20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration

Whether you favor a laid back beachy look with a white cotton slipcover or a more elegant Belgian linen, a comfy lovely white sofa can become the backdrop for miles of timeless style. Since I am daily posting furniture and decor to inspire, I feel as though I know the white sofas across the web INTIMATELY! Today they felt like hanging out together in one place, and who am I to argue? Behold 20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration.

20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration

I think you already know about the sofa in my own living room since we have had it for a decade. It’s a Belgian Track Arm Sofa from Restoration Hardware (Belgian Linen in the color sand). Although it is considered RH’s “classic depth” of 37″, it is DEEP like this blogger! If I buy another one, I’m springing for a more petite depth.

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Hello Lovely Studio: 20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration. Interior design inspiration as well as photos of white decor for living rooms.

In this article to which I contributed my two cents, I supply an opinion about how I approach living room design. I bet you aren’t surprised I do not once mention “colorful,” “on trend” or “just add faux.”

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Ha! The truth is, I enjoy lounging around in undone, spare, underbaked, and understated spaces more than growing bored with patterns, prints and fussy window coverings.

European farmhouse style in my living room with Belgian linen - Hello Lovely Studio. Come see 20 Beautiful White Sofas to Ignite Your Imagination!
Hello Lovely Studio’s sofa: Belgian Track Arm Slipcovered Sofa, customized at RH. Fabric: Belgian Linen. Color: Sand. Depth: 37″ Classic. Length: 8′. Fill: Down Feathers. 20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration. Interior design inspiration and photos of white decor for living rooms, as well as shopping resources.

Keep the Sofa Neutral

Which brings us to why a beautiful sofa is such a lovely prospect. It is a wonderful base for a tone on tone room yet can be equally smart for layering with color and texture.

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You may remember in our Arizona home, I ordered custom Belgian linen slipcovers from BEMZ for two Ikea Ektorp sofas in the living room. Yes, oatmeal white over beach white! Wall paint color: VALSPAR Salute – also see warm white paint color inspo HERE.

Lord have mercy if I only had a dolla for every person who has ever asked me about living with white! Here’s my deal:

We have not owned shedding pets so I can’t speak to that issue. I don’t fret about white fabrics because I mean, really, what is the worst that can happen? White comes clean with a little dish soap and H20, and even red wine (it’s grown kids who pose a slight threat to white, not toddlers!) has not permanently stained our Belgian linen. I personally don’t feel we make any trade-offs living with white. I love it. It is mood lifting and perfect for dreamer types. It imparts a calm and gentleness I long for; it’s a balm for what is not so calm beyond home.

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Custom Belgian linen slipcover (BEMZ) made for Ikea Ektorp sofa – Hello Lovely Studio.

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20 Beautiful White Sofa Ideas!

European farmhouse style in my living room with Belgian linen - Hello Lovely Studio. Come see 20 Beautiful White Sofas to Ignite Your Imagination!
My slipcovered sofa in Arizona – Hello Lovely Studio. 20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration. Interior design inspiration and photos of white decor for living rooms, as well as shopping resources. Wall paint color: VALSPAR Salute.

White Sofa No. 1:

RH Belgian Linen Slipcovered Sofa in My Living Room

RH Belgian track arm slipcovered sofa
Belgian Track Arm Slipcovered Sofa, RH.
This is our exact sofa, customized at RH. Fabric: Belgian Linen. Color: Sand. Depth: 37″ Classic. Length: 8′. Fill: Down Feathers.
Black and white pillow with crosses
Black Cotton Cross Pillow

White Sofa No. 2:

Slipcovered Sofa With Bench Seat

Here’s a very similar style to the RH styles from Pottery Barn!

York Square Arm Grand Sofa with Bench Cushion Slipcover, Washed Linen-Cotton Ivory
York Square Arm Sofa With Bench Cushion Slipcover, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote from Emerson by Hello Lovely Studio.

White Sofa No. 3:

White Linen Luxury from OKL

Dufton Sofa, White Linen
Dufton Sofa in White Linen, One Kings Lane…certainly lovely indeed.

White Sofa No. 4:

Cozy Belgian Style With Chaise

York Slope Arm Deep Seat Slipcovered Chaise Sofa Sectional
York Slope Armed Deep Seat Slipcovered Chaise Sofa Sectional, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote about dogs on Hello Lovely Studio.

White Sofa No. 5:

Beachy White With a Flirty Skirt

Coral Gables Slipcovered Sofa
Coral Gables Slipcovered Sofa, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
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White Sofa No. 6:

Modern With a Chaise

Inspirational quote from C. S. Lewis on Hello Lovely Studio.

White Sofa No. 7:

Traditional Ooh La La

Eloise Camelback Sofa, Sea Glass Linen
Eloise Camelback Sofa (Sea Glass Linen), One Kings Lane…certainly lovely indeed.

White Sofa No. 8:

Luxurious & Slipcovered

Liza Slipcovered Sofa, White
Liza Slipcovered Sofa, One Kings Lane…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote about gratitude on Hello Lovely Studio.

White Sofa No. 9:

Tufted & Low Priced

Argenziano Upholstered Bench
Argenziano Upholstered Bench, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
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White Sofa No. 10:

English Country Charmer

PB English Arm Upholstered Sofa
PB English Arm Upholstered Sofa, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote by Mary Oliver on Hello Lovely Studio.

