There’s a reason why we call it a living room. It’s the room where we do a great deal of living. Part of living is entertaining and we don’t want our living rooms to look out of style or “let go” when friends and family come over to spend time with us. The sofa is the centerpiece of this room. It should be appealing to the eye and comfortable.
We put together a list of 45 stylish grey couch living room ideas for you.
Dark Gray Couches
1. Acanva Luxury Mid-Century
This sectional is covered with soft velvet. The cushions sit on a solid hardwood frame and they are all covered with diamond tufting. With a low back design and medium-firm feel, this couch will have your guests comfortable the moment they sit down. The diamond tufting offers a touch of understated, classic styling; allowing the overall design of the couch to speak for itself and comfortably slide into any current decor.
2. Gray and Mod
The mod look is fun and chic thanks to its vibrant color. This charcoal sofa takes that idea and makes it so much larger. With the big seats and deep back, you’ll be amazed at how many people can fit on this gray couch. Borrowing design vibes from the retro 60s and 70s, this classic sofa is perfect for the old soul that loves to be surrounded by vintage-inspired items. And it goes without saying, the level of comfort is sublime.
3. Garren Square Arm Sofa
For this piece, the designer marries contemporary style with comfortable seating. The seats are supported by four tapered wooden feet attached to a solid hardwood frame that has been kiln-dried. The upholstery is polyester, which is easy to keep clean. Cleaning of this sofa can be done via spot cleaning or through a steam cleaning machine. Whatever method you choose to use during the cleaning process, the material repels dirt easier than other commonly used upholstery materials.
4. Long and Lush
Our next couch is unique in its style. There are no arms but instead long pillows as replacements. It’s deep and the back is firm. This is the type of sofa you could use as a bed for those nights you fall asleep streaming your favorite shows. It can also double as a second bed for those nights when you find yourself hosting a children’s sleepover or you have unexpected overnight guests after a successful function with family and friends.
5. Convertible Futon Couch Bed
Covered in linen, this gray sofa serves as so much more. Futons are a wonderful hybrid of sofa and bed. The mid-century design will fit well with most design schemes, and the wooden legs are solid. Padding has been added to the foot bottoms so it won’t scuff your floor. The solid wooden legs provide the stability and support needed to transform this sofa into a full-sized bed. It can hold approximately 250 lbs of human weight at one time.
6. Streamlined Decor
Here we have a piece that adds a little bit of color other than gray. Well, non-color is more accurate since it is white. But, the style, with the tufted back and seat cushion, along with the tube pillows at the ends makes this unique piece one of the most stylish we’ve seen. The neutrality of this piece allows it to easily slip into both current and future color themes during renovations. Not having to purchase a new couch equals savings!
7. Stylish Loveseat
Our next piece is small but that’s okay. Some people don’t have a lot of space to fill. This one is not on legs but stands closer to the ground and seats two. You could also use this sofa in a larger bedroom to avoid sitting on the bed. This style of smaller sofa – more accurately called a loveseat – is perfect for students who are out on their own for the first time but still want to provide a comfortable seating arrangement.
8. Soft Sectional Ideas
Those reading this article with a large space to fill, look no further. This sectional offers plenty of room for families to lounge around and watch movies while giving the sitter a comfortable seat. It’s moveable so this couch is perfect for those who like to rearrange the furniture often. The lounge portion of this sectional provides a great spot to curl up with your favorite book and cup of coffee during lazy Sunday mornings.
9. Cushy Cushions
When it comes to sofas nothing beats big, soft cushions when it comes to vegging out. This one delivers and then some. The extra-large armrests give this sofa a contemporary feel that should fit into any style. And gray matches with all color schemes. The combination of the cushions and the armrests provide well-needed and desired support for the body while in a seated position, allowing the seated to rise with ease.
10. Tufted Leather Sectional
The next couch on our list is very large, which will give your family plenty of room to stretch out. This sectional is covered with gray leather upholstery while accented with white and cowhide patterns. It also comes with a corner metal frame that serves as a table for your water or snacks. Easily cleaned, simply take a damp cloth and a mild detergent (dish liquid) to remove any stains or spills from the leather sections.
