sofa styling guide!