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Choosing a Vintage Style Sofa

If you love the farmhouse style and all things vintage, you may be struggling to find a sofa that fits the bill.   As we renovate our 1906 farmhouse we are trying to be conscious of keeping in line with Old World vintage style.  A new sofa has been a challenge, but as I settled on one for our family, I learned a few things that I would like to pass on to you.

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Choosing a Vintage Style Sofa

First of all, you will want to study the details of vintage sofas and begin to make a mental list of what to look for.

I was really drawn to daybeds and settees, I even consider a chaise lounge.

This antique daybed belonging to my friend, Wendy, would look amazing on my porch!


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Life on the Shady Grove

I was happy to locate a replica. . .


(also comes in gray)

And you all know how I feel about the french mattress look!

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The Bella Cottage

Actually, all the sofas from The Bella Cottage are just jaw dropping!  Here are a few more that caught my eye. . .

Burlap Settee

Linen Slipcovered Sofa

French Daybed

Leather Sofa

So lovely, yes?

As time went on my list of must-haves began to look like this:


  • Deep seat (like a day bed)
  • Simple arms
  • Simple lines


  • Leather
  • Velvet
  • Linen


  • Single seat cushion
  • Lots of throw pillows
  • Solid color
  • Slipcovered, if not doing leather (because- kids. and dog. end of story)
  • Piping, pleats or tufting

Once I knew what I was looking for, I stumbled upon the Farlov couch at IKEA.

IKEA Farlov Sofa

We think it should be named FarLOVE.

 The first thing my family said was- it looks like a bed. Bingo.

Custom Sofa Slipcovers Bemz Custom Slipcover

And that single seat cushion is hard to find, so that was a win.

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So, after some analyzing and shopping, we were able to find a sofa that complimented our old home.  The daybed feel, linen slipcover from Bemz.com and simple detailing all coordinate with a legitimate 1906 farmhouse.

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Pin These Vintage Style Sofa Tips for later:

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