5 Types of Cushions You Need for Your Black Leather Sofa

Modern Living Room with Black Leather Sofa

When it comes to decorating a home, the right couch can make all the difference. Installing a shiny black leather sofa is a great way to give your space a sophisticated and timeless look, but it can be a challenge to find the perfect cushions to go with it. The right cushions can not only give your black leather sofa a unique and stylish vibe but can also make it cosier. After all, the qualities of a good design must be stylish, comfortable and functional.

We’ve made a blog post about cushions for your black sofa and this time, we are going more specific. We’ll discuss five types of cushions that you should consider for your black leather sofa. Plus, our top cushion picks to help you on your interior design journey.

Throw Pillows

Shiny Throw Pillows on a Black Leather Sofa

Throw pillows are a great way to add a pop of colour, texture and pattern to your black leather sofa. They can be used as decorative piece while providing extra comfort when lounging on the sofa. Throw pillows come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and materials so it is easy to find something that fits in with your room's decor.

Common Sizes of Throw Pillows

Square Throw Pillows

1. 16” x 16”
2. 18” x 18”
3. 20” x 20”
4. 22” x 22”

Round Throw Pillows

Ranging around 18” to 22” in diameter, round-shaped throw pillows can add visual layering to a group of square or rectangle cushions.


Striped and Checked Handmade Cushions

Striped Handwoven Cushion from Bhutan

From small square cushions to large round ones, there is sure to be something to suit your style. When choosing throw pillows for your black leather sofa, consider coordinating them with other elements in the room such as curtains or rugs. For example, if you have a bold striped rug in the room, choose a selection of colorful striped pillows to match. 

Handmade Blush Pink and Cream Ikat Cushion named Stroberi

Blush Pink and Cream Ikat from Bali

Alternatively, if you want to keep things classic, opt for plain colored pillows in neutral tones like taupe, grey or cream. This will create an elegant look that won't overpower the look of your leather sofa.

Accent Cushions

Patterned Cushion on a Black Leather Sofa

Accent cushions are a great way to make your black leather sofa a conversation piece. These cushions come in a variety of fabrics, patterns, and textures, and can be used to create a cohesive look throughout your living space. Whether you choose a patterned or solid fabric, a bright hue or something more muted, accent cushions are an easy way to give your sofa an extra bit of personality.


Handmade Indigo Hand Woven Ikat Cushion named Sumba

Indigo Handwoven Ikat from Bali

When selecting accent cushions, it’s best to opt for ones that are slightly larger than the throw pillows. This will help the accent cushions stand out and make them more visible. Additionally, when selecting accent cushions, consider their shape as well. Choose ones that contrast with the shape of your sofa, as this will create a dynamic look and draw the eye in.

For instance, if you have a large square couch, try adding an oval-shaped or round accent cushion. Similarly, if you have a curved sofa, use some rectangular cushion covers to provide balance. Keep in mind the size of the cushion; if it's too large for your furniture, it won't sit properly and may not provide much comfort. Furthermore, be sure to select cushion covers that coordinate with the other elements in the room; choose colours and textures that complement each other and don't clash too much. With careful selection of cushion covers, you'll have a room full of character and style!

Lumbar Cushions

Lumbar Cushions with handmade fabrics from Morocco and Indonesia

Lumbar cushions are also known as support pillows because they give extra comfort and maximum support to your spine especially while sitting for a long time. They help improve posture and avoid back pain.

These cushions can be placed in the lower back area, providing added support when you’re sitting or lounging on your sofa. Lumbar cushions are usually filled with high-grade foam, so they are firm and supportive, yet soft and comfortable. They can also be customized with various fabrics to match the colour of your leather sofa. Consider adding a lumbar cushion for an extra layer of comfort and style on your black leather sofa!


Handmade Rose Pink Cactus Silk Lumbar Cushion named Markunda

Cactus Silk Lumbar Cushion handwoven by the Berber people of the Atlas Mountains

The options are endless! If you want to create an ultra-luxe look, consider investing in lumbar cushions with responsibly sourced fabrics. Not only do they look beautiful, but they will instantly transform the ambiance of your space bringing a piece of history where they came from. Plus, thanks to the high-quality materials used, locally sourced textiles are uniquely stylish and durable.

You might want to consider purchasing different types of lumbar cushions to mix and match throughout the year. For instance, if it’s wintertime and you need some extra warmth in your living room, opt for a thicker cushion made out of wool. Then when summer arrives, replace it with something more lightweight like linen or cotton.


 Handmade Black Cactus Silk Lumbar Cushion named Lunja

Patterned Lumbar Cushion made from the Agave Sabra cactus silks

Finally, don’t forget about patterned lumbar cushions. A patterned cushion is a fun way to add character to any space without overdoing it. Choose from contemporary designs, classic prints, or bold patterns – just make sure that whatever design you pick doesn’t clash with the overall aesthetic of your black leather sofa.

Bolster Cushions

Bolster cushions are typically longer than other cushions and can help prop you up while sitting on the sofa or be used as a headrest. Aside from being functional, bolster cushions are also great for adding a bit of height to a black leather couch, and they come in a variety of fabrics that can be easily matched with your existing décor.

Hand-dyed Bolster Cushion named Malam

Natural hand-dyed bolster cushion from Bali

Whether you’re looking for something traditional or something more modern, bolster cushions fill out the negative spaces to a sofa. Not only will they add a much-needed layer of support, but different fabrics and textures used will make your favourite lonely couch look truly whimsical!


Ikat Bolster Cushions from Bali

Furthermore, many of these bolsters come with removable covers which makes them even easier to clean and maintain. All in all, bolster cushions are ideal for anyone who wants to add some sophistication and support to their black leather sofa.

Floor cushions

Kente Cushions from Ghana

Kente fabrics from Ghana

Floor cushions can make a small space feel bigger by creating the illusion of more seating without taking up too much room. Floor cushions are great for lounging on the floor when you need some extra relaxation or simply want to enjoy a movie night with your friends. When paired with a black leather sofa, they can really help to bring out a homey vibe creating a cozy atmosphere. With floor cushions, you can create a comfortable yet stylish space that's perfect for entertaining.

Handmade Fabrics from Morocco

Plus, since most floor cushions are lightweight and easy to move around, you can quickly change things up whenever you want depending on your mood or occasion. From adding extra comfort and flexible seating options to saving space and offering design versatility, owning some floor cushions has numerous benefits. With so many styles available, you can easily find the perfect cushion to fit your décor and enhance your home’s look and feel.

Key Takeaways

When you bring a black leather sofa into your home, you want it to look perfect. But having a great looking sofa isn't enough - you need to make sure it's comfortable too! If you’re looking to spruce up your black leather sofa, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to do it is by adding cushions. They are an essential part of making sure your black leather sofa is as inviting as it looks. They can bring out the emotion and personality of the room as well as its furniture, while also providing an extra layer of comfort when lounging. Whether you want to go with a classic, boho or modern look, there are plenty of cushion options out there to choose from to match your decor.

I hope this blog helped you on finding which type of cushions go with your black leather sofa. If you need a more personalised help, check out our Interior Consulting services. Whether you are looking for a fresh new look or simply want expert advice on how to make your space more comfortable, we can help you every step of the way. We love working with our clients and creating beautiful spaces that inspire them to live their best lives.

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