Monday, November 8, 2010

The Oddest of the Odd Gifts

I've been looking online a lot lately at some of the ideas different websites offer for Christmas gifts . I laughed so hard when I saw some of these, I had to share them. First of all, actually has a page dedicated entirely to Odd Gifts. Which is pretty funny in itself. But I wanted to share some of my favorites. If I see any of these under my tree, they better be for someone else.
Hilbilly Skating Butt Pad
Hug Me Pillow

Piggy Wiggly Tongs

Milk Moo Milk Dispenser

Could you imagine getting or even giving ANY of these things to your Mom or Dad or even sweet little Grammie?? I guess you'd have to have the perfect person to give something like any of the above to...

My favorite though? Yeah, totally the Hilbilly Butt Pads! Are those for real??

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Coming....

It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!!!

I can't believe it's already November!! One of my favorite months of the year!

First, we get to celebrate Thanksgiving!

 That means we get to spend time with our FAMILIES!!

We also get to:
Give Thanks for all that we have!
Eat more than we could ever imagine!
See great movies (Harry Potter for example)!
Decorations, Christmas Lights & Christmas Trees!
Gingerbread Houses!
The possibilities are endless!

One thing I look forward to every year, of course, is:
The stores are starting to come out with their ads already!!My list is slowly growing as to what I MUST HAVE! My only problem is actually saving it for Christmas! 
Below is a small list of some of the hot spots I'll be hitting!
(If you click the images, it will take you right to the site. Also, has a list of all the ads that have been submitted, thus far and continue to update it. My list will be growing as the ads are released.)

What's on your list and where will you be going?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Top 5 Couch Styles

Whether you call it a sofa or a couch, these pieces of furniture are often the focal part of a living room. They can be arranged in a multitude of ways to provide adequate seating or conversational groupings. Of course, with so many options it can be hard to decide which sofa is right for your home. Look below to learn the top 5 sofa styles.

The Top 5 Sofa Styles:

Sectional: Sectional sofas have gained popularity in recent years because they can be set up in a wide variety of ways. Some choose to set these sofas up in an "L" shape in the corner of a room, while others like to separate the sections into a more conversational arrangement. While most sectionals are divided into two sections, modular sofas are also considered sectionals. Modular couches usually have each seating area separated. This allows homeowners to arrange the sections depending on the number of people who will be using the sofa. Sectionals can be found in cloth or leather, and many offer recliners.

Sleeper: Sleeper sofas are popular because they are dual-purpose. During the day they are used as seating, but at night the cushions can be removed to reveal a foldout bed. Sleeper sofas are an ideal choice for those without a designated guest room. They are simple to set up, and they provide comfortable sleeping. Sleeper sofas are heavier than traditional sofas, but their benefits outweigh the extra weight. Sleeper sofas are traditionally upholstered in cloth.

Loveseat: Usually part of a set, the loveseat sofa is one of the most popular types of living room furniture. Loveseat sofas are fashionable because they offer added seating but don't take up as much room as a traditional sofa. Loveseats are designed for a maximum of two people and can be made from either cloth or leather.

Traditional: The traditional three-seat sofa is still the most popular. Nearly every home has some form of this sofa in the living room. These sofas come in a wide range of colors and fabrics, including microfiber and leather. Depending on the manufacturer and style, the design of the sofa will vary. Some have high backs, and some have removable cushions, while others do not.

Chaise: Chaise sofas are a modern twist on the sectional sofa. Unlike sectional couches that have a separate cushion for each space, chaise sofas have one long cushion that sits at an angle from the rest of the couch. Chaise couches allow for users to lie comfortably without the edge of the cushions poking them.

Find this original buying guide, Top 5 Sofa Styles at

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kitchen/Dining Room Table

One thing I wish I had was a new Kitchen Table. I know, from the contents of this blog, you would think I'm not very happy with our current furniture. I am, I'm grateful we have what we have. It's just that a lot of what we own has been handed down from older siblings.

My current table has grooves in it, which would be fine but they are a gunk magnet. If there is anything on the table that you need to wipe off, chances are, a lot of it is going to end up in these grooves. The table is really cute but this really bothers me. It came from my sister, who has a couple small kids... Lets just say, it normally has a table cloth on it now. This is the only picture I can find of it right now and it happens that we are creating gingerbread houses in this. Can you imaging what sort of stuff stayed there from that? Appetizing huh? You can see the lighter areas of the table, those are the groves. I just don't know the best way of re-finishing this to fill in the groves.

