There are as many different types and styles of sofas and loveseats as there are homes! If you're looking for something to fit in with your home's unique aesthetic, it's a good idea to start by figuring out what your home's aesthetic is. Take a look around with a discerning eye when you're at home. Think about these questions:
- Are there any colors that are featured predominantly in my home?
- What is the overall feel of my home in terms of shades of color (i.e., are the colors in your home light and airy, or dark and more somber)?
- Is there a specific decor genre that my furniture tends to fall towards? Are you more interested in detailed Baroque pieces or the streamlined silhouettes of mid-century-modern shapes? Do all of the pieces that make up your home tend towards the same design inspiration, or do you have more of a vintage, mismatched aesthetic?
- Are there any basic shapes and lines that recur in my home? For example, are there a lot of angles featured, or do most things have rounded or curved edges?
When you're thinking about adding new furniture to your home, you have one of two choices. You can choose to have your new furniture completely match your home's general look, or you can choose to have your new small sofa or loveseat stand out.
If you choose to blend your new furniture in by choosing a similar look, you're accomplishing a few goals: You're making your home more neutral and less busy, which can help make your home a more relaxing place to be!
However, if you choose to pick a color or style of loveseat that's completely opposite to your home's aesthetic, you're creating a focal point and a conversation starter. This can give your home a very modern look that is pleasing to the eye! Choose a vintage sofa or loveseat if your home is minimal and modern, or a streamlined, simple Scandinavian piece if most of your home is busier and more traditionally styled. This can allow you to branch out and feel creative as you decorate your home!