Modern leather recliner is big and dramatic furniture, whether you choose one in a darker and more masculine color or one in a light and buttery shadow. The leather sofa tends to overwhelm the space, being the first thing you look at in the room.
Select furniture in colors that complement the modern leather recliner 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 takes focus from the modern leather recliner and opens up the room. The Apartment Therapy website suggests mixing different shades of light blue and gray in a room with bright rugs and a dark brown leather sofa. With a brighter leather sofa, blend in bright colors like orange or red. Tone down a big leather sofa by blending in different colors and textures of leather. Add a leather armchair, but choose one that also has wooden arms or any other material. To put two skins side by side hold a piece from overwhelmingly the other.