11. Fossil Linen Couch Cover
If gray is your thing but you aren’t ready to change out your sofa just yet then try out this beautiful linen cover instead. It comes in various sizes so you should find one to fit your couch easily. They also offer other colors if you feel like changing it up. Linen is breathable and has numerous airflow channels which prevents a buildup of dust, dirt, and allergens; making this cover ideal for allergy sufferers.
12. Long with Legs
Contemporary styles are popular because they look good. When you sit on this piece, the big cushions will let you sink into this couch and relax. The legs give your room a cleaner look while the deep back gives the seaters plenty of room to themselves. Classic lines ensure that this style of sofas will not go out of style quickly and will always find themselves in rotation during the next big showcase of designs.
13. Modern Dark Gray
Here is a piece that looks a bit like the last one we discussed but, the legs and frame are darker while the wood comes up the sides to hold all the soft cushions in. It has a similar deep back and wide seats that are fun and functional. The small details of the wooden sides provide unexpected designer elements that most wouldn’t expect to find in the frame of the sofa – the upholstery, yes – but not the frame itself.
14. Mid-Century Long
As centerpieces, sofas have a lot of responsibility. This one will grab the attention of everyone who walks in the room. Not only is it stylish, but it also has a seat that looks inviting. Adding a few toss pillows is a wonderful way to add a splash of color to your living room. Pair it with a shag rug in a coordinating color to offer visitors to the home a welcoming oasis to sit down and take a load off.
15. Latour Wide Flared Arms
Here is a style we haven’t seen yet. The flared arms and backrest cushions give it a whimsical feel that fits with a classical style. This couch is made with a sinuous springing system so that all the seating remains uniform and cozy. This same springing system helps those who are seated on the sofa to easily get up without having to strain the muscles of the back and legs while the cushions provide support.
Light Gray Couches
16. Gray Velvet
This sofa is more for show than lounging, purely by its design. If your plan is to create a living room that has a showcase look while you do your lounging in the family room, then this is the gray piece for you. With an overall finished look that belongs in a magazine, this sofa will be the centerpiece of your study or den – there more so for looks than function but it must be said; it looks darn good.
17. Even Longer
Legs and longness are abundant in this piece. Paired with some fun fluffy pillows this one piece sofa gives any room a sleek contemporary look. The deep seats allow you to sit, sleep, or snuggle while watching TV. Throw your favorite fleece or woven blanket over the back of the sofa for pops of color and to curl up in during that scary movie your partner insisted you watch (or while you are devouring the newest book from your favourite author).
Here we have a sofa that looks like a sectional but isn’t. It hugs the corners of very large rooms, which makes this couch the perfect choice for larger spaces like lofts or industrial spaces that have been renovated into residential. This style of sofa could also work in a retail place that has ample space and wants to provide debating for their distinguished guests. The sectional design allows for people to comfortably spread out if desired.
19. Soft Sectional
While this sofa has the tufted buttons and the chaise lounge look, the way it is presented here with brighter colors like yellow and orange, the overall look of your room will be well toned. Too much brightness can be blinding. You want to use a brightly colored or patterned sofa in a room that has a neutral background to allow it to truly shine.
Our next piece is light gray, which is different from the darker grays we’ve seen. With a lighter, cool pillow choice, this room gives off a neutral feel but has a splash of color, which is important. Put against the darker walls this sofa stands out. Another way to make this sofa pop and not blend into its surroundings is to use an afghan throw or coordinating rug that matches the darker colors in the room.
21. Black Outline
This sofa has a bit of an edge, literally. While the sofa is gray the line of black that runs across the cushions and arms adds a bit of depth. Red striped and solid throw pillows make the gray pop, in a subtle way. A contemporary and artistic design, this sofa will appeal to the budding artist and those who love creativity in all areas of their life – including their furniture in all rooms of the home.
While this looks like a loveseat, the deep cushions make it look comfortable and inviting. A few more throw pillows, in this case we are doing two solid red opposed to patterns, and you can tie a room together. Don’t forget the rug! A great way to provide seating when you live in a smaller home, the loveseat is the forgotten member of the sofa family but they definitely serve just as much of a purpose and support to their seating.
