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Navy Blue Sofa Styling: Part 1

November 11, 2013

Y'all.  If you follow my instagram you know that Matthew and I went to most amazing party last night.  It was a Great Gatsby theme and nicer than any wedding I've ever been to before.  And I've been to some really well done weddings.  You'll have to check out the pictures for yourself because I had way too much champagne to get focused on uploading the images from the party this morning.

Now, let's get back to focus.  You know we got some new furniture a few weeks ago from my in-laws house in Pawleys.  I talked about the leather sofa we inherited for our living room here and here.  Well we also received a navy sofa and love seat.

They're in great condition and a really nice scale, but navy isn't my go-to.  As much as I love blue & white, it's not my top pick.  While I was looking through my pinterest boards for some direction, I realized I really don't have much pinned at all featuring a navy or dark sofa.  

Most of what I find is a bit too colorful or nautical and preppy or too glammy and formal.  Love both of those looks, just not in this space.  I'm just in a more down to earth and comfortable look right now.  Well styled, but not over the top.  My life is crazy, I like to rest my eyes.

I'm going to have to get creative.  Here are a few rooms that seem to take the approach that I want to as well with navy.  It's used as a neutral and embraces the dark by adding in moody grays and lots of cream.  I like the contrast with various wood tones, including weathered.


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15 comments:

  1. 'Love the navy!
    it looks great with brights, like the last look!

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  2. That second picture is to die for! Kinda makes me want a navy sofa :)

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  3. I love navy, especially when paired with camel and lots of texture. So nice of your in-laws to give you all these pieces!

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  4. You'll make it work I know. I think it will look great!

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  5. That second image has me wanting a navy sofa!

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  6. I actually just received the sofa in the second-to-last picture, as a gift from my Mother, this past Saturday. It is the nicest thing I have ever owned and I actually slept on it last night because I couldn't bear to leave it. And it is also the reason your post title got me all excited - can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  7. I saw the pictures on Instagram last night and just couldn't get over it. I kept showing my husband and you were uploading them....The Crepe truck!?!?! Holy Hell!

    I've never thought about a navy couch but I'm actually loving all of the inspiration pictures you posted. You'll have keep us posted on the direction you choose to go.

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  8. Don't forget Mr. Big's apartment!! Navy sofa and super clean design.

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  9. Love a navy sofa! What an awesome thing to inherit!

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  10. I have had a navy blue sofa for 10 years now...I'm buying a new one and was thinking of going with a tan colored fabric...but after seeing your post I'm reconsidering blue!

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  11. Lots of lovely inspiration. Kind of loving navy these days!

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  12. I actually love a navy sofa! Plus if the kids spill something it blends in since it is darker. Can't wait to see how you decorate it!!

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  13. The Gatsby party was to die for! This eight months preggers girl was totally jealous of your champagne and fun night out! :) I love all the inspiration pics you posted of navy sofas. Can't wait to see how you style it!

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  14. i have been lusting over navy sofas for years. i am finally going to get one in the next few weeks. can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  15. I actually love navy for sofas. I feel that it's really neutral and works well in many palettes. I just sent my sofa to the upholsterer with a bolt of navy blue fabric. We will see how it turns out! Good luck!!!

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