We’re just going to come right out and say it: floral sofas are back.
1stDibs reports a 60 percent increase in searches for the term. Chairish calls it a “rising trend” among their buyers and sellers. Meanwhile, the blossom-patterned designs have been spotted in high design publications from Architectural Digest to Dezeen.
Chairish’s vice president of merchandising, Noel Fahden, isn’t mad about it: “We’ve long thought chintz and floral sofas were due for a comeback,” she says. But others probably prefer it stays in the past. Flowered upholstery is frequently associated with all things kitsch and dated: google “grandma furniture” and it’s the first image that pops up.
Same with “ugly couch.” And lest you forget, when Kim Kardashian wore an unpopular dress to the Met Gala, the internet’s snarkiest instinct was to compare her to… you guessed it.(Years later, the same happened to Harry Styles.)