Gardner Village Blog Sofa Styling & Buying Tips
Wednesday Aug 26 2020

Looking for a memorable shopping experience in the local Salt Lake area? CF Home Furniture & Design at Gardner Village is located in a landmark flour mill, built in 1877 by one of Utah's original settlers, Archibald Gardner. Today, the structure, which now sits on the National Historic Register, is home to an impressive inventory of furnishings, lighting, rugs, decor, and more. A customer favorite at the top of this list — the sofa! Here, we spotlight just a few of the MANY sofas now available. Beyond the numerous displays, you'll find a myriad of original ways to completely customize your sofa purchase, from the fabric you choose to the layout and arrangement you desire. Let's take a closer look at several satisfying sofa styling ideas and tips for making these looks your own. 

SOFA STYLING: 1 Sofa, 3 Ways

Styling a sofa with decorative pillows and throws is a quick way to update an existing sofa or take your new seating purchase to the next style level. The designers at CF Home Furniture & Design are here with simple tips to transform a nice sofa into a stunning and inviting place to relax. Plus, find ideas for easily updating your space from season to season.

TIP: Opt for a neutral-colored sofa. This makes it easier to change the look and feel of your sofa throughout the year, using decorative pillows and throws to introduce patterns and pops of color.  

 CF Home at Gardner Village


During the spring and summer months, keep things light with softer colors and a lightweight throw. This is a great time to include playful seasonal patterns, such as florals and animal prints.

spring sofa styling 

TIP: Extend that sofa vibe to your coffee table with a coordinating table runner.

 decorative pillows and throws


Warm things up in the cooler fall and winter months with texture and weight. Wool, chunky knits, and other sweater-weather inspired materials create comfort and make your sofa the place to be as the temps drop.

 cozy fall sofa styling



Why should trees, doors, and mantels have all the fun? Take your holiday decorating to your sofa with seasonal throws and pillows.

 halloween decorative pillowsholiday decorating ideas for the living room

Don’t forget that coffee table extension, where a runner and centerpiece can further the festivities.

how to decorate a coffee table 


Your sofa… It’s like the Grand Central Station of your home. It’s where loved ones gather. It gets sat on, napped on, jumped on, and sometimes even spilled on. Choosing the right sofa for your home is super important. After all, you want it to be able to stand up to this kind of beating while remaining a clean and comfy spot to be together. Buying a sofa without a test sit is risky, to say the least. This is a time when an in-person purchase is wise. Especially since the designers at CF Home Furniture & Design can help you find the perfect piece for your unique needs.

leather sectional 

Whether you hire a CF Home Furniture & Design designer to come to your home for a completely customized design experience or you speak to someone in store, you’ll get answers to questions you likely didn’t even know to ask, and you’ll walk away with the sofa of your dreams!  

CF Home designers

TIP: Measure your space and bring that info with you to CF Home Furniture & Design. A sofa’s size can be deceiving. What looks like it will fit on the showroom floor could end up way too big or small for your room.


Did you know your sofa options at CF Home Furniture & Design stretch far beyond the large variety of in-store choices? You can custom-order your seating arrangement in a variety of ways.

C9 sofa

Want recliners? Looking for two cuddle corners instead of one? Seeking a specific print or material? How about the stitching style? The feet? All of these features can be hand selected on select sofa models, including the C9 series, shown above. Odds are a very good that CF Home Furniture & Design can grant the many wishes on your list.

sofa recliner 

TIP: CF Home Furniture & Design has an entire design center on site, where you can choose from numerous fabrics and find the finish that best complements your home.  

 design studio at CF Home


To summarize, the sofa is one of your most important home purchases. It shouldn’t be taken lightly or done sight un.. sat. Fortunately, the designers at CF Home Furniture & Design love helping you find your ultimate in seating. Even if you’re not in the market for a new sofa at the moment, they’ll show you how to breathe some new life into your existing sofa using decorative pillows, a throw, and a table runner for the coffee table. Have fun trying different groupings on for size until you find your ideal equation.

 holiday home decor

Remember, the holidays aren’t sofa away. (Get it? Sofa away? Just a quick dad joke to wrap things up.) Don’t let the turkey be the only stuffing you bring to the party. Order a new sofa today and make yours the best seat in the house.


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