How to introduce a blue sofa in your living room?
Blue as a colour of tranquility
Blue as a formal colour
In designing your home interior, a blue sofa matched with plain, or herringbone cushions will bring out balance and harmony to your living room. Compatible colours that would go with a blue sofa in a formal setting are taupe, grey, white, or beige.
Blue as a refreshing and invigorating hue
Pairing your blue sofa (preferably navy blue) with olive green cushions and drapes is a nice combination to stage a nautical-themed ambiance which is great for casual lounging but prepared for an impromptu celebration.
Blue as a versatile tone
The dominance of colour blue in the world of interior style can be attributed to the fact that it is a primary colour which makes it receptive to any other colours and shades. So, it is safe to say that blue is the colour of trustworthiness.
A blue sofa is dependable not only for relaxation but in creating a visual symphony by using some of your existing furniture and soft furnishings. It’s easy to match with a variety of cushions like geometric, stripes, checked, neutral, and many more!
If you’re planning on buying a blue sofa (or if you already have one), make sure to incorporate them into your living room in a way that satisfies your sense of style and relaxation. Match it with fabulous cushions to imbue different types of dramas and create artistic imagery!
Cushions that would go well with your blue sofa
Spending time in a luxurious space should be a blissful moment - but where you're relaxing matters just as much. Many people know that there's nowhere better to rest than on the sofa, but did you know that there are so many different styles and types of cushions out there?
Having your blue couch alone in the living room makes it boring and lifeless. Artfully placing the right cushions on it will not only give you added comfort but will bring out a beautiful symphony for the eyes. We at The World In Cushions, traveled far and wide to collect fabrics influenced by interesting cultures and traditions. Below are some of the best picks from our curated collection of cushions all over the globe.
Unexpected pairing as it may seem, pink cushions on a blue couch can create a relaxing contemporary ambiance or a beach sunset drama. Depending on the hue that you want to use, blue is an ideal backdrop for popping colours of pink.
Take a look at this Harris Tweed cushion sourced locally from our trip to the magnificent Isle of Lewis. We call this handmade piece Bartsia. Made from 100% pure new wool, the wonderful interaction of fuchsia pink check in orange and lilac overcheck recreates memories of the machair in full bloom. Bring the amazing beauty of the Outer Hebrides to your living room with Bartsia!
Never before has a little sunshine made such a difference on your sofa. Our Melati Ikat cushion, designed with an intricate and colourful pattern inspired by the early morning Bukit sunrise, is perfect for adding a dose of natural light to your living room. Ikat is the traditional method of textile patterning in which a bundle of threads is bound tightly before being dyed and then intricately woven into a fabric and then embellished with patterns significant to their culture. Ikat is considered to be one of the oldest forms of textile art in Indonesia. When translated into English language, Ikat literally means “bind”.
Spruce up your blue sofa with this orange and mustard hand-woven Ikat cushion from Sumba named Kuda. The symbols depict the horse, which is an important figure in the Sumbanese culture to represent power, wealth, good fortune, as well as femininity. The back fabric is smooth terracotta linen which perfectly complements the patterns. This handmade piece originally measures 1 meter by 1.5 meters would have taken up to three (3) months to create and involved up to ten (10) skilled Sumbanese craftsmen. Inspired by the fresh, crisp feel of nature and the tranquility it brings. Kuda will not only elevate the vibe of your blue sofa but will invite a positive aura to your living room.
A sweet and soothing ambiance is what this handmade lumbar cushion guarantees when paired with your blue sofa. The main material used was the silk of an Agave Sabra cactus harvested in the deserts of Northern Africa by the Berber people of the Atlas Mountains. We named this faded rose-pink cushion, Markunda. The woven symbols mimic the traditional tattoos of the Berber women and have many meanings. Markunda belongs to our one-of-a-kind collection of Morrocan cushions. Whether you're looking for an accessory to pair with your favorite sofa or need just a more comfortable place to lay your head after a long day, Markunda will find its way into many a bedroom.
What’s truly amazing with Markunda and all of our Moroccan cushions is that for every piece sold, 10% goes to support the fabulous work of the Ims’One Project, a charity dedicated to the vaccination, health, and well-being of the Moroccan dogs (and some cats!) We were lucky enough to spend some time with them, and to participate in the walking of more than 50 dogs along the Moroccan coastline. We challenge anyone to visit the Ims’One project and not fall in love.
Cultural symbols and patterns influenced by the rich culture of Bhutan are what this handmade cushion brings to your blue couch. Backed with soft maroon fabric, the magnificent patterns of gold, burgundy, and green, are crossed by lavish rainbows of hues and are used to create Ghos, Bhutanese men’s national dress. We found this cotton satin cushion named Mongar in the bustling backstreet of Thimphu, the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
Blue is timeless, natural, and calming. It brings out trust and security, which is why it is considered a staple in nearly every interior design, from animal prints to teal colors. A blue sofa will add a touch of refinement to your living room. Pair it with warmer and more zestful colours of cushions and enjoy the serene experience every time you settle down on it.
What makes The World In Cushions unique?
The inspiration behind the shapes, materials, and techniques of our cushions all stem from storytelling. The travel we’ve been able to cover thanks to each and every handmade reproduction, as well as the discovery of the world’s cultural diversity, is super inspiring. Now that you have a peek into our process, tell us your story: what’s your favorite memory while traveling? What inspires you? Leave a comment below and let us know.
Happy styling from The World In Cushions!