23. Large Arms
This is an extremely unique looking sofa with arms that are wide and long. The back is short but the pillows add a bit of extra comfort to someone sitting back. The large cushions look like mattresses, which is great for napping. These cushions allow the body to relax into a natural position that doesn’t put tension or strain on the spine, neck, and shoulders; reducing those pesky aches and pains that arise when you stay in one position too long.
24. Corner Relaxation
Deep backs seem to be the norm with this portion of the list, which is fine because we love to relax. This option can be separated into two pieces if needed. This designer went with browns and deep orange to pair with the gray. Gray is a neglected neutral color, as most people seem to think that neutral means white, black, and beige but when paired with the right colors? Gray is stunningly gorgeous in its simplicity.
Here we have a unique looking sofa, with wood grain legs and a frame that is covered with material and looks like it’s scooping the cushions. Don’t shy away from gray throw pillows either. Sometimes you have to go all in! When it comes to making over a room in the home, you want to throw caution to the wind and create the room of your dreams; after all, it’s your hard-earned dollars you are spending.
This sofa is a unique design indeed. The back is tall and flat and the space where the arms would typically be is a small wall. The centerpiece of the sectional is patterned. All in all, this one is fun and large enough for a family to lounge. Families with children will appreciate a sofa such as this one as it can easily fit the entire family on it for movie night. It’s those moments that build memories that last a lifetime.
27. Azure Paradise
Sitting lower to the ground this sofa is long inviting. This is perfect for a contemporary setting and any color thrown in there will do, but the deep blue and rich teals work well. Smaller rooms will be overpowered with this. You need a significant amount of space to make this style of sofa work but if you do have that, then you definitely want to give this one (or a similar style) serious consideration for your living room.
Gray Couch Ideas
28. Tiny Sofa
This piece seems to be a futon, which works great in smaller spaces like larger bedrooms looking for something extra or studio apartments. The tufted pillows look perfect for entertaining and for snuggling with. Futons fold out into a bed, making them a favorite amongst students for providing additional sleeping quarters for friends and visitors. While futons are not recommended to be used as a bed for long time periods – they are the best thing you can have in a small space.
29. Deep Back
While this sofa looks similar to other sofas we’ve shown you the black frame makes it stand out from the others. This person chose light yellow, gray, and white pillows. The clock on the wall and the planter tie it together. It’s picking up the colors and tones with additional items in the room, such as the planter, that can bring a room from boring to daring. Sometimes, the smallest details make the biggest impacts.
30. DaVinci Silver Tone
Covered in velvet this sectional has a “library” look to it with tufted back and sides. The thin short legs paired with the dense body makes it seem as if this couch is floating off the floor. It will make any room elegant. It’s a classic, understated, but elegant design that has been around for decades and will continue to be around because it is supportive and upholstered in a material that is not only comfy but warm.
31. No Legs
You might be more interested in a casual living look and this sofa will fit right in. One look at it and this couch might remind you of the cushion forts you made as a child. The long seats are for those who love to doze. Perfect for the person who wants to approach their interior decorating with a minimalist approach, sometimes less is more when it comes to the main pieces of furniture in the home.
32. Cozy Harvill Loveseat
This cute little loveseat could be in a small room or an accent piece in a larger design scheme. Covered in velvet the loose back cushions sit on top of gold stainless legs. Against the white wall it stands out. Another great spot for this loveseat would be on the covered back patio, overlooking the backyard. Just picture yourself sitting there on a beautiful summer morning, slipping your mug of hot beverage and listening to the sounds of nature waking up.
33. Floor Sofa
There is something fun and spontaneous about sitting on the floor. This sofa is the next best thing. Many cultures sit on cushions, on the floor and we feel the look gives a living room a inviting quality. It’s intimate and cozy when the right company is around to share in your floor experience such as during a girl’s night with your closest friends. Use thicker throw pillows for additional comfort and support with this style of sofa.
34. Family Room Fun
This sectional has a ton of room for lounging, romping, and laying around. It can fit a few people, which could make your family room the best destination with your kid’s friends or give you plenty of room to stretch out. Whether it’s in your living room or rec room, you will find yourself seeking this sectional out for a weekend snooze during a lazy afternoon or when you just need a few moments to “rest” your nerves.
