You've finally found your dream couch and it's time for the next step: styling the couch. In addition to being a good reason to go interior shopping, the styling really finishes your sofa. Be your own interior stylist, we will help you with this!

Style the sofa like a true interior stylist

The sofa is one of the most comfortable places in the house. Of course your sofa must be comfortable to sit on, but the eye also wants something. With the right styling, your sofa is in no time to put through a ring, as a real interior stylist would do.

Decorative cushions

One of the easiest ways to style your sofa is with throw pillows. This really is a go-to for almost every interior stylist. Cushions come in all kinds of colours, materials, sizes and shapes. All these options are important for the right styling. Do you want to create a ton-sur-ton look or should the decorative cushions really stand out? With a ton-sur-ton look, you first look at the colors of the sofa and choose cushions in the same kind of color, but pick slightly different shades. Do you want your decorative cushions to immediately catch the eye? Then choose an accent color that you also use in other places in your sitting area. This is possible, for example, with the color gold. After you have decided on the color, it is time for the material of the cushions. A ton-sur-ton look lends itself perfectly to a mix & match of materials and patterns. A few basic pillows without a pattern ensure that you can easily continue to vary. Place the large cushions in the back and the small cushions in the front to create depth. In addition, it works well to combine square and rectangular pillows or even use round pillows.

Corner sofa Annabelle Triple Lazy In Between (slanted)
Corner sofa Claire With In Between
Corner sofa Elise
Corner sofa Victoria


A plaid is not only wonderful to curl up in, but is also an enrichment for the styling of your sofa. Just like with the decorative cushions, you can go for a ton-sur-ton look or for a plaid that stands out by taking an accent colour. A plaid is the ideal item to choose in a rich material. The softer the better. Think, for example, of velvet, teddy or a sheepskin. Drape the plaid over your sofa for a casual look or fold it into a narrow strip for a sleek result. A plaid is best placed over the armrest or the seating area of the sofa. You can slide the plaid just slightly under the decorative cushions or, for example, place it over a footstool.


Does your sofa have an open corner, intermediate element or a matching footstool? Then you can style it perfectly with a tray! Place a beautiful lantern or tea light holders on the tray for an attractive result. Are visitors coming? Then the styling can be exchanged for a delicious snack and a drink!


A carpet ensures that the styling of your sofa and coffee table come together and that a complete picture is created. Preferably choose a carpet that can accommodate both the sofa and the coffee table. This way you can nicely delineate the seating area and that looks and feels very attractive. Moreover, a carpet is nice and warm under your feet! Hint: The Room108 carpets can all be made to measure so that they fit perfectly with your bank. There is a wide choice of short-pile and high-pile carpets in various colours. Inquire at our showrooms or come by to design your own custom carpet!

Corner sofa Claire Crowdy
In the picture: Corner sofa Claire Crowdy

Coffee table

Just like the sofa, the coffee table is an important part of the seating area. Give the styling of the sofa a boost by matching it with the coffee table styling. For the coffee table styling, opt for home accessories with different heights and shapes, so that you create dynamism. Here too, play with colours, shapes and materials and try to coordinate them with the styling of the sofa. Use a tray to collect the styling or style in the shape of a triangle. Add color accents with flowers and make it atmospheric with candlelight. Tip: Make groups of an odd number, for example 3, 5 or 7. This way you achieve a lively effect and you can easily exchange items. Does your coffee table have multiple layers? Then put a plaid, magazines or a nice coffee table book on the bottom layer.

Side table

By moving the sofa slightly away from the wall, you have room for a nice side table behind the sofa. In other words: more room to style! Go higher with the styling on your side table, so that your beautiful items do not disappear behind the sofa. In addition, high items form a nice contrast to the broad shapes of the sofa and the carpet. Apply the rule of the odd number here too and combine your side table styling with a beautiful wall accessory. With these styling tips for a DIY interior stylist, your dream sofa will come into its own in your interior!

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