Selena Gomez's calming living room sofa puts a cozy spin on a beloved color scheme

A neutral color palette gets a warming twist in the singer's living room – interior designers explain how to recreate the look

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Decorating with white is an easy way to make a room look clean, modern, and neutral. However, without the right accessories, it can fall into the pitfall of looking boring. Selena Gomez's living room is a masterclass in decorating with white the right way.

The singer's living room idea incorporates a variety of textures and different shades of white. Her sofa best demonstrates this. Gomez's white sofa is a smooth, linen texture against the white walls of her space. On top, she has layered a woven cream throw and a variety of brown and gold textured throw pillows. As her Instagram video shows, it even conveniently matches her dog.

The living room sofa demonstrates important lessons about decorating with white. First, it shows that white looks wonderful when layered with other white-adjacent shades.

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Jennifer Ebert, color expert and digital editor at Homes & Gardens says: 'Layers of cream and white is one of my favorite color schemes. White together with cream and ecru can create a layered look with depth. It adds coziness to a classic white look without taking out the neutrality.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

She continues, 'I also love how Selena Gomez has integrated light shades of brown, tan and gold into her white living room with her throw pillows. These deeper shades keep the room looking cozy and interesting. They're the perfect pairing with white.'

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Furthermore, Selena's neutral living room uses texture like a pro. Carlin van Noppen, principal interior designer and owner of Fig Linens and Home states: 'The mix of textiles in this room is a wonderful addition to Selena Gomez's space. Her sofa has a small weave linen knit, while the throw blanket has a thicker knit that contrasts beautifully with the cushions of the sofa.'

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Carlin Van Noppen

Carlin Van Noppen is a Connecticut-based interior designer and the owner of Fig Linens and Home. She has over 20 years of experience providing design expertise for beautiful homes. Her experience in design retail gives her a unique outlook on interior design trends and what people really want in their homes.

She continues, 'Adding soft furnishings like a throw blanket and decorative pillows is a wonderful way to add visual interest to your space. As styles change, they can easily be switched out to reflect the current interior design trends.'

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Making a white room interesting is easier than you might think, and Selena Gomez is leading the way. With only a sofa, you can add texture, warmth, and coziness to any space.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when she is researching trends or interior history. Before joining Future, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has a MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.