There’s something so glamourous, yet still so inviting, about a crushed velvet silver sofa. The warmth of the fabric instantly adds a softness to any room, yet the colour is stylish, contemporary and very of the here and now.

It’s also a great colour to complement with accessories and furnishings. Be brave and add a splash of colour, or mix and match shades of grey to create the ultimate in French chic.

All Things Bold and Beautiful

Don’t think that just because something is silver you can’t add colour for warmth. Silver is one of the few neutrals that can pull off really bold colours, from deep fuchsia pink throws through to more acidic lime green scatter cushions.

The key to the colourful look is to either choose a complementing colour, such as a deep, regal purple, or something which is the total opposite of the soft crushed silver, such as a mustard shade, or a bright green. Think about whether you want huge pops of colour within your room or just soft accompanying shades.

Living room interior in the evening

A deep, regal purple complements silver tones beautifully.

Fifty Shades of Silver

The alternative to bold cushions and accessories on your crushed silver velvet sofa is tone on tone silvers and greys. You can either choose your scatter cushions and throws to be the exact same shade as your sofa, or you can choose varying tones from the same silver colour palette.

Add interest to this look by using different types of cushion: for example, don’t just opt for the usual square cushion; mix things up with round and bolster cushions among your traditional square ones, and think about details such as sequins, beading and buttons.

Colorful pillows on couch isolated on white

Mix up those bold cushions!

Silver Surrounds

Your crushed silver velvet sofa will be a focal point once dressed, but you can complement it with other accessories within the room to really draw the eye towards it.

Luxurious, soft-pile grey rugs can be placed underfoot, beautifully ornate silver leaf mirrors positioned directly above the sofa will draw the eye and reflect light around the room, and soft grey lampshades on table lamps will tone in but will not detract from the overall look.

Remember that a crushed silver velvet sofa is a decadent item, and particularly if you add majestic purple or red cushions within the room, you can really pull off glamourous accessories such as beautiful chandeliers.

For more ideas of decadent decoration for your silver sofa, browse our full range at Casa Unique for inspiration.