Decorating Ideas for Black Leather Sofas

In terms of interior design, black leather sofas are extremely versatile and will fit well in most room settings. From a sleek and stylish modern city apartment to a traditional character country cottage, a black leather sofa may be the answer to your furnishing needs. To achieve ‘the look’ the various elements of your interior need to be considered from your soft furnishings to your other pieces of furniture, if all of these items can compliment each other you can create the perfect lounge or living room for you and your family.

Interior design magazines and the internet are the best places to get ideas and inspiration for your space, take the best parts from different

Use contrasting colours

Using your black leather sofas as a starting point, it is good to use contrasting colours. Using light colours on your walls and carpet will help your black sofa stand out and prevent the room from looking too dark or drab. Adding bright colours to the room such as reds and lime greens will create an interesting and fun room setting, these can be added in the form of scatter cushions, lamp shades and accessories.

Use a mix of different textures

Along with the smooth uniform finish of your black leather sofa try to use different textures to add contrasting elements to your lounge. A deep pile textured rug or a mix of textured scatter cushions will work well and also provide a more homely and well thought out feel to your room.

Black and white

To create a sophisticated décor mix your black leather sofas with other black and white furnishings and accessories. Try and create an equal spread of the two colours for a balanced interior. Try adding a black and white feature wall in either a patterned wallpaper or solid black if the room is light enough to achieve this look.

Bachelor pad

The essential part of every good bachelor pad is a big black leather sofa, a floral print just won’t cut it! Create the bachelor pad look by teaming your sofas with sharp lines, glass coffee tables, angular floor lamps and slatted blinds rather than curtains. A black leather corner sofa featuring a chaise longue section would be perfect for putting your feet up and don’t forget the big TV.

Retro theme

A black leather suite fits very well into a retro themed interior. Whether it be an art deco lounge or a 1950’s influenced living room. Retro sofas tend to have clean simple lines and can be matched with retro accessories such as floor lamps, sculptures, pictures and clocks.

With these few ideas and guidelines to bear in mind when shopping for your new leather suite you too can achieve the perfect room to compliment your black leather sofas.