Below are a few from my wish list. There are only a few requirements for now, the list might grow:
  1. No Grooves
  2. No Glass
  3. Must have room to fit at least 6 adults (possibly more)
  4. Needs to match my kitchen
Frisco 5-piece Dining Set
7-Piece Casual Country Dining Table

Monreau 7-piece Antique Oak Dinette Set

Purchasing or discarding furniture: help minimize waste and save money.

Whether you are buying or discarding furniture, follow these tips to minimize waste and save money.

When purchasing furniture:
  • Make sure to buy durable, long-lasting, classic items that will not damage easily if your home or office relocates, and will remain in style over time.
  • Consider leasing furniture so that the manufacturer or retailer is responsible for reuse, recycling, or disposal at the end of the lease.
  • Ask suppliers about used or remanufactured furniture; prices for quality, remanufactured furniture typically range from 30 to 50 percent less than new furniture.

When discarding furniture:
  • Donate usable furniture to charitable organizations. Before donating items, City Agencies must follow procedures for relinquishment of City property.
  • Recycle damaged metal furniture. Large items that are at least 50 percent metal are required to be recycled in many places, such as NYC.
  • If wooden furniture is too damaged for repair or refurbishing, recycle it by contacting a wood broker to determine if it can be used as scrap wood for mulch, fuel, or other uses. A materials broker can help your Agency find a local recycler.
Find this original article at NYC.GOV.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The things I love about fall!

I love that the weather is changing. It's so cold in the mornings but perfect temperature in the afternoons. The leaves are changing and the scenery is beautiful! I love being outside in the evenings too, there is that smell that just smells like Fall! I love looking at all the Halloween decor people put up on their porches too. It's just a FUN time of year!

Another things I LOVE about Fall are all the SHOPPING deals, especially online. When you work full time, you tend to spend a little more time shopping online than actually going to stores.

I just looked at Overstock's website today and realized they are having their Overstocktober Fall Clearance Event!! They have some great deals on furniture up to 15-25% off! These deals are only good until tomorrow at midnight.

How cute would this bench be in a little girls room:

Lady Bug Green Tufted Bench

Too bad I'm having a boy. If you have any ideas for a BABY BOYS NURSERY, let me know, I need help!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The art of Vinyl

I've been looking for some wall coverings or pictures of some sort to put behind my couch in my main living area. I have a shelf pretty high on the wall so I need something below it. I've been looking in to the vinyl lettering and pictures more and more lately. In my search, I've found myself spending more time over at Etsy. I'm falling in love with the vinyl wall art. Yes, I know it's a little old and trendy, people have been doing it for years, but I never wanted to get in to the trend. Am I too late? Another option I've been toying with is the old vinyl wall sayings. I love this saying too.

Life Not Measured by Breath
Ornate Tree with Birds Vinyl

My walls are a neutral, light color; my shelf above gets changed around with the season; and my couch is about the same color as the one pictured below. As you can see, my walls really need something...

(Similar only in color.)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How to Give Your Sofa a Makeover

Of all your furniture, giving your couch a makeover may be the most intimidating. Luckily, learning how to give your furniture a makeover isn't as difficult as you might imagine. With a few simple steps, your sofa will have a fresh, exciting look in no time. Find this original article by clicking here.



  1. Research and visualize. Look online at photos of sofas you like and determine what aspects you're drawn to. Whether you're interested in colors, patterns, materials or another element, take notes and keep them in mind as you go forward with your sofa makeover.
  2. Cover it up. If you're looking for a whole new take on your sofa, a slipcover is often the best option. Use your tape measure to get the precise dimensions of your sofa and then find a slipcover that fits both your sofa and your style.
  3. Add some spice. Some sofas don't need a drastic makeover. If your sofa is in good condition but just needs a bit of spice, consider getting a new set of pillows. These accessories are a quick, easy way to freshen up a piece of furniture.
  4. Think about blankets. Throw blankets can really add to the overall look of your couch. They're also a cozy way to enjoy the comforts of your home. Pick a couple with interesting colors or patterns and you can add true style to your sofa.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Moved this over from my other blog...

