For a colour usually associated with monotony, grey has had an eventful year. By mid-2017 the rising trend in grey furniture had already taken the world by storm, and it’s not hard to see why. Its high versatility and reserved spirit make it a nuanced addition to any home and or style, offering a firm and fertile ground to grow a room of endless possibilities.

Here I will go through a carefully selected list of six grey sofas - all available at SofaSofa - and pair them with the most suitable living room style to give you the best idea of what range is right for you.

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Mid-century Modern 

The 1950s and 1960s are long gone, but the same cannot be said for its style. The furniture and decor introduced all those years ago have remained a staple throughout our homes and living rooms to this day.Jacob 3 Seater Sofa

Jacob 3 Seater Sofa in Victoria Smokey Grey

The Mid-century aesthetic is built upon the ideas of simplicity and natural shapes due to its mass-production beginnings. It’s this minimalist approach that makes the Jacob Range a perfect fit for your Scandinavian influenced living room. The magic of this combination comes from how well the darker neutral tones of the Victoria Smokey Grey Sofa complement surrounding saturated accent colours. Be it scatters, bolsters or loose covers - the Jacob range offers the best foundation for adding splashes of colour to your living room.

Both this style and range would benefit from a room with an open space plan and ample windows to bring an air of nature into your living space. Although becoming a stickler for Mid-century design may hold you back; it’s good to incorporate other styles into the mix to avoid your living room becoming considered passé.


“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is the mantra amongst traditionalists and really, you can’t blame them. With a style so classic and consistent there is very little chance you’ll make a mess of it. Done right and you’ll have a living room that feels both effortless and timeless.

This old-fashioned style usually consists of many features, including elaborate mouldings and bevelled wood panelling that add a sense of warmth to the room. It’s good to accent the room with bronzes to really bring out that rustic flair. It goes without saying that your typical traditional living rooms are often garnished with ornate stands and still-life oil paintings in gilt frames and other items of opulence.Scala 3 Seater Leather Sofa

Scala 3 Seater Leather Sofa in Softgrain Grey

The Scala Range perfectly encapsulates the spirit of traditional design. Its soft curves and simple shape is ideal for this type of living room. The softgrain leathers’ textured quality coupled with the polished hardwood feet gives this grey sofa a wealth of character and personality. All that's needed are some neutral and reserved fabrics to dress the room; lavish pillows and curtains will work wonders in tying together the rest of the look.


If you’re looking for a more fun and vibrant style then look no further, the cottage design is the right choice for you. Boasting a style that feels homely, this interior trend is driven by the desire to be both colourful and comfortable, a tough combination to pull off.

The cottage style’s main characteristics comprise of botanical and pastel palettes alongside painted furniture with weathered finishes.

Newport 3 Seater Sofa

Newport 3 Seater Sofa in Light Grey Stripe

Here at SofaSofa we feel that the Newport Range’s Light Grey Stripe sofa meets that very specific cottage criteria. The Newport is also incredibly simple to customise, floral cushions go a long way in giving your sofa character. With a removable cover made with cotton polyester blend stripe Capri fabric, this range of sofas texture’s already feel weathered, making any room feel cosy and lived in.


In the latter half of the 20th century, contemporary living rooms became a mainstay in homes all over the world. Its traits focus on softened, rounded lines and shapes encompassing a range of styles. It was this minimalist approach to design that gave many interior designers a new kind of freedom when putting a living room together.

Denver 4 Seater Sofa

Denver 4 Seater Sofa in Atlanta Light Grey

The Denver Range delivers on the contemporary criteria like no other. Its symmetrical silhouettes are slim and flexible, with its track arms offering a snug fit for even the smallest of spaces. Our Atlanta light grey option offers a great framework for a tone-on-tone colour palette, with inherently neutral hues that could potentially be underlined with dashes of bold colour in the form of vibrant cushions, throws or rugs.


Romance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder which means there is no set path to achieving a romantic decor for your living room. Having said that, the elements usually seen in this style are soft, ethereal, elegant, cosy and feminine. A muted colour palette of pastels and creamy neutrals go a long way in evoking that feeling of femininity; shades of pinks, lavenders, blues and light grey are a great place to start.

Blenheim Grand Sofa

Blenheim Grand Sofa in Brecon Grey Stripe

Our Brecon Grey Stripe sofa from the Blenheim Range fits beautifully into a romantic living room. Its light pattern of stripes is full of personality - yet it is not at all visually overpowering, allowing it to blend in effortlessly with the busiest of rooms.

Fully upholstered in a super-soft chenille, the Blenheim avoids having any coarse, masculine fabrics. It would be wise to use layers when decorating any furniture of this style, it adds a sense of depth and luxury that can sometimes be lost in the more modern styles.


There are no strict rules for a transitional living room style, albeit functionality should be your first thought. This is a room that should be able to cater to hectic family get-togethers, congregations of old friends and cosy, intimate evenings for two.

Considered a marriage of old and new, the transitional style borrows heavily from the other styles mentioned previously. A fusion of contemporary and traditional, you have a considerable amount of leeway in which direction you want to take it.

Bari 3 Seater Sofa

Bari 3 Seater Sofa in Orly Light Grey

You shouldn’t lean too hard into one particular style or colour, it’s best to avoid having a palette that is too neutral or vibrant, you have to find that sweet spot between the two. That’s what makes the Bari Range of light grey sofas a perfect pairing for this style. Its tweed-look and textured Orly fabric upholstery, along with its sophisticated yet simple furniture lines, make this couch a great base for transitional additions. Highly adaptable, you can accentuate your sofas with bold and striking colours, be it pillows or throws so that the Bari Range can be frequently changed to suit an abundance of seasonal colours.


Grey, like its spice equivalent vanilla, should not be seen as a plain flavour in your living room, but a fundamental ingredient of good taste.

Remember that these aren’t strict guidelines, interior design should not be seen as restrictive, but as an outlet of your self-expression. Browse our sofas now to find something perfect for you and your living room.

Posted in Armchairs, Colour & Hue, Contemporary Sofas, Interior Design, Leather Sofas, Sofas, Traditional Sofas on 4th Oct 2017


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