If you´re following along on my new journey as an expat in Spain, then you may already know that we are currently making a studio apartment our home. The size of our flat is exactly what we need at this point in time but with any new home, regardless of the size, you want to make sure you give it your own stamp and make it truly feel like your own. It’s even more difficult to make a furnished flat feel like home. We inherited the Friheten sofa bed from Ikea in our new flat in the limited edition colour of fuschia. Whilst I do love pink, it’s not a colour of sofa that I would have selected. As we don’t have an option at this point I have been working hard to give the living room our stamp. It’s a bit difficult to select the best decor options so I have been eager to share with you my 3 ways to style a pink sofa post and get your feedback.
(products L to R – Loretta arc floor lamp from Zurley’s £149, White Quartz Crystal Mobile UO £24, Sainsbury’s Home Ethereal Grey Wall Clock £13, Amira Carved Wood Nightstand, Oumka Faux Fur Rug and Cardboard Boxes Maisons du Monde, Bloomingville Diamond Runner Rug Amara)
Full of mixed metals, earthy shades, and soft fabrics this is currently one of my favourite looks for the pink sofa. The hot pink shade can be quite overwhelming, but the warm shades of the metals and the wood can give this otherwise overwhelmingly bright sofa a bit of a neutral tone down. I am loving the gold accents and the mixed metals. Another really important element in a cosy living space for me is light. The stunning Arc Floor lamp is my favourite piece for this look. The beautiful on trend copper colour warms up the room whether the lights are on or off.
Shades of Grey
(products L to R – AYTM Circum Round Mirror Amara, Large Cactus Photo Print Etsy, Zanzio Fabric Armchair Very.co.uk, Addison Ross Circular Alarm Clock Amara, Pols Potten Storage Side Table Amara, Sphere Style Round Table Zurley’s)
Grey and pink just go together. While I do love copper and gold metals there is something so beautiful about silver. Silver is currently not as popular as its other metallic counterparts, but it’s a stunning shade that is both luxurious and down to earth. I have always loved it and think that using grey can really help complement the colour of the sofa whilst giving it a bit of a cooler tone to the overall room. Greys, mirrors, and glass all give this look a cosy feel without making the space feel too cold. The beautiful grey coffee table is a conversation piece as well as a practical addition.
Black & White
(Products L to R – Modern Simple Black Curtains, Allessi Arris Wall Clock Amara, Stoneware Hand Sculpture H&M, Grandin Road Maya Table Lamp, Black Mirrored Chest of Drawers Zurley’s, Baies Coloured Candle, Teardrop Round Glass End Table)
Black and white are perfectly complemented with the fuschia colour of the sofa, don’t you think? I know this look is not a lot of people’s cup of tea, but there’s just something about it that I love. The black mirrored sideboard is functional as a chest of drawers or just additional storage space. It adds a little bit of function and a whole lot of luxe.
So, I come to you for help. Which of these looks do you think I should adopt in my new space? I’m really quite stumped as I like them all so do let me know!