Reader request – patterned sofas

Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2011 by KiM

We received this reader request some time ago from Charly: I am considering a new sofa that is covered with a crazy printed fabric.  It is totally amazing but also quite intimidating for me in my small rental apartment that I am just beginning to decorate. Before I take the plunge, I am trying to find images of printed couches to help me decide if I can make it work.  Do you have any images of sofas and couches with colorful and/or busy prints on them for inspiration? Since it’s been so long Charly has likely already chosen her sofa but I was curious to see what photos I could find in my stash of patterned sofas, as they certainly are not everyone’s first choice for such a substantial piece of furniture. But why not – you only live once!

Elle Decor

Hus & Hem

Todd Alexander Romano

Hus & Hem

At Home Interior Design


George Seper

Jonamor Decor

Katie Ridder


Luca Trovato

Nicolas Tosi

rue magazine

Sally Conran

Todd Alexander Romano

Sarah Kaye Kristen Buckingham
Canadian House & Home Australian House & Garden

mbwife says:

Wow, I am all of a sudden a patterned sofa fan. it really creates an instant focus for the room doesn't it?

jil casey says:

Wow! – great post. Love that last sofa from Australian Home & Garden.

Great sofas – especially the one from Hus & Hem. I love it.

Deborah says:

Bravo to all those folks who have one! What confidence they have. It's a gene missing in my design DNA though. Deborah, Green Light District Design, Ottawa

they're all so fabulous… i especially like the one from lonny.

xtina says:

OMG I love all of these!

that first image is one of my all time favourites.. a perefct use of pattern in a room! have a lovely weekend! xx meenal

bright patterns on a large piece of furniture can really trip some people up…
daring choice to purchase but it could be the greatest asset in your living space…
make sure the style/design of the sofa is what you love and
make sure you spend some time sitting in and moving around in the sofa before you buy it…
because in the end, if you decide the sofa's fabric is too much, throw a blanket or slip cover over it…
but if it's uncomfortable..not much you can do about that….
best of luck…

Snabblån says:

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