Waiting room furniture is big and dramatic furniture, whether you choose one in a darker and more masculine color or one in a light and buttery shadow. The leather sofa tends to overwhelm the space, being the first thing you look at in the room. The trick is to make the leather sofa work in the interior of the room as a whole.
Select furniture in colors that complement the leather sofa while helping to balance the room. If your sofa is dark leather, pick other furniture in a lighter shade. For example, with a black or dark brown sofa, use furniture in cream, light blue or green. For lighter leather sofas, pick other pieces of the same color but slightly darker. For example, choose shades of yellow and orange for a cream or light yellow leather sofa. Adding contrasting color to the space takes focus from the leather sofa and opens up the room. The Apartment Therapy website suggests mixing different shades of light blue and gray in a room with bright rugs and a dark brown leather sofa. With a brighter leather sofa, blend in bright colors like orange or red.
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Tone down a big leather sofa by blending in different colors and textures of leather. Add a leather armchair, but choose one that also has wooden arms or any other material. To put two skins side by side hold a piece from overwhelmingly the other. Choose different colors to give the room more dimensions. For example, add a light orange leather chair to a room with a brown leather sofa.
Throwing pillows is an easy way to add color to the space and make the leather sofa look more inviting and comfortable. Use light yellow or light blue pillows to brighten up a darker leather, and use deep chocolate or soft red pillows with a cream or white leather sofa. Paint the walls in the same color as the largest piece of vintage furniture you have. For example, if the sofa has a turquoise frame, paint the wall in the same color. If you are not a painter, wallpaper on the walls applies. By making the walls of the same color, you create a sense of balance in an otherwise chaotic space. Incorporate critical shades to compensate the bright gemstone tones of vintage furniture. For example, if you have an emerald chair, place a beige throw pillow on top to create agreement between the two parts. This also creates a Victorian or French inspired look.