With our house move (finally!) imminent, searching for and buying furniture is now at the forefront of my mind, despite knowing that there are lots of 'boring' jobs to be done before purchasing the fun bits! But hey, my interior obsessed brain can not stop itself!
So here I am surrounded by fabric swatches and poring over brochures which I just received from The Lounge Co!
The Lounge Co are a newly launched British brand with a lovely, fresh website which I've just spent some time on using their Configurator to try out styles, colours and fabrics. While they are essentially an online brand, they do have a number of 'galleries' situated in retail stores around the UK, including a flagship store in Chiswick, London, where you can go and try out the sofas in person.
They've got some great shapes like the Florence - this retro design above, and its really making me think about the option of going for a bright colour. In fact, I've found myself coveting various pink sofas on Pinterest of late... (view my boards) I'm not sure I could do it though, as it means keeping everything else pared back, which I'm not sure I'm capable of! They do look great against a white or grey wall and wooden floor though don't they?
I think subconsciously though, I'm usually swayed to more neutral colours - and I realised that the majority of The Lounge Co images I selected here feature grey sofas... It's just so much easier to accessorise with bright cushions! Or perhaps a colourful armchair is the way to go.... ?
It's such a big decision, with so many aspects to consider - the space it will go in, the style, the colour, how comfy it is, whether it's child friendly, and of course how much you love it. I feel like I really want to get it right, so it's been useful to browse The Lounge Co site and play around with the different options, as well as know that I could pop to their Chiswick store for a test drive!
It'll be a little while yet before we finally make that new sofa purchase I suspect, but I'll be sure to keep you posted! What would you do? Stay safe with grey or go bold and pick pink?!