I know, I know, everyone remembers the patterned sofas of the 70’s and 80’s. Brown and orange plaids gave way to mauve and blue florals in a stunning style 180.
But not all patterned sofas are dated. In fact, after years of microfibers, people are starting to revolt…in a big way.
Patterns don’t have to be overwhelming and the simple, neutral palette in this space ensures that the sofa is the star of the show, in a good way. More patterns, and color, could also be mixed into the room for a different look.
A large scale stripe is also a great option for a sofa because, again, the pattern is not overwhelming and stripes easily mix with a variety of other patterns.
PS – Make sure you ask about the manufacturer’s skill level with upholstery. Some are better than others at matching tough patterns, like stripes and plaids, and the last thing you want is an upside down flower or bird right in the middle of the sofa back!