I had this on my other blog but thought it belonged better over here:

I have had my eye on this couch for quite some time now. I need your opinion. Where in my house would I be able to put it? It matches my bedroom with my bedding and curtains and I can start looking for more black furniture set. Could I pull off a couch in my bedroom? Or do I try to use it in another room and redecorate entirely? I'm leaning more towards my bedroom.....

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Leather Furniture Grades Fact Sheet

I came across this really interesting article about Leather Furniture Grading Fact Sheet. I so wish I would have found it when D and I were shopping for our leather couches. I had no idea about Aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented leather. I've heard of pigmented but the other kinds... huh?

When shopping for a leather couch or furniture in general, you may notice that leather pieces have a much wider price range than furniture made with other materials. The pricing of leather furniture, in part, has to do with leather grade. Learning the grading system can help you choose the best leather furniture for your home. This leather furniture grades fact sheet should help you in your furniture hunt.

About Leather Furniture Grades: 

  1. Letter and number grades: One of the most difficult things about leather grading in terms of letter or number systems is that there is no industry standard. In other words, grade-six leather might be drastically different in price and value between two different manufacturers. In-house grading systems are only convenient if you're comparing furniture manufactured by the same company. 
  2. Characteristic grading: One standard way of comparing leather is by looking at characteristics. This type of leather grading isn't a number or letter system, but manufacturers will use terms to tell you about leather's color treatment, texture and durability. The most important characteristics are aniline, pigment, grain and correction. 
  3. Aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented: Leather can be classified as aniline, semi-aniline, or pigmented. Aniline leather has not been treated with color in any way. It is least resistant to stains, as well as the most expensive, but has a completely natural look and feel. Semi-aniline leather has been dyed or stained, but in a translucent way so that some of the natural characteristics still shine through. Pigmented leather has an opaque coating of color, which is often stamped with a leather-like texture. It is the most durable and least expensive, making it a great furniture option for active families.
  4. Top-grain versus split: Leather used for furniture is also typically characterized by the layer where it is found on the hide. Top-grain leather comes from the very outside of an animal. This type of leather is inherently more durable, since an animal's skin is its strongest at the surface. Split leather is found below the top layer. It is less durable and has fewer natural markings, but is also less expensive.
  5. Correction: Leather can also be classified as corrected-grain, which means it was sanded or buffed. The terms full-grain and top-grain are sometimes used interchangeably, but this isn't necessarily accurate. Full-grain leather is a type of top-grain leather that hasn't been corrected. This is the most expensive and highest quality leather available, as it is most durable and natural. If top-grain leather is corrected on one side, velvety leather called nubuck is created. Split leather, on the other hand, can be corrected to create suede. Both top-grain leather and split leather can also be corrected slightly to create a smoother surface. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Fun

This is a little off from what I normally post about. With it being Halloween, I've been in a crafty mood lately. And you need decorate your furniture and home for Halloween right?

I've been browsing some blogs for the past little while and found some really cute and easy ideas to try this year. The first one, I already did and the others, I can't wait to try. Tuesday nights are my craft night, so I'm looking forward to an evening full of fun!

First, a friend of mine shared this adorable Halloween Advent Calendar she found over at Oopsey Daisy. She made one for her family and I couldn't resist making one too. The picture is the original, mine is not picture ready yet but I love it! I just need to add the candy... I know I'm a few days late... I'll just eat that many pieces when I'm putting them all on. :)

Kirsti Koo
The next one I found was by complete accident. I can't wait to do this tonight! I found this adorable door mat at Kirsti Koo. She saw something similar at a big box store and found a way not only to make it cuter but for a small fraction of the cost too!

The Soladay Family Blog
Finally, and I'm sure there are more to be added to this list through out the season, I love the idea of putting vinyl bats on your mirrors! The Soladay Family had this idea and I can't wait to try it! I just bought Sure Cuts A Lot 2 from Craft Edge for my Cricut last night. I've already started looking at cute bat's to use.


Friday, October 1, 2010

How to Organize a Home Office or Writing Desk

Whether you use your home office writing desk as your full-time workspace or to pay bills and correspond with loved ones, it can quickly become chaotic and disordered. Not only will having a clean, organized home office desk increase your productivity; it will lower your stress level as well. Once you know where to begin and have a goal in mind, you will have a tidy desk with everything in its place. Take a look below to learn how to organize a home office desk.

