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!
I was happy to locate a replica. . .
(also comes in gray)
And you all know how I feel about the french mattress look!
Actually, all the sofas from The Bella Cottage are just jaw dropping! Here are a few more that caught my eye. . .
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
- 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.
We think it should be named FarLOVE.
The first thing my family said was- it looks like a bed. Bingo.
And that single seat cushion is hard to find, so that was a win.
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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