At 28-years-old, Kyle Schuneman has already established himself as an expert within the small-space sector of interior design. "As a young person working for high-end clients, I had my friends and peers saying they wanted their places to look like my portfolio but couldn't afford it," he says. "I realized that there wasn't anyone speaking to apartment dwellers about accessible design." This month, the designer launches a colorful collection of sofas for . Below, he argues why vibrant seating is always the way to go — whether you're living in 150 square feet or 15,000.
6 Reasons Why Your Next Sofa Should Be Anything But Beige
1) Paint can be intimidating
Bringing color to your space with your sofa first can help simplify the process.
2) You can't custom mix fabric
Speaking of paint, these days you can custom-mix a color to match anything, but it's not as easy to find a fabric that complements your already painted walls.
3) Your sofa anchors your living room
Go with beige and the whole room will be rooted in bland color. When you opt for bold color, the entire room has a strong point of view.
4) It's perfect for renters
Paint and wallpaper isn't an option for many renters, but living in a stark space isn't ideal, either. A bold sofa livens up even the most personality-lacking spaces.
5) It still gives you options
A common misconception is that colorful furniture limits your options, but I think that it actually gives you more options. A fuchsia sofa looks just as beautiful with pillows in rich charcoal or white-and-amethyst stripes.
6)Your sofa is your fifth wall
Choose a bold upholstery color and a white room will go from overlooked to looking like a modern art museum.