I’m trying to choose an L-shaped sofa for my living room and I need your help! Here are the two options I’m considering and also a look at how I decided on the right neutral for this space.
This is what the left side of my living room currently looks like (below). My outdoor sectional is a placeholder until I choose and order a custom made sofa.
I love that this room has 3 seating areas. Also, I need the same area rug that I have now but in a custom size (larger).
Since sectionals are usually found in great rooms and media rooms, I’m calling it an L-shaped sofa instead. That’s because it will be as formal as the rest of the furniture seen here.
Which L-shaped sofa should I choose?
OPTION 1: Here are is the first L-shaped sofa I’m considering:
This one is also a lovely formal sectional with the english arm. However, since my sofa is already this style I don’t want to repeat it. I’d like something different.
OPTION 2: And here’s the second L-shaped sofa that I’m considering. This skirted version is a screen shot from a video tour I saw on YouTube I think here.
My kitchen cabinets are a green beige and the main neutral in the house is also a green beige complex cream (below).
So this means if I’m adding a neutral piece of furniture to sit with the colour, it should also be a green beige fabric (which is basically a cream without being yellow) that relates to the flowers in my wallpaper as well.
What other neutrals work in my living room?
Let’s go through all the rest of my options to see if there’s another one that could also work?
Obviously none of the greys or taupe will work (left side of the neutral colour wheel). So what we have left is orange beige, pink beige and yellow beige. A yellow beige fabric could also have been a possibility here because the undertones are so close.
In the photo below I have pulled out the two lightest green beige neutrals from my system (find the list here) from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. All of these green beige paint colours look good with the performance fabric I’ve chosen.
Lets review the previous mid-tone taupe world again shall we? Did I mention the entire house was this shade of taupe. All 5100 square feet. Including the exterior!
And the after:
I will be hanging decorative drapery panels in the living room and here in the entry. I cannot wait – it will be so gorgeous!
We have started moving some of the boxwoods over from the driveway to my front garden bed (below) the rest is going in today. Stay tuned for more exterior updates as we enter Spring!
Over to you my lovelies, which sofa do you like? The first L-shaped sofa option or the second option?
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