A Guide to Pairing Sofas & Chairs


Modern Living Room Sofas & Chairs From EF Brannon Chattanooga

Blending furniture styles is one of the keys to creating a professionally decorated look. In the living room, it all starts with the seating, which is the anchor of the room so it’s so important to get it right. When choosing the perfect chairs to blend with your sofa or sectional it can be easy to get stuck. Don’t let this stop you from creating the living room of your dreams. Before you redecorate read this guide for some easy tips on how to blend living room sofas and chairs like a pro.

living room sofas with accent chairs


Add chairs in pairs. Replace the love seat, and up the style game in your living room, with a pair of accent chairs. An accent chair with a wood frame, like the Jenny chair, is easy to with pair with almost any sofa since there’s no worry of matching styles. It will add a chic contrast and symmetry to the space.

living room sofas paired with accent chairs


Tie it all together with fabric. If mixing seating is new to you then do it with this tried and true trick. Add an accent chair in a pretty print and repeat the pattern on the sofa. If it feels too “matchy” then mix it up by layering in more pillows in different patterns and textures for a more eclectic look.

accent chairs and living room sofa sectional


Blend modern and classic styles. This is always a winning formula and a high contrast look. The Chapman accent chair shown here is a modern take on the timeless wing back chair. Draped in an eye-catching fabric it adds a whole new element of style to this transitional sectional.

living room sofa with floral accent chairs


Pay attention to size and shape. All three pieces shown here are different but they’re similar in scale so it doesn’t feel off balance. Even a large sofa, like the Finley, can be paired with more delicate styles of chairs as long as the size is right. Proof that a plush swivel chair and traditional accent chair can blend together beautifully.

comfy living room sofa and accent chairs


Keep it simple. Layer neutrals for a cool and casually collected look. It’s easy to mix and match chairs with your sofa when you incorporate shades of soft grey and warm beige. Add interest and grainy texture with a wood frame chair that has a modern rustic vibe. The Darby in Sandstone is the perfect chair to pair with a blocky and sleek sofa.


Don’t be afraid to mix it up in the living room. Sofas and chairs in different styles can coexist and come together to create a unique space with a professionally decorated look. Use this guide or meet with one of our EF Brannon Chattanooga designers to get the look today.


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