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Playful Patterns

  1. Kwana says:

    I think these are lots of fun.

  2. Mary says:

    My last sofa was a patterned sofa.
    I bought it to hide stains which was a great idea because it worked. Sadly…after 5 years I was tired of it. Now it sports a white slipcover. It makes changing things up much easier.

  3. marykathryn says:

    I love them, BUT, I think I'd leave everything else in the room simple and solid, so as not to overwhelm….

    Love the orange sofa with Tiffany Turquoise walls….

  4. Kim@Chattafabulous says:

    I would love to do it, but I'm chicken!

  5. Ashley says:

    I love prints anywhere, but I'm also into changing things up when the mood strikes. So I usually limit bold prints to a pillow, side chair, ottoman, or curtains that can easily be switched out and don't require a major commitment!

  6. Jessie says:

    I love patterned sofas but I think if you are on a budget neutral is the way to go. It would be really fun to just have an extra house to decorate how you wanted. A girl can wish…

  7. christine {bijouandboheme} says:

    Ah…these pictures all made my heart skip a beat- love love love! I adore the picture with the large photographs above the floral sofa- Also loving the Lee Jofa fabric on the 3rd picture- such a great print. And of course, the La Fiorentina loveseat is divine (I actually just scored 4yards of it on ebay for $80 so am pretty excited about making somethin with it.) I chose a charcoal solid sofa and layered pattern with cushions (I actually just posted pics of the room today) but I would love a patterned piece like the ones you posted- I adore great pattern and fabric so would definitely be into a sofa in a great print.

  8. Jenna says:

    I think if I only had one room for one sofa in our home, buyers remorse just make kick in later if I bought a fun one. But if our home had two living areas… then maybe the creative splurge would be worth it. But… I only have that one room for one sofa right now, so this is what we bought last Fall in a neutral linen colored chenille type fabric:

  9. traci zeller designs says:

    I had a crazy red patterned sofa that I bought right after graduating. It was a splurge — beautiful and excellent quality. I loved it for years! But after looking at it for a solid month (home-bound when my twins were born), I was SO OVER IT. Actually, I'd be over it for a while — but now I was stuck looking at it all day and all night. My husband came home and asked where it was. I informed him that I sent it to be reupholstered. He didn't dare say a thing!

  10. Jenn says:

    Those prints are awesome! I wish, wish, wish I could do it — make the jump to a patterned sofa. But I'm so fickle with patterns that it makes me way too nervous. Maybe someday I'll be able to commit :).

  11. Sweet Nothings says:

    that elle decor cover is my absolute fav. its in my decor files. im trying it baby steps. i have chevron valances and these liberty of london shades, my parents think it looks like throw up but i kinda like it lol.

  12. Alcira Molina-Ali says:

    These spaces are so playful!
    I think it could be pulled off especially in a second home, as a touch of whimsy you wouldn't have to look at every day ; )

  13. Katie @ Noodle and Boof says:

    so fun! but i would be too chicken for sure!

  14. Mrs. Chic says:

    I like the patterns are super fun — the only way I could do it is to find a vintage sofa from the 60's w/clean lines and have a slipper cover made for it and upholster the body in a neutral fabric —- otherwise no! lol

  15. Debbie says:

    I really want a patterned sofa. Mine is off-white now and it's just so blah and uninspiring. I generally don't get sick of patterns so I'm not too worried about buyers remorse. I went to Mitchell Gold and was poring over their fabric selection when the salesman came over and said "we really recommend solids for sofas" – when there wasn't a single solid in front of me. It was a turn-off and I left soon after. Plus I wasn't in love with any of their patterns.

  16. diane@onlinefabricstore says:

    Like you I usually prefer and also recommend a neutral sofa and bring pattern into the room in pillows, a chair etc. but if you notice, many of these photos show slipcovers which is a great way to live with color during a specific season i.e. plaid for winter, floral for summer and not grow tired of it. Nice post.

  17. ChrisA. says:

    Love the colors and patterns but I would probably get tired of it. I say – slipcovers to change at will (LOL)! Wouldn't that be wonderful!

  18. twolovelyspaces says:

    Love the orange, yellow, and green. My Grandmother had a sofa just like that and I loved it!!! Too bad my aunt sold it in a garage sale, I would have loved to have it in my home.

  19. sarah@realestatestyle says:

    I Love these, especially the Domino and the green and white floral…I just ordered a new sofa. Way to scared to get a print. I got a neutral linen, and plan to punch it up with lots of pillows! I like to change my mind 🙂

  20. Ashley @ A { Blondes } DIY Life says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVe the first image! and yes I really do LOVE them that much!

  21. Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less says:

    I would love to have a patterned sofa like this one day! It definitely makes the room!

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