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TREND: Bold Blue Sofas

Bold colors for upholstery have been popular lately, but blue seems to come up much more frequently than any other hue. I’ll admit, I’m partial to this trend because I just plunked down the cash for a big blue sofa of my own. Teal, really, but it’s in the same tonal range as the one above.

Conventional decorating wisdom would have us all buying beige sofas, but blue is a fantastic backdrop for so many colors. It’s more fun than beige, but still versatile! If you’d like to hop on board with the look yourself, here’s how to get the look.

  1. Tripod Wood Floor Lamp, West Elm
  2. Chunky Jute Rug, Rugs USA
  3. Zebra Silk Screened Cowhide Rug, Rugs USA
  4. Louisa Bergere Chair, Ballard Designs
  5. Dover-Calais Steamer Trunk, NapaStyle
  6. Zaria Pillow, Anthropologie
  7. Taper Tall Hive Vase, West Elm
  8. Saarinen Tulip Side Table, DWR (Knockoffs abound too)
  9. Henry Sofa in Blue Velvet, West Elm
  10. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, check your local plant store


– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely

This beautiful living room starts with a neutral base (sofa, carpet, walls, and curtains), then layers on texture, gorgeous brass, and pops of bold color. You can get a similar look with the items below. Most are affordable (some very much so), and some need a little DIY, but there are a few splurges in there too. They’re worth it.

  1. Vivan Curtains, IKEA (only $10/pair!)
  2. Carved Wood Side Tables*, Cost Plus World Market and West Elm (just paint them white)
  3. Textured Blue Siri Vases, Room and Board
  4. Bertoia Diamon Lounge Chair, Design Within Reach (sew a custom seat pad in teal for it)
  5. Vittsjö Shelving, IKEA (brass spray paint will do wonders)
  6. Vittsjö Nesting Tables, IKEA (spray these brass too, or go for a beautiful vintage set, like these)
  7. Lotus Flower Table Lamp, Pottery Barn
  8. Hot Pink Bellini Pillow, Madeline Weinrib
  9. Lucy Azure Blue Chair, Target

*edit: I stumbled across this table, already white and an even better match!


– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely

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