We can sometimes stick to the same ol' design script when decorating our homes. The living room becomes a familiar furniture dance of sofa, coffee table, side table, side chair. What if you were to shake up your style — and the side of your sofa — by considering something new and different? Find nine real-world successful side-of-the-sofa ideas to steal for your own living room.
Floor pillows or poufs
If you don't need the light or the surface space for drinks but you do need extra seating, consider populating the side of your sofa with a floor cushion or pouf (or a few) so you still have an interesting look but it can also function.
We've spoken before about how important is to keep your hobbies on display; keeping them in your line of sight mean keeping them on your mind means possibly making and finding more time to practice them. So consider a guitar on a stand if you're trying to learn to play. Or a basket of knitting supplies if you're always wanting to work on your latest project. Via Sf Girl By Bay.
A floor lamp
You could put a side table with a lamp on it beside your sofa, or you could cut out the middle man and go for a bold and arresting floor lamp, instead. Via Desire to Inspire.
A tall table
It's common to go for a side table that's the same height or a little lower than your sofa. But what if you went with something taller? More dramatic, it'll add a great look to your space.
A stack of stylish suitcases
Not only will a stack of stylish suitcases hint that you might be a fabulous world traveler, it's also a great way to add hidden storage to a small space.
Something eye-catching and unique
Why not steal the show from your sofa completely and use something eye-catching and unique to become a focal point in the space?
An earthy basket
Not only will a basket made of natural materials bring a great texture to the side of your sofa, it'll bring much-needed storage to the whole space. Seen on Domino Mag via Decor8.
A really tall cabinet
Who says the side of your sofa has to be reserved for something small and subtle? Placing a tall, formidable cabinet next to a sofa will create a natural sort of divider, making the sofa area feel cocooned and closed off.
What do you have on the side of your sofa? Anything unique?