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Sofa Styling 1.0

Styling a sofa is one of those talents, along with accessorizing a coffee table, that not everyone is born with and many of us have to turn to the pros for ideas.  Thankfully, there have been a number of articles, blog posts and even a lookbook dedicated to the subject so have no fear, help is here!

Roxy’s Sofa

Roxy at Society Social brought 1 white sofa, 11 designers (two of whom we know personally – yeah for Eddie and Lisa) and 52 pillows together to produce Project Sofa, a lookbook that shows you what you can do with a white couch (besides cover it in throws and pray that the boys and dogs won’t stain it!)

How to Get Roxy’s Look

The March issue of HGTV Magazine features an article on how to create different pillow combinations for its cover star, a pale blue couch.  Perhaps the editors realized that the white sofa they styled five different ways online was a tad impractical for the everyday family!

Star Sofa

Pillows Piled On

But then again, we know Kate at Centsational Girl has kids and she opted to style a cream club sofa with patterned pillows and a great rug.

Centsational Seating

Regardless of the style and color of your sofa, picking the right pillows and piling them on will add a bit of polish…  as long as they don’t end up on the floor!   Here’s to sitting pretty this weekend.

Photos via House BeautifulSociety Social, HGTV and Centsational Girl

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  • Reply designchic February 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

    White is so versatile – I’m in my neutral phase of life and I love patterned cream pillow tones on a white sofa, but an easy fix to add a punch of color to a neutral room – change out the pillows!! Happy Friday, ladies ~

  • Reply Leslie February 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Had to laugh when you mentioned white couch and kids/dogs. I have a white leather sectional and two dogs. .. and yes, I do keep it covered and pray that it doesn’t get stained! Pillows are always a great way to change the look neutral furniture. I like the varied designs, colors, and shapes!

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass February 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Is there a better way to shake things up that pillows! I think not.
    Great post!
    Happy Friday.

  • Reply Georgica Pond February 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    What a clever concept – love this idea. Having my newly upholstered sofa delivered today, so I’ll be trying some of these options out.x

  • Reply Hamptontoes February 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    It’s so true, pillows and throws really bring style to a sofa. Thank you for the mention, I loved being asked to participate in the lookbook…Roxy rocks!! Wishing you ladies a fabulous weekend!

  • Reply KATHYSUE February 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I have been playing with pillow fabrics for two weeks and I am finally there, only need one more combination and I am done, or at least I think I am!!??
    Have a great weekend,

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita February 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I have a white couch in the den = and a little white dog – but it is only possible with washable slip covers!

  • Reply stitchfork February 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    you always sit pretty!!
    hope you are enjoying the weekend!

  • Reply Stacey February 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I have a throw pillow addiction. Nowadays, they do end up on the floor because my 3 year old will not leave them be!:-)

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