One of the most enjoyable things to do when moving is styling your living space. I finally made a big decision to move out on my own and let me tell you, I have spent so much time planning how I want everything to look. No doubt, your living room is a key space so you want it to be perfect. It’s usually where you’d spend most of your time and it’s one of the first things your guests will see. In this post, I’ll be taking you through styling your sofa.
Let’s start off with the sofa itself. When I first moved out with my then partner, looking for a sofa that didn’t break the bank was very difficult. We went to a multitude of different furniture stores and the ones that always caught my eye were in a price range we just couldn’t afford. The combination of price and size was tricky, to say the least. That was over 8 years ago. Today, a company that I absolutely love has come out with a sofa that is affordable, comfortable and looks uber aesthetic. That, my friends, is Koala. They first sold me with their mattress (amazing!), then their pillows (best I’ve ever had), and now, their sofa.
Their sofa range comes in two colours: Brushtail Grey and Bonnie Doon Blue. I went for the grey because I wanted a grey, black, timber look for my room. For size, I got the 3-seater and ottoman – but they also have a 2-seater variation. The total cost of everything was $1,500 – pretty damn good! It also includes free delivery and it can be at your place in 4 hours if you live in any of the Australian capital cities! If you live anywhere else, it’s still fast and free. There’s also a 5 year warranty and if you don’t love it, you can return it within 120 days for a full refund. If this all sounds good to you, you can use my code MATESWITHKOALA for 10% of everything.
Ok, so onto the styling. On the sofa itself, I like keeping it to a minimum. Not only because I like the minimalist aesthetic, but because I don’t want to shuffle a million tiny bits just so I can sit. And honestly, the sofa looks great already. A cream coloured throw and a couple of cute cushion did the trick for me. You can get nice, cheap cushions from shops like K-mart and Target – everyone knows these places are great for home decor these days.
What I love about having a huge ottoman instead of a chaise is the versatility. I wanted a bigger coffee table since my apartment can’t fit a dining table. So, I am able to move the ottoman across when I want to use the coffee table and then if I want to put my feet up, I can move everything across and use the ottoman. The legs of the sofa and ottoman have rubber bottoms so you don’t have to worry about damaging your floors. Keeping with the minimalism, the coffee table just has a cute little plant, to add some colour and nature to the room, and a candle. I also want to find a coffee table book for it but that can come later.
That’s it! You don’t need too much to make a space look great. Invest in a few key pieces and just add little bits here and there. Your taste will evolve over time and you don’t want to go spending a fortune on the little things only to change it all not long after. I hope you found this helpful and happy styling!