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How to style and what colours go with a beige sofa

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Lottie Leggett
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Want to make your living room feel more bright and airy, creating a sense of space without removing any furniture? Then a neutral colour scheme built around a beige sofa is a stylish and effective way of doing just that. Beige is a calming and reflective tone that encourages a sense of tranquillity and light, even in small living spaces.

If you do choose a neutral beige for your sofa, then it also gives you the chance to experiment with bolder colours elsewhere in your living room. Beige is a timeless colour, providing a solid base for all sorts of other colours (more on which below), which makes it a great choice for a sofa.

As the couch is the focal point of a living space and generally the most expensive item of living room furniture, it is a good idea to choose a sofa that will withstand changing trends and colour fashions. Soft furnishings like cushions and curtains can be changed more frequently and with much more ease than your sofa, although there are some timeless colour combinations that always work well together. Let’s take a closer look.

What to consider when buying a beige sofa?

As with any sofa purchase, you need to think about the size and shape. Will it fit in the room without taking up too much space or being dwarfed? Do you want a normal 2, 3 or 4 seater sofa or will a modular or corner unit be more suited to the room?

The style of the sofa is another big consideration. Is the space more modern and contemporary or classic and retro? The sofa is such an important part of the room that it can really set the tone.

With beige sofas in particular, you should think about the choice and level of fabric protection. Beige is a lighter shade and as such more susceptible to staining, particularly in a busy family home, so you need to make sure the sofa is always looking its best. Here at Swyft, we have a choice of sofa styles available in a big selection of fabrics and colours. The Model 01 in pumice is a classic and timeless sofa design. The Model 02 in pumice adds some mid-century inspired chic with a modern touch.

What cushions go with a beige sofa?

As a neutral tone, other similar natural colours will work really well with beige. So, you can choose different varieties of lighter and darker hues around the same theme. Black and white cushions also work well with beige, particularly when used in geometric patterns.

If you want a slightly bolder colour choice, then navy blues and forest greens can provide a real contrast without looking out of place. Other warm tones such as rust or burnt orange can also work really well. Soft rose and yellows can also add bursts of colour and bring life to the more neutral shades.

As you might be able to tell, almost any colour works well with a neutral beige couch – which is why it remains such a universally popular colour.

What colour carpet goes with beige sofa?

Just like with cushions, almost any colour carpet can work well with a neutral beige tone. However, it all depends on what kind of feeling you are going for in your living room. If you want cosy and warm then you can go for a darker tone such as brown or navy blue. The lighter tone of the sofa will contrast well with this.

If you want to keep things neutral, then a grey or beige tone will ensure your room has an airy and spacious feel. If you have wood or other hard floors, you can use similar tones for rugs, complementing the beige sofa to add a sense of space or using bolder colours to draw the eye. Swyft rugs come a few complementary colours that work well with a beige sofa.  

Beige sofa: What colour walls?

Again, with wall colours it all depends on what kind of design style you want to achieve. Are you looking for a lighter and more spacious feel? If so, keep the walls light and neutral, with off whites and creams a good choice.

Choose darker tones like brown and blue to bring in the space and make it feel cosier. Try to match wall tones to soft furnishings such as cushions and curtains, or choose contrasting tones that work together.

Popular colours that go with beige sofa

Popular tones to be used with a beige sofa include bright whites, other beiges, browns and blues. But the beauty of beige is that it works with almost anything. Go green, yellow, orange or purple – as long as your colour scheme is consistent throughout, your timeless beige sofa will give you years of stylish living room service.

Here at Swyft, we have a range of beige sofas in a choice of contemporary styles, available in a range of configurations and sizes, including our Model 03 modular sofa and Model 04 3 seat sofa bed. If you would like a slightly darker neutral tone, then you can also check our guide on how to style and what colours go with brown sofas.

All of our fabric sofas are designed in modern and contemporary styles, with the occasional retro-inspired motif. They are comfortable and durable, and with our 24hr delivery sofas you could have yours the following day. They also come flat packed for ease of access even in confined spaces.
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