Published on July 25, 2019

Sofas are the jeans of your living room. Both are the building blocks of their respective domains and both come in an impressive array of styles. This year, it’s all about going bold. Outfit yourself in denim-on-denim; outfit your space with a sofa that boasts an oversize silhouette, intricate detailing, or bright fabric (any color of the rainbow will do). One quick sweep of the #SoDomino hashtag on Instagram proves we’re not alone in this opinion—the best living rooms our readers have posted recently all feature Technicolor couches. We like the way you think.

You’re Here for Avocado Green’s Comeback  

 

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We love everything about this setup, but especially the delightfully stoic-looking pup. To re-create the look, pick a piece that blends mid-century lines with the retro shade for a more palatable take on the trend. 

You Enjoy a Sofa That Looks Like a Breakfast Pastry

 

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A curved, cushy sofa that resembles an éclair will add all the comfort you crave, as shown in this living room. Take another note from the space and pair a rosy couch with contrasting mustard accents. 

You Crave a Dose of Luxury 

 

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This reader nails it: If you’re going to go velvet, highlight its opulence with an equally rich hue—we suggest a similar burnt orange for some ’70s vibes. 

You Like to Keep Things Classic 

 

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Be it through the fuzzy throw pillows or the wall paint, the combination of timeless navy with a more modern color, like bubblegum pink, looks totally fresh. 

You’re Not Sold on Gen-Z Yellow 

 

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Its older, more sophisticated cousin, ochre, is on your radar. A citron-colored sofa like this one is an instant hit of sunshine—even if your room doesn’t have windows.

You Tend to Overcommit

 

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Follow this living room’s lead and stick with a tonal color scheme to fulfill your monochromatic dreams. We love the saturated statement of this mauve sofa layered with pillows in various shades of purple and pink. 

You’re After Something Sleeker

 

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This buttery leather sofa with chrome hardware is a vintage score (scour your local thrift shops or sites like 1stdibs and Chairish to find an original), but the idea of exposed metal legs in lieu of wood or upholstered ones is so refreshing—and totally co-optable. 

See more living room decor ideas:
20 Gorgeous Rugs, Because We All Deserve to Be Floored Once in a While
28 Curtains That Will Instantly Dress Up Your Rental Apartment
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