gallery wall bohemian living room with green velvet corner sofa

Found: the Corner Sofa of my dreams

March 2, 2017Susan

We’ve been on the look out for a corner sofa for so long.

Literally about two/three years. Finding a corner sofa that suited our budget, taste, size of the room seemed to be impossible. All the ones we liked in style were too big or so small it was pointless changing, and all the ones that had a price we liked, the style just wasn’t us.

We eventually found a corner sofa that we agreed on, but it was a compromise. It was more than we wanted to spend and I thought it was literally going to look like the elephant in the room. So we hesitated. And I’m so glad we did!

We’ve literally stumbled into the sofa of our dreams, in a place I would’ve never thought. A newly opened Furniture Village about ten minutes from our home.

This sofa literally called my name from the window as I walked past with the girls. We went in and the three of us fell in love with it immediately. We just needed the Mister’s opinion now, so he and I went in one morning whilst the girls were both at school. He fell for it too, how could he not?

We were helped by a really lovely lady called Syka in the Cheadle branch, she had the same birthday as the Mister so we all got on like a house on fire. We didn’t feel pressured to buy, she kept it really casual and down to earth. A real credit to the company.

green velvet corner sofa midcentury

So here it is!

Introducing our new corner sofa! The model is City Loft Corner and the colour is Capri Olive- the exact colour we saw in the shop. And I’m in love.

The shade of green is one of my favourites, the splayed legs give a hint of mid-century, I can lie down completely and there still be room at the end, the high back makes you feel snug and supported and the velvet gives a sense of luxury. Basically my perfect sofa!

corner sofa green velvet vintage

Owning a velvet sofa was always a bit of a dream. The girls are now seven and three and are pretty well trained, so we’ve just gone for it. We also got the Guardsman Protect to give us a bit of back up if anything does get spilt or mark the sofa.

Getting our old sofa out of the room was so much harder than getting this new one in too. I don’t know what happens, but whenever D and I come to move furniture, all communication breaks down! Normally we are pretty much in tune with each other, but moving furniture turns us into Barry and Paul from Chucklevision (late 80s early 90s kids TV show).

This corner sofa came in two pieces though and the delivery guys assembled it for us quickly and painlessly. In fact the whole buying process was incredibly smooth, I kept expecting a delay or something- not sure why really! It went like clockwork.

boho rug green vintage midcentury style corner sofa

This sofa has completely changed the room for the better, we can all snuggle down as a family and watch a movie. I keep finding the girls reading to each other under a blanket. It feels like we can really relax in here as we are lounging rather than sitting, and it’s bliss.

gallery wall bohemian living room with green velvet corner sofa

So a velvet sofa… I’ve become a bit stricter about eating in the living room now to try and protect it… Would you have a velvet sofa?

Furniture Village have a sale on right now too, so if you are in the market for something like this (hell, even the same one because its sooo nice) then do head over and have a look.


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Comments (36)

  • Kirsty

    March 3, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Hey Susie! This sofa is stunning! We have also been sofa shopping a lot lately and it’s harder than you think! So many look good but feel uncomfortable ! Or the feel and look great but cost 2-3,000. It’s been really hard! I’m going to find my local store and try these out! Thank you x

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Yeah it is so hard!! Good luck!!

  • Fiona Duffy

    March 3, 2017 at 9:19 am

    That sofa is seriously GORGEOUS! A little piece of heaven. Fantastic investment! You’ll have years of good times chilling on it 🙂

    Fi x

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks Fiona! We really love it x

  • Karen Clough

    March 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

    It’s absolutely beautiful Sus! I think I’d be open to a velvet sofa but maybe not just yet. Certainly not before potty training ha!
    Still love that coffee table btw – your lounge is just gorgeous x

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Haha- yeah, best get that out of the way first! Thanks so much Karen

  • lucy

    March 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Susie, I have pinned this to my Pinterest. It is absolutely lovely. What a gorgeous living room you have xx

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Aw thanks so much Lucy! Have a great weekend xx

  • Deserae

    March 3, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Ooo. I love the colour. I’m torn between an olive like your sofa or a deep teal velvet. It looks so rich. I just want to touch it.

