Men and their leather couches

Posted on Thu, 1 May 2008 by KiM

Michele wrote in the other day looking for a bit of help: “After much negotiation (and compromise on my part) my husband got the leather couch of his dreams, but I am finding it hard to find inspiration on the web for how to decorate around a dark leather couch in order to make the room look fresh and light as opposed to looking like a men’s club or cigar lounge. Perhaps I am asking for too much. I noticed you don’t have a “Leather” category so I was wondering if I could give you a nudge because I could really use the help!”. Here is a photo Michele sent in which I was pretty relieved to see because at least the couch has clean lines.


I went through my photo stash and came up with some dark leather (and fabric) couches in living rooms that hopefully can provide inspiration to Michele and anyone else out there who was convinced by their significant other to jump on the leather couch bandwagon. I’m seeing a spicy colour on the wall behind the sofa, with jewel toned pillows, a beige with brown spotted cowhide rug and a mid-brown (teakish) wood coffee table, or glass. It’s not as difficult as you may think.

Jason Loucas Kelly Wearstler
Domino Homes & Gardens
Sköna hem Dixcot Locations
Annette English BNODesign
Burnham Design Tim Beddow
Zownir Locations House and Garden

Very good selection of the pictures!
Basically for dark furniture (which is not feature of the room) I would use strong colours on curtains,wallpaper,painted wall or use more colourful cushions.

Dana

Very good selection of the pictures!
Basically for dark furniture (which is not feature of the room) I would use strong colours on curtains,wallpaper,painted wall or use more colourful cushions.

Dana

Very good selection of the pictures!
Basically for dark furniture (which is not feature of the room) I would use strong colours on curtains,wallpaper,painted wall or use more colourful cushions.

Dana

Very good selection of the pictures!
Basically for dark furniture (which is not feature of the room) I would use strong colours on curtains,wallpaper,painted wall or use more colourful cushions.

Dana

I just gave one away. Now I wish I had kept it so I could do that red and white striped room. Lots of inspiration with all of these.

FUNNY…i have one like that brown one i bought at zgallerie and want to get rid of it. Well id like to sell it…its just not me anymore.

Eva says:

I have one that is so beat up and exploded beyond all means… but He rather very attached to it.

Anonymous says:

To fight the battle against dog hair we just got a big brown leather sofa. i have searched the internet far and wide for inspiration on how to make it not so, big, brown, and blah. These pics are just what i needed. Thanks! And thanks Michele for putting the question out there!

– sjb

karina says:

Great post, is godd to see a non white sofa some times.

Julia says:

Men need to feel comfortable in their homes too! Although I LOVE designing everything my way (what woman doesn't), giving in on things like this will make it easier to get my way with the more important stuff.

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