Tuesday, October 18, 2016

No More Bossy


I always enjoy my red sofas in the Fall and especially the winter.  It definitely gives the room a cozy feeling and look.  However because I live in the Deep South it is hot a long time each year.  The red has been wearing on me, making me hot just to look at it.  They have lived with us for eleven years.  So I have been working on the mister, you know how you have to plant an idea and give them time to come around. 

 Then I started looking at sofas.  I haven't looked in a long while.  The colors that I did find did not appeal to me.  There is a lot of warm colors and I was through with warm after living with red for many years.  The patterned sofas that I did find were not my taste, geometric shapes remind me of being in school and I wasn't a good student in geometry! 

Then I ran across floral fabric and considered having the sofas reupholstered.  However the cost didn't make sense with sofas this age.  If you want a pretty fabric then the designers have them but the price is too pricey for me.  So what to do?


The white sofas were so overdone.  They were everywhere and everyone had one.  Would I want to do that?  Options....what to do?  I ran across a white sofa one day that was dressed with oh so pretty pillows and a throw.  That was it, I was going to go white.  But did I want the upkeep of a white sofa?  Really?  Did I?  I was stuck with indecision and finally I couldn't take it anymore and had to make a decision.


Two white sofas came to live with us just yesterday.  I am excited about how calming they make the room feel and are not bossy like my red sofas were.  The red sofas dictated so much in the room and I didn't realize it.  The white sofas were ordered locally and I am pleased with the style and size, although I have to admit they are very deep and I have to use two pillows behind my back just to sit on them.  But I have family members that think they have to lay completely down on a sofa to watch tv or read.



I have been playing with old pillows and new ones.  I know I have a new obsessive love for them and throws!



On the other side of the living room is its' twin.


But that doesn't mean I don't have red on hand to decorate with!





  1. Oh my.....Your rooms will always be beautiful to me, but I will sorely miss Bossy and her twin!! I know you will style the white ones and they will be gorgeous though, so maybe I won't even notice.........
    Hope the weather is cooling off for you! We are supposed to get our first blast of cool through here tomorrow....I'm not holding my breath, but I do have my fingers crossed :^)
    Happy fall blessings to you,

  2. Oh wow! What a big change. I love it and hope you are loving your choice.
    :) gwingal

  3. Jan,
    You're going to love adding a blend of patterned pillows to those new sofas, dear friend!
    It took me some time to find "just the right blend" for my neutral sofa after my bold striped Southwestern sofa!
    Ah~h~h. . .love this'fresh' new look in your living room!

  4. Oh I just love your new white sofas!!! I am a huge fan of white slipcovered furniture so your sofas really appeal to me. I love the versatility they offer. Yours look like they are slipcovered so you can wash them. Since they're white, I hope so! You will enjoy playing with different colors on them now that you have free reign. I just washed my sofa slipcover today and it feels like new all over again. Congrats on your new purchase!