Organizing Your Desk:

  1. Take out the trash. Bring a wastebasket and at least two cardboard boxes into your home office. Remove everything from the desk, considering each item as you take it off the desk. Toss obvious trash into the wastebasket. (You may want an extra box to hold things you want to shred.) Place items that belong in another room or that you want to give away in another box. Set the items you need to keep in your home office in the other box.
  2. Find places for desk necessities. Set your day planner or organizer on your desk so that you can quickly and easily use it. If you use a desk calendar, a desk lamp or a telephone in your home office, place those on your home office desk as well. Select your favorite writing utensil and place that on your desk along with a notepad. Everything else should be stored and organized out of sight.
  3. Organize office supplies. Select one drawer in which to organize your office supplies, such as pens, pencils, staplers and tape. Most office desks have a small, narrow drawer near the top that is ideal for these supplies. If your office desk doesn't, you can use a drawer organizer in one of the narrower drawers to neatly contain these items.
  4. Go through the filing drawers. Take the time to go through filing drawers in your home office desk. Shred any documents that are no longer necessary. Label the file folders alphabetically or categorically. For example, you may want to make a file folder labeled "Utility Bills" and another labeled "Receipts."
  5. Deal with wires. Organize the wires behind your desk by bundling them together with small Velcro straps. You can also use cable ties, rubber bands or even hair ties to keep the wires in your home office from becoming a tangled mess.
 I found this article at

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Refinish or buy new?

In my quest for a new writing desk, I've started thinking about finding an old beat-up desk and just refinish it.

I've posted an idea for one when it comes to buying new. While searching for other ideas, I came across a really nice writing desk at The that I absolutely love. But there's another part of me that thinks, I can refinish one to be just as cute, maybe not as nice, but as cute. So here's my question... should I buy new or find an old beat up desk that needs some TLC at a 2nd hand store?

If I were to refinish it, I could paint it any color I want, like a soft yellow like this one pictured at Concord Green. I love the soft colors, it really helps the mood of the room. Along with a soft yellow, I love how they put crystal looking knobs on the drawers.

I also LOVE this idea that B's Refurnishings had pictured on their page with fabric covered panels. You can change the panels depending on your mood or season! Love it!

Tell me you're opinion... I need help! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Writing Desk

White Writing Desk with Hutch
I have always wanted to re-do our office. We have a pretty nice, old desk in there right now. It was given to my husband from his sister many years before we got married. And she and her husband had it for even longer. It's been nice and served us well. It's just big and... well... BIG! It's a heavy oak corner desk, which again, is nice. I'm very grateful to have it, but I can't change the room around at all. I would like to put a bed in there too. Which with my sewing table, the keyboard piano and this huge thing, that's impossible.

Victor Writing Desk
I would love to get a cute writing desk instead. I love these options because they are big/long enough that I can use them as a sewing table (as long as I have my cutting mat down or cut on the floor.) And I can also use it as a normal desk. The only problem is storage. Can I get away with having only a few drawers when I'm use to having 10?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Glider Rocking Chairs

Rocker at
My mother in law has the most comfortable glider rocker in her living room. I ask my husband all the time if she would notice if it went missing sometime. He had told me when we have a baby, we can get one of our own. Well, with the arrival of our little guy coming this February, I have started looking for gliders. I've had my eye on this one in particular at

Rocker at
But I also found this at our friends over at I love the 908 series and how many options it comes with! I guess it will come down to the cost.. Tell me, what is your favorite?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Garbage Storage Table

I know its standard for people to have their garbage under the sink, but how cute would it be to go outside the box for a change? I want to find something similar to this Trash Bin Storage Table. I wish it had another trash bin on the other side of the drawers too though. Then you could have your recycling side and your regular garbage side.

Who Choose Bamboo?

Natural resources are being depleted, so what makes bamboo furniture a "green," eco-friendly furniture choice? Some bamboo species grow, well, like weeds! They grow quickly and are known for spreading into other areas. Bamboo grows over 10 times faster than most hardwoods, making bamboo furniture a great way to furnish your home and help keep forests intact. Aside from the fact that bamboo furniture is sustainable, there are plenty of other reasons why bamboo furniture is a great fit for your home.