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Its so tactile!

  • helloitsgemma

    March 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Our current sofa, was a whim buy. Literally, saw it (it was the only one, the shop had),and purchased without much thought. I needed a sofa, that one would do. Now, I appreciate what an investment a sofa is, it is the so much the centre of family living. We spent so much time on the sofa. Ours is battered and bruised and I really want to replace it. Finding that replacement is proving illusive, I’m much more tuned in to what I want and know it will have to last a long time. So I really ‘get’ that long time looking thing, you mention.

    I love the colour and I love velvet. Your sofa is really is lovely. Wish I had room enough for a corner sofa. I’ve never thought about furniture village, but will have browse. Thanks for the tip.

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Ah hey, yes I feel your pain, I was a bit like that with our previous one- at 8 months pregnant I didnt care what the sofa looked like!

  • H is for Home, Adelle

    March 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I love it! Gorgeous colour and it fits perfectly in that space. I’d love a velvet sofa but we won’t be able to get one until the day that Fudge goes to the big kennel in the sky. Until that sad day, we’re sticking with leather sofas! x

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Aw thanks so much! Leather is so good for just wiping down isnt it!

  • Tiff Curate & Display

    March 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Looks really at home in your living room Susie, Mid-Century eat your heart out. Wish our sofa buying could be that easy (we’re about to get rid of our corner group and it’s a whole different ball game!)

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks so much Tiff- yes its so much harder than you think its going to be! Good luck

  • Rachel

    March 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Oh gosh, that’s a gorgeous sofa! J’adore the velvet and it’s a lovely shade of green. Great choice!

    1. Susie

      March 3, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks Rachel! Have a fab weekend

  • Hannah Trickett

    March 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I looks so cosy!

  • Kimberly Duran

    March 4, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I LOVE your new sofa!! The colour of the velvet is a dead ringer for my own 😉 It’s gorgeous and looks super comfy too! Wish we had the space for an L-shaped sofa but think I’m gonna have to move if I’m ever going to have a room big enough for one. Such a good choice for that space and I adore the rug with it as well! xx

    1. Susie

      March 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Hehe! You are right it is! Great minds darling. THanks for stopping by xx

  • Candy Pop

    March 4, 2017 at 11:05 am

    It’s wonderful and I really love your living room. So stylish!

    I hope you have a gorgeous weekend! xx

    1. Susie

      March 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks so much Natasha- hope yours is a restful one too

  • katya willems

    March 4, 2017 at 11:56 am

    That sofa is LOVELY! I have sofa envy! My sofa is great but it’s way to small. I want to be able stretch out. You made a very good choice.

    1. Susie

      March 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      THanks so much Katya!

  • Kathryn

    March 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    That’s pretty much my dream sofa too! Funnily enough we are looking at green furniture at the moment for our back room – this colour is perfect xx

    1. Susie

      March 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Aw thanks so much Kat. I’m a big fan of green- hope you get sorted too

  • Lazy Daisy Jones

    March 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    superb colour choice! xx

    1. Susie

      March 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Bec Oakes

    March 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Ah I love it! The colour is kind of unconventional but works so well. Looks super comfy too

    Bec x

    1. Susie

      March 7, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Its so comfy!! Thanks so much x

  • Laura

    March 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

    That is a rather stunning sofa! I think the colour and texture are what really wine me over here, one of those would look just lovely in my living room….

    1. Susie

      March 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Hehehe- thanks so much!

  • Fritha Strickland

    March 10, 2017 at 8:51 am

    It really is the DREAM sofa! I’m so envious! X

  • Anne Marie

    March 11, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Wow! This is a lovely sofa. And the colour is fab!!!

  • Tracy

    April 8, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Your sofa is absolutely beautiful. What I’m really interested in is where did you find the great area rug? Wonderful job!

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