Decorating your living room is serious business. It's one of the places in your home that is often on display to guests, and since you will likely spend quite a bit of time in it yourself, you're going to want make it picture perfect. As you probably know, the color of your sofa can set the stage for your entire room. It can dictate the color scheme and the style, so many people will go with a neutral color like tan or black. But what if you want to be a little bolder and choose a more unconventional color like teal for your sofa?

Teal is a great choice for a sofa. There's no doubt that the color is vibrant, but it can be combined with many different colors and styles. The color teal is actually a deep, dark greenish-blue and takes its name from the teal duck. Although you might believe that teal is an eccentric choice for a sofa color, you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, teal is an excellent option and can provide that framework for a living room with tons of ambiance.

Many design trends feature bold colored furniture including teal. Mid-century and modern furniture are two styles that favor teal colored sofas, and there are a vast array of velvet teal sofas being sold these days. If you do opt for a teal sofa, you might be surprised that it can be paired with so many other colors. Neutral tones can minimize the vivaciousness of teal, but bolder colors like pink, green, and yellow can really combine with teal to create drama, glamour, eccentricity, and even calm. Teal is multifaceted and versatile, and overall, a distinctive choice for your living room.

Fancy dining table with marble style countertop with four transparent chairs in elegant room with teal blue wall with molding. 11 Living Room Ideas With Teal Sofa

11 Exciting and creative room ideas for teal sofas 

1. Simple and Stunning

modern living room with teal sofa, black picture frames, and a black pole lamp

Teal is such a dramatic color that it tends to take center stage in a room. When it's paired with minimalistic modern decor like these black picture frames and pole lamp, the teal sofa looks more muted and the room takes on a whole new level of sophistication. The teal throw pillows complete the look.

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2. Warm and Welcoming

living room with teal walls and teal sofa. Incorporate tans and browns in the decor, with varied shades of chairs and table

Even though there is a lot going on with this room, it still achieves balance and unity because of the complementary colors and creative decorating. The teal walls and teal sofa add loads of color to the room, but the use of tans and browns in the decor tone things down. The various shades of the table, and the other pieces all come together to create a warmer and homier atmosphere. The room looks very welcoming.

3. Mid-Century Mood

mid-century styled living room with teal sofa and pillow. Artwork with vibrant colors, simple end table, and a cream-colored floor lamp

Mid-century decor looks great in vibrant colors, and teal is the perfect complement to the retro style of this room. The sofa, pillows, and the colors in the artwork add splashes of excitement to the space, while the simple end table and cream-colored lamp lend an air of 1950s nostalgia. It all comes together for a timeless look.

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4. Moody Blues

living room with dark grey walls and a teal sofa. Add pillows and a rug that matches the wall color, with contrasting white floors

This room is swimming in style. The dark blue walls lend a dramatic touch, and they work well with the teal sofa. The pillows and rug enhance the look and pick up the color of the walls and the other furniture pieces, while the neutral color of the ottoman is the perfect contrast to the darker shades throughout the room.

5. Comfortably Quaint 

living room with a teal and yellow theme. Greys and tans in the decor, complemented by a classic round mirror

This room has a lot of colors going on, but they all come together to create a picturesque space. Teal and yellow work so well together that it's almost a magical combination. The greys and tans complement each other and create a comfortable living area that's light and bright. The round mirror is an attractive addition to the room. Its classic style not only makes the space look larger but it brightens things up even more.

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6. Decadent Brown

living room with dark brown walls and floors. Include a rich velvet teal sofa, ornate coffee table, and silver decor accents

The luxurious dark browns in the walls and the floors pair well with the overstated and dramatic decor. The rich velvet sofa and the ornate style of the coffee table combine with the dark browns and create a very glamorous look in the room. 

7. Party in Pink

vibrant living room with teal and pink decor. Add a colorful painting behind the teal sofa

Color is everywhere in this swanky space, and it goes to show that you shouldn't be afraid to overdo it a little. The teal and pink make you feel like a kid in a candy store, and the painting behind the sofa picks up so much color in the room. Sometimes less is not more when you are decorating with teal.

8. All That Glitters

living room with teal sofa, gold decor accents, and earth tones in artwork

A less obvious choice to pair up with teal is gold, but the gold in this room really shines. The combination of teal and the many earth tones in the picture makes for a striking color scheme. The white accents placed decoratively around the room lighten things up a bit and add some pizzazz.

Click here to see this decorative bowl on Amazon.

9. Light and Bright

airy living room with white walls and a vibrant teal sofa

There's nothing better than an airy living room that's flooded with light. This stunning space features white walls that only serve to make the teal sofa look more vibrant. The brightness of the white and the vivid color of teal work together to offer a comfortable and calming place to enjoy your morning coffee or while away in an afternoon.

10. Background Bliss

living room with teal sofa and background colors of white, tan, black, and grey

If there's one great thing about teal, it's that you can join it with so many different colors and styles. This room is no exception, with the way the designer combines teal with white, tan, black, and grey. All of those colors figure prominently in the background, yet they effectively allow the teal sofa to take center stage in the room.

11. Pastel Paradise

living room with a teal sofa paired with pastel-colored pillows. Incorporate teal and pink drapes, with a flower-covered wall backdrop

Pairing a teal sofa with pastels is absolutely dreamy, as is quite obvious in this living room decor. The glamorous teal sofas matched with cotton candy-colored pillows offer a feeling of luxury and simplicity at the same time. The room is completed with teal and pink drapes and other accessories, and the flower-covered wall is the perfect backdrop. The look is delicious. 

Click here to see this pink throw pillow cover on Amazon.

Teal Takeaway 

Living room interior wall mock up with teal blue sofa, empty white wall with free space on right

Whether you're considering adding a teal sofa to your living room decor, or if you already have one, creating a fantastic look with teal can be quite simple. There are so many options and very few rules, as you can see from the previous examples.

Teal is such a vibrant color that anything you pair it with will either serve to tone it down a bit or enhance the color's boldness and make it the focal point of your room. Mix and max, and the bolder, the better. Don't be afraid to go against the grain when you decorate with teal, and just watch your living room come to life!

If you'd like more ideas for using teal in your bedrooms or living room, then check out these other articles on Home Decor Bliss:

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