Attractive, family-friendly and versatile, fabric sofas can make a fantastic addition to your living space. Selecting a fabric finish for your new sofa gives you a huge range of colours and textures to choose from. Add a touch of luxury with irresistible velvet or create a clean, contemporary finish with stylish linen.

Whether you’re looking for a fabric corner sofa, a sofa bed or a spacious 3-seater, our fabric sofas buying guide will help you get it just right. Here’s how to find the perfect piece for your home.

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There are a few core colours that seem to work well with sofas. Black and grey are classic choices but you would have to add brown (and its close cousin beige) to that list too.

The thing all these tones have in common is that they are relatively neutral. Unlike bolder colours which can have more of an immediate impact but may be subject to trends, brown has a timeless quality.

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When you think of the colour green what comes to mind? Nature, foliage, calming spaces? Green sofas can offer all these things, but they can also offer more.

From luxurious racing green leather Chesterfields to the sleek vine green mid-century style of the Swyft Model 02, green sofas for your living room come in all shapes, sizes and styles.

What to consider when you buy a green sofa for your living room

If you have decided to buy a green sofa your two top considerations need to be style and shade. The style needs to work in the space and with the general décor of the room. That means if you choose a modern and contemporary design, it should ideally match the other items of furniture and stylistic motifs.

Although green is a natural and calming shade, the varying tones can clash with other colours. Famously, the saying goes that red and green should never be seen, and while this is not necessarily true, you do need to think carefully about how you pair it with other colours.

The size and shape of your green sofa should also be considered, as they should with any furniture purchase. Although the flat pack design of Swyft Model 01 green sofas make them much easier to bring into the home and construct in situ.

So, how do you style a green sofa? Here are five of our top green sofa living room ideas.

1. Choose complementary colours

Green leather and fabric sofas are a much bolder colour choice than a more neutral grey or brown. That means you have to be more careful about your colour choices. Let the green do the talking in your living space and stick to clean and bright shades on the wall. Green sofa wall colours like brilliant white work well with all shades. You can then add accent colours of other shades of green (which generally work well together) as well as dashes of other bold colours around the room. Copper goes particularly well with deep greens.

2. Add plants

As mentioned above, green is the colour of nature and you can add to this by adding plants around your sofa. Large leaves with vibrant greens will really bring out the tones of your sofa and help to create a calming and relaxing environment for your living room.

3. Go black and white

Green stands out and can be tricky to match with other colours for rugs, cushions and curtains. But choosing bold black and white patterns can be a good way to add contrast without appearing too busy.

4. Think about your fabric choice

Dark greens work very well in a choice of fabrics, such as leather and velvet. This provides a lush and luxurious feel that can set the tone for the whole room. These shades lend themselves more to retro inspired designs than modern or contemporary feels. Dark green sofa living room choices can make even small spaces with little natural light seem comfortable and cosy.

5. Green on green

One of the best things about green is that almost all shades of green work together, as they do in the natural world. Think about a forest canopy with its variety of shades and tones. Light and dark, bold and hushed – all greens can work together in balance.

This allows you to choose cushions, curtains, rugs and other soft furnishings in a range of greens to build a complementary and effective palette.

To see a selection of green sofas that could give your living room a stylish and contemporary makeover, check out the range at Swyft. Plus, you can also find sofas in a range of other colours, like blue or grey, to choose from if green is not your shade. You can also get more information about how to style your home with a variety of sofas choices, such as our grey sofa style guide or brown sofa style guide.

Our sofas are available with 24h delivery, so you could be transforming your living room by this time tomorrow. Plus, they arrive flat packed, so they’re easy to carry and you won’t end up scuffing walls and taking doors off hinges to get them into your living space.

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Velvet is a fabric that’s very ‘in’ right now with no sign of it going anywhere! If you’ve seen it splashed all over your social media feeds, you may be feeling like it’s time to update your living room with some modern velvet furniture and accessories.

With its luxurious texture and unique sheen, velvet will add a touch of glamour to your living room. And, as one of the most versatile fabrics around, you’ll easily be able to find something to suit your taste. Here are 7 ideas from the design experts at Swyft on how to decorate your living room with velvet.

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Everyone needs a dash of colour in their homes, it’s an easy way to stamp personality on an interior.  Colour doesn’t need to be overpowering, bold or in-your-face; it can be used to subtly bring a room to life, create warmth or highlight a statement piece. But, we often get stuck. Colour-ways and palettes can be tricky to navigate; trends come and go, lifestyles change and room settings evolve. 

So, to help us navigate the minefield that is colour, we sat down with interior designer, Zara Bolingbroke-Kent.

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Although it might seem like colours are all completely different and distinct, it’s useful to remember that every colour is just a shade of the spectrum found in light. Colour is just the type of light that bounces back from any object. When you start to think about it like this, you realise that pairing colours together simply means finding ways of reflecting light in ways that complement each other.

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From statement navy blue walls and royal blue accents to ocean blue-greys and tinted teals, blues have a beautiful range of shades to help set the mood. Whether your living room is for entertaining, chilling out in front of the TV or your family playroom, there are plenty of fresh and modern blue living room ideas to go around. If you’re ready to turn your living room into a blue haven, here are some tips from our expert interior designers...

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Choosing a paint colour for your walls is a big decision. This is the colour you are going to be looking at hour after hour as you spend time in your living room, bedroom or kitchen. But who said that paint colours were just for walls? Received wisdom is that walls get a colour, woodwork and ceilings either remain white or get a light and neutral tone like magnolia. Rules are there to be broken, however. So, if you’re considering a new lick of paint in your home, why not think about painting your walls, ceiling and woodwork all the same colour?

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