Blog/Quick Styling Tips for Your Corner Sofa

Quick Styling Tips for Your Corner Sofa

Castlery   |   Aug 16, 2022

Comfortable, cosy, and attractive, corner sofas can look fantastic in living spaces of all shapes and sizes. Whether you have a smaller lounge or a spacious family room, adding a stylish corner sofa to the layout can give you the usability and the look you’re dreaming of.

The ‘L’ shape of a corner sofa makes it naturally welcoming as well as cosy. Get your accessories just right, and you’ll create a seating area that’s irresistibly sumptuous as well as wonderful to look at.

If you’ve recently invested in a corner sofa and are looking for ways to integrate it into your interior décor, or if you’re considering buying a new L-shape couch for your lounge, look at our top tips for quickly and effectively styling your corner sofa.

Gray side chaise extended sofa in a modern living room Irresistibly comfy and minimal, the Todd Side Chaise Extended Sofa offers low-slung lounging while elevating any interior.

Add colour and texture

Corner sofas are by nature large, generous furnishings, so why not turn yours into a real centrepiece by introducing some fun, colourful cushions, and accessories? Piling up bright patterned or block colour cushions can give your L-shaped couch a fantastic, sumptuous look and make it incredibly comfortable to stretch out and relax on.

Layering up the different colours and designs will also add texture and richness to your interior décor. Use colours or patterns that appear in other elements of your design scheme to ensure your sofa ties the room together and looks like an integral part of your layout.

Mid century modern leather chaise sectional sofa styled with a throw The caramel tones on the Madison Leather Chaise Sofa styled with a patterned rug lend an inviting atmosphere to your living room. Picture credit: @the.nkunims

Make it a welcoming, cosy space

If you have a very large sofa, it could look a little plain and empty when it’s not in use. Piling it high with bright, bold cushions will have the bonus of making it appear cosy and welcoming even when no one is sitting on it. You could also introduce a few stylish throws to your seating area to make it look even more inviting. Make sure you tidy your cushions and throws whenever the sofa isn’t in use to keep your living room looking its best.

Match your corner sofa to other soft furnishings

Rugs and sofas are a match made in heaven. Rugs will help to define your seating area and add colour to your space. A good quality rug will also anchor your sofa and draw the eye to the most important part of your living area.

Try to find a rug that echoes the colour, pattern, or style of your sofa. Pairing them in this way will help your design scheme appear more unified and draw attention to the sofa as the centrepiece of your living room. You could also run these design themes through your cushions, curtains, and other soft furnishings to tie your entire interior together.

L-shaped sectional sofa and handwoven rug in a modern living room @emzieees styles her Dawson L-Shape Sofa with the Lilou Jute Rug. The result? A wonderfully put-together space that’s cozy and warm.

Add a sideboard

Sometimes, living spaces work even better when the different areas are defined and segmented. This works especially well in large, open lounges but can also look fantastic in cosier spaces.

A great way to add this structure to your layout is to invest in a shelf or sideboard. Both shelves and sideboards can be used to great effect to provide extra storage and give you somewhere convenient to place your drinks or snacks. You can also use them to display items like photos, plants, and ornaments.

If your living room is on the smaller side, shelves can work well as they’ll help to maximise your floor space while making your lounge more usable. If you want a more flexible layout, or if your corner sofa is right in the middle of your living room, opt for a sideboard. This versatile furnishing can be placed behind your sofa, or to one side of your seating area, to bring a touch of style and practicality to your living room.

Mid-century modern sideboard styled with vases as decor With its acacia wood frame and brass handles, the Miles Sideboard is a refreshing mid-century modern design. Picture credit: @our.peachy.days

Pair with complementary armchairs

Finally, you can style your corner sofa by adding one or two complementary armchairs to your layout. These armchairs can be in a matching fabric or, if you want to add a bold splash of colour to your lounge, you could choose armchairs in contrasting shades.

As well as making your living room décor more interesting and more dynamic, a complementary set of armchairs will significantly increase the size of your seating area, allowing you to accommodate even more friends and family when they drop in for a coffee. If you don’t have the available floor space for a set of armchairs, you can achieve a similar effect by adding an Ottoman to your living area. Ottomans are very versatile and can also be used to introduce colour, style, and functionality to your lounge.

Adding a corner sofa to your living room is a fantastic way to bring a little extra usability and character to your lounge. To find out more about styling your interior, and to start searching for the perfect pieces for your home, look around our collection today.