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New year, new home: here you’ll score the best velvet and colourful sofas

9 January 2018

are you going for velvet or hot pink in your home this year?

Sounds familiar? That you ALWAYS feel like redecorating your house at the beginning of the year? For me personally it goes from a giant rage of cleaning to decluttering and making room for fresh new items. And this year it’s even more so than usual. As we’re redecorating our home completely and make room for my baby. My safe, light gray designer couch will be the first one to leave the house. This year I want some colour. More colour in my life, but also more colour in my home.

De Sofacompany has been in the middle of the Pijp in Amsterdam for a while now. And if you’re just as in love with velvet sofas, chairs and poufs in all of the trendy colours like me, you’ll want to know this store. They also have an amazing collection with beautiful leather couches, that you’ll lover probably love as well. With a baby on the way I thought it might be smart to go for a leather couch. But of course with some velvet accessories, probably even in pink. YES!

Tip: at De Sofacompany you can completely design your own dream sofa, pouf or fauteuil. You can combine (almost) all the designs, fabrics and colours with each other to make your own perfect piece of furniture that’s made and ordered especially for you. How cool is that?


This year I want colour. More colour in my life, but also more colour in my home.

6 X living trends to work with in 2018:

  • This might take some time getting used to… but PURPLE is going to be the it-colour in 2018. Also for inside your home!

  • Isn’t your lover to keen on having a velours couch in a nice colour for inside your home? Then go for a hocker or pouf like I did!

  • Natural colours and natural materials are a keeper!

  • Pick something in deep green, preferably velours. It combines well with almost anything!

  • Ocher yellow is on its way of making a come back into your interior! Suddenly I see ocher yellow walls everywhere, but this can of course also be beautiful as a couch, pillows of pouf!

the nordics do it better!

By the way, did you know that De Sofacompany is a Danish company? Founders Cathrine and Christian Rudolph have started the branded to make beautiful design furniture and sell it at an honest price. This is made possible because of the collection that’s mainly being sold online without a third party. But… because of their success they’ve opened actual stores. In The Netherlands and Belgium the showrooms of De Sofacompany can be found in the following cities:

AMSTERDAM – Stadhouderskade 115

ARNHEM – Vlamoven 37

ROTTERDAM – Coolsingel 79

ANTWERPEN – Mechelsesteenweg 6

Ⓒ De Sofacompany

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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| PS: Traveling to Amsterdam with kids? My other website Travelkids.co & @travelkids.co is dedicated to family friendly travel. Check it out here >>

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De Sofacompany

Stadhouderskade 115

Amsterdam (De Pijp)
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