To improve the look of your living room, you need to know how to select the color of leather sofa that will complement the other colors in the room. A leather sofa is usually an expensive purchase that you will have for a long time. Choose a color that you love and that will look great so that you do not regret this purchase.
- Decide if you want your sofa to be neutral or the focal point of the room. Leather sofas are available in a wide range of colors from bright red to white and of course various shades of browns and blacks. A red sofa will definitely be a statement making piece of furniture, but how sure are you that in a few years you will still love it. If you choose a neutral colored leather sofa, you can accessorize with throw pillows and other objects in the room to make the design statement of your choice. By taking this approach, you can swap out the comparably inexpensive accessories to change the look of the room whenever you feel like it. This look may not be as bold as a brightly colored sofa though.
- Obtain fabric samples. Some furniture stores will have swatches of leather available for a fee that you can purchase and bring home to see how the colors will look in your home. This is a good option if you are having trouble deciding between one or two colors.
- Do not base your decision on what is trendy. Trends in home decor change quickly just like fashion trends in clothing. That fabulous modern, white leather sofa may be the hottest thing today, but next month a rustic, brown leather couch may be all the rage. Select a trendy color only if you truly love it and will be happy with it even if it is no longer the must have item.
Before you invest in a new leather sofa, look around at several different stores to check out all of your options. Some furniture stores have design consultants on staff that can help you choose the color of leather sofa that will best complement your existing decor.