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My new yellow sofa and colourful armchairs from sofa.com

Just to give you a little break from the Christmas posts, I thought I’d pop over to show you my new sofa set.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you must be wondering how many sofas does this lady have?

To be honest, I’m losing count too. Many of you may be familiar with my coral pink sofa which I have had for 2 years, and this month I learned that Living Coral is the colour of the year.

However, I’m now on to my next favourite colour. Yes it is yellow! I’m very much into Gen Z yellow at the moment.

Who knows, maybe this will make it into the next colour of the year, a year or two down the line. I’ve picked a yellow sofa because I feel that we need more happiness and optimism in the new year, after all the gloom and Brexit thing going on in the U.K.

It’s basically a ray of hope and sunshine. I was very fortunate to be able to pick and get my sofas made at Sofa.com.

I visited their large showroom in Islington, and it was amazing the amount of stock they have on the shop floor over 2 levels.

It meant that I could try out the sofas for comfort factor.

There was also a choice of fabric samples to pick from.

I met with one of their in house designers Henriette who helped me select my sofa based on my room’s dimensions and aesthetic. yellow sofa My yellow sofa is the Harper 3 seat sofa in Canary pure matt velvet with a blue piping called Amazon.

I love its elegant scallop back.

I have also decided on 2 small single seaters that would fit in my bay window space.

The aim is to ultimately replace my coral sofa set in my living room downstairs with these new pieces.

I thought it would be fun to get bright colours into the mix, so have picked a blue and pink armchair.

In case you are wondering, the rainbow cushion is from Sophie Home. The blue one seater is called the Betty armchair, and it is the same colour as the Amazon piping of my yellow sofa. I’ve also contrasted it with an Electric Blue piping and buttons. The pink one seater ( you didn’t think I was going to give up on pink did you? ) is also the Betty armchair in Peony pure cotton matt velvet with Claret piping and buttons.

There are a variety of wooden leg finishes to select from. I picked a light oak finish to compliment my light wood  floor. I’m so pleased with my selections. What do you think of the yellow sofa?

It feels so light and bright. Here’s to an optimistic and happy 2019.

A big thank you to sofa.com for a wonderful personal experience. It was such a seamless process from selection to delivery.

Finally, If you are unsure about what sofas, materials or colours, then head to one of their showrooms.

You will get great advice from their wonderful in house team. I highly recommend it.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. My next post will be the Christmas tree 2018 reveal.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan. This is a paid partnership post with sofa . com)

How to transform your living space with affordable art prints.

I realise that my signature colours are usually very Spring and Summer. However, now that the outdoor temperature have started to plummet, there is no denying that Winter is fast approaching.

Velvet sofas are perfect for the cold season, because they look and feel cosy.  I thought I’d share with you my 5 quick steps on how to transform your living space into an inviting Winter ready space on a budget.

First of all, Step 1: Style it dark.

You could paint the wall a dark shade of grey, deep blue or even black, against which the olive green of the sofa will pop. affordable art prints However, I haven’t the time to paint my wall, which leads me to – Step 2 : Add a collection of affordable art prints in seasonal shades. I have bought a collection of abstract and geometric prints in my favourite Winter gem tones of Emerald green, Black Onyx, Coral pink, deep sapphire blue with a touch of old style glamour in the gold frames.

These affordable art prints were all from Desenio. Step 3:  Add a woolly rug that feels warm and comforting to the touch.

Step 4 : Select a scatter of cushions and a Winter throw. I’ve picked a palette of black and gold.  Step 5: Add a bit of your own personality.

You may have already noticed that there is a brightly coloured floral cushion in the centre and multi coloured striped throw amongst the black and white monochrome. That’s because I couldn’t let the Summer in me go.  So what do you think?

Rather than spend money and time on repainting the wall, try the affordable art prints.

They have really allowed me to go Winter dark without breaking the bank or into a sweat.

All the other decorative accessories used ( cushions, rug and blankets) were what I already owned at home.

Finally, add some cosy life into the space with a scented candle, books and snuggle up with some hot cocoa.

Hope you have enjoyed my tips on how to transform your space into a Winter ready space on a budget.

You can also get your own Winter ready art prints from Desenio with a 25% discount ( except for handpicked/collaboration posters) by quoting ‘littlebigbell’ at checkout.

The code is valid from31st October to 2nd November,

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

(All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. All views are my own).

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