One Room Challenge Week 7- Living Room Sofa Reveal!

Here we are at Week 7 and our space is finally coming together! For months (a year actually), we went without a couch in our living room. I agonized and went back and forth trying to find just the right one. I think I just needed something like the One Room Challenge to give me a deadline to make a decision. I’m thrilled with our living room sofa and am sharing some of the other options I considered.

living room inspiration
modern living room sofa

Choosing a couch involved a lot of variables for me, which is why it took me a year to decide on one! Ultimately, we went with the Alcott Sofa in Rain Cloud because it pretty much checked all the boxes.

What I looked for in a sofa:

  • Online: Given the current conditions of a global pandemic (plus the fact I actually hate shopping), I needed a sofa that could easily be purchased online
  • Neutral: Lol, have you seen my house? Layering neutral elements is my M.O. – I just be sure to look for pieces that aren’t cool neutrals
  • Contrast: Looking for ways to add contrast is one of my very favorite design tricks. I needed a sofa that would contrast with our wood floors, cream rug and black piano.
article alcott sofa in rain cloud gray
  • Sofa Legs: Because this is our living room, I wanted a sofa that had a little more of a defined presence. We’re not formal people but raised legs gives our living room couch a little bit more pizazz.
  • Material: I’ve always loved the look of leather sofas but as a vegetarian (have I ever mentioned this?), I really just didn’t feel comfortable with leather. I did find a few vegan leather options but decided on weave for extra texture and coziness.
  • Minimal: In the spirit of decluttering and editing, I searched for sofas with clean, simple lines.

More Living Room Sofa Ideas

neutral living room sofas available online for modern, minimal decor
  1. Cade Sofa in Twine by Mc Gee & Co.
  2. Hamilton Sofa in Vegan Leather by West Elm
  3. Cade Sofa in Fawn Velvet by McGee & Co.
  4. Nomad Fabric Sofa from Burrow
  5. Nova Square Arm Sofa in Vegan Leather on Wayfair
  6. Henry Sofa in Twill Gravel from West Elm
living room progress for the One Room Challenge

This living room sofa works well with a wood table, I have a post with more of my favorite Round Wood Coffee Tables for more ideas & inspiration. And if you’re looking for ideas on styling a sofa, check out my post on How to Layer Throw Pillows.

Stay tuned for the final reveal next week & check out all the other One Room Challenge entrants by visiting the ORC blog!