What to do with a white sofa

Posted on Mon, 10 Mar 2008 by KiM

Elena wrote the other day with a dilemma. A fun dilemma I’d say. “I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I’m officially hooked.You guys seem to have tons of inspirational room pictures so I was hoping you could help me out – see, my boyfriend and I just bought a gorgeous, plush white couch but I’m not sure how to decorate around it. We have white walls and the rest of our furniture is mostly brown. I was thinking jewel-toned accessories would go nicely and bring in some color, but I’m still not sure. Would it be possible for you guys to post some pictures of rooms with jewel tones and/or white sofas? I need some inspiration!” I readily agreed that jewel-tones would work, and went on the hunt for photos with white (or off-white) couches so Elena could see the endless options she has. Hope this inspires and be sure to send us photos when you’ve dolled up your couch!

Mary McDonald Ideal Home
Domino Domino
Lynn Morgan Lagerlings
Miles Redd John Loecke
Domino House to Home
Laura Arsie House of Pictures
O’Connor Design Partners Amy Lau
Décormag Lovelace Interiors

Diana says:

Wow – so many options. White sofas look great, just keep it clean!

Deeply coveting a white couch but I worry about the dog. No that’s not true I worry about me!

Elena says:

Thanks Kim! I’m drawn to the House to Home one with the modern country feel and the Domino one with the teal pillows. Hmm decisions decisions.

Bhavna says:

I adore white sofas! They have so much potential. I have a bunch of different colored and patterned cushion covers that I keep changing on my white sofa.

Love this post!

Mélanie says:

I am not a fan of white sofas but thanks to your great post , I may reconsider it.

flow says:

I just can’t get enough of white!!!

Alkemie says:

Great inspirations here for a neutral palette! I really really wanted to do my sofa in white originally but practicality kept me from doing it 🙁 Love these selections!

drey says:

kim, that House of Pictures one reminds me of your lounge!

kim. says:

🙂 it does doesn’t it! (I’m in the process of having pillows made for it – can’t wait till they’re finally done!!)

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