When it comes to trend forecasting, we always look to Pantone. So when they declared AI Aqua the colour of the year for 2021, we knew that blue was going to be big in the world of interior design. 

Blue is a beautiful choice, but not your traditional sofa colour, which can leave home decorators scratching their heads at how best to decorate their living space whilst incorporating this important piece of furniture. 

In this post we offer some inspiration on how to decorate with a blue sofa, from colour schemes to accessoring. 

Living room colour schemes to go with a blue sofa

Before you begin any real renovations, it’s a good idea to decide on your colour scheme. Play around with paint and fabric swatches to see which shades compliment each other and how they look in your room - remember that different types of lighting can cause variations in how colours appear. 

Deep & dramatic

Florence Sofa

The braver home renovator may opt for a more brooding colour scheme of dark blues and greens, with hints of copper to lift the palette and add some texture. A great way to execute this type of colour scheme is with a printed or textured wallpaper, along with velvet fabrics and matching cushions for a luxurious look. 

Light and bright 

Pavilion Sofa

For something light, bright and airy, a white wall with wood flooring paired with a sky blue sofa makes for a beautifully elegant colour scheme. Throw in some gold accessories for a touch of glamour. 

Retro rainbow 

Metro Corner Sofa

Who says colorful can’t be classy? A royal blue sofa fits seamlessly into a brighter, more varied colour scheme that can incorporate a range of different colours, including pink, yellow, red and white through clever placement of prints and details such as contrasting piping. 

Retro Rainbow

Milan Sofa

Contrasting colours can really make a blue sofa pop - and an elegant statement. A light blue sofa pairs perfectly with rust orange, red and hints of navy 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, but let’s take a look at some of the most popular.


Grey is a great base colour for any room as it goes with a whole range of other colours, including blue. Whether your sofa is light blue, navy or one of the many shades in between, a light grey wall is a contemporary and classy choice for those looking for a subtle option besides white. 


For a bolder option, why not try blue on blue? You can opt for a shade from the opposite end of the spectrum to create a contrast, or a deep teal blue with matching sofa for a more atmospheric look. 

Ambassador Sofa


White and blue make for a truly classic colour combo, meaning white walls are guaranteed to look great with a blue sofa, creating the perfect backdrop for a nautical-inspired design. 

How do you style a blue sofa? 

Now comes the fun part! 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. 



Watson Sofa

We’re convinced that house plants make any room look more polished, but 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 opt for a footstool that matches the sofa or something that stands out, this simple piece of furniture can be a stylish addition to a space and will enhance your blue sofa perfectly. 

Accent Chairs

Milan Armchair

Armchairs are practical and function 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. 

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. British made and tailored to your needs, our bespoke sofas are made to measure so you can rest assured that your new piece of furniture 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.