Looking through this month’s Elle Décor, I could not help but notice how many advertisements for sectional sofas there were. So many that I had to count them.
I quit counting at page 48 and there was a total of 8 ads. That is quite a few! I remember when my husband and I bought our first home and we used to go to the furniture store every Friday and each put $10.00 down for layaway on a new modern raisin-colored sectional. That was a little while ago.
Then the sofa and loveseat combo became popular and the sectional was a trend of the past. But now it looks as if the manufacture’s are getting together and pushing out the sectional for us consumers to run out and buy.
Once again, something new for us consumers to hurry and purchase because it is fresh and in style (so says the manufacturer’s!) I admit that sometimes I am also swayed by popular trends. By peer pressure.
Remember my office I painted a soft, watery blue? The robin-egg color blue that everyone loves?
Well, trying to be a good blogger and designer, I felt peer pressure to pick a color for my office that everybody loves and wants for their own home!
But guess what? Just because I wrote here about loving the color so much, now that it is painted, I am not really crazy for it. I’m just not feeling it. (No, I have not told my husband yet!) I wish I had just picked a color I love, not what everyone else might think.
Another example today, the new Benjamin Moore color for 2013 was introduced:
Lemon Sorbet 2019-60. My first thoughts are that I am not really loving this yellow. Too bright I think. But I am reading all around blog land that everyone seems to love it!
But let’s see if I change my mind in a couple months after seeing it everywhere. Will my own thoughts be changed by the peer pressure of everyone else loving it? Have you ever made a purchase decision that was more about what everyone else loves rather that your own true feelings?
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