Distressed leather sofa is a large and dramatic piece of furniture, whether you choose one in a darker and more masculine color or one in a light and buttery shade. The leather sofa tends to overwhelm the space, being the first thing you look at in the room. The trick is to make leather sofa work in the interior of the room as a whole.
Choose furniture in colors that complements leather sofa while helping to balance the room. If your sofa is dark leather, pick other furniture in a lighter shade. For example, with a black or dark brown sofa, use furniture in cream, light blue or green. For lighter leather sofas, pick other pieces of the same color but slightly darker. For example, choose shades of yellow and orange for a cream or light yellow leather sofa.
Adding contrasting color to the space focuses on leather sofa and opens up the room. The apartment Therapy website suggests mixing different shades of light blue and gray in a room with bright carpets and a dark brown leather sofa. With a lighter leather sofa, blend in bright colors like orange or red. Fade down a large leather sofa by mixing in different colors and textures of leather. Add a leather armchair, but choose one that also has wooden arms or some other material. Putting two pieces of leather side by side keeps a bit from overwhelming the other. Choose different colors to give the room more dimensions. For example, add a light orange leather chair to a room with a brown leather sofa.