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White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration

by | Jul 30, 2018 | Decorating Inspiration, Living Rooms

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationLauren Peelman on Instagram 

Now that we are almost into August (can you believe it?), I’m counting the days until my new white couch arrives (if you missed the post where I talked about the new slipcovered couch, you can find it here). It is supposed to be delivered around the third week of the month.

UPDATE! See the couch I chose and FAQ here.

Shop my favorite sofas here.

Of course, in the meantime, I can’t stop thinking about what my living room will feel like with a new white couch, what furniture arrangement I’ll use, and what things I’ll bring into the room! :) It’s been so many years since I had to say good-bye to my last white sofa, it’s going to feel great to have one again.

There are so many styles of white couches (and fabrics, too!), so each one can bring a slightly different feeling to a space. Best of all, a neutral couch goes with everything, so you can style it (and your room) in so many ways and with so many other colors. That’s part of the fun, especially if you love redecorating like I do. A white couch can look fresh in every season.

So today I thought we’d take a look at rooms with white (white-ish and neutral) sofas to get inspired!


White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration Atlanta Homes

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationLiz Marie Galvan

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationDesign Shop Interiors

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationCoco Kelley

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationZ Design at Home

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationJones Design Company 

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationSerena & Lily

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationMichelle Janeen on Instagram

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationFox Hollow Cottage

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationDanielle Oakey Shop (on Instagram)

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationBallard Designs

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room InspirationZevy Joy

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration

White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration

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White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration

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White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration


  1. Candice

    Gawd, I could happily live in any one of those rooms!

  2. Cynthia LeBlanc

    I LOVE the white with texture and woods, and have done accordingly in my own home. No blues for me though! Really enjoyed these lovely pictures … can’t get tired of looking at all the variety. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jill

    Beautiful rooms! Thanks for sharing ?

  4. Barb V.

    How cool is the picture with the “polka dots” (or whatever shape they are) on back of the bookcase shelves! Love that and wouldn’t have thought of that type of pattern. I see it’s on the sides, too, not just the back. Something to keep in mind….

  5. Debby

    Oh my–these photos are making me miss my old white slipcovered couch! I would do it again in a heartbeat. But it would have to be washable slipcovers–no white upholstery for me. I have a dog and a husband who likes to eat on the couch while watching TV. Guess I’m guilty of that, too. But these rooms make my heart sing. Enjoy your new couch, Melissa!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you! We’ll be sitting on a washable blanket for family movie night, just in case LOL! :)

  6. Cheryl Orin Forrer

    I anxiously awaiting a white sectional. My last one was a putty color and although it was certainly neutral enough my eye always went to the white ones in the store! If you have a chance, pick up the decorating book titled Black and White and a bit in between by Celerie Kemble. I promise you will swoon over every page!


    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Oh, thanks, I’ll definitely look for it! Interesting on how your eye went to white. I was torn between white and a more linen color, but I decided in the end I too was pulled toward the freshness and crispness of white for this room, so that’s where I landed! I think I really like the contrast it brings to other colors. Thanks again for the book recommendation, excited to get it!

  7. Jo Jo

    I am excited for you, Melissa! And I can’t wait to see how you style your living room with your new couch. I love a neutral sofa. Change up throw pillows and throws and it’s so easy to change up for the seasons! I have a very light ( but not white) beige sectional. I can’t stop buying throw pillow covers to change up the look! You inspired me about 3 years ago to go neutral when we were shopping for a new sectional. Thank you for that inspiration! ❤️?❤️?

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      You’re very welcome! I, too, LOVE how simple it makes it to evolve to a new color palette or season. That’s my kind of fun! :-D Thanks for stopping by, Jo Jo!

  8. Karen

    These rooms are all beautiful. I am excited to see how you arrange your new white sofa with color and decor! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  9. Bernie

    Beautiful homes! Have you actually sat in that Pottery Barn sofa? I love the looks of them, but every time I try one out in the store, I find them terribly uncomfortable! I really want to love them, but I dont…..

  10. Annie B

    Any idea where that leather cushioned chair from Laura Peelman’s pic comes from????

  11. John Donovan

    All of these rooms are so gorgeous! White creates a nice backdrop for each of them. These are so inspiring, people can find ways to incorporate some of these ideas in their own homes.

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