Worth Considering: Pretty Patterned Sofas

Worth Considering: Pretty Patterned Sofas

Kristen Lubbe
Jun 27, 2011

When it comes time to shop for a new sofa, many of us would immediately think of going with a solid color upholstery. They're the safe bet and will look great with anything — we know the story. But, it might be worth it to give patterned sofas a fair chance because often they blow solid colored sofas out of the water.

If you're a traditionalist this certainly isn't anything new — patterned sofas have been a staple in formal living rooms for quite some time. While there's nothing wrong with that, we don't want our homes to look exactly like our grandmother's, right? No need to worry — once they are in the mix with the rest of your furnishings, they won't - patterned sofas are a welcome moment in modern homes.

Don't think patterns have to be crazy and bold to work. They also don't have to be a subtle, quiet perfect match to other items in the room — if you find a sofa (new or old) and feel like you can bring it back to life with a pattern, you're on the right track! Relax and simply layer patterns and colors with your sofa just as you would with any other piece and you'll be surprised at how well the final room turns out to be!

Images: 1. Elle Decor, 2. Wisteria, 3. Domino, 4. via Lovely Ugly Design, 5. via Daily Crushes

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