Living Room Ideas – Decorating Around a Black Leather Sofa


Hopefully in the next week, we’ll be moving into a new house. (I say ‘hopefully because you know how closings go if you’ve ever bought a house!) It’s a brand new house, which means a clean slate. I’ve decided to completely redecorate just about every room in the house. I’m going with a new look, completely different than anything I’ve ever done before and I’m excited to take you along this journey with me!

I’ll show you the ideas I have, show you the process I’m going through and then show you the finished product. This should be fun!

The first room I am tackling is the Living Room. We purchased a big black leather sectional and black leather ottoman. Like I said, a completely new look. I’ve never even owned anything black leather. Why so dark? Because I want our living room to be modern with a splash of bright colors. I also want to be able to change up these bright colors with the different seasons and it’s so easy to do that with black. I also absolutely love the statement a big ‘ol black leather couch makes.

I’ve decided to go with accent colors of yellow, blue and gray. Possibly bringing in a few touches of green. We’ll see. So, here’s my plan.

Plans for Our Living Room

The Sofa

Here is the black leather sofa we have ordered. It’s already in, which is killing me, but we’re not picking it up until we move in to our new home.

black leather couch

Here are a few ideas I pinned on Pinterest of decorating with a black leather sofa.

Black leather couch decorating ideas 02


Black leather couch decorating ideas 03


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The Pillows

Here are a few pillows I have found that I just love.

peacock pillow joss and main

Peacock Pillow Joss & Main

Hazel pillow joss and main

Hazel Pillow Joss & Main

Chevron Yellow Pillows Etsy

Chevron Yellow Etsy

blue pillow

Blue Pillow Gracious Style

The Lamps

Here are a couple of lamps that have caught my eye.

Blue lamp

Pier 1

peacock blue lamp

Lamps Plus

Accent Chairs

The accent chairs will come later, but these are a few I’m considering.

Chloe Chair Crate and Barrel

Chloe Chair Crate and Barrel

Blue chair etsy

Vintage Chair Etsy

Gray Accent chair

Gray Accent Chair

Accent Pieces

I’ve found just a few accent pieces that I really like

vase accent piece


yellow birds

Yellow Bird Candle Holders

blue dinosaur candle holder

Blue Dinosaur Candle Holder – This goes with nothing, but for some reason I love it!


Lanterns Pier 1

For more living room decorating ideas, follow my Home Decorating Pinterest board.

Follow Julie Bonner {MomFabulous}’s board Fabulous Home Decorating Ideas on Pinterest.


  1. this is the exact couch im getting do you have any pictures of how your room has come together?

  2. I need some advice please. ! I just got a new sectional black couch. (Only choice of color due to a replacement issue) I have never had a black couch before, always white or light. My living room carpet is a light mint green through the house, my front door entry way is a Brazilian Cherry Hardwood floors & a Cherry Wood Fireplace & Bookcase. Can you please suggest a way of accenting this couch with my light green carpet. I don’t want to have the black couch be over powering with the dark Cherry Wood Fireplace & Book case. I do have a few Turquoise pillows.
    This is a first time dark couch for me,
    Thank you for any suggestions you can share with me. 🙂

  3. I really like the idea of having different colored pillows on the black couch. It makes the room look so much for welcoming.

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