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Gray Sofa Decorating Ideas

Gray Sofa Decorating Ideas

Family sitting on a gray sofaLooking for ways to spruce up your gray couch? Whether you are cozying up on a chenille sectional or hosting a movie night on your microfiber couch, you can do it in style using these gray sofa decorating ideas that’ll take your living room from drab to fab!

Lighten Up Your Gray Space

If your all-gray furniture makes your space feel a bit monotone, give it some life with accent colors! One of the many pros of gray living room furniture is that it matches with many colors, so you can dress it up to fit your style. For a boho-chic look — dusty pink accent pillows and faux fur throw blankets are a perfect touch. For an air of modern minimalism, opt for neutral decor in shades of navy blue, copper, and white. It’s hard to go wrong when decorating a neutral sofa. The possibilities are endless — check out a few ideas below.

Add bright neutral colors.

One way to fend off too much gray is to incorporate bright neutral tones. For example, you can add some simplistic style using white accents – think white curtains, white walls, and white lampshades with pops of metallic accents in brass or copper tones. For a more classic look, opt for neutral-colored beige, sand, or tan accents, like an off-white area rug, a couple of wicker baskets, and a glass vase brimming with faux hydrangeas!

Kumasi sectional sofa

Add accent colors.

When it comes to pairing colors with neutral gray tones, the color wheel is your oyster! Lighten up larger gray furniture pieces, like a dark gray sectional couch or a gray couch with a chaise, by adding decorative pillows with accent colors that pop. Give the media room a fun look with bold colors, like bright reds or yellows, or keep things zen with desaturated colors like soft blues or greens. If you are feeling fancy, try adding bold accent colors like silver or gold. A gold-framed mirror behind a dark gray couch could brighten up the space and make your room appear larger!

Choose the right coffee table.

Are you running out of room for accent pillows and fuzzy throw blankets? You can liven up your gray couch with the right coffee table! First, choose a table to match the shape of your sofa. If you own a sectional, like the Benchcraft “Kumasi-Smoke” Sofa Sectional with Chaise, a rectangular table might be the best fit. If you own a couch and a loveseat, a circular coffee table offers excellent accessibility and convenience.

For a clean look, a white, clear, or marbled table is a great choice. For a more earthy vibe, a wooden coffee table can be a great and versatile option.

Once you choose the ideal coffee table, top it off with stylish centerpieces like fruit bowls, flowers, decorative candles, or a hardcover book!

Stay coordinated with a living room set.

Are you having trouble matching your gray sofa with your other furniture pieces? Make things easier by replacing your existing furniture with a living room set! Furniture sets, such as the Brise Sofa Chaise Bundle, are perfectly paired to provide a consistent look throughout your living room. All that’s left is to add some decorative pillows with a secondary color scheme and some chic side tables, and your living room look is complete!

Brise smoke sofa with chaise

Liven Up Your Living Room with Rent-A-Center

With a few gray sofa decorating ideas and some accent colors, you too can have a Pinterest-worthy living room! And with Rent-A-Center’s Spring Black Friday sale just around the corner, it’s perfect timing for you to get a great deal! Head into a Rent-A-Center near you for deals on sofas and sectionals, decor, and living room sets, and have them delivered for free! Set up affordable payments that work for you with our Worry-Free Guarantee, so you can save money and get your dream living room.

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