Are you in the market for a new sofa or armchair? It’s an investment purchase, and a grey one is the sensible choice, it’ll go with everything and you can always add colourful accessories, right? Most people go with this rationale. But here’s the million dollar question – will your expensive purchase make your heart swell with happiness everyday for many years? If you’ve answered yes to that, then fair enough, you don’t need to read further unless you really want to. Keep an open mind. 🙂[I’d just like to point out here that I love grey in all its forms. It is the most versatile colour and can look absolutely beautiful. I have plenty of grey in my home (though not furniture) and refer to my dining room as the ‘shades of grey’ room. One of my favourite interior books is ‘Shades of Grey’ by Kate Watson-Smyth. So we’ve established that I have nothing against grey and do in fact love it. Let’s move on.]
If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll know I couldn’t do without colour, it makes me very happy. As a colour lover who believes in design longevity, I use colour in moderation; that’s my way of always enjoying it without going off it.
I bought my blue upholstered bed over 3 years ago; it makes me happy every single day and always gets wonderful comments. I don’t expect this joyous feeling to ever abate, I absolutely adore it! It was a significant purchase and I’m so glad I invested in a beautiful colour that makes me happy instead of grey upholstery and having to always worry about how to accessorise it with colour.
If there is a colour you always love, put your brave pants on and buy your next sofa/chair/ottoman/upholstered bed in that colour. Then balance it with neutral (or neutral-ish) walls and accessories, textures and plants. Happiness guaranteed! 😀
Need more convincing? Take a look at these swoony spaces all in real homes (no catalogue images here):
Have all these beautiful spaces convinced you that colour on at least one piece of upholstery furniture in your room is the way to go? 🙂