Now that spring is here I can indulge my love for all things green. Which is just as well as we have two green sofas in our sitting room (a two and five seater). I do not like the current covering at all, but recovering it is out of the question. And the green does work okay in the room because it matches the green lead light.
At the moment these sofas are chiefly used by Pepper the cat for claw scratching, and by my son for climbing and then jumping off and piling up the cushions and pushing them over. They are proving pretty sturdy. I have toyed with the idea of spilling red wine over them hence necessitating a recover, but then decided that was Not the Right Thing to Do.
The right thing to do, I believe, is to ponder new cushions. Or colours which may match better with the current olivey shades. Below is part of the current arrangement. I have a childhood thing for pink and green because they were the colours of my Marimekko blinds when I was little. But I am wondering if creams and neutrals might work better as in the image above, which I really love right down to the slightly poor quality oil painting and the fabric walls.
It turns out I am not alone in my Green Sofa-ness.
I don't like the cushions here, but maybe they add that touch of granny to the space which otherwise would need it:
Here the super talented Lauren's green sofa:
And this is one with a lot of other stuff going on. Too much leather and too many things in vases for me.
And veering away from olive, here is a pale green:
And here is a more emerald colour:
What do you think would work? Different colours, different cushions, different children (only joking) or should I let the cat destroy the covers and then replace with something else?
(Images: (1) (4) (6) (8) Elle Decor (2) Jane (3) Decorpad (5) Pure Style Home (7) House to Home)