Sofía Vergara's beautiful living room is a masterclass in accessorizing for a perfectly inviting space

Layered decorative pillows, throw blankets, and plants make her space a cozy oasis – it's the model for how to use soft furnishings effectively

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Paint, furniture, and upholstery are not the only things that matter regarding interior design; accessories are equally important. No matter the design scheme, a carefully placed throw pillow, a casually strewn blanket, or a styled lamp, can majorly upgrade the space. The perfect example can be found in Sofía Vergara's home.

The actress's living room begins with a warm neutral color scheme. Vergara's designer has layered a beige rug with a natural wood coffee table. This base perfectly complements an antique-style dark wood sofa. A large open door behind the sofa fills the room with light for a stunning, bright atmosphere. On its own the room would be impressive, but the accessories take it to next level. Vergara's designer has added coffee table books, a bowl of oranges, decorative pillows, and patterned white lamps, completely elevating the room.

Embodied within these accessories are lessons in creating a cozy living room. Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens states: 'Vergara's gray throw pillows and quilted blanket are the perfect way to bring texture into her space. Adding fabrics through a carpet, blankets, and pillows is the way to make a space feel warmer and more inviting with very little effort. They can be easily swapped out if the color scheme changes.'

The plants in the back of Vergara's neutral living room further liven her space. Ebert states, 'Plants are a great way to bring brightness and energy into your home. Not only do they add texture, but the fact that plants are living and breathing makes them feel much more dynamic than other accessories. Furthermore, plants are a good way to add texture and interest to a room without bringing in new colors.'

Vergara's space also teaches important lessons in symmetry. Ebert says: 'Part of what is so striking about the actress's space is the way that she has integrated two of everything. The matching cushions across the sofa and matching lamps across the sideboard at the back of the sofa create a gorgeous, symmetrical style that draws your eyes across the room.'

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Incorporating neutral accessories is an easy technique for bringing texture and warmth into any space without adding too much color or full design elements.

Sofía Vergara's living room shows how a few well-placed accessories can make a space feel cozy and lived-in. With a little bit of planning and a few soft furnishings, transforming your space has never been easier.

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 researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, 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 an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.