Lusting after: A velvet sofa

Our lounge has quietly gone from the best room in the house to the one most in need of some drastic TLC. And I have a  velvet sofa in mind.

But the problem is, I just can’t chose. A trip to Loaf and on the weekend did little to help. I saw too many sofas that I wanted; I could do up six lounges in six different styles with at least six different amazing sofas. Sadly, I can only afford to do one room, and I just don’t know how I want the finished room to look.

Here are some of the rooms with delicious velvet sofas that have been catching my eye.




The pictures I am drawn to all have bright sofas; teal, yellow, purple. But have I got the guts to go for it? Will I go off it in a year and wish I had chosen something safe and neutral? Would a charcoal or beige be better?

Both Loaf and have great ranges and a wide range of styles and fabrics to pick from. You can pretty much mix and match to create what you want. Here are some of my favourites that I saw:

Loaf’s Brönte chaise longue in Lagoon clever velvet.


Loaf’s Bagsie in Grape Clever Velvet. This one also looked gaw-gus in leather. Loaf had the most soft, supple, beautifully worn leather I have seen in a while and it is seriously tempting me away from velvet (you can see the Bagsie in leather here).

bagsieThis one from is really tempting me too. The bluebell is one of their best sellers and is a great combination of style and super comfort.  It’s in prussia blue here.

blue-velvet-bluebellAnd I love’s Bingley armchair for a cosy reading nook.


And Mr B took a particular liking to this descartes in purple velvet (this picture does not do it justice).

purple-descartesSo decisions, decisions. I’ll probably end up with a sofa in brown from DFS.

What do you think I should go for? Should I be brave and go for a velvet? What colour? Will I regret it?

Ps this post isn’t sponsored by Loaf or, I just really like these companies which offer great customer service, have a focus on British and have beautiful, well made furniture that looks like it is out of a magazine.


  1. jacklyn
    November 17, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    where can I find the sofa in teal on the second pick from the top.
    I’ve been looking for it for some time now.

    thank you

  2. greeneyed
    November 20, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    I’m not sure I’m sorry – I found the picture from the website that I linked to under the pic.
    It is a super gorgeous sofa isn’t it!

  3. mel Daves
    August 16, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Love your sofas..go for the’s too short and you’ll regret it if you don’t. I totally agree re the quality of et al..they’re fabulous and so well put together