Sofas are not stand-alone furniture. Usually, you need to pair them with chairs and other furniture items just to make the room more interesting and functional. However, due to the endless types and styles of sofas and chairs, people often find it hard to look for the right combination. To help, discussed here are some tips to make a sofa-chairs combination more visually appealing.
The primary key for a good sofa-chairs combination is the color of the furniture. Generally, individual pieces of furniture in the same room should have the same colors. Even if they have different prints, color matching these furniture items can mean a world of difference. For example, furniture with floral and stripe prints do not match together. However, when they have the same color, they can actually look good together.
Also related to the color is the texture of the fabric of the furniture. Even though a sofa and chair has the same color, if they have opposing textures, they can be a displeasing sight. There is no definite guideline regarding pairing textures so the best way to coordinate them is by trial and error.
In addition, an important factor in pairing a sofa with chairs is the frame styles. Basically, frames that belong to the same family look good together. Pairing a sofa with casual frame with chairs of the same frame type is good. On the other hand, pairing a modern sofa with traditional frame chairs can be quite visually distracting.
However, if the chairs and sofa in the room are not compatible with each other, it is still possible to make them look good. The trick is to arrange them where they will complement each other. The most common technique used when this is the case is placing identical chairs at the two sides of the sofa. The symmetry of the chairs will offer smooth visual cohesion with the sofa, creating a symmetrical and well-toned furniture layout.
Lastly, for convenience and practicality, it is always possible to ask for expert advice. You can always seek the help of a professional interior designer to match and coordinate the furniture. In addition, when buying sofa and chairs, it is advisable to ask the salesperson for furniture sets. Usually, SofaSOS offer furniture sets that are expertly matched and coordinated. These pieces can be just bought and delivered home, eliminating the trouble of thinking where to put individual pieces of furniture.