So today’s post is all about styling a DFS sofa two ways. I love a good styling challenge, but before I could do this I needed to find a sofa suitable for the awkward space it was going to live in. With very low windows, and a fairly short depth to play with, it also had to be suitable to watch TV on, as you can see below.
There were a lots of different styles to choose from, but I’d already realised that a chaise style would definitely be the way to go. Even though our kitchen has underfloor heating, it also has lots of windows and three doors and can be drafty in winter. So I needed to make sure the radiator (which the sofa would be backed up to ) was at least not completely covered. Luckily DFS offers quite a range of chaise style chairs and sofas. The one I opted for was a sectional chaise part of a corner sofa. The Sofa Workshop Dillon.
The fabric, in graphite grey has great texture and it came with the large and small matching cushion too, that you can see above.
So first up here are Miss A’s who’s 7, styling efforts :
I told her she had to style it so it was her absolute ideal sofa, making sure she included her favourite things. I think she thought of all the bases, comfort, entertainment and music.
I was surprised when she went for one my absolute favourite prints, I’d not realised she’d ever really taken any notice of it. It was such a great choice I think.
She declared it the perfect spot to practice her trumpet.
One of the reasons we went for the Dillon, is even though it’s not a traditional shape, its size and shape means that two people can easily fit on it lying down, to watch a movie. The TV we have angles right down on a bracket and is 3D. The Dillon chaise is like a very posh cinema seat. It’s really comfortable, much more so than the sofa we had before. It really supports your back too.
Miss A chose quite subtle colours, even though she definitely jam-packed the sofa with things. It’s the perfect length, even for the tallest members of the family.
I think she did a great job!
Ok, so it was now up to me. I wanted to add tropical colours primarily, so went for a couple of new season Kaleidoscope cushions, and a throw, with oranges, blues and pinks.
Completely different to what I would usually chose, and I think that’s why I love it so much. I added a distressed stool as a side table, as it could easily moved around the area if need be, or used as extra seating.
I decided to change the lighting to this arrow light, which isn’t too bright a light. The grey/steel colour just makes the other colours I dressed the area with pop even more.
Fresh flowers or plants are great for adding another layer to an interior. I wanted them to be different colours and sizes, to soften the overall look. I opted for this trio of vases from LSA for £40 to pop them in.
I can’t tell you how comfortable this sofa is, we also wanted to make sure we got it with a stain guard, especially because it was living in the kitchen.
So what do you think? I love both, even though I’m not sure anyone but Miss A could fit in the sofa once she’d added all of her items. I think that was her grand plan though!
Huge thanks to DFS for gifting us the Dillon chaise, we absolutely love it.