I shared the inspiration for our living room last week and I’m hoping to order a sofa for the space as soon as possible so we can have it delivered in time to host our families for Christmas. (The room will definitely not be “finished” by then but I figure as long as everyone has a place to sit, we’ll be happy!) We are really starting from scratch with furniture for this room and all I’ve ordered so far is two of these chambray linen armchairs that I can’t wait to see in person:
So I’d like the style of the sofa to work with the style of the armchairs and I’m thinking we’ll go with a fabric in the 0ff-white / tan color families in hopes of keeping the room light and bright but not kidding ourselves into thinking we’ll be able to keep a white sofa white with a dog and a baby. Other than that, I just want it to be reasonably comfortable (I say reasonably because we already have this super comfortable navy sectional in our family room and we’re likely to spend more time in there) and a little more formal than the aforementioned sectional since the living room will be used more for entertaining than everyday lounging. Here are a few of the options I’m considering — I’d love to hear if you have a favorite in the comments!
I like the practicality of a slipcovered sofa but most of them seem too casual for a formal living room. That said I think this one looks pretty tailored for a slipcovered option, and the sloped arms add a little interest without sacrificing comfort.
TWO // One Kings Lane Brooke sofa
A classic roll arm sofa is a decidedly more formal option, but I struggle with not being able to try this in a store before placing the order. If anyone owns it and has any thoughts, I’d love to hear!
After having a great experience ordering our nursery glider from this company, I clicked through a bunch of their sofas and bookmarked another tailored slipcovered style. The price is pretty unbeatable but I wonder if the pillow back would be annoying / hard to accessorize with my own throw pillows.
I love the curved arms of this style but I’m wondering if it’s a little too modern looking for our 170-year-old house.
Same thing here… I can’t decide if this is a nice tailored contrast to the more ornate armchairs or if it’s a little too modern for the space it will be in. But if it looks right for your space, the price is definitely right!
Again I love the look of a roll arm sofa and think it could be a good fit for our space, but I wonder if these arms look a little too low to be at all comfortable. Maybe option #2 above strikes a better balance?
One other idea I have is to find a printed fabric I love (maybe a subtle khaki stripe?) and have something upholstered or custom made vs. choosing from existing fabric options. If you have recommendations on places that accept customers’ fabric, I’m all ears!
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