35. Plush and Petite
Here we have a unique sofa that is smaller than the last. But it’s cute with its curved and half-moon seat. The small black legs give it an elegant touch and the floral throw pillows in this layout give it a touch of whimsy. Place this one in the master bedroom underneath the window to curl up with your smart device, book, or magazine and hunker down for some serious relaxation. The half-moon seat will contour to the body, providing support.
36. Not Just Another Loveseat
The wood legs and cushionless look of this sofa is different then the others. Instead of many tufted buttons this one only sports a few. This sofa works well when working with a minimalist design, which takes very little effort. It’s the alternating pattern of the tufts that makes this sofa look expensive and fancy with minimal effort but it’s the comfort level that brings it to the next level – making it one that has to be curled up on to be appreciated.
37. Modern Fun
We’ve seen sofas with high arms but this one stands out with tufted seats and sturdy legs. The designer paired it well with greens, yellows, and oranges to give the room scheme some life. It would work well in a large room with other colorful pieces. Use neutral walls to bring the look together and prevent competition between the different shades of the rainbow going on in your living room.
38. Big Cushions
This is a unique sofa since the seat cushions are larger than any we’ve seen thus far. There are no legs. The base sits on the floor, and the back is high while the seats are deep. You might lose some change or food in those cushions but they look easy to pull out. This is the type of couch that sucks you into a pool of softness that you are pretty sure you never want to leave.
39. Classic and Tufted
As you have seen, some sofas have tufts and some don’t. This one does and adds a nice classic look to this room with the way they climb over the arms. A mustard yellow afghan along with several throw pillows draws your eye in. Oomph up the design element of the room by pairing this style with a coordinating woven rug in multiple shades, subtly picking up the nuances of the room with style and ease – in one item.
40. One Tuft Pillows
Sticking with the tufted theme, this sectional puts one tuft and button on the back cushions to spread it all aout. Along with an ottoman that offers storage or another coffee table. This is another great choice for families. The checkered pillows offer a handsome look. If you are wanting to makeover the room into a rustic farmhouse-inspired one, then this is the style you are wanting. Simple, pops of color, warm, and inviting.
41. A Little Blue
This sofa sits on the ground like the others we’ve seen. There are no tufted pillows but the material looks to be vinyl or leather. With the royal blue and striped pillows this sofa adds a comfortable place to sit while adding to the overall aesthetic. The vinyl or leather upholstery is easily cleaned if you spill something while sitting this low to the ground; a damp cloth and mild soap should remove any stains.
42. Arm Free
A sofa without arms may seem cumbersome but, as you can see, it adds a touch of streamlined elegance to a well decorated room. The plush green chair and carefully placed foliage allows this sofa to be a centerpiece and blend in the background. The frame of the sofa is what supports the cushions and in turn, the person sitting on it. Getting up could be a bit more difficult but thicker cushions help in that case.
43. Lots of Comfort
If you are a fan of custom designs this modular set might be what you are looking for. It gives you options to pick and choose the pieces you want to make the sofa of your choice. The many tufted cushions add extra comfort. You can then scour the markets for the perfect accompanying pieces in the form of the coffee and end tables, the bookcase to display whatever you want, and some floating shelves on the wall.
44. Classic Sofa
Sometimes you just want your sofa to look like a sofa and that’s what we have here. A classic design with short legs, arm rests and large back pillows. It is covered in a linen blend and the legs are made from eucalyptus wood. The linen-blend upholstery keeps the surface of the sofa from overheating and will provide airflow to prevent allergens from residing within the material. Light and comfortable; there is a reason that your traditional sofa style is available today.
45. Light and Lovely
Our last sofa sits on small natural legs. While there are only two cushions this could easily seat three and, with the addition of some fun pillows like the ones used above, you could easily make this piece the focal point of your living room. Use this style of sofa as the centerpiece and the piece that brings the room together after renovations. If you already own this style, use a cover to change up the upholstery.
Gray is a neutral color that offers us a lot of room to design around. It matches every color you could think of and, when you purchase a gray sofa, redecorating wouldn’t be as difficult as a patterned couch.
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