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Introducing my new Teal Blue Velvet Sofa “Naked Nelly”.
This all began when I moved our sectional into the kitchen for my “DIY Kitchen Coffee Lounge“. We needed a new sofa for our living room and I wanted it to be unique. I think I nailed it.
When it came time to style “Naked Nelly”, I quickly realized she really didn’t need anything. This lady shines all on her alone, and prefers to be alone, aka naked. Okay, maybe her 2 side kick bolster pillows can tag along, but man, oh man…that is really all she needs (FYI-she was delivered quickly by appointment by 2 men and was wrapped very well in a very large secure box).
Her color is a show stopper. Just look at all of the shades of blue you can see in her…
Here she is all sprawled out like she’s a center fold. Oh my goodness…
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There’s no question in my mind that this sofa is beautiful. It’s the most luxurious, comfortable, beautiful sofa I have ever purchased and I have nothing but rave reviews (it’s perfect for naps!). I took a huge risk ordering her on line and basically trusted the only review that was there. It was a good review, but sometimes you wonder if the reviews are legit, right? Well…this can’t be any more legit. I absolutely love this sofa.
Now, before I show you how I styled her in our home, I want to discuss the color. The sofa I purchased from the collection is in fact the “teal” sofa. In my photos the sofa appears to be more on the blue side with very little green. In the photo on Amazon (below), the sofa appears to be more on the teal (green & blue) side.
So which is it? The sofa is definitely more on the blue side in my personal opinion. It does have a hint of soft green in it, but the image below is not what it looks like in person.
In addition, my images really blew up the color so the sofa is not as bright/shiny as it appears in my photos. To tell you the truth, it is a bit of a chameleon. It changes color with the amount of light in the room and also depends on where the source of the light is coming from.
So, let’s get to the styling…
There was no way I could just leave her a bare naked Nelly, although I think at times she will remain naked. Part of the fun though of having a new sofa is dressing her up with pillows, right? So, first I tried what I had in the house. Then I searched on line & at all the stores I could think of that have pillows. Man, there are some really ugly pillows out there right now. Be careful.
I got really lucky and found the exact color velvet throw pillow at Pier 1 Imports. I also found similar ones on line HERE. As you can see, I carried the gold from my “Gold Gallery Wall” to the sofa with 1 pretty gold pillow. More than 1 seemed too much. The white furry accent pillow is rather trendy right now, but it matched my rug so I threw it in. If you like this white cozy rug try this very affordable one.
Notice how my new “DIY Stair Runner” backs up the sofa, almost like back up singers 🙂
Then I took it a step further and added some modern abstract colorful pillows and went back and forth with my coffee table. I’ve always wanted an acrylic table and that little curvy one looks so cute with the mid-century modern sofa. I finally settled (don’t worry I have big plans for the acrylic table) on the little gold coffee table below which really isn’t a coffee table at all. It’s smaller like a side table but fits perfectly in this rather small space. Here are some of my favorites tables to choose from.
Cat Sofa Care
Uh oh. I have a cat. When I ordered the sofa I didn’t even give it a second thought, but I should have. Our cat Sylvia is the sweetest cat, but she does have her claws. She stayed completely off of it at first, but then slowly started walking on the back edge. I mentioned it on my redheadcandecorate.com Instagram and one of the smart ladies on there (thank you!) mentioned putting orange peels on the sofa with pins. I tried it and it worked. Sylvia went up to the orange peel and made the worst kitty face I have ever seen her make. It was hysterical.
All you do, is eat an orange, save the peel, and pin it on the sofa where ever the cat seems to like it the most. The cat will eventually get tired of the smell and not like the couch anymore. ( The cat will eventually be “conditioned” to stay off of the furniture.) Then you can remove the peels. Fresh ones work best, but let them dry up and they still work. If you have small children, do not use this method.
As far as cat hair, I don’t have that issue because the orange peel trick is working. 😆
Which velvet sofa do you like the best ? If these sofas are a bit too pricy, I have more affordable choices below.
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More affordable choices:
Retro Teal Sofa (more colors available)
If none of those float your boat, you’ve got to check out my friend’s sofas in blog land…
Tags: blue, living room, makeover, sofa, teal, teal blue velvet sofa