The cold days and long nights are here and have rekindled our love of warm sofas and open fires. Winter is the perfect time to spruce up your sofa – but with so many different sofa styles around, it can be tricky to know where to start.

Getting winter style just right on corner and sectional sofas requires thought, but it’s not impossible. Knowing how to arrange cushions on a corner sofa, along with the best way of laying a throw over a sofa, is the key to achieving an on-trend look.

In this blog, we serve up handy advice and style tips to help you create a cosy haven in your living room this winter.

Create a Cosy Statement

Few things beat curling up on a cosy sofa after a long, wintry day. Your sofa is your sanctuary – a safe place to retreat and restore your energy levels. It makes perfect sense to invest time into learning how to dress a sofa to make it look and feel great.

Discovery sofa collection
Discovery sofa collection

This season is buzzing with sofa cushion ideas and fabulous throws that are sure to give your sofa a plush feel. If you prefer a bold look, opt for bright statement prints and tactile fabrics such as chunky knits and velvet finishes.

If low-key style is more your thing, opt for warm, neutral tones and super-soft fabrics. For a sleek and fashionable middle ground, mix neutral colours with splashes of vibrant greens and blues.

Before thinking about how to put a throw on a sofa, or which sofa scatter cushions to indulge in, first think about shape and size.

Corner sofas: The golden rule? Don’t neglect corners. Instead, use them to highlight throws either by folding them neatly over the edges, or draping them in a more relaxed way.

Virginia sofa collection
Virginia corner sofa collection

Small sofas: Less is more when it comes to smaller sofas. Make sure the seat cushions remain visible to achieve an inviting yet functional feel.

Large sofas: Mix up sizes, textures and colours to turn your sofa into a cosy focal point. Top tip: make sure you stick within one colour palette to avoid clashes.

Add Warmth with Seasonal Tones

Infuse your home with festive warmth and joy by introducing a Christmassy colour palette to your couch. Rich reds and burnt oranges teamed with soft, snuggly fabrics will add cosiness and an inviting feel to your couch.

Keep the ‘less is more’ mantra in mind when choosing a Christmas cushion arrangement on sofas. Just a couple of festive-inspired scatter cushions are enough to bring Christmas cheer to your sofa without needing to break the bank.

Colorado sofa collection
Colorado sofa collection

Blending is also key when introducing seasonal tones to your interior. Achieve harmony in your home by combining bolder, festive tones with neutral colours. 

It’s important to remember that Christmas throws for sofas don’t have to be packed away with the Christmas tree. Festive accessories can also be versatile. Consider opting for red-based tartan prints to evoke a wintry feel that holds its own well into spring.

Go Big with Textures

We’ve looked at how to place a throw on a sofa to achieve an on-trend feel; now let’s focus on this season’s hottest textures to complete the look.

Faux fur throws, chunky knitted cushions and felted fabrics are supremely popular and perfect for snuggling into. Turn up the style factor by layering a mix of winter-friendly fabrics on your sofa.

Milly sofa collection
Milly sofa collection

Opt for faux fur throws in neutral tones layered with orange, and red chunky knits for winter-fresh style in your home. Top off the look with a brushed tartan blanket to create the ultimate wintery retreat, night after night.

Before you rush out to choose a new set of sofa-throw blankets and cushions, think about the material of your sofa.

Velvet sofas lend themselves to velvet accessories but can also work well with contrasting fabrics such as tartan knits. Leather sofas act as a great canvas for velvet and patterned accessories, while rich velvet cushions are a great way to infuse a glamorous touch to fabric sofas.

Jamestown sofa collection
Jamestown sofa collection

Keep the cold out and the warmth in this winter with our range of super soft cushions and throws. Visit our website to shop our full range of home accessories.