Reasons to Choose Bamboo:

  1.  Durability: Bamboo furniture can withstand everyday use. It is far more resistant to damage than traditional hardwoods. Bamboo is even used in cutting boards for this reason; it can take the beating of repeated knife use and still remain beautiful, and bamboo is gentler on knife blades than other woods. This comes in handy if you are plan on giving a bamboo chair a good deal of use.
  2. Resistance to swelling and shrinking: Bamboo furniture won't swell or shrink due to atmospheric changes. For this reason, outdoor bamboo furniture withstands the change from humid to dry air and changes in temperature.
  3. Strength: Here's a cool fact: Bamboo's tensile strength is 28,000 per square inch versus 23,000 for steel. Bamboo fibers are also used to strengthen composite materials. What is the key to bamboo's strength? Bamboo grows straight; no other trees grow as straight as bamboo. There are "knuckles," but these variances are consistent and dense and don't weaken the bamboo's structure. When laminated, bamboo's strength is enhanced, and the lamination provides another layer against the wear and tear of use. Bamboo furniture is stronger than most furniture than you have in your home. Instead of feeling that you are settling on furniture for a good cause, remember that you are actually getting more resilient furniture when you choose bamboo furniture.
  4. Selection: Bamboo home furniture comes in more varieties of styles and finishes than before. Furniture designers are using bamboo in innovative designs, either in all-bamboo or composite materials. You can find bamboo chairs, bamboo beds, bamboo bar stools, bamboo headboards and bamboo flooring, just to start. They even make bamboo shirts and bamboo sheets.
  5. Appearance: Bamboo furniture has a fine grain and is available in many stains and finishes. Your style doesn't need to be compromised when you add fashionable bamboo furniture and accessories to your home.
Original article: Top 5 Reasons to Choose Bamboo Furniture.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Steps in Buying a Reclining Couch

A reclining sofa brings the best of two worlds together: the comfort of a recliner and the size of a couch or loveseat. Before you buy a reclining couch, there are a few things to keep in mind that will make your purchase easier and ensure that you are more than pleased with your new piece of furniture.

Buying a Reclining Couch:

  1. Pick the color for your new reclining sofa. If you already have established your decor, you can use this for inspiration for your new sofa. It is best to stick with a color that will wear well and that will allow you several different options in terms of matching with your existing flooring.
  2. Select the fabric for your sofa. If you have several children and pets, a leather reclining sofa may be subjected to excessive wear and tear. Picking a durable fabric that will be both stain- and tear-resistant might be a better choice. But if you don't have to worry as much about spills and animals on your furniture, leather furniture has a timeless look and unbeatable comfort.
  3. Measure the space where your couch will be placed. Most reclining sofas will require at the minimum a few inches of space between the wall and the sofa itself to allow for full extension of the recliner. This step will also help you avoid picking a sofa that is either too big or too small for the existing space.
  4. Decide what other features are important to you. Reclining sofas typically include other options, such as a fold-down, center console with cup holders or even different types of reclining mechanisms. Other features may include treated fabric for stain resistance or even the type of trim on the sofa itself.
  5. Pick a sofa you will love for a long time. Your reclining sofa will be with you for many years, and you will likely be spending a lot of time on it. So be comfortable with this piece of furniture as the centerpiece of your living room.
Find the original article, How to Buy a Reclining Sofa at

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Caring for you Microfiber Couch or Loveseat

Microsuede fabric has a unique texture that accentuates a color's depth and contrast, making it an excellent upholstery choice for furniture. The superior stain-resistance of a microfiber fabric, such as microsuede, means that your sofa and loveseat set will be able to withstand the rigors of daily use by active kids and pets. But to keep your micros's couch or loveseat looking its best, some simple care is required.


