How to Decorate With a Blue Sofa

Using blue in interior design is a beautiful choice, but not your traditional sofa colour, which can leave home decorators scratching their heads on how best to incorporate their blue sofa. The colour blue has a calming and soothing effect, making it a fitting choice for your place of relaxation. Although you may have preconceived notions about how well your blue sofa will fit into your living room, blue is very versatile. Blue can be used in combination with other colours to create unique and vibrant designs.

Here, we offer some inspiration on how to decorate with a blue sofa, from colour schemes to accessorising.

Living Room Colour Schemes to Go With a Blue Sofa

A good idea before you begin any renovations is to decide on your colour scheme. Check out paint and fabric swatches to see how they complement each other and how they look in your space – keep in mind that lighting can affect how colours appear. Once you have selected your colours, you can decide on the other elements needed to decorate your space.

Our Ambassador Sofa is inspired by a classic Knole design.

Deep & Dramatic Colours

The brave home renovator may opt for a more dramatic palette of dark blues and greens. You could opt for lighter colours, such as copper hints within the blues and greens, to lift the palette and add texture. To create a colour scheme of this type in your home, use velvet fabrics, textured wallpaper, and matching cushions to create a luxurious look. Use dark wood furniture with brass or metallic details to complete the look.

Our Designer Standard Back Sofa is a modern classic. With its inviting and versatile look, this piece can complement any room.

Light and Bright Colours

Choose lighter walls, such as white or cream, and pair a sky blue sofa with wood flooring for something bright, airy, and light. Your home will feel bright and spacious when you use light and bright colours.

The combination of white walls, a blue sofa, and gold home accessories adds a touch of luxe to a light colour scheme.

Retro Rainbow Colours

Adding a rainbow to your home interior is one of the finest mood-boosting colour schemes. A royal blue sofa fits seamlessly into a brighter, more varied colour scheme. This can include a range of colours, including pink, yellow, red and white. This is done through clever placement of prints and details such as contrasting piping. 

Contrasting colours can make a blue sofa stand out and make an elegant statement. A light blue sofa pairs perfectly with rust orange, red and navy hints to add depth to your colour scheme.

What Colour Walls Go With a Blue Sofa?

There are many great options when it comes to choosing a wall colour to complement your blue sofa. However, let’s take a look at some of the most popular.


Grey is an excellent base colour for any room as it works well with a whole range of other colours, including blue. If you’re looking for another option besides white, then a light grey wall is a contemporary and classy choice.

Grey walls are also effective at adding depth to a room and creating a more balanced look. A bold piece of furniture or interesting artwork can also be highlighted with this colour.


Why not try blue on blue for an ultra-cohesive look? Creating a spectrum of blues in your space, whether you choose to complement or contrast these shades, creates a truly atmospheric effect. Go for different shades of blue in different tones, and intensities. You can also experiment with different textures and fabrics. Don’t forget to add a touch of white or cream to brighten up the space!


Blue and white is a classic colour combination that will never go out of style. The lightness of the walls and the contrasting colour of the sofa give a classic feel to the room. This setting is perfect for anyone looking for a timeless and nautical look.


The colour spectrum for green has many shades. Whether you’re looking for a bold and striking shade like lime, or a more regal tone like emerald, you can be as bold or complementary as you please. Have some fun and create an idyllic environment with your blue sofa.

How Do You Style a Blue Sofa?

There are so many gorgeous ways to style a blue sofa – it’s all about the accessories.

Throw Cushions

Cushions are the perfect (perhaps easiest) way to accessorise a blue sofa. From plush velvet to bold prints, a throw cushion can inject an instant boost of colour, comfort and style into your living room. Opt for contrasting colours for a bold statement or try a more subtle look by choosing a cushion of the same shade as your sofa with bright coloured piping. 

Create the ultimate cosy space by placing multiple cushions of different shapes and sizes on your blue sofa – not only is this super snug, but offers an easy way to bring a range of different textures and colours into the space for an effortlessly stylish look.


There’s something about the combination of a rich blue sofa and green leaves that just makes your decor really pop. Coffee and end tables not only add practicality to a space, but also provide surfaces to display your favourite house plants – you can even use a variety of pots to add those all important details. Whether you choose large ceramic pots or small metal pots, you can be as creative as you like!


Footstools are a simple piece of furniture that can be a stylish addition to a space. This piece will enhance your blue sofa perfectly, as well as creating a cosy environment. Our range of luxury footstools are made-to-measure, so you can create the perfect footstool for your living space. With styles from modern and sleek to vintage and period style pieces.

Accent Chairs

Armchairs are practical and functional for homes that need extra seating, but they can also be a real statement piece in your living room. A printed armchair can be a great way to pull all of the colours in the room together whilst adding a splash of fun to the space.

At Delcor, we believe the difference lies in the detail. That’s why each of our handmade armchairs begin as a blank canvas for you to create a bespoke chair as individual as you are.

Beautiful Rugs

For that finishing touch, a rug is always a staple piece to bring a room together. Whether it is a patterned rug, or a fluffy circular rug, there are many options to make your blue sofa pop.

Setting the Scene with Lighting

Lighting can dramatically enhance the appearance of your blue sofa. Ambient lighting can set a relaxed mood, while accent lighting can highlight the sofa’s best features.

Whether you opt for an interesting lampshade or chandelier, or have modern voice-controlled lighting, you can really set the scene with your choice of lighting. Ambient, warm lighting can really make a room feel warmer, whilst lampshades of mosaic patterns can become an interesting feature in your home.

Blue Sofas in Different Room Settings

Whether in a formal living room, a casual den, or even a bedroom, a blue sofa can adapt to various environments, providing a versatile seating solution that’s both functional and fashionable.

Bespoke Blue Sofas at Delcor

If you’re still looking for the perfect blue sofa, we guarantee the Delcor Difference no matter the style, shade or size. Our British-made bespoke sofas are made to measure so you can rest assured that they will fit in the space perfectly. We also have a wide range of colourways and fabrics available, meaning you’re bound to find the perfect shade of blue for you. Simply choose your style, size, colour and fabric and we’ll do the rest.

From large corner sofas to practical sofa beds, you’ll find everything you need to create the home you’ve always wanted at Delcor.

Caring for Your Blue Sofa

Maintain the vibrant look of your blue sofa with regular cleaning and care. Tips for keeping your sofa in pristine condition include vacuuming, spot cleaning, and avoiding direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Blue Sofas FAQs

Q: How can I style a blue sofa in a small room?

A: Opt for lighter shades and pair with neutral accents to keep the space feeling open.

Q: What colour walls go best with a blue sofa?

A: Neutral colours like white or grey complement blue sofas well, but you can also experiment with bolder colours for a more dramatic effect.

Q: Can a blue sofa work in any design theme?

A: Yes, blue sofas are versatile and can fit into various design themes, from modern to rustic.

Q: What colour cushions go with light blue sofa?

A: You can do anything with your cushions. You can stick with the blue theme and opt for a deep blue to pair with your light blue sofa. Or, you could choose a contrasting colour and design, like an orange or green!

A blue sofa is a transformative element in home décor, offering a blend of comfort, style, and versatility. It’s not just about the colour; it’s about creating an atmosphere that reflects your personality and taste. Embrace the charm of a blue sofa and let it be the centrepiece of your home’s story.

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