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December 16, 2016

Today’s post is a confession of my love for colourful statement sofas. And at the end you will also find my roundup of 10 cool sofas now available in the Spanish stores, which are anything but black, grey or beige.

One thing I realized is that you can use pretty much any furniture or decor piece to introduce a brighter colour in your space, you just need to be bold enough. I’d avoid painting an entire wall red or another violent colour, because it’s very unlikely NOT to drive you crazy quite soon. Other than that, louder hues can absolutely work even on big furniture, such as a sofa. A sofa is a focal point of living room, which often is the heart of your home, and a colourful or wacky patterned sofa can make a huge design statement.

In my Barcelona place I  opted for accent colour walls, and kept most of the furniture safe colourwise. My sofa is grey and comes from IKEA. But to be honest, I already can’t wait for the moment to replace it with something cooler, and in a more vibrant colour, like navy blue.

I came up with the idea for this post as I was browsing Pinterest and caught myself pinning living rooms with these colourful statement sofas, because they make such a difference, don’t they?! You can stick to neutrals in the accessories and other furniture, but a bold sofa always takes the space to a new level, just take a look at the images below.

Blue is the only accent colour in this room, and this blue sofa is allowed to really shine against the neutral background, nothing takes the spotlight from it. Photo credit.

Blue statement sofa against neutrals

And another blue sofa: similar approach, but applied to a classic interior. Photo credit.

Blue statement sofa classical interior

Going on to pinks. Such a delicate and feminine space on the first photo vs the bold eclectic space dominated by the neon pink sofa paired up with black and white geometry cushions on the second. (Photo credits: 12)

Blush pink statement sofa

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‘Ofertas’ You Can’t Miss

April 25, 2016

Here comes my weekly overview of ongoing sales and special offers. Grab them before they’re gone! Mid-season online sale in Maisons du Monde, sofas from Galerías del Tresillo, up to 75% discount in Olhom and a lot more.

Maisons du Monde

Maisons du Monde has a 30-50% sale on furniture and home accessories exclusively in its online shop till May 2nd. My pick are the following 4 items, but I suggest that you have a look at the entire offering.Maisons du Monde items on sale

1. Auxiliary vintage table available in 5 colours (yellow, pink, grey, orange and white), 20,95 €

2. 4-tier shelf with blackboard, perfect to rock the ‘natural green’ tendency and showcase your houseplants, 69,95 €

3. Patchwork blue-grey cotton rug125,90 €

4. Orange floor lamp,  55,95 €

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