I love ribbon trim. On just about anything. However, I especially love it on sofas and loveseats. It just adds that extra sense of “I’m special!” A white sofa is instantly transformed with a touch of grosgrain in your favorite hue.
By the way, grosgrain is pronounced gro-grain. I want you to be in-the-know! You’re welcome.
I am crazy over this green velvet number. I think a green velvet sofa is in my future.
Classic black and white is lovely, too.
I really like the pattern of this trim.
A simple band around the bottom can add extra interest to an otherwise plain sofa.
Tobi Fairley’s designs are stunning. This entire room is gorgeous – you can check it out on her blog here.
This designer’s living room especially made me smile. I found three different versions of it. Hmmm…reminds me of someone I know. Glad I’m not the only one with a “rearrange the living room” problem!
I have to tell you, if I had a sofa that was a little older and maybe on its way out, I would totally grab some Fabri-tac and some grosgrain (I would prefer at least two inch, maybe three) in a shade that coordinated with my room, and go to town. You would have to be careful about the corners, but I definitely think it is doable. I am a firm believer in making little changes in a room you are not happy about. Little improvements here and there can really give you a new appreciation of a space you don’t have the money to make over. My husband and I used to have cardboard boxes for coffee tables! I would simply change out the fabric or paper on them as I so desired. It really helped distract me from the awful saggy couch we had and brightened the room!
Of course, ideally, one would have an upholsterer perform this task, but I do think it would be a fairly simple DIY with some planning and patience.
What do you think of ribbon trim on upholstery? Love it or leave it?
P.S. If you need a good laugh today, you should head over to this post on Emily Henderson’s blog (you may recognize her from HGTV where she hosts her own show, “Secrets from a Stylist”), and read her BFF (also on the show) Orlando Soria’s male perspective on Alt. Hilarious!