Yesterday I shared the new couch that I thrifted.
Love her lines, but as I said yesterday, this girl is in desperate need of a new dress.
Emily Henderson did a great post on reupholstering furniture. In fact, this post helped me decide this was the right sofa to buy based on its lines.
I love tufted sofas like this.
So, picture tufting along the upper cushions. Probably two side-by-side on each?
But the color fabric is where I’m stuck and I need some help. Picture the room first: white walls, wood beams, dark wood stained floors, and the couch is beside a dark leather chair (black/brown).
Okay, got it?
I’ve had gray in my head for a while. Coming from only loving white couches, the gray was a departure for me even though it’s neutral.
Here are some grays that I’ve come across that I like.
You’ll notice these are all a light to medium gray. I really think that shade will go best with Chris’ really dark leather chair rather than my initial feeling for charcoal.
I like how these couches add something to the room, but they still blend in. They aren’t the focus.
This is a much safer choice for me with my love of neutrals…but as you’ve probably seen lately, my style is evolving to include more color. My basics are still neutral, but I’m really loving the pop of color idea.
Hence, my current dilemma. I mentioned Emily Henderson earlier. No one rocks pop of color sofas like Miss Emily.
I’ve been pinning images with colored sofas lately and keep picturing this sofa in a beautiful new statement dress instead of something gray and safe. I know I can add statement in other ways than a couch, but hear me out.
I’m feeling blues and greens, as I often am when I talk about color.
Here are some green beauties that are catching my eye.
Stop it. Seriously.
Loving those emerald tones. Then again, a more kelly green would be lovely too.
But blue sofas have been pretty appealing too. I love the one in Emily’s living room.
Here’s another arrangement with that couch.
And these aren’t too shabby either.
And maybe my favorite image of all:
That image right there makes me want to call the lady right now and say, “Upholster it just like this,” and hang up before I change my mind. The blue couch, the rustic coffee table, and the cowhide rug feels exactly like what I’m picturing.
Do y’all see it? My major design dilemma?
I know that the gray is safer and I can add color in small ways. I keep preaching that to myself. But look at those rooms with the colored couches! I can’t stand the gorgeousness. Those colorful, statement dresses took the rooms to a whole new level. Although I do love the gray, with my leaning toward color, I’m really afraid I’ll reupholster gray and then every time I look at it, wish it was just like this blue beauty above.
So, what do you think?
Do I play it safe with gray (which is still lovely) or take a risk and hopefully hit it out of the design park with a blue or green?