If there’s one design choice that never has us feeling the blues, it’s blue sofas. This piece of living room furniture is practical and beautiful. A dark blue fabric can stand up to stains from pets, kids, or cups of coffee, and the color blue fits into a variety of color schemes. (Navy can even serve as a neutral.) If you’re considering a blue sofa living room design, we think you’ll be very happy to be blue.
So, let’s get design happy! Use this lookbook to choose your ideal blue sofa living room design ideas, then check out our 10 favorite blue sofas for every space.
5 blue sofa living room ideas to inspire your design
Making a blue sofa the centerpiece of your living room can lead you in so many different interior design directions. It’s a perfect fit for coastal spaces, mid-century modern decor, Americana designs, and even glam spaces like Hollywood Regency homes. See how a blue sofa can work with all these different styles.
1. Create a coastal vibe
Coastal decor can create a serene space with plenty of natural elements. Pair your blue sofa with natural wood, rattan, or seagrass decor. Then mix in river rocks or shell-inspired artwork. Keep the color palette to blue and earth tones, or mix in yellow accents to capture the bright sunny feel of beach days. You can also swap out the light blue sofa for dark blue to create a more nautical feel.
2. Embrace Americana style
Red, white, and blue is a color scheme that never goes out of style. You can create a traditional Americana living room with stars-and-stripes throw pillows and patchwork blankets. Or you can put a more subtle and modern twist on Americana style by pairing your blue couch with a red accent chair and vintage National Park posters.
3. Go mono
A monochromatic blue-on-blue design is a dramatic statement in any living space. Pair your blue couches with other touches of blue and neutral tones. You can place your blue couch up against a blue wall or add a blue area rug and throw pillows. For the most dramatic monochromatic design, stick to one shade of blue. But to add more subtlety and depth to your design, mix multiple shades — from dark blue to light blue.
4. Add sparkle
It’s called “royal blue” for a reason. With the possible exception of purple, there’s no better color than blue for creating a regal design. Choose a traditional-style blue sofa with plush velvet fabric and tufting to turn your living room into a palace. Pair it with a sparkling chandelier and metal accents in either gold or chrome. Picture a blue sofa with a gold and glass coffee table and matching side tables.
5. Find your inspiration
One of the best ways to choose a color scheme is to pick a single piece of art or an area rug with a dramatic pattern that you love. Then, pick out the colors in that piece and design your entire room around it. If you have a piece of art that features aquatic blue tones with sandy beige, you could choose a sofa in a matching shade of blue, then pair it with sandy beige throw pillows and curtains.
10 blue sofas that make the perfect focal point
At the center of your blue sofa living room decor will be, well, a blue sofa. Start thinking about which sofa will be best for your space with these 10 stylish options.
1. Hetfield Upholstered Channel-Tufted Sectional in Indigo
Simplicity meets luxury in this modern sofa design. The square silhouette brings a tailored elegance to your living room, and the mohair-like blue velvet upholstery adds softness and pet-friendly practicality.
2. Derek Upholstered Power Sofa in Dark Blue
If you want to create a sleek, modern living room without sacrificing comfort, the Derek Sofa allows you to live in luxury. (No, that’s not a black couch!) It has power reclining seats with built-in USB ports so you can charge your favorite device. Plus, the dark blue leatherette and gel memory foam interior are smooth and breathable to help you feel as cool as your living room looks. Pair it with the matching loveseat to create a comfortable movie room in a small space.
3. Bleker Tufted Tuxedo Arm Sofa in Blue
Leave modern design behind and opt for glamorous vintage home decor with this blue velvet sofa. The tuxedo arms and button tufting create a tailored silhouette, while the chrome legs and nailhead trim add glitter and glam that could rival a crystal chandelier. Complete the set with a matching loveseat and accent chair.
4. Destino 6-Piece Modular Power Sectional in Midnight Blue
If “cozy” is the word you’d use to describe your living room design, then the Destino Modular Sectional Sofa is the perfect centerpiece. This sofa includes a chaise, a corner seat, and two power reclining seats, so there are multiple ways to kick up your feet. The performance fabric and reversible cushions make this sofa a practical choice. And the overstuffed silhouette works equally well in a transitional, contemporary, or mid-century modern home.
5. Sophia Upholstered Camel Back Sofa in Blue
The Sophia living room sofa has all the elegance of a Golden Era Hollywood movie (with gold legs to match!). The blue velvet upholstery features channel tufting and a vintage camelback silhouette. It’s a dramatic piece that would make a statement as part of any Art Deco or Hollywood Regency home design.
6. Bellaire Button-Tufted Upholstered Sectional in Teal
For a more unique shade of the color blue, this teal sofa can’t help but call attention to itself at the center of your living room decor. The L-shaped silhouette provides hidden storage under the chaise lounge cushion. And the chrome legs, crystal button tufting, and nailhead trim are the ultra glam touches any style queen (or king) needs.
7. Gano Sloped Arm Upholstered Sofa in Navy Blue
This stylish blue couch — with its sloping silhouette and tapered wood legs — is the epitome of mid-century modern interior design. It provides understated style and the navy blue hue of the fabric can act as a neutral tone or become the inspiration for your entire color scheme. Pair this sofa with a matching loveseat and accent chair for a complete living room furniture set.
8. Variel 6-Piece Modular Motion Sectional in Blue
Available as an L-shaped sectional, a 3-seater sofa, or a 2-seater loveseat, the Variel flexes to fit any space — from small living rooms to large. It features two manual recliner seats in a dark blue performance suede fabric that make it a comfortable addition for the living room or family room. The diamond embroidery on the sides adds rustic style that’s a beautiful fit with western and ranch-inspired home decor.
9. Chalet Tuxedo Arm Sofa in Blue
If you want to add understated glamor to your living space, the Chalet Tuxedo Arm Sofa has the same elegant tuxedo silhouette as the other glamorous blue couches on this list. But it features more modern channel tufting with an unadorned blue velvet upholstery and black pin legs. Pair it with a matching loveseat and accent chair.
10. Gulfdale Cushion Back Upholstered Sofa in Dark Teal
The dark teal upholstery on the Gulfdale Sofa will bring modern surf style into your home. The square silhouette, track arms, and taper legs create clean lines that match mid-century modern and Scandinavian style home decor. Plus, you can complete your living room set with a matching loveseat and accent chair.
Being blue has never felt so good
Blue looks good on you — and in your living room! No matter which interior design style you like best, a blue sofa can work as the centerpiece of your home decor. Choose your favorite ideas from this lookbook, then go out and find the ideal sofa to complete your blue sofa living room. And we do mean go out and find a sofa.
While you might be able to assess a sofa’s style online, you won’t know you’re getting a comfortable couch unless you shop in person. Head to your local Coaster Furniture store and discover your options in real life. You’re sure to find a blue sofa that’s so comfortable it will never have you feeling the blues.
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