  1. Keep it clean. Keep crumbs, dust and dirt off the couch. Vacuuming regularly with a soft-brush attachment will make this quick and easy. How often you need to do this will vary, but it is a good idea to do it every time you vacuum the room the furniture is in.
  2. Clean spills immediately. Microsuede furniture is stain-resistant, so small spills will bead-up instead of soaking into the fabric. This gives you the chance to get some paper towels and soak up the spill before it stains. Soak up as much moisture as possible, including in the cracks between cushions. Wait until the material has dried before sitting on it.
  3. Occasionally, deep-clean your sofa. Microfiber sofas, if cared for, will stay very clean. Occasionally, they will still need a deep cleaning to remove any build-up of dirt and oils. Follow manufacturer's instructions if they are available. Always apply cleaning products an inconspicuous area of the sofa first to test your methods and the color-fastness of the material before cleaning your entire sofa. Microfiber furniture cleaning products make deep-cleaning your sofa easy and safe.
  4. Brush your sofa occasionally. Sometimes after cleaning or if the microfiber material gets soaked, the material can feel a little stiff. This is because the tiny fibers become entangled. Brushing your microfiber couch with a fine-toothed comb will revive the fabric.


Try not to let people sit on your microfiber furniture if they have been sweating heavily. This can leave salt stains that can be difficult to get out of your couch or loveseat.

Find the original article, How to Care for a Microfiber Sofa or Loveseat, at

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Best Rooms for a Leather Couch

Sinking into the comfortable cushions of a leather couch is an experience not soon forgotten. Once you place leather couch in your room, it won't take long for it to become the favorite seat in the home among family and friends. Whether guests gather on your new leather sofa for a good talk or you curl up on the soft cushions of your leather sectional sofa after a long day's work, you'll be glad you've furnished your home with leather furniture fit for a queen or king. Although a leather couch can pretty much fit into any room in your home, here are a few places they will be especially appreciated.a

Decorating with Leather Couches:


Living room: Of course, the living room is the most popular room in the home to furnish with leather furniture. A leather sofa pushed up near a fireplace creates a warm atmosphere you will love. Amplify your decor by pushing a leather chair with a matching leather ottoman into the corner opposite your new leather couch

Family room: When it's time to furnish your living room with some chic leather furniture, consider leather sectional sofas. When you need enough comfortable seats to fit a large number of people into your family room to watch the big game or enjoy a movie night, a leather sectional will certainly fit the bill. Furnish the opposite wall with a leather sofa or leather loveseat or even a leather recliner. After you have added some leather couches to the design mix, the living room will immediately become the most popular gathering place in your home for family and friends.

Bar: Sure, your bar is going to need some bar stools and a bar table, but why not add to the comfortable atmosphere with a leather couch before the bar? After sitting at the bar, visitors can relax and kick back in your soft leather couch. You'll suddenly be spending more time in your bar than before. Try to get a leather couch that matches the upholstery on your bar stools to tie the room together. If your bar is too small for a full sofa, consider a few leather chairs.

Find the original article, Best Rooms for a Leather Couch, at

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How to Decorate with a Blue Couch

We all have that one piece of furniture we love. Whether it's a blue couch or loveseat, a red leather chair or a knotty pine wood bookcase that has seen better days, it will forever be a part of your home. If you have one special piece of furniture that you must coordinate into the rest of your decor, do it with style by coordinating colors. Blending a blue sofa into an existing living room, den or recreation area is simple. By adding colorful accents such as pillows, rugs and window treatments, you can easily integrate your favorite blue couch into your design scheme. Look below to learn how to decorate with a blue sofa.


  1. Consult a color chart. Blue is a cool-tone primary color. Color theory suggests complementing the blue sofa with red, orange or yellow accents.
  2. Add more blue. Add blue to the room if the sofa is the focal point of the room. Consider placing a printed throw blanket with the same shade of blue over an accompanying chair. Add an area rug that reflects the sofa's shade of blue.
  3. Accent the room. Accent the room with colors complementary to the blue sofa. Add an orange pillow to the sofa. Place a clear glass bowl of lemons and oranges on the coffee table. Hang paintings with scenes of blue sky and fall trees covered in leaves of oranges, reds and yellows.
  4. Think blue and neutrals. Consider forgoing color theory and use various shades of blue and neutrals to complement the blue sofa. Work with shades lighter, darker and similar to the blue sofa. Coordinate with ivory, white, black, tan and browns for a subdued decor.
  5. Decorate with the blue sofa as an accent. Take note of the existing colors in the room and add decorative elements exhibiting those colors to the couch. If existing chairs in the room contain earthy brown and tan colors, add earth-tone pillows to the blue couch. Then, add blue pillows to the earth-tone chairs. Add curtains and an area rug with a floral pattern or pinstripes of blue, brown and tans to unify the room.

Find the original article, How to Decorate with a Blue Sofa at