Sun-Yellow. Yes, you can make a statement with a gorgeous sun-yellow couch. If someone would have told me this any other day, I would have replied, “A yellow couch? Eww!”. Sorry, I am not very good at imagining things instantly. It takes me a while to imagine few beautiful pieces of fabric and decide which one would look the best on those dining chairs. But when I saw this yellow couch with my own eyes, it was an instant wow! I believed my eyes.
I was actually watching a Turkish soap opera on TV last night. They were showing Turkish era from 70’s in it and the whole decor was designed accordingly of course. There was this scene shot in a living room and there it was; the gorgeous piece of furniture. A yellow slipper sofa in leather furnishing surrounded by equally beautiful dark wood furniture. I was moved.
Though, there are hundreds of images on the internet that give a great idea about how a bold color makes a dramatic effect, but still never did it resonated with me before like it did today.
I normally go for lighter shades; for a brighter and happier look. That makes me think twice before deciding on bold and dark shades. I love lighter spaces; and that is chiefly because we get eight long months of summer here, so dark shades in huge amount become a second choice. Less is more, as they say.
But this sun-yellow sofa is inspiring me. I can imagine it in a small living room with large windows and light patterned pillows sitting on it. A plain throw in a neutral shade would do too. How about a pair of slipper chairs, and that too upholstered in a beautiful printed fabric. (Let the spring come in!). I’d like to bring that 70’s charm back with some amazing brass accents and warm wood. There is so much that I can think of about decorating with a bright yellow couch right now. It’s one of those moments when something momentarily inspires you and then sparks ideas that never end…