White Sofa No. 11:

Seen in Sarah Richardson’s Farmhouse

Fairchild Slipcovered Standard Sofa
Fairchild Slipcovered Standard Sofa, Birch Lane…certainly lovely indeed.
Fairchild Slipcovered Standard Sofa
Fairchild Slipcovered Standard Sofa, Birch Lane…certainly lovely indeed.

White Sofa No. 12:

Hard to Beat Price & Comfort

EKTORP Sofa IKEA
Ektorp Sofa in Vittaryd White, Ikea…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote: I would rather be someone's glass of champagne...on Hello Lovely Studio.

White Sofa No. 13:

Classic & Elegant

Tallulah Upholstered Sofa
Tallulah Upholstered Sofa, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.
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White Sofa No. 14:

Luxuriant Option for Small Spaces

Lane Tufted Sofa, White Crypton
Lane Tufted Sofa (White Crypton), One Kings Lane…certainly lovely indeed.
Whimsical and humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio about tacos.

White Sofa No. 15:

Laid Back Lovely

Carly Sofa With Beach White Upholstery
Carly Sofa, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
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White Sofa No. 16:

Tasteful & Transitional

Greer Sofa, Ivory Linen
Greer Sofa (Ivory Linen), OKL
Life is Beauty Full Pillow
Life is Beauty Full Pillow...certainly lovely indeed.

White Sofa No. 17:

California Dreamin’

Big Sur Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.

White Sofa No. 18:

Dreamy With a Trundle

Dumont Trundle Bed, Ivory Linen
Dumont Trundle Bed (Ivory Linen), One Kings Lane…certainly lovely indeed.

White Sofa No. 19:

Cost Conscious & Coastal

Wright Sofa
Heritage Wright Sofa, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
White sofa - Heritage Wright
Heritage Wright Sofa, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
Bonjour Pillow
Bonjour Pillow, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.
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White Sofa No. 20:

Shabby Chic Signature

Sterling Slipcovered Sofa, Cream Linen
Rachel Ashwell Sterling Slipcovered Sofa (Cream Linen), One Kings Lane…certainly lovely indeed.

Beautiful white sofa options HERE and ALSO HERE.

In Case You Need a Pillow!

The sofa is only the beginning! What pillows will you choose since every single cushion is bound to look good against the white ground!?!

Cool Palm Printed Pillow Cover
Palm Printed Pillow…hello lovely indeed!
Lumbar pillow in neutral pattern - Serena & Lily. #pillows #lumbarpillow
Lumbar Pillow, Serena & Lily
Belgian Flax Linen Pillow Covers
Belgian Linen Pillows…in case you love European inspired luxury.
Floral Pheasant 20x20 Pillow, Blush Linen
Floral Pheasant 20×20 Pillow (Blush Linen), One Kings Lane

I have a giant crush on the above blush linen pheasant patterned beauty…an investment for sure, but how could I get tired of it!?!

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-michele

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10 Comments

  1. Suzanne O'Donnell
    April 3, 2019 / 7:07 am

    I love this post! Thank you for sharing! Could you tell me about the linen iron bed behind the cottage sofa #6? I have been looking for an iron bed like this for a long time! Thank you!

  2. Joan
    April 3, 2019 / 9:49 am

    Oh my word – not only did you capture my heart with “white” but #6 has stolen it! LOVE

    • Michele
      Author
      April 3, 2019 / 5:19 pm

      Hahahaha. Gotcha! It’s a sweet sofa for sure. 🙂

  3. Mumbai
    July 5, 2020 / 10:07 am

    with white you never can go wrong and it is perfect to add any color . Have white sofas all the last decades and never get bored but in the last month I contemplate with a dark green or rusty hue in velvet. Will see if I’m brave enough for a change.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 5, 2020 / 7:44 pm

      Yes – keep us posted if you get wild! I’m afraid I would change my mind in like two weeks if after I strayed from my favorite white! 🙂

  4. gina sangmeisster
    July 5, 2020 / 12:16 pm

    i love white sofas, i’ve had them for 30+ years and never tire of them. i like changing the pillowss with ech season to give a new look.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 5, 2020 / 7:44 pm

      Exactly! I think folks think if they spill something once on white, it’s the end of the world. If they only knew how many times I have spot cleaned and how well white holds up! 🙂

  5. July 6, 2020 / 8:48 pm

    Oh, I feel bad. You did not include my beautiful white soap and water cleanable Swedish sofa.
    Can I be number 21?
    I’ve written at least two pages to people worried about living with white upholstery. Or an all white room.
    I have found that men have more fear than women. I’ve watched men come into a white room and refuse to sit down. They go outside to the patio or hang in the hallway until I tell them that all my white furniture and linens are soap and water cleanable. Relax. I’ve used white upholstery for over 30 years and my furniture looks like it is new.
    For my shedding black cat, I just put down a white bath towel on the sofa for his nap which is thrown in the washing machine every few days. On kids, there is a difference between destructible behavior and just messes on the sofa and chairs. The only thing I had trouble getting out was black paint but it eventually came out. Rare occasion. Stop worrying and live with beautiful white interiors. Life is short. Soap and water is cheap.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 7, 2020 / 9:37 pm

      Your white sofa is in a league of its own and deserves its own post – let’s do it! Are you up for a SWEDE post? I love your philosophies, and I have also lived with white for enough decades that you can’t talk me out of it. Are other people sitting down on their “more forgiving” sofas with a whole chocolate cake or sloshing red wine around on them? Not that we haven’t sloshed some on ours – it all cleans up! So let’s make a plan for your post, friend!

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