Good Questions: Help Me Upholster My New Sofa!

Good Questions: Help Me Upholster My New Sofa!

Grace Shu
Aug 11, 2008

AT reader Liz is needing some help deciding on fabric colors...She writes: I just bought this sofa off of Craigslist. I love the sofa but it needs new upholstery. The problem is, I can't decide on a fabic. I have looked (online) at mood, fabricguru and pretty much anywhere else I could find. I have swatches...

I have no furniture in the living room, so there is no color scheme to match. I'm leaning toward blue/brown and have been looking at blue fabric since I would like the frame of the sofa to stand out. My style is eccletic (danish mod, Hollywood Regency ish)

Any suggestions?

Dear Liz,
We love the shape of your new sofa! Depending on how daring you want to go, we could definitely see this sofa upholstered in a bold, modern graphic pattern (ie, sort of like how Anthropologie has been pairing classic sofas and using Marimekko fabric to update it), but there's also something to be said about choosing a beautiful color so all the details of the sofa really stand out. Based on your style description, it might be interesting to pair your traditional French style sofa with an unexpected shade of blue (or teal, or fuschia)! Anyone else have any suggestions for Liz?

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