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Give Your Contemporary Sofa a BFF
Modern homes tend to have a lot of clean lines—which can also mean more than a few hard edges. To soften this look and make the room appear more inviting, Henderson recommends adding a throw or (her favorite) a $30 RENS sheepskin rug from Ikea. It can be draped on a chair or sofa like a throw would be, but it works anywhere because "it adds texture without adding pattern, and warmth without color," she says.