Need help with the couch
June 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
What color should be the couch..this room gets a lot of light..and in fact has a curved wall on oneside that is not evident in the pics..I love mustard..but not sure if it will go with the room..any ideas,.and I love love colors..please help houzzanistas..also the current furniture is staged furniture when thehouse was listed for sale
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What color is the rest of your furniture? Do you have an area rug? If you love mustard, you could try painting the curved wall mustard. I think it would work well because of the yellow tones in the wood hearth. A flat piece of art is not going to work well on a curved surface, and the placement of that high window makes it tricky to balance anything else on the wall. A good solution would be to paint the wall a bright color and treat the whole thing as art. You could even do a funky wallpaper on that wall. Then put tall plants or lamps in front of it to create interest, or hang a 3-dimensional piece of art. The sofa could be just about any color, but if you paint that wall a color, it takes the burden off the sofa. Get a sofa in a neutral tone and that way later on if you want a change, you will spend a lot less money repainting a wall than replacing the furniture.
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Angelina Vick
I agree that major pieces of furniture can be a great start to a room. It gives you the chance to make your bolder color choices with art, lamps, pillows, rugs...etc.

They stage the living room very well.

It may even be best to hold off on the painting the walls until you have chosen everything else. The walls may be a great neutral background to show off the rest of your color.

I'm an artist...feel free to check out my work and see what inspires you.

A few colorful ideas:
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