For an instant, cosy lift to any room, nothing beats decorating with cushions. Whether you have a neutral palette at home or something more eclectic, adding or changing cushion covers is the easiest and most affordable way to give your living room a personal twist. Here we’ve taken IKEA’s Stocksund - a classic sofa style - and created a Rustic Scandinavian look by contrasting a vibrant seasonal red layered with a neutral palette of cushion covers in different fabric qualities.
Don’t get us wrong, we clearly love red and over the top luxury or pattern mixing for Christmas interiors but there’s something sublime to the ‘less is more’ ethos too. For a subtle, minimal approach to holiday decor that’s still festive and charming, start with a sofa cover in one of our new Velvet colours (hello, dark green) and dress it up with cushions in sophisticated, neutral tones. Give it a warm yet quirky twist of glamour with metallic details such as a metal bar cart and coffee table loaded with shiny baubles.
For the young and the young at heart, consider mixing patterns and prints in the same red tones for both your sofa and cushions. But don’t stop there - boost this festive mix and match theme by adding a party garland and blanket in the same tones. Now, isn’t this the merriest Christmas look ever? With over 20 shades of red in both solids and prints, you won’t be lacking for inspiration.
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My Scandinavian Home’s IKEA Karlstad sofa style makeover
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