It seems that almost all living rooms these days have the same basic design choices, especially when it comes to their furniture. In fact, you can pretty much guarantee that your friend’s couch will either be white, gray, or brown before you’ve ever even stepped foot into their house.
If you’re anything like us, you’re looking for a break from the neutral norm. Colorful couches are the perfect way to mix things up, and blue is one of our favorite ways to go. This versatile color makes a basic, ordinary couch into a statement piece that can go with any style and aesthetic.
However, it can be quite tricky to style such an out-of-the-box piece. That’s why we’ve curated some great ideas on how to incorporate a blue couch into a living room. Not only have we found pictures for your dream board, but we’ve also included some products to help you recreate these beautiful living rooms. These fashionable spaces are sure to give the designer in you the inspiration you need to style your own blue couch perfectly.
1. Neutral and Natural
Now, we know we said we were tired of the neutral scheme, but a refreshing splash of color brings this trend back to life. The grays and browns in this living room both tone down the blue in the couch and also allow it to be the star of the show.
2. Home Sweet Home
A plush loveseat stacked with thick throw pillows always makes a living room feel more inviting. Adding personal nicknacks, books, and photos like those arranged on this living room’s chest of drawers is another great way to enhance the homey, welcoming feel.
3. Minimalist Modern
If you’re not feeling the nicknacks and want something a little simpler, this contemporary style may be just right for you. This living room combines the understated patterns in the carpet and couch upholstery with clean lines for a minimalistic look that we are loving.
4. Beach Vibes
The decor in this living room could fool anyone into thinking they’re in a coastal cottage. The combination of the gray-blue color of the couch with the worn light hardwood floors gives the space a naval feel. But it’s the round jute rug that really sells the beachy look.
This rug is very similar to the one above. It would be a great first piece to start pulling your own beachy living room together. Click here to see it on Amazon.
5. Star of the Show
A blue couch is going to be the center of attention no matter how you style the living room, so you might as well embrace it. A silvertone room is a great way to capitalize on the pop of color that your blue couch really is and provides the room with a clear place for the eye to go.
6. Light, Bright, and Lots of White
If your blue couch is less azure and more seafoam, a light, pastel palette will look stunning. This homeowner built on their light couch by decorating with white and gold accents that pull together the seraphic atmosphere of the space.
7. Feminine Flair
Some of us never grew out of our pink phase, and that’s okay. This stylish and chic living room proves that pink can look mature, too. By mixing the traditionally childish color with modern elements like clean lines and simple wall art, you can end up with a beautiful and sophisticated room like this one.
8. Color Blocking
Sometimes choosing just one main color for a room can be hard. That’s why we love this color-blocking style so much. This living room uses both blue and green as accents over a white backdrop to create a colorful yet extremely minimal look.
9. Boho Chic
It seems that everyone right now is in love with the boho room aesthetic, and really, who can blame them? The natural elements in this room are so cozy and down-to-earth. Not to mention it is so easy to replicate! Just add a few woven blanket baskets around your blue couch and fill some vases with pampas grasses for the boho-style room of your dreams.
10. Fit for Royalty
Do you already have beautiful wall molding in your living room? Then this room idea is perfect for you. Painting your walls the same blue as your couch will make the whole room look more expensive. Go all-in by adding gold accents for a look straight out of a European castle. We recommend this ornate mirror.
11. A Sanctuary in the City
It’s not just the city dwellers that need a break. Anyone who lives a busy life knows the importance of a calming space to relax. Light blue couches are great for a home sanctuary because they tie in well with airy, light, and dreamy spaces. Pair your couch with pastel pieces like this chair to create your own peaceful refuge.
12. Funky Gypsy Style
This living room might not scream calming sanctuary, but it will definitely set your living room apart from the neutral norm. The gypsy style of this room has been achieved by combining fun colors like turquoise and fuchsia with eclectic golden decor and elaborate patterns. It’s not for everybody, but we love it anyway.
13. Happy and Bright
Since blue is part of the cool color spectrum, it can be hard to balance a blue couch with a warm look. By incorporating warm, bright colors in accent pillows and yellow curtains, this living room managed to look cozy instead of cold. Want to do the same? Try using these orange accent pillows to brighten up your couch.
14. Blue, Blue, Blue
Here we have the exact opposite approach. Instead of bringing in warm and bright colors to break up the chilliness, you may want to embrace your couch’s hue and go for a dramatic monochromatic theme. Mixing different shades and patterns adds the contrast you would ordinarily get from other colors while still achieving a minimal look.
15. Tried, True, and Traditional
Blue couches aren’t only for modern and minimalist styles, however. They also work well with traditional living rooms. Just style your couch with lacy curtains, plenty of floral accents, and some family heirlooms for a classic American living room.
The Bottom Line
While neutrals make a good canvas to build on, white, gray, and brown couches have become boring for many. Colored couches are standout pieces that bring life to any style of living room, and blue couches are no exception.
These were just a few examples of how you can incorporate your blue couch into a perfect space for you. Hopefully, one of them was the inspiration you needed to begin your own living room project.
Do you need some more help styling your couch? Check out our article, “What Goes With A Blue Couch?” for more inspiration!