Bold, Bright Sofas: Rev Up Your Living Room

In my home, we have a gray sofa. It's nice and it's easy to match, but every so often I think about the long pink hand-me-down sofa I parted with a few years ago...then I play around with the idea of reupholstering my current sofa in some shocking color—hot pink, kelly green, turquoise. There's nothing like a bold, bright sofa to kick the blah out of a living room.If you're considering a reupholstery project or shopping for a new sofa, here are a few real-life examples of beautiful and colorful couches from past tours. For product info, click through to the resource guide included in each house tour.

  1. Gary and Leslie's Benedict Canyon Home
  2. Mike's Amazing Mid-Century Pad
  3. Kevin and Dop's Playful Uptown Loft
  4. Matthew Mau's Creative Loft in the Chapman Building
  5. Emily and Craig's Logan Square Rehab
  6. Maggie's Delightful Digs
  7. Philip & Leong's Live / Work City Space
  8. Gregory's Palm Springs in the Suburbs
  9. Chris and Heather's Happy, Hippy Haven
  10. Tom and Justin Gently Shape Their Landmark


SOFA SHOPPING RESOURCES
Sofa Stores in the Apartment Therapy Marketplace
Best Sofa Stores
Best Sleeper Sofas and Sofa Beds 2010


Photos: Gary Ward, Beth Zeigler, Marcia Prentice and Matthew Mau, Evan Thomas, Maggie S., Gregory Han, Kyle Freeman, h4ndz on Flickr, used with permission, Aaron Able

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