Monochrome living room

Build a beautiful monochromatic space with these tips

28th June 2024

A monochromatic colour scheme is one that’s created by using different shades of the same colour. It’s elegant and timeless, making it a great choice for a living room colour scheme. The best part of monochrome aesthetics is that you can choose any colour, and no matter what the accent colours in your palettes will always be easy to determine – you can simply pick your favourite shades and hues, making matching effortless!

At Cover My Furniture, we’re a family business with more than 60 years of experience to our name! We’ve been in the business of supplying fitted sofa covers for a while, and we’ve seen our fair share of interior design techniques. One of our favourites is definitely monochrome. So today, we’re taking a look at some tips you can use to build a beautiful monochromatic living room.

Select your base colour

The first step to building any monochrome space is to decide on your base colour. The colour you choose will be the main event of your space, it’s the colour that will anchor all of your other shades together. You can choose any colour you like, but some of the more popular choices tend to fall into the neutrals category – so we’re talking grey, white, beige, black. However, recently bold colours have been having a moment in the spotlight with colours like emerald green and navy blue having a moment in the spotlight!

Your primary colour would be an ideal shade for your sofa since, usually, sofas are a focal point of the living room. If you’re not looking to throw out your current sofa in favour of a new one in your chosen shade, we’ve got it covered – literally! With our fitted sofa covers, we’ll create some bespoke sofa covers in your desired shade and fabric that’ll snuggly slide right onto your sofa for a seamless finish and that new sofa feel – and better still, you can even chuck them in the wash when they get dirty!

Introduce texture into your space

When designing monochromatic rooms, a great way to add visual interest is with different textures. By combining a variety of materials like plush wool, smooth leather, gentle linen, and luxurious velvet, you can create a rich and rounded tactile experience. Some easy ways to introduce these textures are by adding throw pillows, rugs, and curtains. This helps your monochromatic room feel dynamic and engaging, as well as stylish and comfortable.

Layer your decor

Now you have all your elements ready to go, complete with different textures; it’s time to start arranging your monochromatic living space. It’s best to start with your larger items, like sofas and rugs, as the centrepieces. Once those are in place, you can layer in smaller accessories like your throw pillows, artwork, and decorative objects to add personality and style and make them your own. Just be sure to keep all these items within your chosen monochromatic colour scheme to maintain a cohesive and harmonious look throughout the room. This approach will help create a visually appealing and well-put-together space that reflects your personality.

If you want to get a better idea of how our fitted sofa covers will look and feel in your monochromatic living space, you can order a free sample pack through our website. We’ll deliver it straight to your door, so all you have to do is sit back and wait. Plus, if you need help choosing the perfect shade, our in-house furniture specialists are always ready to offer expert opinions. Ready to get started? Just get in touch with our friendly team!


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