How Bold Will You Go with Furniture?

I'm sure many of us swoon regularly at the Anthropologie catalogs when they arrive in the mail. The styling is usually impeccable and their furniture is beautiful. I've noticed a recent trend in bold and brightly upholstered furniture, particularly sofas. And while it looks great in the pages of a catalog, I'm not sure it's something I could commit to in my own home. Maybe it's a deep-seated aversion to those hideously patterned couches I grew up with in the 80s or perhaps it's a fear of commitment to anything more than a neutral, but I can't shake my fear of instant buyer's remorse if I were to invest in such a bold (and albeit lovely) couch. Plus, isn't that why throw pillows exist?

Where do you stand on your couch purchases? Do you stick with a neutral pattern and let the prints and colors come through in other accessories? Or do you make your couch the statement piece of your living room?

Image: Louisa Settee by Anthropologie

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