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A Budget-Friendly California Pad That Has Serious Style

Speaking of the sofa, what prompted you to go with blue velvet? Collective conventional wisdom from the interior design community states that we should invest in neutral sofas to maximize versatility. Were you ever afraid of investing in such a boldly colored sofa?

Sofas are often the stars of the living room so from the get-go I wanted a statement sofa. I initially opted for velvet because it just looks so luxurious and inviting. It's a rich texture that is comfy cozy yet stylish and chic at the same time. And blue is a color that's very versatile, so it could go with an array of different colored throw pillows. It was definitely a tough choice though pondering whether to play it safe with a neutral couch or take a risk with color! I vacillated between the two for months, but ended up deciding on color because I wanted to live in the moment and satiate my desire for the bold choice. The problem with living in the moment though is that the moment constantly changes. Unfortunately, this is not practical for your wallet when your tastes and preferences are always evolving. If money isn't an issue, I'd say go for it! Don't be afraid of color if that's what you're currently lusting for, or if that's your favorite color and you'll always love it. But if you change your mind and style often, listen to conventional wisdom and stick with the neutrals!

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